Here is CBS’ schedule for fall 2018. New shows are in italics.
|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||The Neighborhood||Happy Together||Magnum P.I.||Bull (new time period)|
|Tuesday||NCIS||FBI||NCIS: New Orleans|
|Wednesday||Survivor||SEAL Team||Criminal Minds|
|Thursday||The Big Bang Theory||Young Sheldon||Mom||Murphy Brown||SWAT|
|Friday||MacGyver||Hawaii Five-0||Blue Bloods|
|Saturday||Crimetime Saturday||Crimetime Saturday||48 Hours|
|Sunday||60 Minutes||God Friended Me||NCIS: Los Angeles||Madam Secretary|
CBS has five new series for the fall — plus the return of “Murphy Brown” after 20 years — and three of them are on Monday nights. Kelly Kahl, the president of CBS Entertainment, says the overhaul was a result of the night declining considerably in 2017-18.
“We can stomach maybe second place here and there; we like to be in first. Third is kind of a no-no,” he told reporters Wednesday in announcing the network’s schedule. “We were in third [on Mondays] this year, and we don’t like to be there, so change was required.”
The night will lead off with a pair of new comedies. “The Neighborhood” stars Max Greenfield as a guy from the Midwest who moves his family to a historically African-American neighborhood. Cedric the Entertainer plays his new neighbor. “Happy Together” is about a couple (Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West) who let a rising pop star move in with them.
They’re followed by “Magnum P.I.,” a remake of the classic show starring Jay Hernandez in the title role, and “Bull,” which moves from Tuesdays in hopes of improving on what the now-canceled “Scorpion” did at 10 p.m.
The move of “Bull” creates a spot for the Dick Wolf-produced “FBI” on Tuesday nights, where it will form an all-acronym drama block between “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans.”
The revival of “Murphy Brown” will close out the Thursday comedy block, which is otherwise unchanged. Kahl says he expects a good-sized audience for the show’s premiere but hopes putting it behind three well-established shows will keep it from “fading out” later in the season.
Returning shows “Elementary,” “Instinct,” “Life in Pieces,” “Man with a Plan,” “The Amazing Race” and “Celebrity Big Brother” are on tap for the second half of the season. New dramas “The Code” and “Red Line” (which CBS describes as an “event series”) and comedy “Fam” are also set for midseason.