CBS Picks Up ‘United States of Al’ Co-Starring ‘The Young and the Restless’ Alum Kelli Goss

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After moonlighting on Netflix in the Ashton Kutcher comedy series “The Ranch,” actress Kelli Goss is returning to her CBS roots with the next Chuck Lorre executive produced comedy series, “United States of Al.” The show recently received a series pickup from CBS and will air at some point later this season.

“United States of Al” tells the story of a friendship between Riley (Parker Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (aka: “Al”; Adhir Kalyan), the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.

Best known to soap fans for her portrayal as Courtney Sloane on “The Young and the Restless” from 2013-2015, look for Goss to take on the role of Vanessa in “Al.”

“Once again, Chuck, his talented writing team of Maria and David, and an amazing cast brings us a heartfelt and touching comedy that honestly and respectfully reflects the experiences and challenges our veterans deal with upon returning home, and the deep bonds they develop with those serving alongside them,” said Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Entertainment. “In addition, ‘United States of Al’ holds up a mirror to ourselves in a unique way by taking a look at American culture through the eyes of an immigrant who is experiencing it all for the very first time.”

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In addition to “Y&R,” Goss also appeared in a 2015 episode of “The Big Bang Theory.” In 2018, she booked an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Since 2016, however, she’s portrayed Heather in “The Ranch.” The show concluded its run earlier this year.

In addition to Young, Kalyan and Goss, the Lorre executive produced comedy also stars Dean Norris and Elizabeth Alderfer.