CBS comedies B Positive and The United States of Al have been renewed for second seasons. Both shows are part of the network’s Thursday comedy slate, which also includes Young Sheldon and Mom, all of which are under the Chuck Lorre fold.
Starring Thomas Middleditch and Annaleigh Ashford, B Positive is about a therapist and a newly divorced father with B-positive blood (Middleditch), who is in need of a kidney donor. When he fails to find a donor within his family, a woman from his past (Ashford) offers her kidney. Izzy G, Sara Rue, Kether Donohue, and Terrence Terrell co-star in the comedy.
B-positive is created by former Mom co-executive producer Marco Pennette. The show itself is inspired by Pennette’s personal experience. Pennette and former Two and a Half Men executive producer and co-showrunner Jim Patterson serve as EP and co-showrunner. Lorre also acts as EP, with the show being produced by Warner Bros Television in association with Chuck Lorre Productions.
The United States of Al stars Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young. It’s about a Marine (Young) and an Interpreter (Kalyan) who served together in Afghanistan who try to adjust to civilian life in America. It also stars Kelli Goss, Dean Norris, and Elizabeth Alderfer.
David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari created The United States of Al. Goetsch, Ferrari, Lorre, Reza Aslan, and Mahyad Tousi serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Warner Bros Television and Chuck Lorre Productions.
In addition to B Positive and The United States of Al, Lorre’s CBS series Young Sheldon and Bob Hearts Abishola have been renewed. Mom will be ending this season.