CBS has put the last two pieces of its spring schedule — and also the first two pieces of its summer lineup — into place.

Veteran dramas “Elementary” and “Code Black” will open their new seasons as the rest of the network’s primetime shows are starting to wind down their 2017-18 runs. (In fact, they’ll replace two shows that will have already concluded). “Elementary” gets a new home at 10 p.m. ET/PT Mondays starting April 30. “Code Black” debuts May 2 in the 10 p.m. Wednesday spot where it spent its first two seasons.

The shows they’re replacing, “Scorpion” on Monday and “Criminal Minds” on Wednesday, finish their seasons the week of April 23.

Since both shows are starting their seasons so late, they’ll run well into the summer. “Elementary,” which has a 21-episode season, could stretch almost to the start of the 2018-19 season. “Code Black” will likely run into July.

They’ll be part of a summer slate that also includes “Big Brother” and returning summer drama “Salvation.” The second season of “Ransom” is also a possibility for the summer.


Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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