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CBS Cancels Sophomore ‘All Rise”‘ and ‘The Unicorn’; Renews ‘B Positive’ and ‘The United States of Al’

The Final Episode of 'All Rise' Airs on May 24; 'The Unicorn' Concluded in March

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CBS, which announces its programming plans for next season on Wednesday, has officially canceled two sophomore series: legal drama “All Rise” and comedy “The Unicorn.” In contrast, the Eye has greenlit Chuck Lorre freshman sitcoms “B Positive” and “The United States of Al” for second seasons. They join the producers returning “Young Sheldon” and “Bob Hearts Abishola.”

“All Rise” from Warner Bros. Television dealt with the lives and relationships of the judges, lawyers, clerks, and law enforcement officers who work at the Los Angeles County Courthouse. Simone Missick starred as newly appointed judge Lola Carmichael, with Wilson Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez, Ruthie Ann Miles, Lindsey Gort, and Audrey Corsa. Dee Harris Lawrence, Len Goldstein and Michael Robin were executive producers. The cancellation comes  less than two months after series creator and co-showrunner Greg Spottiswood was fired from the series following a probe into allegations of race and gender issues in the show’s writer room. And the cancellation could potentially free up Marg Helgenberger to joining the upcoming revival of “CSI.”

“The Unicorn” from CBS Studios focused on Wade (Walton Goggins) in the wake of the loss of his wife. A devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is suddenly  a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he’s the perfect single guy – a “unicorn:” employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment.