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The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Photo Credit:  CBS
  • Premiered: 
    February 7, 2021
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of The Equalizer 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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  • Season 1
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  • Season 2
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  • Season 3
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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by series star Queen Latifah, THE EQUALIZER is a reimagining of the classic 1980s series, focusing on Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills as a former CIA operative to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer -- an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who's also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. Robyn's clandestine work remains a secret from her smart and observant daughter, Delilah, and her aunt Vi, who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother. Joining Robyn as champions of justice are William Bishop, her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody "Mel" Bayani, an edgy bar owner and a colleague from Robyn's past; and Harry Keshegian, a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker. As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her work garners the attention of shrewd NYPD Detective Marcus Dante, who doggedly seeks to uncover the identity of the vigilante known as The Equalizer. THE EQUALIZER premieres on Sunday, February 7, 2021 on CBS at approximately 10pm ET/7pm PT, immediately following Super Bowl LV post-game. The premiere time may be delayed if the Super Bowl takes longer than expected.

THE EQUALIZER returned for its second season on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In the season opener, "Aftermath," just as McCall considers ending her work as The Equalizer, she's pulled back in when she takes on Detective Marcus Dante as a new client who needs her help to find an untraceable group of bank robbers. On Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 8pm ET/PT, CBS debuted "Separated," the winter premiere of THE EQUALIZER. McCall and Mel help a deported woman track down her son after she was separated from him while seeking asylum at the U.S. border. Also, Mel, McCall and Bishop exhaust every avenue to get Harry released from prison.

Season 3 of THE EQUALIZER premiered on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 8:30pm ET/8pmPT on CBS. In the season opener, "Boom.," in the aftermath of her abduction, the walls between McCall's family and vigilante life continue to crumble as those closest to her must come together for the first time to save her. On Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT, CBS debuted "He Ain't Heavy" the winter premiere of THE EQUALIZER. Mel engages in a tense family reunion when she and her disapproving sister Ruby (guest star Camilla Mana) race against the clock to save their brother Edison (guest star Travis Salter) after he's abducted. Also, as the team unravels the motivation behind Edison's kidnapping, Mel grapples with the fallout of her argument with McCall about training Delilah.

The fourth season of THE EQUALIZER debuted on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. In the season opener, "Truth for a Truth," McCall races to save the team after they're put into extreme danger by her former CIA colleague Michelle Chambers (guest star Ilfanesh Hadera) while she discovers the truth behind the CIA withdrawal in Venezuela that led to the death of one of her friends. Donal Logue also guest stars at Colton Fisk.
Tonight (Sunday, May 19, 2024) at 8pm ET/PT, CBS premieres "Shattered," the Season 4 finale of THE EQUALIZER. The team races against the clock after Mel is kidnapped by a member of her veteran support group and his older brother. Meanwhile, Dante is offered a position with the NYPD's Special Investigation Unit in Los Angeles.

THE EQUALIZER has been renewed for a fifth season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Television
  • In association with CBS Television Studios (as CBS Studios)