CBS will reveal its programming plans for the 2020-21 season Tuesday with 80% of its top-rated lineup returning including four of the five series that premiered last fall.
The crime drama “FBI: Most Wanted,” which premiered at midseason will also return, along with the comedies “Bob Loves Abishola” and “The Unicorn,” the psychological drama “Evil” and the courtroom drama “All Rise,” which all premiered last fall.
“FBI: Most Wanted” is television’s most-watched new series while “Bob Loves Abishola” is the most-watched new comedy.
The comedy “Carol’s Second Act” is the only CBS series that premiered last fall that will not return for a second season.
CBS also canceled the fourth-season comedy “Man With A Plan,” the second-season uplifting drama “God Friended Me,” and two series that premiered at mid-season, the comedy “Broke” and the crime drama “Tommy.”
CBS previously announced the dramas “Criminal Minds,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Madam Secretary” would end their runs in the 2019-20 season.
CBS has announced it has ordered three new series — the crime dramas “Clarice” and “The Equalizer” and the comedy, “B Positive.”
“Clarice” is based on the FBI agent played by Jodie Foster in the Oscar-winning best picture, “The Silence of the Lambs.” The series is set in 1993, six months after the events of “The Silence of the Lambs.”
It is described by CBS as “deep dive into the untold personal story of brilliant and vulnerable FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds) as she returns to the field.”
“The Equalizer” is billed by CBS as a reimagining of the 1985-89 CBS series. The new version stars Oscar nominee Queen Latifah as “an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn,” according to CBS.
“B Positive” is produced by Chuck Lorre, producer of such hits as “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men.” It stars Thomas Middleditch as a therapist and newly divorced father who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past (Annaleigh Ashford) who volunteers her own.