CBS Breaks Post-Super Bowl Curse for New Shows, Renews The Equalizer

Queen Latifiah drama is this season’s most-watched entertainment series this season

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The Equalizer is a reboot of the '80s CBS series, which was later turned into two movies. CBS

For new shows in the past decade, debuting after the Super Bowl—which seemingly would be one of the year’s best time slots—has turned into a death sentence.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.