Two Female Writers Quit ‘Carol’s Second Act’

“None of this had to happen”: The network’s new sexual harassment policy did not prevent them from leaving Patricia Heaton’s new show after accusations against the star’s husband, a producer.

CBS Renews ‘Evil,’ Gives Full Seasons To Others

CBS is doubling down on all its new shows. The network has renewed Evil for a second season, and handed out full-season orders to its other four freshman series: All Rise, Carol’s Second Act, The Unicorn and Bob Hearts Abishola.

New ‘Carol’ Tops Among Attentive Viewers

Depending on the Nielsen metric, CBS comedy Carol’s Second Act was either the third- or fourth-most-watched series premiere in the week of Sept. 23. In terms of how closely its viewers watched, however, the Patricia Heaton-led series may be the No. 1 newcomer of the fall.

CBS Orders Patricia Heaton Comedy Pilot

Patricia Heaton To Star In CBS Multi-Cam Series