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09.23.2019

EMMY AWARD WINNER PATRICIA HEATON RETURNS TO CBS AS CAROL KENNEY, A WOMAN WHO EMBARKS ON A UNIQUE SECOND ACT BY PURSUING HER DREAM OF BECOMING A DOCTOR, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE SERIES PREMIERE OF THE NEW COMEDY “CAROL’S SECOND ACT,” SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Sabrina Jalees and Ashley Tisdale Star

“Pilot” – Carol Kenney enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient. Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally Carol needs in her second act, on a rebroadcast of the series premiere of CAROL’S SECOND ACT, Saturday, Sept. 28 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Sabrina Jalees and Ashley Tisdale star. (Originally broadcast 9/26/19.)

Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in CAROL’S SECOND ACT, a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. On Carol Kenney’s first day at work, she’s prepped with an abundance of life experience, people skills, talent and enthusiasm, advantages the chief resident and other newly minted interns don’t have – or immediately appreciate. Carol’s first-year partners on rounds are Lexie, who’s very nervous due to the pressure on her to succeed as the first in her family to go to college, and Daniel, a 2018 Harvard Medical School grad who’s already published in the New England Journal of Medicine…twice. Carol will need to win over their chief resident, Dr. Maya Jacobs, an all-business disciplinarian who doesn’t care for Carol’s chatty, outgoing nature. Fortunately, Carol has a couple of friendly faces at the hospital, including Dr. Frost, the accomplished senior attending physician who finds her charming, and her bubbly daughter, Jenny, a successful pharma sales rep who catches the eye of Carol’s fellow doctors. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern who must sink or swim with peers who are half her age, and it’s her enthusiasm, perspective, and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.

REGULAR CAST:

Patricia Heaton

(Carol Kenney)

Kyle MacLachlan

(Dr. Stephen Frost)

Ito Aghayere

(Dr. Maya Jacobs)

Jean-Luc Bilodeau

(Daniel)

Sabrina Jalees

(Lexie)

Ashley Tisdale

(Jenny)

RECURRING CAST:

Lucas Neff

(Caleb)

WRITTEN BY: Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern

DIRECTED BY: Pamela Fryman

GENRE: Comedy

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Official CBS website: https://www.cbs.com/shows/carols-second-act/

CHEAT TWEET: The doctor is in! .@PatriciaHeaton returns to @CBS in #CarolsSecondAct and it’s just what the doctor ordered! @Kyle_MacLachlan, @ItoAghayere, @Privatejeanluc, @SabrinaJalees & @AshleyTisdale also star! 9/28 8:30pm #CBS http://bit.ly/2l8seNG

CBS Twitter: @cbstweet

Cast on social:

Patricia Heaton

Twitter: @PatriciaHeaton

Instagram: @patriciaheaton

Kyle MacLachlan

Twitter: @Kyle_MacLachlan

Instagram: @kyle_maclachlan

Ito Aghayere

Twitter: @ItoAghayere

Instagram: @itoaghayere

Jean-Luc Bilodeau

Twitter: @Privatejeanluc

Instagram: @jeanluc

Sabrina Jalees

Twitter: @SabrinaJalees

Instagram: @sabrinajalees

Ashley Tisdale

Twitter: @AshleyTisdale

Instagram: @AshleyTisdale

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Press Contacts:

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beth.haiken@cbs.com

Yani Chang

818-655-7237

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Photo Contacts:

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Amanda Beane

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Press:

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818-655-1583
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