Ahead of today’s CBS upfronts presentation to advertisers and media, the network has released its 2018 fall schedule. Survivor stays at 8 PM on Wednesdays. Amazing Race will premiere at mid season.
MONDAYS – Two new high-profile comedies with big stars kick off the week, beginning with THE NEIGHBORHOOD at 8:00 PM, followed by HAPPY TOGETHER at 8:30 PM. At 9:00 PM, Thomas Magnum is back on the case in MAGNUM P.I., followed by BULL starring Michael Weatherly, a top 10 broadcast drama for the second consecutive season, on its new day and time, at 10:00 PM.
TUESDAYS – NCIS opens the night at 8:00 PM where it continues to deliver 17 million viewers each week, providing a potent launch pad for new drama FBI, at 9:00 PM. Top 10 series and time-period winner NCIS: NEW ORLEANS starring Scott Bakula caps the evening at 10:00 PM.
WEDNESDAYS – SURVIVOR once again starts off the night at 8:00 PM, where it consistently wins the time period, leading into the sophomore season of CBS’ top new drama, SEAL TEAM, starring David Boreanaz, at 9:00 PM. The hit drama CRIMINAL MINDS returns at 10:00 PM to close out the night.
THURSDAYS – The evening begins with Thursday’s #1 program, THE BIG BANG THEORY, at 8:00 PM, leading into television’s #1 new comedy YOUNG SHELDON at 8:30 PM, which grew the time period by +91% in viewers and +78% in adults 18-49. Next at 9:00 PM is time-period winner MOM, starring Anna Faris and Academy Award winner Allison Janney, which grew +17% in viewers and +5% in adults 18-49 this season, providing a robust and compatible lead-in for the revival of the groundbreaking comedy MURPHY BROWN at 9:30 PM. S.W.A.T. with Shemar Moore, which improved its time period over +30% in viewers and demos, anchors the night at 10:00 PM.
FRIDAYS – MACGYVER starts the night at 8:00 PM, followed by HAWAII FIVE-0 at 9:00 PM. At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS, a top 10 scripted series and Friday’s #1 program, caps the evening of top-rated dramas.
SATURDAYS – CBS’ Saturday night lineup features CRIMETIME SATURDAY, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, followed by 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports series, at 10:00 PM.
SUNDAYS – The acclaimed 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 primetime news program for five decades, returns at 7:00 PM, providing a dominant lead-in to the new humorous and uplifting drama GOD FRIENDED ME at 8:00 PM. NCIS: LOS ANGELES, a top 10 broadcast drama that grew its time period by +8% in adults 18-49 this season, returns at 9:00 PM. MADAM SECRETARY starring Téa Leoni grew its time slot by +20% in viewers, closes out the weekend at 10:00 PM.
CBS will once again present original programming throughout the full season, rolling out new dramas THE CODE and THE RED LINE; new comedy FAM, and returning favorites ELEMENTARY, INSTINCT, LIFE IN PIECES, MAN WITH A PLAN, CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER and the award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE.