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

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NEW YORK (AP) — Broadcaster CBS is pushing the boundaries — gently — next season, as it and other networks navigate the rise of streaming. A change-of pace sitcom from "The Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre and a drama starring Edie Falco of "The Sopranos" glory will join a lineup that also brings former CBS stars back into the fold.Among the comeback kids is Billy Gardell, who played opposite Melissa McCarthy in CBS' "Mike & Molly" and stars this fall in Lorre's "Bob Hearts Abishola." Gardell plays a Detroit compression sock salesman who falls for his Nigerian-born cardiac nurse. His co-star is Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku, whose credits include "Transparent."CBS Corp. executive David Nevins described the sitcom as "a different flavor" for...

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

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