Here is the fall lineup for CBS. All times are ET/PT (except for live sports, which are ET only), and new shows are in italics. Highlights and analysis follow the grid.
|7 p.m.||7:30 p.m.||8 p.m.||8:30 p.m.||9 p.m.||9:30 p.m.||10 p.m.||10:30 p.m.|
|Monday (Sept.-Oct.)||The Big Bang Theory||9JKL*||Kevin Can Wait||Me, Myself & I||Scorpion|
|Monday (starting Oct. 30)||Kevin Can Wait||9JKL||Me, Myself & I||Superior Donuts||Scorpion|
|Tuesday||NCIS||Bull||NCIS: New Orleans|
|Wednesday||Survivor||SEAL Team||Criminal Minds (new time)|
|Thursday (Sept.-Oct.)||Thursday Night Football pregame||Thursday Night Football|
|Thursday (starting Nov. 2)||The Big Bang Theory||Young Sheldon||Mom||Life in Pieces||SWAT|
|Friday||MacGyver||Hawaii Five-0||Blue Bloods|
|Saturday||Crimetime Saturday||Crimetime Saturday||48 Hours|
|Sunday||60 Minutes||Wisdom of the Crowd||NCIS: Los Angeles (new time)||Madam Secretary (new time)|
*”Young Sheldon” will premiere Monday, Sept. 25, then return on Thursday, Nov. 2. “9JKL” debuts Oct. 2.
CBS is sticking to its usual strategy with its fall 2017 schedule. Six new shows are on the fall schedule, most of them getting help from established shows as lead-ins.
The network will use “The Big Bang Theory” to launch two new comedies in the fall. On Mondays in the first few weeks of the season it will lead into “9JKL,” starring and created by Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains”), which the network is touting as having an “Everybody Loves Raymond” vibe. Another new show, “Me, Myself & I,” also joins the Monday lineup.
After CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” commitment ends and “Big Bang” moves back to its usual Thursday home, it will lead into spinoff “Young Sheldon,” starring Iain Armitage (“Big Little Lies”) as the 9-year-old version of Jim Parsons’ “Big Bang Theory” character.
The other newcomers for fall are “SEAL Team,” which will launch Wednesdays at 9 as “Criminal Minds” moves back to 10 p.m.; “SWAT,” an action-oriented cop show coming Thursdays at 10; and “Wisdom of the Crowd,” starring Jeremy Piven as a tech entrepreneur who pours his efforts into a crowd-sourcing app to help solve crimes.
Returning shows “Man with a Plan,” “Code Black,” “Elementary,” “The Amazing Race” and “Undercover Boss” will all air later in the season. Two new shows, comedy “By the Book” and drama “Instinct,” are also set for later on.