CBS Can't Replace The Big Bang Theory, but These 8 New Shows Might Just Come Close

Believe it or not, The Big Bang Theory finally reached its conclusion after an epic 12-season run, and we're about as unhappy about it as you are. Fortunately for us, saying goodbye to the network's insanely popular series means that CBS now has plenty of new sitcoms and dramas lined up to premiere this Fall. From the FBI to the LAPD and even to the middle-aged dating scene, the shows the network plans to share with viewers are all over the map. We imagine that these eight new shows will make parting from our favorite nerdy California Institute of Technology physicists a little bit easier.

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Bob Hearts Abishola

Created by The Big Bang Theory's Chuck Lorre, this sitcom stars Mike & Molly's Billy Gardell as Bob, a compression sock factory owner in Detroit who suffers a heart attack and wakes up in a hospital to find himself in the care of a beautiful Nigerian nurse named Abishola (played by Transparent's Folake Olowofoyeku). Bob then sets his sights on getting the cardiac nurse to fall in love with him, though he quickly finds that he's going to have a hard time getting past her steely exterior.

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Carol's Second Act

Everybody Loves Raymond's Patricia Heaton stars in this sitcom as the titular Carol, who decides after years of teaching and raising two children that she wants to embark on an unexpected midlife career change: becoming a doctor. Kyle MacLachlan from Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives costars in the series as the senior attending physician who takes an immediate liking to Carol as she begins her journey.

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All Rise

Created by This Is Us director and producer Ken Olin, this courtroom drama revolves around a cast of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work to get justice for the people of Los Angeles despite a deeply flawed system. Cast members include Luke Cage's Simone Missick, Daredevil's Wilson Bethel, and The Flash's Jessica Camacho, among many others.

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The Unicorn

In this sitcom, a recently widowed father named Wade (played by Justified's Walton Goggins) attempts to get back into the dating scene with the encouragement of his friends. However, much to everyone's surprise (including Wade's), his status as a sexy single father makes him the most sought-after bachelor in the middle-aged dating pool.

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Created by Robert and Michelle King (the same husband-and-wife team who created The Good Wife), this paranormal thriller revolves around a skeptical psychologist (played by Westworld's Katja Herbers) who teams up with a priest-in-training and carpenter to investigate potentially supernatural occurrences. Together, they work through the church's many unexplained mysteries to look for evidence of everything from miracles to demonic possessions.

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This sitcom — created by Will & Grace executive producer Alex Herschlag — stars NCIS's Pauley Perrette as Jackie, a working single mother who reluctantly takes in her estranged brother and his wife after their wealthy father cuts him off. Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil will costar as Jackie's trust-fund baby brother and Chelsea Lately alum Natasha Leggero as his wife.

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Homicide creator Paul Attanasio created this cop drama, which revolves around Abigail "Tommy" Thomas (played by The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie star Edie Falco), a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department. Other cast members include Orange Is the New Black's Michael Chernus and Rectify's Adelaide Clemens.

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FBI: Most Wanted

Executive-produced by Law & Order mastermind Dick Wolf, this drama series centers on the team tasked with tracking and capturing the criminals on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Nip/Tuck actress Julian McMahon stars as FBI Agent Jess Lacroix, with Twilight's Kellan Lutz playing Agent Crosby and Law & Order's Alana De La Garza playing Assistant Agent in Charge Isobel Castille.