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B POSITIVE [LENGTH CHANGE]
Air Date: Thursday, November 05, 2020
Time Slot: 8:30 PM-9:01 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#BPO101) "Pilot"
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Editor's note: The air time of this episode has changed.

THOMAS MIDDLEDITCH AND ANNALEIGH ASHFORD STAR IN CHUCK LORRE AND MARCO PENNETTE'S NEW COMEDY ABOUT A THERAPIST WHO IS FACED WITH FINDING A KIDNEY DONOR WHEN HE RUNS INTO A WOMAN FROM HIS PAST WHO VOLUNTEERS HER OWN, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "B POSITIVE," THURSDAY, NOV. 5

Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Izzy G. and Terrence Terrell Also Star

"Pilot" - Drew, a recently divorced father, discovers he needs a kidney and finds his donor in the last person he ever would've imagined, on the series premiere of B POSITIVE, Thursday, Nov. 5 (8:30-9:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Thomas Middleditch, Annaleigh Ashford, Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Izzy G. and Terrence Terrell star.

Drew (Middleditch)
is a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into Gina (Ashford)
, a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together, they form an unlikely and life-affirming friendship, as they begin a journey that will forever affect both of their lives. Gabby (Donohue)
is Gina's best friend; Julia (Rue)
is Drew's ex-wife; Maddie (Izzy G.) is Drew and Julia's teenage daughter; and Eli (Terrell)
is a new friend of Drew's who is also going through dialysis.

REGULAR CAST:

Thomas Middleditch (Drew)
Annaleigh Ashford (Gina)
Kether Donohue (Gabby)
Sara Rue (Julia)
Izzy G. (Maddie)
Terrence Terrell (Eli)

GUEST CAST:

Jason Kravits (Dr. Baskin)
Eliza Shin (Nurse)
Tim Bagley (Minister)
Terryn Westbrook (Leslie)
Mason McCulley (Monty)
Amy Pietz (Sheila)
Rashawn Nadine Scott (Jenny)
Andy Mackenzie (Don)
Megan McNulty (Barb)
Bob Glouberman (Andy)
Phillip Brock (Uncle Larry)
Bernie Kopell (Mr. Knudsen)
Nick Cafero (Paul)
Edith Fields (Mrs. Franco)
Ramon Hilario (Mr. Lopez)
Courtenay Taylor (Woman V.O.)

WRITTEN BY: Marco Pennette

DIRECTED BY: James Burrows

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B POSITIVE (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/5/20 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2020)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:30 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2020) B POSITIVE is from award-winning executive producer, writer and creator Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette, and stars Emmy Award nominee Thomas Middleditch ("Silicon Valley") and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ("Masters of Sex"). The comedy revolves around Drew (Middleditch), a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into Gina (Ashford), a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together, they form an unlikely and life-affirming friendship as they begin a journey that will forever impact both of their lives. Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. James Burrows directed the pilot from a script by Pennette.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Annaleigh Ashford as Gina
· Izzy G as Maddie
· Kether Donahue as Leanne
· Sara Rue as Julia
· Terrence Terrell as Eli
· Thomas Middleditch as Drew
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Kamryn Kunody as Maddie (Original Pilot)
· Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Maddie (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre as EP
· James Burrows as DIR (Pilot)
· Marco Pennette as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (multi-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre Productions
· Warner Bros. Television