Both shows hail from Chuck Lorre Productions, which has three other shows on CBS at present. That includes the Allison Janney led multi-cam “Mom,” which recently ended after eight seasons. The others are “Bob Hearts Abishola” and “Young Sheldon.” The former was renewed in February while the latter scored a three-season pickup in March.
“United States of Al” revolves around Riley (Parker Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir, or Al (Adhir Kalyan), the interpreter who served with Riley’s unit in Afghanistan who has come to start a new life in America.
The series also stars Elizabeth Alderfer as Lizzie, Riley’s sister; Dean Norris as Art, Riley’s father; Kelli Goss as Vanessa, Riley’s ex-wife; and Farrah Mackenzie as Hazel, Riley and Vanessa’s daughter.
“United States of Al” was created by David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari. Both executive produce along with Chuck Lorre, Reza Aslan, and Mahyad Tousi. The series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
“B Positive” revolves around Drew (Thomas Middleditch), a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into Gina (Annaleigh Ashford), a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together, they form an unlikely and life-affirming friendship.
The series also stars Kether Donohue, Sara Rue, Izzy G., Terrence Terrell. Marco Pennette created the series and executive produces along with Lorre. Again, Chuck Lorre Productions produces in association with WBTV.