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Carol's Second Act

Carol's Second Act

Photo Credit:  Sonja Flemming/CBS
  • Premiered: 
    September 26, 2019
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern 
  • Subject Matter: Medical
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Plot Synopsis

Created by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern, CAROL'S SECOND ACT is a half-hour comedy series about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. On Carol Kenney's first day at work, she's prepped with an abundance of life experience, people skills, talent and enthusiasm, advantages the chief resident and other newly minted interns don't have -- or immediately appreciate. Carol's first-year partners on rounds are Lexie, who's very nervous due to the pressure on her to succeed as the first in her family to go to college, and Daniel, a 2018 Harvard Medical School grad who's already published in the New England Journal of Medicine...twice. Carol will need to win over their chief resident, Dr. Maya Jacobs, an all-business disciplinarian who doesn't care for Carol's chatty, outgoing nature. Fortunately, Carol has a couple of friendly faces at the hospital, including Dr. Frost, the accomplished senior attending physician who finds her charming, and her bubbly daughter, Jenny, a successful pharma sales rep who catches the eye of Carol's fellow doctors. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern who must sink or swim with peers who are half her age, and it's her enthusiasm, perspective, and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success. On Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 9:30pm ET/PT, CBS debuted "Blocking," the winter premiere of CAROL'S SECOND ACT. Carol pretends to be an attending doctor in order to get her patient into the ICU, and Jenny and Daniel run into Dr. Frost when they finally go on their first date.
On Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:30pm ET/PT, CBS premiered "R.I.P. Dr. Herman," the season finale of CAROL'S SECOND ACT, with Kelsey Grammer guest starring as Richard. When Carol is selected to present a case to the entire hospital, her boyfriend, Dr. Lewis (guest star Patrick Fabian), asks her to reconsider because it could affect his chance of becoming chief of staff over Dr. Frost. Also, Dr. Frost makes a startling revelation. Additional guest stars: Mark Bloom as Dr. Gilbert.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CBS Television Studios


  • Loyola Memorial Hospital - Los Angeles, California USA