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Patricia Heaton, Billy Gardell Returning In New CBS Sitcoms

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Walter Goggins plays a widower with two daughters in 'The Unicorn.'

Everybody loves Patricia? Emmy-winning actress Patricia Heaton, who starred nine years on ABC's The Middle after nine years on Everybody Loves Raymond, returns to CBS this fall in Carol's Second Act as a 50-year-old rookie doctor.

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Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton returns to CBS in 'Carol's Second Act.'

In addition to Heaton, CBS viewers will see Bill Gardell (Mike & Molly) in a new sitcom, Bob (Hearts) Abishola, playing a salesman who falls in love with his Nigerian nurse (Folake Olowofoyeku, Transparent) after his heart attack.

In CBS' third new comedy, Walter Goggins (Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Django Unchained) plays a widower with two daughters who starts dating again. They fill the void from the end of Big Bang Theory and cancellations of Life In Pieces, Fam, Murphy Brown and Happy Together.

CBS also will debut two dramas for a total of five scripted shows. ABC, NBC and Fox will only launch three scripted shows each this fall.

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Simone Missick (left) and Marg Helgenberger star in 'All Rise.'

CBS dramas – the network's staple for decades – get an injection of color with a couple of African American stars from Netflix's Luke Cage  -- Mike Colter exploring demonic possessions in Evil, and Simone Missick as a Los Angeles judge in All Rise.

Here's a link to CBS' 2019-2020 programming announcement.

BACK FOR MORE: The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, Bull, Criminal Minds, FBI, 48 Hours, God Friended Me, Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, Madame Secretary, Magnum P.I., Man With A Plan, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, 60 Minutes, Survivor, The Neighborhood, SEAL Team, S.W.A.T., Young Sheldon.

CANCELED:  Life In Pieces, Fam, Murphy Brown, Happy Together, Big Bang Theory, Salvation, Elementary,  Code Black.

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Edie Falco stars as the Los Angeles police chief in a midseason drama.

MIDSEASON SHOWS: Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, The Sopranos) stars in a drama called Tommy as Los Angeles police chief Abigail "Tommy" Thomas; Dick Wolf spins off FBI: Most Wanted from his FBI drama; and Pauley Perrette (CSI) stars in a comedy called Broke as a single mother who's forced to take in her estranged sister with her once-rich husband (Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin).

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Weekend morning anchor Anthony Mason and reporter Tony Dokoupil soon will join Gaye King as 'CBS This Morning' hosts.

OTHER CHANGES: Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil soon will be seated with Gaye King at the table on CBS This Morning... Nora O'Donnell replaces Jeff Glor as CBS Evening News anchor as the broadcast moves to Washington D.C….  John Dickerson goes from CBS This Morning to 60 Minutes… Marie Osmond joins Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood in September on The Talk, replacing Sara Gilbert.

THE  LINEUP (New programs in bold caps):

SUNDAY: 7 p.m., 60 Minutes; 8 p.m., God Friended Me; 9 p.m., NCIS: Los Angeles; 10 p.m., Madame Secretary.

MONDAY: 8 p.m., The Neighborhood; 8:30 p.m., BOB (HEART) ABISHOLA; 9 p.m., ALL RISE; 10 p.m., Bull.

TUESDAY: 8 p.m., NCIS; 9 p.m., FBI; 10 p.m., NCIS: NEW ORLEANS.

WEDNESDAY: 8 p.m., Survivor; 9 p.m., SEAL Team; 10 p.m., S.W.A.T.

THURSDAY: 8 p.m., Young Sheldon;  8:30 p.m., THE UNICORN; 9 p.m., Mom; 9:30 p.m., CAROL'S SECOND ACT; 10 p.m., EVIL.

FRIDAY: 8 p.m., Hawaii Five-0; 9 p.m., Magnum P.I.; 10 p.m., Blue Bloods.

SATURDAY: 8 p.m., Crimetime Saturday; 10 p.m., 48 Hours.