Photo caption: l-r, Ito Aghayere as Dr. Maya Jacobs, Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Daniel, Ashley Tisdale as Jenny, Patricia Heaton as Carol Kenney, Sabrina Jalees as Lexie, Kyle MacLachlan as Dr. Stepen Frost, and Lucas Neff as Caleb, of the CBS series CAROL’S SECOND ACT Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Carol’s Second Act, one of the new series that made its premiere this week in the CBS fall line-up, centers on Carol Kenney, a retired teacher who is transitioning into her “Second Act” after raising two children and getting a divorce.
Emmy award-winning actress, Patricia Heaton, takes on the lead role in this new comedy ensemble as a 50-year-old woman who embarks on her second act in life to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor. Heaton infuses the familiar dry humor and wit to CBS’ new fall series that made Everybody Loves Raymond a hit.
The pilot episode opens as Carol arrives on her first day as an internal medicine intern and is mistaken by her younger fellow interns for being higher up the chain of command, giving viewers a taste of the perceptions and awkward misconceptions she may likely encounter on the path to living out her second act. As she gets acclimated to her new environment after getting off to a rough start, she begins to relax in her own skin and share the wisdom she has gained along the way with her younger colleagues.
Heaton brings the series to life along with Ito Aghayere (Dr. Maya Jacobs), Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Daniel), Sabrina Jalees (Lexie), Ashley Tisdale (Jenny) and Kyle MacLachlan (Dr. Stepen Frost).
A fresh addition to CBS fall line-up, the show brings the laughs and a dose of inspiration led by the comedic genius of Patricia Heaton whose character is left to sink or swim but is determined to maximize the second half of her life.
The new series premiered Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.