Carol's Second Act

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 5.8  (2,135)

Carol's Second Act is a feel-good comedy television series which aired on CBS starting in 2019. Produced by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, the show follows the life of Carol Kenney (Patricia Heaton), a fifty-year-old retired nurse who decides to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.

Carol's Second Act showcases how Carol takes up the challenge of starting a new career as a medical intern at a hospital. Starring alongside Heaton is Ito Aghayere who portrays Dr. Maya Jacobs, the chief resident of the hospital, and Lucas Neff, who plays Dr. Caleb Sommers, a fellow intern. The show's cast also includes Ashley Tisdale as Jenny, Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Daniel, Sabrina Jalees as Lexie, and Kyle MacLachlan as Dr. Steven Frost.

The show is unique in that it takes a humorous yet empathetic look at the challenges of starting over in life. Heaton, who is an Emmy-winning actress, delivers an outstanding performance as she navigates her way through the process of becoming a resident. Her character has to deal with being the oldest intern in the program and having to cope with a much younger group of peers. She also must learn the ropes of working in a hospital, where she is surrounded by doctors who have only ever been doctors.

Aghayere's character, Dr. Maya Jacobs, is Carol's chief resident, and her job is to help Carol and the other interns learn the necessary hands-on techniques of being a doctor. She is initially skeptical of Carol's ability to keep up with the younger doctors, but over time she develops an appreciation for Carol's maturity and wisdom.

Neff's character, Dr. Caleb Sommers, finds himself attracted to Carol despite their age difference. He is portrayed as easy-going and carefree, which is a refreshing contrast to the seriousness of the hospital's atmosphere.

The show also deals with social issues that are prevalent in today's society. It touches on the challenges of balancing work and family life, as well as the struggles that come with being a working mother. Carol's character has to navigate these challenges as she balances her duties as an intern with her responsibilities as a mother.

Overall, Carol's Second Act is an entertaining and humorous show that offers a refreshing perspective on starting over in life. The show's cast delivers exceptional performances, and viewers are sure to find themselves cheering for Carol as she pursues her dreams of becoming a doctor. The show also highlights some of the more serious issues that face people in their middle ages and how they evolve in this phase. It provides a much-needed reminder that it is never too late to pursue your passions and start over in life no matter your age.

Carol's Second Act is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on September 26, 2019.

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R.I.P. Dr. Herman
18. R.I.P. Dr. Herman
March 12, 2020
When Carol is selected to present a case to the entire hospital, her boyfriend, Dr. Lewis, asks her to reconsider because it could affect his chance of becoming chief of staff over Dr. Frost. Also, Dr. Frost makes a startling revelation.
Plus Ones
17. Plus Ones
March 5, 2020
When the interns tease Carol that her relationship with Dr. Lewis might be moving too fast, Carol tries to sabotage his chance at winning a romantic getaway for them. Also, Dr. Jacobs, Lexie and Caleb help a patient with a serious case of.. a curling iron stuck in her hair before her wedding day.
Carol's Crush
16. Carol's Crush
February 20, 2020
After Carol's patient's transplant surgery is deemed a success, the interns tease her mercilessly about her obvious crush on the surgeon, Dr. Lewis.
Top of the List
15. Top of the List
February 13, 2020
When Carol's patient finally makes the liver donation list, she is upset by the lack of emotion from his transplant surgeon, Dr. Lewis. Also, Lexie, Daniel and Caleb try to decipher why Dr. Jacobs has a tattoo of a duck.
14. Secrets
February 6, 2020
When Carol learns about Lexie's secret hobby, she also finds out an even bigger secret…that everyone knew except her. Also, Caleb goes to battle with an insurance company for his patient.
Night Lemons
13. Night Lemons
January 30, 2020
Lexie and Jenny tease Carol when her kind neighbor shows signs that he has a crush on her. Also, Dr. Frost suggests that Maya and the interns forgo using technology as a crutch and instead use traditional medical procedures on their patients.
Peer Evaluations
12. Peer Evaluations
January 16, 2020
When the interns are given performance evaluations by Dr. Frost and Dr. Jacobs, everyone takes the critique well… except for Carol.
11. Blocking
January 9, 2020
Carol pretends to be an attending doctor in order to get her patient into the ICU, and Jenny and Daniel run into Dr. Frost when they finally go on their first date.
Merry December 19th
10. Merry December 19th
December 12, 2019
Carol excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny, but Jenny's preoccupied with her secret first date with Daniel. Also, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party.
Therapy Dogs
9. Therapy Dogs
December 5, 2019
As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too "ruff."
Sick and Retired
8. Sick and Retired
November 21, 2019
Is admitted to the hospital, and Carol jealously witnesses what retirement would have looked like for her. Also, Daniel takes credit for Caleb's excellent diagnosis and is bothered when Caleb doesn't seem to mind.
Dr. Mom
7. Dr. Mom
November 14, 2019
When the other interns begin to feel the strain of being first-year residents, Carol tries to help with lessons learned from years as a working mom, but soon realizes that she may have stretched herself too thin. Also, Jenny and Dr. Frost face off when she tries to sell him some of her latest pharmaceuticals.
Game Changer
6. Game Changer
November 7, 2019
The hospital is abuzz when Carol is assigned to care for a star college football player with a broken rib. Also, sparks continue to fly between Jenny and Daniel.
The Nightfloat
5. The Nightfloat
October 24, 2019
When Carol has her first solo overnight shift at the hospital, Dr. Frost's enthusiastic help and involvement become a little more than Carol bargained for. Also, on the interns' rare night off from the hospital, Jenny takes them all out to a bar to find dates.
Marathon Day
4. Marathon Day
October 17, 2019
When Dr. Jacobs collapses after running a marathon, Carol becomes her doctor and they clash over her course of treatment. Also, Daniel and Lexie try to help Caleb conquer an old phobia.
The Zebra
3. The Zebra
October 10, 2019
While the other interns battle over who gets the patient with a fascinating and rare problem, Carol's standard, run-of-the-mill case turns out to be something more than it seems. Also, Daniel makes a crucial mistake that gets Dr. Jacobs attention… by eating her food.
You Give Me Fever
2. You Give Me Fever
October 3, 2019
And her tests are inconclusive, Carol must find a way to work around Dr. Jacobs and hospital policy to take extra time to observe her. Also, Daniel is embarrassed when his fellow interns find out that he doesn't know how to do the basic medical skill of drawing blood.
1. Pilot
September 26, 2019
In the premiere, Carol enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient. Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally she needs in her second act.
Where to Watch Carol's Second Act
Carol's Second Act is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Carol's Second Act on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 26, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (2,135)