This image released by CBS shows, from left, Pauley Perrette, Jaime Camil and Natasha Leggero in a scene from the sitcom "Broke." (Sonja Flemming/CBS via AP)

(Photo credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS via AP)

Falco, Perrette, Chuck Lorre Sitcom Set For New CBS Season

May 15, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Big Bang Theory" finale has yet to air and CBS is already back in business with its creator.

The network said Wednesday that its fall lineup will include a new sitcom from Chuck Lorre that stars Billy Gardell, who co-starred in "Mike & Molly."

Other stars joining CBS' 2019-20 schedule include Edie Falco in the police drama "Tommy," former "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette in the sitcom "Broke" and Patricia Heaton in the comedy "Carol's Second Act."

Watch a preview of Perrette's "Broke," here...

In the Lorre comedy, titled "Bob Hearts Abishola," Gardell plays a Detroit sock salesman who falls in love with his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant.

His co-star is Folake Olowofoyeku, a Nigerian-born actress who was in "Transparent."

"The Big Bang Theory" ends Thursday on CBS after 12 seasons.