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‘Evil’ mixes paranormal powers, psychology and priesthood

The strange bedfellows of science and religion are bunking together on the new CBS series “Evil.” Created by Robert King and Michelle King, the husband-and-wife team behind “The Good Wife,” the drama (Thursday at 10 p.m.) pairs a psychologist who leaves her job as an expert witness in the New York DA’s office with a Catholic seminarian to examine the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries — miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. “It’s a little Flannery O’Connor, a little Graham Greene, and more,” says Robert King. “What we wanted to avoid was ‘The X Files,’ certainly; what the supernatural is, or flying saucers.” To sell this obviously out-there idea, the Kings have paired two appealing actors ...