CBS Fall Schedule 2019: Breaking Down New Shows In Order Of Watchability
CBS has lifted the curtains of its fall 2019 schedule, listing all the new and returning shows it will soon telecast. Additionally, the network has also released previews of its upcoming shows, including The Good Wife creators’ supernatural drama Evil, Walton Goggins’ heartwarming comedy The Unicorn and the Patricia Heaton starrer Carol’s Second Act. Upon screening, some shows deliver gripping promises, while others don’t make you remember them for long. Below we break down the initial footages in essence of their watchability, a handy guide in case you are looking for a show to binge on this season.
CBS Fall Schedule 2019: From Mustn’t Watch To The Must Watch
8) All Rise (Mondays at 9/8 c)
CBS does legal dramas with unparalleled devotion. But this Ken Olin series is definitely a breach of its legal model. CBS’ All Rise is only briefly quirky, moreover; it doesn’t really imbue the emotional impact it had aimed for. Even if you are a sucker for CBS procedurals, you might not want to rise for this seemingly mediocre courtroom drama. CBS Fall Schedule 2019
7) Bob Hearts Abishola (Mondays at 8:30/7:30c)
What can really plague a show with a magnificent cast and funny jokes is the presence of a creepy, stalker-y tone. Bob Hearts Abishola is really not a show for an era that has been awakened by a sweeping #MeToo campaign. The comic substance of a seasoned cast, including Folake Olowofoyeku and Billy Gardell, will try hard to convince you to like this obnoxious rom-com spin. But you really shouldn’t do so. Evil, The Unicorn
6) FBI: Most Wanted (Midseason)
Here is a drama that will be around for a decade or so. So even if you really wanna watch it, there will always be ample time to walk past other good shows and tune into this one. There is already one Dick Wolf FBI on CBS, and it is difficult to understand why we needed another FBI. But if you are really a fan of the franchise, you might even like it. Carol’s Second Act
5) Broke (Midseason)
What really puts me off is a comedy show trailer, which miserably fails to make me laugh at least once in 3 minutes of footage. And unfortunately, this Alex Herschlag sitcom is one of such disappointments. We expect a sitcom starring Jaime Camil to have, at least, a laughable premise, but Broke fails to amuse even for a split of a second. With the exception of Camil, over-the-top performances really distract attention from the subject of the comedy.
4) Tommy (Midseason)
Yes, this is another cop show on CBS, and you might just even watch it for the love of Edie Falco. The execution of the story seems decent, and not necessarily redundant, even though this not my thing. At this point, I’m done with cop shows beyond despair, so I’ll give this one a pass. CBS Fall Schedule 2019, Carol’s Second Act
3) The Unicorn (Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c)
A try-hard This Is Us meets A Million Little Things, this Bill Martin comedy appears delightful for as long as it’s light-toned. A good mix of heart and humor, anchored well with the comedic prowess of Walton Goggins, the show clearly looks strong. But again, why would I be watching This Is Us andThe Unicorn both together?
2) Carol’s Second Act (Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c)
Patricia Heaton is no more at home. She is an aspiring medical intern working under Kyle MacLachlan. And together they both crack some really funny old people jokes. The trailer really makes you laugh, although it would have been more generous if the show waived its insistence on telling us how old is Carol. (We know Sarah, we know).
1) Evil (Thursdays at 10/9c)
You do not really need to watch Evil trailer to tell that a show coming from the stables of The Good Wife and The Good Fight creators would be this good. This eerie occult procedural intrigues the susceptible human curiosity, causing us to think about the extent of darkness this show might reach. Actors turn in brilliant performances, while the story turns in gripping suspense. The kinks; however, will take their time before complete elimination.