CBS today unveiled its 2017-2018 primetime lineup, featuring four new comedies, four new dramas and 23 returning series. The announcement was made ahead of the network’s advertiser upfronts presentation in New York City.
Once again, Monday and Thursday are complicated nights as the schedule shifts around to accommodate Thursday Night Football. Survivor Remains on Wednesdays at 8 pm. Returning The Amazing Race will air later in the season.
The 2017-2018 night-by-night schedule:
MONDAYS – Two new comedies will join a night that will roll out in several phases this fall, with THE BIG BANG THEORY once again opening the night while the Network broadcasts NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.
On Sept. 25, YOUNG SHELDON will have a special Monday premiere at 8:30 PM following the season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY, and then move to its regular Thursday time period on Nov. 2. Television’s #1 new comedy KEVIN CAN WAIT will open the season at 9:00 PM, providing a strong launch pad for the new comedy ME, MYSELF & I, starring Bobby Moynihan, at 9:30 PM. SCORPION, Monday’s most watched scripted broadcast, returns at 10:00 PM to wrap up the night.
On Oct. 2, new family comedy 9JKL premieres at 8:30 PM, starring Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould, with THE BIG BANG THEORY providing the best comedy lead-in on television.
After NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ends, THE BIG BANG THEORY will move to its regular Thursday time period on Nov. 2. On Monday, Oct. 30, KEVIN CAN WAIT will shift to 8:00 PM to open the night, followed by 9JKL. Then, ME, MYSELF & I will move to its regular 9:00 PM time period, followed by the return of SUPERIOR DONUTS at 9:30 PM, starring Jermaine Fowler and Judd Hirsch.
TUESDAYS – Tuesday’s winning schedule remains intact. NCIS, television’s #1 drama for eight years, returns at 8:00 PM, followed by BULL, this season’s #1 new drama in viewers, at 9:00 PM. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, which improved its time period +33% from last year, caps the night at 10:00 PM.
WEDNESDAYS – Two established hits bracket an exciting new drama. SURVIVOR once again anchors the night at 8:00 PM, where it continues to win in viewers and demographics, leading into the new military drama SEAL TEAM starring David Boreanaz at 9:00 PM. The hit drama CRIMINAL MINDS shifts to 10:00 PM to begin its 13th season.
THURSDAYS – NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL kicks off on Sept. 28, giving CBS a strong promotional platform to launch the new season. The Network’s top-rated entertainment schedule returns Nov. 2 with THE BIG BANG THEORY in its regular 8:00 PM slot, providing a perfect lead-in for the new comedy YOUNG SHELDON at 8:30 PM. Next is time period winner MOM at 9:00 PM, followed by LIFE IN PIECES, a time period winner in adults 25-54 at 9:30 PM. At 10:00 PM, Shemar Moore returns to CBS in the new action-packed drama S.W.A.T.
FRIDAYS – The only night on television where every hour grew in viewers this season. CBS’ winning night begins with time period winner MACGYVER at 8:00 PM, followed by HAWAII FIVE-0, another time period winner. At 10:00 PM, BLUE BLOODS, Friday’s #1 program, caps the evening of top-rated dramas.
SATURDAYS – CBS’ Saturday lineup features CRIMETIME SATURDAY, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM,followed bythe night’s #1 regularly scheduled program, 48 HOURS, at 10:00 PM.
SUNDAYS – The venerable 60 MINUTES returns at 7:00 PM, celebrating its 50th anniversary season. Television’s #1 news program for five decades will lead into the new drama WISDOM OF THE CROWD, starring Jeremy Piven, at 8:00 PM. Sunday’s #1 scripted broadcast, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, shifts to 9:00 PM, followed by MADAM SECRETARY, Sunday’s #2 scripted broadcast, at 10:00 PM to close out the weekend.
CBS will once again present original programming throughout the full season, rolling out new series BY THE BOOK and INSTINCT, and returning favorites CODE BLACK, ELEMENTARY, MAN WITH A PLAN and the award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE and UNDERCOVER BOSS.
8:00-8:30 PM – THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM – YOUNG SHELDON (N) (Special One Time Preview Sept. 25)
8:30-9:00 PM – 9JKL (N) (Premieres Oct. 2)
9:00-9:30 PM – KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:30-10:00 PM – ME, MYSELF & I (N)
10:00-11:00 PM – SCORPION
8:00-8:30 PM – KEVIN CAN WAIT (RTP) (Starting Oct. 30)
8:30-9:00 PM – 9JKL
9:00-9:30 PM – ME, MYSELF & I (RTP) (Starting Oct. 30)
9:30-10:00 PM – SUPERIOR DONUTS (Starting Oct. 30)
10:00-11:00 PM – SCORPION
8:00-9:00 PM – NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM – BULL
10:00-11:00 PM – NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
8:00-9:00 PM – SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM – SEAL TEAM (N)
10:00-11:00 PM – CRIMINAL MINDS (NTP)
8:00-11:00 PM, ET/ – NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Premieres Sept. 28)
5:00-8:00 PM, PT
8:00-8:30 PM – THE BIG BANG THEORY (RTP) (Starting Nov. 2)
8:30-9:00 PM – YOUNG SHELDON (N) (RTP) (Starting Nov. 2)
9:00-9:30 PM – MOM (Starting Nov. 2)
9:30-10:00 PM – LIFE IN PIECES (Starting Nov. 2)
10:00-11:00 PM – S.W.A.T. (N) (Starting Nov. 2)
8:00-9:00 PM – MACGYVER
9:00-10:00 PM – HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00-11:00 PM – BLUE BLOODS
8:00-9:00 PM – CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM – CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM – 48 HOURS
7:00-8:00 PM – 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM – WISDOM OF THE CROWD (N)
9:00-10:00 PM – NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM – MADAM SECRETARY (NTP)