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The CBS series premiere of the CBS Original drama `The Equalizer,` starring Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah, will be broadcast immediately following Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7. Latifah, pictured, stars as Robyn McCall (Photo: Michael Greenberg/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved.)
The CBS series premiere of the CBS Original drama "The Equalizer," starring Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah, will be broadcast immediately following Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7. Latifah, pictured, stars as Robyn McCall (Photo: Michael Greenberg/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved.)

Queen Latifah stars as former CIA operative Robyn McCall on reimagined CBS series 'The Equalizer'

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Wed, Jan 27th 2021 03:20 pm

Debuts Sunday, Feb. 7, after Super Bowl LV, then moves to Sundays at 8 beginning Feb. 14

Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira & Laya DeLeon Hayes also star

On “The Equalizer,” Academy Award nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah stars as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. As McCall acclimates to civilian life, she is compelled to use her considerable resources to help Jewel (Lorna Courtney), a teenager accused of murder and on the run from the criminals who framed her for the crime, on the series premiere of the re-imagined classic series. It will broadcast immediately following CBS Sports’ broadcast of Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7 (10 p.m. ET, but time is approximate after post-game coverage) on the CBS Television Network. “The Equalizer” will then move to its regular Sunday at 8 p.m. time period on Feb. 14.

Chris Noth, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira and Laya DeLeon Hayes also star.

Robyn McCall presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is “the equalizer” – an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. Robyn’s clandestine work remains a secret from her smart and observant daughter, Delilah (Hayes), and her aunt Vi (Toussaint), who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother. Joining Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop (Noth), her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody “Mel” Bayani (Lapira), an edgy bar owner and a colleague from Robyn’s past; and Harry Keshegian (Goldberg), a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker. As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her work garners the attention of shrewd NYPD Det. Marcus Dante (Kittles), who doggedly seeks to uncover the identity of the vigilante known as “the equalizer.”

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