Pride and Rita tie the knot on the series finale of NCIS: New Orleans.

Photo: Sam Lothridge/CBS.

By Nate Millado

In the Season 3 finale of Magnum P.I., Higgins (Perdita Weeks) bid Aloha/goodbye and set off for Doctors Without Borders with Ethan—as Magnum (Jay Hernandez) grappled with his true feelings for his partner-in-crimefighting! How will the rest of your CBS favorites wrap up their seasons? Watch gives you a sneak peek at series sign-offs for the summer—and a few long-running hits signing off for good.

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By Maria Neuman

If a happy life means living in balance, then actor J. Alex Brinson seems to be in joyous equilibrium. As the hard-working bailiff on the courtroom drama All Rise, he gets to come to Los Angeles for filming and a Southern California sunshine fix, then go home to Vancouver, where he lives with wife Sarah Brinson. "This city is so beautiful, clean, and feels very open because it's on the water," says the Philadelphia native, who has been based in Canada for the past 10 years. "I enjoy the energy of coming to L.A. and working and then being able to go back to nature in Vancouver."

But it's not all about the great outdoors. Here are some of Brinson's favorite mini-escapes. (Beware: Calories and caffeine ahead!)

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Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.


As L.A. Superior Court Judge Lola Carmichael on All Rise, CBS' hit legal drama, Simone Missick is all about heart, humor, and just a touch of comic klutziness.

But there's more to Missick than somber black robes, and to celebrate the show's success, For the November-December 2019 issue, Watch summoned stylist Ashley Zohar to kick her honor's wardrobe into high-glam gear, then captured the evidence through the lens of photographer Jeff Lipsky. Scroll to witness all the gorgeous photos!

Watch all-new episodes of All Rise on Mondays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access

Simone Missick is a study in contrasts

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a patterned paisley top with long beaded earrings.

Top by Elie Mae. Earrings by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

If viewers catch a whiff of Ally McBeal in character Judge Lola Carmichael, the resemblance is deliberate. "I grew up loving these shows that had fast-paced characters who think fast and speak even faster," Simone Missick tells Watch in her November-December 2019 cover story. "This is a woman who's strong and capable, yet flawed and clumsy."

Star quality

All Rise star Simone Missick wears white dress with a black texture pattern.

Dress by Ronny Kobo. Earrings and Ring (left) by Melinda Maria. Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick, who grew up in Detroit, notes the level of self-confidence that was instilled "in a community where people embraced me for who I was." That confidence, she says, "is something that all the characters I keep coming into contact with have."

Interesting premise

All Rise star Simone Missick wears vintage sunglasses and jeweled hoop earings and a rough woven plaid coat.

Dress by Rebecca Vallance. Coat by Ellie Mae Studios. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Sunglasses by Dior.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Fun fact: Aside from the cases of the week, All Rise explores the foibles and personal lives of the judges and attorneys who inhabit the courthouse each day.

Destined for coolness

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick rose to acting prominence while starring on Marvel's Luke Cage as Misty Knight, a New York cop whose amputated arm is replaced with a superpower-fueled bionic one.

Multi-textured persona

All Rise star Simone Missick wears an embroidered jacket in a garishly reflective tiled corner.

Suit by Winonah. Top by Zara. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by COS. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Because All Rise is so nuanced, says Simone Missick, she often gets to portray a wide variety of emotions in one scene. "We have comedy and we have drama in the same moment. I think those are the things that make this show stand out."

Time of her life

All Rise star Simone Missick wears white dress with a black texture pattern.

Dress by Ronny Kobo. Earrings and Ring (left) by Melinda Maria. Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

"For me it's like Christmas every day when I come to work," Simone Missick says. Having studied theater in school, she explains, All Rise "is the show that's the closest that we're going to get to it in primetime television."

Role models

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a sheer purple and patterned dress.

Dress by Eckhaus Latta. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring, Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

After graduating from Howard University, Simone Missick attended a British American Drama Academy program in Oxford, England, where she studied under such luminaries as Alan Rickman and Ben Kingsley.

The bright side

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring (left) by APM Monaco; Ring (right), Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick met her future husband, actor Dorian Missick, at an audition in 2009, and the two married in 2012. "I didn't get the job but I got the man, so I'm good," she laughs in her November-December 2019 Watch cover story.

Cloaked in character

All Rise star Simone Missick wears vintage sunglasses and a rough woven plaid coat.

Coat by Ellie Mae Studios. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Sunglasses by Dior.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Simone Missick was so committed to the success of All Rise, that she created a biographical "bible" of sorts for her character Lola, that contained a career and family backstory. Not all of her family ideas were in synch with the show's writers, she shares in a recent Watch! cover story, but it was a testament to her dedication nonetheless.

Shades of the past

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a white and yellow floral dress with an oversized purple faux fur jacket.

Top and skirt by Elliatt. Jacket by RtA. Shoes by Tamara Mellon. Earrings by Melinda Maria. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

When Luke Cage ended, Simone Missick taped an audition from her basement and landed on Netflix once again, this time as seasoned bounty hunter Trepp on the sci-fi series Altered Carbon, set 400 years in the future.

Simone Missick gets reflective

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a blue paisley top and black sequined skirt.

Top by Elie Mae. Skirt by Roseanna. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by APM Monaco. Ring, Missick's own.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

"Thank God for Shonda Rhimes and Kerry Washington and Viola Davis. Had it not been for Kerry, and Viola with her Oscar showing you what was what, we would not have these opportunities," says Simone Missick of her chance, as an African American woman, to lead a primetime network TV series.

So many mentors

All Rise star Simone Missick wears a sheer purple and patterned dress.

Dress by Eckhaus Latta. Earrings by Melinda Maria.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

To prepare for her role as Lola Carmichael, Simone Missick tells Watch!, she studied up on Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as well as the fiery and recently retired Wayne County, Michigan circuit court judge Vonda Evans.

Breaking down barriers

All Rise star Simone Missick wears an embroidered jacket and pants in a garishly reflective tiled corner.

Suit by Winonah. Top by Zara. Shoes by Aldo. Earrings by COS. Ring by APM Monaco.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky. Styled by Ashley Zohar.

Thanks to the 2019 midterms, which saw 19 African American women elected to Houston-area judiciary posts, All Rise is feeling especially current, says Simone Missick. "We have never seen a black woman on TV like this, and I relish being able to do it."

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By Nate Millado

Good things come to those who wait. It's been a longer-than-usual layoff between seasons, but starting Nov. 5, CBS rolls out its pandemic-delayed premieres. Some of your returning favorites tackle timely issues, like COVID-19 (NCIS: New Orleans, Bull) and racial injustice (The Neighborhood, All Rise, S.W.A.T.).

Others deal with major life changes (Young Sheldon says hello to college). And king of comedy Chuck Lorre's latest, B Positive, joins a laugh-out-loud comedy block on Thursdays.

Here's a preview of all 15 series premiering in November—and when to tune in!

Young Sheldon—Season 4 premieres Thursday, Nov. 5

Sheldon in a blue cap and gown at his graduation ceremony

Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) graduates from high school!

Photo Credit: CBS.

Sheldon (Iain Armitage) is college-bound! But not to CalTech—at least not yet. Instead, the boy genius will finish his undergrad degree closer to home—at East Texas Tech. Sheldon had to convince his mom in the Season 3 finale.

George Sr. (Lance Barber) drew up a game plan to get Mary (Zoe Perry) on board: shooting a "Why Sheldon Cooper Should Go to College" video (an early nod to the "Fun with Flags" web series Sheldon later hosts with Amy on The Big Bang Theory). In the Season 4 premiere, Sheldon breaks down when he realizes he may not be ready for college.

A new season of Young Sheldon premieres Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

B Positive—New series premieres Thursday, Nov. 5

Gina and Drew reconnect

Annaleigh Ashford as Gina and Thomas Middleditch as Drew.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

Newly divorced dad Drew (Thomas Middleditch) desperately needs a donor kidney. Enter Gina (Annaleigh Ashford), a rough-around-the-edges blast from his past who volunteers hers.

B Positive premieres Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Mom—Season 8 premieres Thursday, Nov. 5

Bonnie and friends have a sleepover

Pictured (L-R): Jaime Pressly as Jill, Kristen Johnston as Tammy, Allison Janney as Bonnie, Mimi Kennedy as Marjorie, and Beth Hall as Wendy.

Photo Credit: CBS.

After seven seasons, star Anna Faris decided to exit the long-running mom-com. So what'll happen to Christy Plunkett? Find out in the Season 8 premiere. Also: When Bonnie (Allison Janney) invites the ladies over for a slumber party, childhood games reveal adult problems.

A new season of Mom premieres Thursday, Nov. 5 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

NCIS: Los Angeles—Season 12 premieres Sunday, Nov. 8

Special Agent Sam Hanna and Special Agent G. Callen.

LL Cool J (Special Agent Sam Hanna) and Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen).

Photo Credit: CBS.

A Russian bomber goes missing while flying over U.S. soil in the episode titled, "The Bear." Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam (LL COOL J) head to the desert to track down the aircraft and secure its weapons and intel before the Russians on board destroy the plane. Meanwhile, Hetty (Linda Hunt) puts Nell (Renée Felice Smith) in charge of a cryptic assignment.

A new season of NCIS: Los Angeles premieres Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 PM ET/8:00 PM PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

NCIS: New Orleans—Season 7 premieres Sunday, Nov. 8

Dwayne Pride wears a mask at the bar

Chelsea Field as Rita Devereaux and Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwayne Pride.

Photo: Sam Lothridge/CBS.

Laissez les bons temps rouler because Pride and the team are back in the Big Easy!

As you can see from a masked Scott Bakula, NCIS: New Orleans will address the pandemic in the premiere. Pride sends Tammy (Vanessa Ferlito) and Carter (Charles Michael Davis) to investigate a suspicious death aboard a humanitarian ship offshore, where they learn that some crew members are infected with COVID-19. Also, Wade (CCH Pounder) is overwhelmed by the high volume in the morgue due to the deadly disease.

A new season of NCIS: New Orleans premieres Sunday, Nov. 8 at 9:30 PM ET/9:00 PM PT on CBS and CBS All Access.

S.W.A.T.—Season 4 premieres Wednesday, Nov. 11

Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson talks to his teenage charge

Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson and Deshae Frost as Darryl.

Photo Credit: Bill Inoshita.

Get ready for a double dose of Hondo (Shemar Moore) when S.W.A.T. returns with a two-hour premiere!

The first installment takes on racial tension between law enforcement and the Black community, flashing back to '92 L.A. following the Rodney King verdict. In the second hour, team S.W.A.T. goes on a stakeout for the CIA to confirm whether an international crime lord has resurfaced after being off-grid for years. Also, Tan's (David Lim) mother is a victim of racial discrimination, and Hondo encounters his ex Nichelle (Rochelle Aytes) for the first time since their breakup.

A new season of S.W.A.T. premieres Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

The Unicorn—Season 2 premieres Thursday, Nov. 12

\u200bWalton Goggins as Wade

Walton Goggins as Wade.

Photo Credit: Erik Voake/CBS.

For the uninitiated, a "unicorn" is a perfect guy: employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment.

Widowed Wade (Walton Goggins) waded back into the dating pool during the first season. But in the Season 2 premiere, he makes an instant connection with a mystery woman he briefly meets in a parking lot—played by his Justified costar Natalie Zea! While Wade is determined to find whoever-she-was again, his daughter Natalie (Makenzie Moss) tries to convince him she's old enough to get her ears pierced. Also: Michelle (Maya Lynne Robinson) awaits her fate from the colleges she applied to for her business degree.

A new season of The Unicorn premieres Thursday, Nov. 12 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up now on CBS All Access.

The Neighborhood—Season 3 premieres Monday, Nov. 16

Calvin, Tina, Gemma, Dave and Marty

Cedric the Entertainer (Calvin Butler), Tichina Arnold (Tina Butler), Beth Behrs (Gemma Johnson), Max Greenfield (Dave Johnson), and Marcel Spears (Marty Butler).

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS.

The Neighborhood doesn't shy away from timely issues—like white privilege in its first season finale, "Welcome to the Conversation." Now the sitcom is addressing the Black Lives Matter movement.

For its Season 3 premiere, "Welcome to the Movement," the Butlers (Tichina Arnold and Cedric the Entertainer) and the Johnsons (Beth Behrs and Max Greenfield) unite when a member of their community is the victim of racial injustice.

A new season of The Neighborhood premieres Monday, Nov. 16, at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Bob ♥ Abishola—Season 2 premieres Monday, Nov. 16

Abishola and Bob on a park bench for their coffee date

Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola and Billy Gardell as Bob.

Photo Credit: CBS.

First comes love, then comes marriage? Season 1 tracked the unlikely courtship between sock salesman Bob (Billy Gardell) and Nigerian nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku).

In the Season 2 premiere, Bob enlists the help of Uncle Tunde (Barry Shabaka Henley) to buy an engagement ring. But his plans to propose might be on ice when Abishola thinks traditional marriage is more trouble than it's worth.

A new season of Bob ♥️ Abishola premieres Monday, Nov. 16 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

All Rise—Season 2 premieres Monday, Nov. 16

Lola Carmichael is detained in front of a cop car

Boone Platt as Deputy Wilson and Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael.

Photo Credit: Erik Voake/CBS.

Lola (Simone Missick) is detained during a protest while defending a teen girl, amid an escalating encounter with the cops. Through a series of flashbacks, details emerge surrounding that fateful night that'll have long-lasting effects on Lola, Mark (Wilson Bethel), Emily (Jessica Camacho), and Luke (J. Alex Brinson). Also, to help with the court backlog due to closures caused by COVID-19, Lola hires an outspoken clerk Ness (Samantha Marie Ware) who clashes with Sherri (Ruthie Ann Miles).

A new season of All Rise premieres Monday, Nov. 16 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Bull—Season 5 premieres Monday, Nov. 16

Dr. Jason Bull and Taylor Rentzel

Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull and MacKenzie Meehan as Taylor Rentzel.

Photo Credit: David M. Russell/CBS.

When we last saw Bull (Michael Weatherly) and his group of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation, they helped Taylor (MacKenzie Meehan) bring a civil suit against the woman who killed her best friend in a hit-and-run. In its fifth season premiere, the TAC team struggles to adjust to a virtual court system as they ride out the NYC shutdown due to the pandemic.

A new season of Bull premieres Monday, Nov. 16 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.

NCIS—Season 18 premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17

NCIS special agents

Victoria Platt as NCIS Special Agent Veronica "Ronnie" Tyler, Wilmer Valderrama as NCIS Special Agent Nicholas "Nick" Torres, Mark Harmon as NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Photo Credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS.

TV's most watched entertainment program returns for its 18th season! Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Fornell (Joe Spano) try to track down the leader of a drug ring who supplied drugs to Fornell's daughter. Also, the team deals with the case of a missing cadaver from the NCIS autopsy room.

A new season of NCIS premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up now on CBS All Access.

FBI—Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17

Special agents of the FBI

Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan, Josh Segarra as Nestor Vertiz and Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell.

Photo Credit: Michael Parmelee/ CBS.

FBI is back—and so is Maggie (Missy Peregrym) from her undercover assignment. The team welcomes a new member, Special Agent Tiffany Wallace (Katherine Renee Turner) as they search for killers who orchestrated a mass shooting at a media company. OA's (Zeeko Zaki) personal connection with the case threatens to cloud his judgement.

A new season of FBI premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

FBI: Most Wanted—Season 2 premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17

Special agents holding guns

Kellan Lutz as Special Agent Kenny Crosby and Julian McMahon as Supervisory Special Agent Jess LaCroix.

Photo Credit: Mark Schäfer/CBS.

A hacker triggers a car crash that kills a family of three. The team races against the clock to hunt him down as his ransom demands escalate—and his chilling final target becomes apparent.

A new season of FBI: Most Wanted premieres Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.

SEAL Team—Season 4 premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2

Bravo Team in a snowy mountain range

AJ Buckley as Sonny Quinn, David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, and Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser.

Photo Credit: Erik Voake/CBS.

Bravo One himself (David Boreanaz) directed this dramatic opener, the first episode of a two-parter. Bravo Team enters enemy territory in the snowy Spin Ghar Mountain Range to capture Al-Hazred, the leader of a terrorist group and son of the terrorist leader who Jason took down early in his career, a feat that made him Bravo One. When they're attacked, Jason and Cerberus, Bravo's canine member, are separated from the team.

A new season of SEAL Team premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

MacGyver—Season 5 premieres Friday, Dec. 4

Lucas Till as Angus "Mac" MacGyver, Henry Ian Cusick as Russ Taylor.

Photo Credit: Mark Hill/CBS.

First, the good news: The Mac pack is back and has a lead on a woman with vital intel on Codex. Now, the bad news: their target has a new secret identity—and a completely new face! Best of luck to Angus (Lucas Till) and the team, which infiltrates a glam hotel that doubles as an international criminal hideout to track her down.

A new season of MacGyver premieres Friday, Dec. 4 at 8/7c on CBS, Catch up now on CBS All Access.

Magnum P.I.—Season 3 premieres Friday, Dec. 4

\u200bJay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum and Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins.

Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum and Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins.

Photo Credit: Karen Neal/CBS.

In May's finale, Magnum (Jay Hernandez) made a last-ditch effort to keep Higgins (Perdita Weeks) from having to return to the British Isles. In need of a friend with deep pockets to pay for an expensive immigration lawyer, Magnum hits up his filthy rich boss. The (still-unseen) writer signed Robin's Nest over to Higgins, making her the boss and thus able to stay in the country. In the new season premiere, Magnum's new clients ask him to find their missing brother last seen on the island, Higgins is shot, and TC (Stephen Hill) is abducted!

A new season of Magnum P.I. premieres Friday, Dec. 4 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Blue Bloods—Season 11 premieres Friday, Dec. 4

Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan, Marisa Ramirez as Detective Maria Baez.

Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/CBS.

The drama addresses police brutality and the pandemic in the episode titled "Triumph Over Trauma." Frank (Tom Selleck) goes head-to-head with City Council Speaker Regina Thomas (The Stand's Whoopi Goldberg) over protests, while Eddie (Vanessa Ray) helps an abrasive woman find her father's body after it was misplaced during the outset of COVID. Elsewhere, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg ) and Baez (Marisa Ramirez) go missing while searching for a killer, so Jamie (Will Estes) and his nephew, Joe (Will Hochman) must team up to find them.

A new season of Blue Bloods premieres Friday, Dec. 4 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up now on CBS All Access.

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