New Queen Latifah Drama The Equalizer Lands CBS’ Post-Super Bowl 55 Slot

Freshman shows have traditionally failed to capitalize on that high-profile spot

Queen Latifah stars in the reboot of the '80s series, which was also turned into two films starring Denzel Washington. Michael Greenberg/CBS

CBS’ reboot of The Equalizer, starring Queen Latifah, has landed the network’s coveted post-Super Bowl 55 spot, and will air after the game on Feb. 7.

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