Queen Latifah’s upcoming drama series has scored a touchdown. CBS says The Equalizer will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot next February to showcase its debut. The Equalizer, a reboot of the 1980s series about a retired intelligence agent turned private detective, stars Latifah as an ex-CIA agent and single mom who helps those “with nowhere else to turn,” according to a network description.
The series will immediately follow the conclusion of CBS Sports’ Sunday, Feb. 7, Super Bowl LV broadcast, with subsequent episodes of The Equalizer airing at 8 p.m. EST Sundays, CBS said Thursday. A special edition of Stephen Colbert’s daily The Late Show will follow late local news on Super Bowl night, the network also announced.