In Carol’s Second Act (September 26 on CBS), Patricia Heaton, 61, the Emmy-winning star of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, plays Carol, who pursues her dream of becoming a doctor after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching. I want to die on a soundstage, let me put it that way. I love working. I got a very late start in my career. I didn’t actually start making my living as an actor until my early 30s. I love making people laugh. We want to talk about the value of life experience. So it’s not really about someone being old, it’s about having wisdom and experience. There’s a calming that happens as you get older and you see how life is playing out. You realize that a lot of things you worried about are not as big of a deal as you used to think. As an executive producer of Carol’s Second Act, as well as the star, what were your contributions to Carol’s story? It’s an ongoing discussion. The first season is probably the most difficult, as you are finding ways to establish all your characters, and so we talk about that a lot. But it was perfect timing. When they came to me with this idea, of course, I had thought a lot about what I might do next i...