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.
CBS will also air post-Super Bowl editions of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, following late local news.
The Equalizer is a reboot of the ‘80s TV series, which later was turned into two films starring Denzel Washington. Latifah steps into the lead role as an anonymous guardian angel to the downtrodden.
The network settled on the new series for the prized post-Super Bowl slot—which routinely draws one of the biggest TV entertainment audiences of the year—despite the fact that freshman shows have traditionally failed to capitalize on that scheduling move.