Falco, Perrette, Chuck Lorre sitcom set for new CBS season
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Falco, Perrette, Chuck Lorre sitcom set for new CBS season

FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, file photo shows the CBS logo at the entrance to its headquarters, in New York. CBS is unveiling its fall 2019 prime-time schedule on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, and will host a presentation to advertisers with some of its top talent describing their newest shows. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK — “The Big Bang Theory” finale has yet to air and CBS is already back in business with its creator.

The network said Wednesday that its fall lineup will include a new sitcom from Chuck Lorre that stars Billy Gardell, who co-starred in “Mike & Molly.”

Other stars joining CBS’ 2019-20 schedule include Edie Falco in the police drama “Tommy,” former “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette in the sitcom “Broke” and Patricia Heaton in the comedy “Carol’s Second Act.”

In the Lorre comedy, titled “Bob Hearts Abishola,” Gardell plays a Detroit sock salesman who falls in love with his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant.

His co-star is Folake Olowofoyeku (fola-ke-olo-wo-foy-e-ku), a Nigerian-born actress who was in “Transparent.”

“The Big Bang Theory” ends Thursday on CBS after 12 seasons.

The Associated Press

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