CBS Adds Three New Shows To The 2020-2021 Broadcast Season

Two dramas—Clarice and The Equalizer—and freshman comedy B Positive join the network's #1 lineup.
Posted on May 8, 2020 | 10:00am
After recently announcing the renewal of 23 series for the 2020-2021 broadcast season, CBS will add three new shows to the upcoming Fall Primetime lineup, including two dramas—Clarice and The Equalizer—and one freshman comedy entitled B Positive.

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While we eagerly await the series premieres, let's learn more about the network's newest additions.

Clarice is a deep dive into the untold personal story of brilliant and vulnerable FBI Agent Clarice Starling, played by Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars), six months after the terrifying events that transpired in The Silence Of The Lambs.

In addition to Breeds, the new drama also stars Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz, Lucca De Oliveira, and Devyn A. Tyler. 

Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet and Heather Kadin are executive producers for MGM Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Secret Hideout. Aaron Baiers is also a co-executive producer of Clarice.

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Longtime fans of TV crime dramas might recognize The Equalizer, which is a reimagining of the classic series starring Academy Award nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah (Chicago, Bessie) as an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

Also starring alongside Queen Latifah is Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Liza Lapira, and Laya DeLeon Hayes.

Executive producers for The Equalizer include Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim (co-creator of the original Equalizer TV series that ran on CBS for four seasons), Shakim Compere and Liz Friedlander (pilot director) for Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, i/a/w CBS Television Studios.

For those looking to laugh, look no further than B Positive, an infectious comedy about a therapist and newly divorced dad (played by Thomas Middleditch of Silicon Valley fame) who finds a kidney donor in the most unexpected of places—and people. That person happens to be a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past—played by Annaleigh Ashford (Masters Of Sex)—who volunteers for the job and, together, they form an unusual bond that changes both of their lives.

In addition to Middleditch and Ashford, B Positive also stars Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, and Kamryn Kunody. 

Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc.

The pilot was directed by James Burrows.

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Stay tuned for more new CBS series to be announced soon!

In the meantime, stream full episodes of all your favorite returning and classic shows on CBS All Access.