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Watch out, Denzel…there’s a new Equalizer in town. CBS revealed their 2020-21 Fall schedule today, and among the new series coming to the network, Queen Latifah has been cast as the lead in a reboot of The Equalizer.

In a reimagining of the classic series, Latifah plays Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. She 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. From Universal TV and CBS TV Studios, writers Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller, Dana Owens (Queen Latifah), John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim (co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series), Shakim Compere and Liz Friedlander (pilot only) are executive producers.

CBS also has given the green light to Clarice, a series sequel based on The Silence of The Lambs character Clarice Starling, but that show won’t premiere until mid-season. Personally speaking I’m not someone who watches any of the CBS shows, since they’re full of alphabet programming for the over 50 crowd (FBI, NCIS, SW.A.T.). I actually think Taraji P. Henson would have been a better choice, but since I am a fan of Latifah’s I might check it out.

The Equalizer is set to air on Sundays at 8pm.

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