The Middle and Everybody Loves Raymond actress Patricia Heaton is to star in Carol's Second Act, a new sitcom from the creators of Trophy Wife.

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Deadline.com reported CBS has given the show a series commitment.

Heaton, a three-time Emmy winner, is also executive producing the comedy about a retired teacher and mother of adult children who heads back to school to become a doctor, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The Middle wrapped up its nine-season run in May. Eden Sher -- who played Heaton's TV daughter Sue on the show -- has signed on to star in a spinoff, tentatively called Sue Sue in the City.