Patricia Heaton has set her followup to “The Middle,” and it involves a return to her old stomping grounds.
CBS, where Heaton starred for years on the sitcom, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has given a series commitment “Carol’s Second Act,” a multi-camera comedy that stars Heaton, who will also serve as an executive producer. Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, who created the short-lived ABC comedy “Trophy Wife,” will pen the script.
The series would star Heaton as Carol Chambers as a retired teacher who attempts to become a doctor.
The project is part of Heaton and David Hunt’s FourBoys Entertainment production deal with CBS TV Studios. The series is also from Kapital Entertainment. Additional executive producers include Adam Griffin, Rebecca Stay, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor.
Patricia Heaton out and about
Patricia Heaton out and about
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Patricia Heaton arrives at 2018 Television Advocacy Awards Benefiting The Creative Coalition at the Sofitel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills on September 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
THE MIDDLE - 'A Heck of a Ride: Part One/A Heck of a Ride: Part Two' - After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job - and new life away from home, on the one-hour series finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 22 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Patricia Heaton visits the SiriusXM Studios on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) - The cast and executive producers of ABC series graced the carpet at Disney | ABC Television Group's Winter Press Tour 2018. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Patricia Heaton on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Patricia Heaton and David Hunt attend the opening night of 'Something Rotten!' at Ahmanson Theatre on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Patricia Heaton attends the IMF 11th Annual Comedy Celebration at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actress Patricia Heaton attends ABC's 'The Middle' 200th episodes celebration at the Fig & Olive on October 28, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Patricia Heaton attends the 2017 Open Hearts Gala at SLS Hotel on October 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Actress Patricia Heaton discusses 'The Middle' at Build Studio on October 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor David Hunt and actress Patricia Heaton arrive for the Ed Asner And Friends Poker Tournament Benefiting Autism Society held September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
THE MIDDLE - On the season premiere episode, 'Vive La Hecks,' airing TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, Axl returns home from his summer trip to Europe, sporting a man-bun and embracing a new, chill European outlook on life. (Michael Ansell/ABC via Getty Images)
CHARLIE MCDERMOTT, PATRICIA HEATON
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06: Patricia Heaton (L) and Neil Flynn of 'The Middle' speak onstage during the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
THE MIDDLE - 'Fight or Flight' - Having finally graduated college, Axl tells Frankie and Mike that he's planning on going to Europe over the summer with Kenny. Although Frankie thinks this is a great once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Mike is less than pleased and thinks his slacker son should be putting all of his summer efforts into finding a job. Meanwhile, Sue begins to panic after she barely scrapes a parked SUV and doesn't hear back from the owner after leaving several notes on the windshield, and Brick discovers that his sudden onset of backaches is due to not sitting in his lawn chair, which was replaced by a normal kitchen-table chair, on the season finale of 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell/ABC via Getty Images)
EDEN SHER, ATTICUS SHAFFER, PATRICIA HEATON, NEIL FLYNN
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 10: Patricia Heaton arrives at the 2017 Winter TCA Tour - Disney/ABC held at Langham Hotel on January 10, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
THE MIDDLE - 'Sorry Not Sorry' - Frankie and Mike frantically attempt to shut off the water and save some treasured items when the pipes burst in the basement. But after freaking out and bickering amongst each other, Axl, Sue and Brick call a family intervention meeting to let their parents know that their constant fighting and bickering is negatively affecting them. But while the kids feel like they can benefit from their parents' newfound realization, Frankie and Mike start to think that the kids' lack of support makes them the ones who should be sorry, on 'The Middle,' TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Michael Ansell/ABC via Getty Images)
NEIL FLYNN, PATRICIA HEATON
THE MIDDLE - Thanksgiving VIII - Frankie has come to the conclusion that April (guest star Greer Grammer) is not good enough for Axl and does everything in her power to keep her out of their annual Christmas family photo. But she finds herself vying for Axl's attention by trying to rearrange timing for the family's Thanksgiving dinner when she discovers that he plans to go to April's multiple family get-togethers that day. Meanwhile, Sue goes ballistic when she discovers that Brick will now be her new co-worker at Spudsy's, on ABC's 'The Middle,' airing on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:008:30 p.m. EDT). (Michael Ansell/ABC via Getty Images)
GREER GRAMMER, PATRICIA HEATON
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Patricia Heaton visits at SiriusXM Studio on June 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Patricia Heaton arrives at the 4th Annual Light Up The Blues held at the Pantages Theatre on May 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: David Hunt and David Hunt David HuntPatricia Heaton attends the 2016 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on April 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
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News of Heaton’s new CBS series comes as her just-wrapped ABC sitcom “The Middle” is moving forward with a spinoff starring Eden Sher. Last week, ABC gave a title to the series, “Sue Sue in the City,” which follows Sher’s Sue Heck as she leaves the small town of Orson to navigate the ups and downs of a career and young adulthood in the big city of Chicago.
Brock Ciarelli, who appeared in 56 episodes on the ABC sitcom as Brad Bottig, the best friend of Eden Sher’s Sue Heck, will be joining the spinoff — now titled “Sue Sue in the City” — as part of the main cast.
“Everybody Loves Raymond” ran on CBS for nine seasons from 1996-2005.