ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE AND MULTI-HYPHENATE QUEEN LATIFAH STARS AS ROBYN MCALL, AN ENIGMATIC FORMER CIA OPERATIVE WHO USES HER EXTENSIVE SKILLS TO HELP THOSE WITH NOWHERE ELSE TO TURN, IN THE SERIES PREMIERE OF THE RE-IMAGINED CLASSIC SERIES “THE EQUALIZER,” SUNDAY, FEB. 7 AFTER “SUPERBOWL LV”

The Equalizer” Moves to Sundays at 8:00 PM, ET/PT Beginning Feb. 14

Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg,

Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes Also Star

The Equalizer” – Academy Award® nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah stars as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. As McCall acclimates to civilian life, she is compelled to use her considerable resources to help Jewel (Lorna Courtney), a teenager accused of murder and on the run from the criminals who framed her for the crime, on the series premiere of the re-imagined classic series THE EQUALIZER, to be broadcast immediately following CBS Sports’ broadcast of SUPER BOWL LV on Sunday, Feb. 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00 PM, PT; time is approximate after post-game coverage) on the CBS Television Network. THE EQUALIZER will move to its regular Sunday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on Feb. 14.

Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes also star.

Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer – an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. Robyn’s clandestine work remains a secret from her smart and observant daughter, Delilah (Laya DeLeon Hayes), and her aunt Vi (Lorraine Toussaint), who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother. Joining Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop (Chris Noth), her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody “Mel” Bayani (Liza Lapira), an edgy bar owner and a colleague from Robyn’s past; and Harry Keshegian (Adam Goldberg), a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker. As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her work garners the attention of shrewd NYPD Detective Marcus Dante (Tory Kittles), who doggedly seeks to uncover the identity of the vigilante known as The Equalizer.

REGULAR CAST:

Queen Latifah

(Robyn McCall)

Tory Kittles

(Detective Marcus Dante)

Adam Goldberg

(Harry Keshegian)

Liza Lapira

(Melody “Mel” Bayani)

Laya DeLeon Hayes

(Delilah)

With: Lorraine Toussaint

(Viola “Vi” Marsette)

And: Chris Noth

(William Bishop)

GUEST CAST:

Michael Rady

(Reese Pruitt)

Lorna Courtney

(Jewel Machado)

Erica Camarano

(Detective Paley)

Omara Torres II

(Officer Hollister)

Daniel Passaro

(Henry Willard)

Jimonn Cole

(James Burke)

Wadi Jones

(Chance Covac)

Adam Fiengold

(Douchie Guy)

Kazy Tauginas

(Dmitry)

Jamie Geiger

(Finance Bro)

Cormac Bluestone

(Jack Gaynor)

Meg Bussert

(Old Lady)

Smitty Chai

(Officer Nolan)

WRITTEN BY: Andrew W. Marlowe & Terri Edda Miller

BASED ON: The original series by Richard Lindheim & Michael Sloan

DIRECTED BY: Liz Friedlander

GENRE: Drama

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Queen Latifah

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Adam Goldberg

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Liza Lapira

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Laya DeLeon Hayes

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Lorraine Toussaint

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Chris Noth

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Andrew W. Marlowe

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Terri Edda Miller

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Debra Martin Chase

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