First Look at Chuck Lorre’s Veterinary Military Comedy

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Does sitcom giant Chuck Lorre have another blow on his hands?

CBS released the first trailer for United states of Al during thursday Young Sheldon. Coming from The Big Bang Theory veterinarians David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari, the new comedy focuses on the friendship between Riley (Enlisted‘s Parker Young), “a Marine veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio” and Awalmir aka “Al” (Rules of engagement‘s Adhir Kalyan), “the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America,” according to the official logline.

In addition to Young and Kalyan, the trailer features Elizabeth Alderfer (Unstitched) as Lizzie, Riley’s sister; Dean Norris (breaking Bad) as an Art, Riley’s father; Kelli Goss (The ranch) as Vanessa, Riley’s ex-wife; and Farrah Mackenzie (Utopia) as the daughter of Hazel, Riley and Vanessa.

Similar to predecessors Mom, Bob Hearts Abishola and B Positive, United States of Al seeks to blend comedy and drama. Much of the trailer focused on Riley and Vanessa’s fractured relationship. Al is upset that Riley hasn’t told him about his marriage issues and is determined to mend their relationship.

United States of Al premieres Thursday April 1 at 9:30 am / 8:30 am, after the conclusion of The Unicorn Season 2. As such, Lorre will take control of the entire CBS sitcom block on Thursday night, which also includes the aforementioned elements. Young Sheldon, B Positive and Mom (which ends with season 8).

Do you want to login for United States of Al? Hit PLAY on the trailer below, then hit the comments with your first impressions.

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