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How And When To Watch The Red Line On CBS And CBS All Access

Noah Wyle returns to broadcast television on Sunday, Apr. 28 in a series about hope and healing from tragedy.
Posted on Apr 17, 2019 | 10:05am
The paths of three very different Chicago families will cross on The Red Line when the new drama premieres on Sunday, Apr. 28 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

This original limited series will unfold over eight engrossing episodes in two-hour installments across four Sundays. Watch as the Calder, Young, and Evans families journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy causes them all to consider how race and racial biases affect their lives.

What's The Red Line about and who is in the cast?
On the north side of Chicago, Daniel Calder (Noah Wyle) is a high school history teacher mourning the death of his husband, an African American doctor who was shot, while unarmed, by a white cop. As Daniel tries to comfort their grieving daughter, Jira Calder-Brennan (Aliyah Royale), the two butt heads when she decides she needs more support than her father can provide. She seeks the understanding of someone who knows what it's like to grow up as a young black woman, and searches for her birth mother to learn more about her personal history, culture, and community. Daniel seeks comfort in his colleague—and Jira's teacher—Liam Bhatt (Vinny Chhibber).

On the south side, Tia Young (Emayatzy Corinealdi) scours news of the shooting, torn between her political ambition of running for Alderman and risking it all to comfort the daughter she gave up for adoption as a teen. Tia's husband, Ethan Young (Howard Charles), a red line train operator and devoted father to their 6-year-old son, champions her running for office, but cautions her about connecting with Jira.

On the west side, police officer Paul Evans (Noel Fisher) must face the reality of his actions and intentions in the fatal shooting of an innocent man and worries about his fate amidst the public and legal fallout. His police partner, Victoria "Vic" Renna (Elizabeth Laidlaw), and his brother, Jim Evans (Michael Patrick Thornton), a volatile former cop confined to a wheelchair after being shot in the line of duty, cause more harm than good in their attempts to help him.

As the stories of the Calder, Young and Evans families converge, they each discover that it's impossible to ignore issues of race; it's important for each of us to explore how our backgrounds and internal biases affect how we act, and that we must open our eyes and see that we’re all human and all deserving of the same dignity.

When is The Red Line on?
The Red Line series premiere is on Sunday, Apr. 28 at 8/7c. This series will unfold over eight engrossing episodes in two-hour installments across four Sundays.

How can I watch The Red Line?
In addition to being broadcast on your local CBS station (check here for listings and a complete schedule), The Red Line will be available streaming and on-demand with CBS All Access.

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What else do I need to know about The Red Line?
Filmed in Chicago, The Red Line is from producers Greg Berlanti, Ava DuVernay, Sarah Schechter, Caitlin Parrish, Sunil Nayar, Kevin Hooks, and Erica Weiss.

What else can I stream on CBS All Access?
Subscribers to CBS All Access get full episodes of The Red Line and other major primetime shows like FBI, Mom, Survivor, Big Brother, and much more—streaming at their regular time periods or available to enjoy on demand. You'll also get live sports and special events, plus an enormous library of classic series like The Good Wife and Touched by an Angel.

Of course, you'll also be the first to stream exclusive CBS All Access Original series like The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery, and The Twilight Zone.

How do I subscribe to CBS All Access?
If you want to take advantage of everything CBS All Access has to offer, try it absolutely free for a week!

After that, it's only $5.99/month with limited commercials or $9.99/month commercial-free.

Watch the series premiere of The Red Line on Sunday, Apr. 28 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.