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CBS Fall Premiere Dates

CBS Fall Premiere Dates: Big Bang, NCIS, MacGyver, XL Scorpion and More

CBS is the latest broadcast net to detail its premiere plan for the 2016-17 TV season (following NBC, Fox and The CW), and the network once again kicks things off with Thursday Night Football on Sept. 15.

The network’s new six-hour docu-series Case Closed, which examines the unsolved JonBenet Ramsay murder, will air over three nights— Sunday, Sept. 18, Monday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 25 — during premiere week.

Elsewhere, Scorpion and Two Broke Girls will return with super-sized episodes.

All told, the CBS’ rollout strategy looks like this (new shows in CAPS; click thru for a first look)…

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15
7:30 pm Thursday Night Football Pre-Game Show
8:25 pm Thursday Night Football (Denver @ Kansas City)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
8:30 pm: CASE CLOSED (JonBenet Ramsay, Part 1)

MONDAY, SEPT. 19
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (Season 10)
8:30 pm KEVIN CAN WAIT (new)
9 pm Case Closed (JonBenet Ramsay, Part 2)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20
8 pm NCIS (Season 14)
9 pm BULL
10 pm NCIS: New Orleans (Season 3)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21
8 pm Survivor (Season 33)
9:30 pm Big Brother Finale

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
8 pm MACGYVER
9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (Season 7)
10 pm Blue Bloods (Season 7)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
10 pm 48 Hours (Season 29)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
7 pm 60 Minutes (Season 49)
9 pm Case Closed (JonBenet Ramsay, Part 3)

MONDAY, SEPT. 26
9 pm Presidential Debate

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28
9 pm Criminal Minds (Season 12)
10 pm Code Black (Season 2)

SUNDAY, Oct. 2
8 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 8)
9 pm Madam Secretary (Season 3)
10 pm Elementary (Season 5)

MONDAY, OCT. 3
9 pm Scorpion (Season 3; two-hour premiere)

MONDAY, Oct. 10
9 pm Two Broke Girls (Season 6, one-hour premiere)

MONDAY, Oct. 17
9: 30 The Odd Couple (Season 3)

MONDAY, Oct. 24 (regular post-football lineup)
8 pm Kevin Can Wait
8: 30 om MAN WITH A PLAN
9 pm 2 Broke Girls
9:30 pm The Odd Couple
10 pm Scorpion

THURSDAY, OCT. 27 (regular post-football lineup)
8 pm The Big Bang Theory
8:30 THE GREAT INDOORS
9 pm Mom (Season 4)
9:30 Life in Pieces (Season 2)
10 pm PURE GENIUS

On deck for midseason: Returning shows The Amazing Race, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Undercover Boss, and new series Training Day and Doubt.

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31 Comments
  1. Joey Padron says:

    Excited for new seasons of Hawaii Five-0 and The Odd Couple!

  2. justafan says:

    I’m so excited for Bull!!

    • Jenn says:

      Glad someone is liking the idea, as I detest Dr Phil so much I can’t even bring myself to give it 5 minutes, despite the excellent Michael Wetherly.

  3. Kevin K says:

    I’ll give the MacGyver reboot a chance when it premieres September 23rd. Great Indoors should give a big boost for a Big Bang lead-in like what Life in Pieces did last year come October 27th (after football).

  4. Dan the critic says:

    A big BOO that there’s no Amazing Race in September.

    • dan says:

      My understanding is that there may only be one cycle of Amazing Race during the 2016-17 season. I’m not sure if they ordered one or two cycles, but if CBS has a strong Fall then it won’t air until 2017. I’d be OK with TAR running one cycle in the summer.

  5. Jackie says:

    NCISLA following 60 Minutes? LOL. Who does this?!

  6. Carol says:

    Bad news – waiting until October for Scorpion. Good news – it’s supersized because of all the Paige/Walter smooching. (lol – fingers crossed)

  7. Carrie says:

    Thursday, September 15th for football is Jets @ Bills not Denver @ Kansas City.

  8. Lyn says:

    So, Mondays for TBBT, KCW and Scorpion. Nothing else.

  9. reddkl says:

    They’re trying to kill off NCIS: Los Angeles. It’s moved to the DEATH SPOT on Sunday night.

  10. Bob says:

    Amazing Race ran for a number of seasons before Madam Secretary took over Sunday’s at 8pm. It’s not a death sentence for NCIS:LA. The football over runs are annoying, but 60 minutes will be a stable lead…if anything they’ll hurt Elementary some at the back end of that night.

    I’m of the belief that a mid season cycle, followed by a summer cycle of TAR could actually be a good idea, and maybe extend it’s longevity by a couple more seasons. The thought that 30 seasons is even in play is ridiculous to begin with….so every additional cycle from here on out is beyond icing on the cake.

    • Jackie says:

      I don’t think it’s a death slot for NCISLA; I just think it’s soooo incompatible with 60Minutes. There’s no flow of like-minded viewers from 60M to LA to MS. It will kill MS, and Elementary. IMHO

  11. Judy Large says:

    will not watch NCIS anymore but am so excited for Bull

  12. Carol says:

    Other stories here show the competition as other common networks. We have been watching AMC, TNT, and History more and more…there lies the REAL competion!

  13. Tabitha says:

    You need put cbs back dish net work you are stupid thinking need more money you make a enough money off show makeI love show on cbs . Put cbs back dish network

  14. Doris says:

    Where is The Amazing Race?

  15. tinke101 says:

    Perhaps you should review your links to new shows. Tried to read further info about each new one listed but most of them brought entirely different shows, several on channels other than CBS.

  16. Sue says:

    If Bull does not make the grade,will Michael Weatherly return to NCIS?

  17. Laura C says:

    Only show I watch on CBS is Blue Bloods. Can’t wait for NEW season although I still watch all the marathons on ION and WGN.

  18. Nancy says:

    Glad to see they finally put NCIS-LA back on at a reasonable time so we can watch it again!

  19. Loli says:

    The only CBS fall shows I watch are Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, Code Black, and NCIS: Los Angeles.