Common Sense will feature a cast of recurring characters in different states — duos and trios made up of friends, colleagues or family members — sharing their opinions on seven or eight news stories of that week, from the big headlines to the random local happenings. "It's a show that really captures the water-cooler conversation, with pairs and threesomes discussing news and local stories in their workplace, in a bar, on a golf course or at the gym," Lambert told Deadline. And while The People's Couch is shot in Los Angeles, with Common Sense "we for the first time will be able to film the series across the country, which gives us the opportunity to make a show that reflects what is going on in the country." To stay topical, Common Sense will have a quick turnaround, with an episode airing within a week of it being filmed. It will cover all kind of news — political, sports, celebrity, etc., along with smaller local stories.