This image released by CBS shows, from left, Pauley Perrette, Jaime Camil and Natasha Leggero in a scene from the sitcom \u201cBroke.\u201d (Sonja Flemming\/CBS via AP) (Associated Press) NEW YORK \u2014 Broadcaster CBS is pushing the boundaries \u2014 gently \u2014 next season, as it and other networks navigate the rise of streaming. A change-of pace sitcom from \u201cThe Big Bang Theory\u201d creator Chuck Lorre and a drama starring Edie Falco of \u201cThe Sopranos\u201d glory will join a lineup that also brings former CBS stars back into the fold. Among the comeback kids is Billy Gardell, who played opposite Melissa McCarthy in CBS\u2019 \u201dMike & Molly\u201d and stars this fall in Lorre\u2019s \u201cBob Hearts Abishola.\u201d Gardell plays a Detroit compression sock salesman who falls for his Nigerian-born cardiac nurse. His co-star is Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku, whose credits include \u201cTransparent.\u201d CBS Corp. executive David Nevins described the sitcom as \u201ca different flavor\u201d for Lorre but true to his brand, which includes CBS\u2019 \u201dMom\u201d as well \u201cThe Big Bang Theory,\u201d which departs Thursday after 12 seasons. \u201cBob Hearts Abishola\u201d is about \u201ctwo adults in middle-age who are sort of unexpected,\u201d Nevins said, and resonates with what he called \u201cNorman Lear-ish themes,\u201d a reference to the groundbreaking producer of \u201cAll in the Family.\u201d \u201cWhen it comes to finding new voices, CBS will take a chance on anyone who is already on CBS,\u201d the network\u2019s late-night host Stephen Colbert joked in a brief set for ad buyers who gathered Wednesday for a presentation of the 2019-20 schedule. \u201cAs you can see, despite Lindsey Graham\u2019s advice, I honored my subpoena to be here today,\u201d he said, throwing one of the political barbs that are a regular feature of his top-rated \u201cLate Show.\u201d Other familiar CBS faces: Pauley Perrette, a former \u201cNCIS\u201d fan favorite, goes for laughs in the midseason sitcom \u201cBroke\u201d; Patricia Heaton (\u201dEverybody Loves Raymond\u201d) stars as a late-blooming medical intern in the comedy \u201cCarol\u2019s Second Act,\u201d and Marg Helgenberger (\u201dCSI: Crime Scene Investigation\u201d) is part of the courthouse drama \u201cAll Rise.\u201d The latter two are fall entries, along with \u201cThe Unicorn,\u201d a comedy about a widower (Walton Goggins) who\u2019s stepping gingerly into dating. Falco, who played a mobster\u2019s wife in \u201cThe Sopranos\u201d and a drug addict in \u201cNurse Jackie,\u201d shifts gears in midseason\u2019s \u201cTommy,\u201d playing a former NYPD officer who becomes the first female police chief in Los Angeles. HOUSEHOLD NAME PRODUCERS Lorre isn\u2019t the only high-profile producer contributing to CBS\u2019 lineup next season. Fall drama \u201cEvil\u201d is from Michelle and Robert King, the husband-and-wife team behind former CBS hit \u201cThe Good Wife\u201d and the CBS All Access series \u201cThe Good Fight.\u201d The psychological mystery examines the root of evil \u201calong the dividing line between science and religion,\u201d the network said. Producer Dick Wolf, who supplies a veritable warehouse of shows to NBC with his \u201cChicago\u201d franchise and \u201cLaw & Order: SVU,\u201d could be trying for the same at CBS. He\u2019s following up the drama \u201cFBI\u201d with midseason\u2019s \u201cFBI: Most Wanted,\u201d with stars including Alana De La Garza and Keisha Castle-Hughes. SAY GOODBYE Not every revival sticks the landing. \u201cMurphy Brown\u201d with Candice Bergen was one season and done, and joining canceled series that include \u201cHappy Together,\u201d \u2018\u2019Fam\u201d and \u201cLife in Pieces.\u201d It remains to be seen whether the end of \u201cMurphy,\u201d a hit for CBS back in the \u201880s and \u201890s, puts a damper on the revival-reboot trend. Among its successes are \u201cWill & Grace\u201d and \u201cThe Conners,\u201d salvaged from the \u201cRoseanne\u201d reboot put into jeopardy by its namesake star\u2019s racist tweet. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.