How CBS’ ‘United States of Al’ Rewrote Season 2 Premiere After the Fall of Afghanistan

”Everybody understood that we had to do it right away,“ CBS comedy co-creator Maria Ferrari told TheWrap

The chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan this summer ended with the Taliban retaking control of the Middle Eastern country in astonishingly quick fashion, far sooner than even the most pessimistic would have expected.

For CBS’ sophomore comedy “United States of Al,” which centers on a U.S. Marine veteran who welcomes his Afghan interpreter to live with him in America, the news events led to a complete re-do of the show’s second season premiere, which airs Thursday night.

Become a member to read more.

Tim Baysinger

TV reporter • • Twitter: @tim_bays