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EVIL
Air Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#EVI101) "Pilot"
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KATJA HERBERS, MIKE COLTER, AASIF MANDVI AND MICHAEL EMERSON STAR IN THE NEW DRAMA "EVIL," A PSYCHOLOGICAL MYSTERY THAT EXAMINES THE ORIGINS OF EVIL ALONG THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION, FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ROBERT AND MICHELLE KING, PREMIERING THURSDAY, SEPT. 26

Christine Lahti, Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco and Dalya Knapp Also Star

"Pilot" - Forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard is hired by the Catholic Church to work with David Acosta, a priest-in-training, and contractor Ben Shakir, to determine whether a serial killer is possessed by a demon or merely a psychopath. Kristen finds that she has a taste for the work and is invited to join the team on a permanent basis, on the series premiere of EVIL, Thursday, Sept. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Christine Lahti, Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco and Dalya Knapp also star.

The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a contractor as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Kristen Bouchard cuts ties as an expert witness for the District Attorney after being pushed to lie in court regarding an alleged murderer who appeared to be possessed. To make ends meet, Kristen accepts a job offer from David Acosta, a former adventure-seeking journalist now studying to be a priest and tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena. Rounding out the trio is Ben Shakir, an even-tempered realist recruited by Acosta for his carpentry skills, which he uses to uncover practical rationales behind "hauntings." Ever logical, Kristen is certain science can provide answers to every incident they encounter - including her own chillingly real night terrors. That is, until she meets Leland Townsend, a sinister man who oozes menace and threatens her and her four young daughters. Undeterred, Kristen, David and Ben set out to assess inexplicable events to see if there's a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work

REGULAR CAST:

Katja Herbers (Kristen Bouchard)
Mike Colter (David Acosta)
Aasif Mandvi (Ben Shakir)
Michael Emerson (Leland Townsend)
Christine Lahti (Sheryl Luria)
Kurt Fuller (Dr. Boggs)
Brooklyn Shuck (Lynn Bouchard)
Skylar Gray (Lila Bouchard)
Maddy Crocco (Lexis Bouchard)
Dalya Knapp (Laura Bouchard)

RECURRING CAST:

Marti Matulis (George)

GUEST CAST:

Danny Burstein (D.A. Lewis Cormier)
Brooke Bloom (Emily Leroux)
Rodney Richardson (Tommy Boutella)
Abraham Alvarez (Judge)
Thirsa Van Til (Female Patient)
Marc Webster (Guard)
Samaria Nixon-Fleming (Robin)
Brian Smolin (Mr. Gilbert)

WRITTEN BY: Robert and Michelle King

DIRECTED BY: Robert King

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EVIL (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/26/19 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2019)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2020-21 season (the show's second) on 10/22/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, October 2019) The critically acclaimed new drama EVIL has been renewed for a second season in 2020-2021. EVIL will conclude its 13-episode first season on Jan. 30, 2020. At the same time, the Network has given full-season orders to the #1 new series, ALL RISE, and the top three freshman comedies, CAROL'S SECOND ACT, THE UNICORN and BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA. EVIL, created by Michelle and Robert King, has been a solid ratings performer on Thursdays, averaging over 7.1 million viewers each week. Courtroom drama ALL RISE has emerged as the #1 new series on broadcast television this season, averaging over 8 million viewers each week, while Thursday's CAROL'S SECOND ACT and THE UNICORN, along with Monday's BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA, are all averaging well over 7 million viewers. (Source: Nielsen Live + 7 Day Ratings). "These terrific new series have attracted a passionate base of viewers and consistent ratings while delivering entertaining, inclusive and relevant storytelling every week," said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. "They're off to strong starts and are still being discovered on the many catch-up and playback options available to our viewers today. We're proud of this freshman class and excited about their potential to tell more great stories and further expand their audiences."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shroff
· Brooklyn Shuck as Lynn Bouchard
· Christine Lahti as Sheryl Luria
· Dalya Knapp as Laura Bouchard
· Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard
· Kurt Fuller as Dr. Boggs
· Maddy Crocco as Lexis Bouchard
· Michael Emerson as Leland Townsend
· Mike Colter as David Acosta
· Skylar Gray as Lila Bouchard
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Dierdre O'Connell as Sheryl Luria (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Liz Glotzer as EP
· Michelle King as CRTR/EP
· Robert King as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· King Size Productions