CBS is starting to showcase some of their new comedy pickups today, and this is one that is certain to get NCIS fans’ attention. Former cast member Pauley Perrette is officially heading back to the network with her new show Broke.
If you haven’t heard too much about the comedy series just yet, take a look at the attached logline: “When an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister’s Reseda home, forcing the two siblings to reconnect.” Perrette is appearing on the show as the estranged sister, and is working alongside Jane the Virgin alum Jaime Camil alongside comedian Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz, and Antonio Corbo. This is a wonderfully diverse cast and with Jane the Virgin executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman involved behind the scenes, there’s a reason for excitement.
Broke officially marks Pauley’s big return to TV after being Abby on NCIS for the first fifteen seasons of the show’s run; it only feels right that she return to the network that first made her a household name.
Check out some details on a few other new comedy pilots coming to CBS, as well.
Bob Hearts Abishola (from executive producer Chuck Lorre, The Big Bang Theory) – “After having a heart attack, a middle-aged sock businessman from Detroit unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.”
Carol’s Second Act – “After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor.”
The Unicorn – “A widower is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world — where, to his shock, he’s suddenly a hot commodity.” (This show’s got Walton Goggins in it — commence your celebration.)
Some of these shows could premiere as early as the fall, though it’s probably a little bit too early at the moment to peg any of them down for a premiere date as of yet. Some could easily end up being held to midseason, given that CBS likes to scale out their comedies in case one or two of them does not work in the early going. We do think that Perrette’s presence will help Broke get off to a good start, while we expect the Lorre connection will get Bob Hearts Abishola on the air, even if its title isn’t exactly the one that is going to grab everyone’s attention right away.
Come next week, we’ll have some more thoughts on all of these shows come the network’s upfronts.
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