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 April 25 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 a week before the respective debuts. “Criminal Minds” will have a two-hour finale on April 18.

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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