Fall TV Preview

CBS Fall Premiere Dates: Big Bang, Magnum P.I., Murphy Brown and More


As usual, everything starts with a Big Bang: CBS has unveiled its fall premiere game plan for the 2018-19 TV season, kicking things off with the Season 12 premiere of The Big Bang Theory on Monday, Sept. 24 at 8/7c, followed by the Season 2 debut of spinoff Young Sheldon at 8:30 pm. (Both shows will shift to their regular Thursday timeslots later that week, on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8 and 8:30 pm.)

Among CBS’ new fall offerings, the revamped Magnum P.I. (starring Jay Hernandez in the title role) will debut on Monday, Sept. 24 at 9 pm, following the special Big Bang and Young Sheldon premieres. Plus, the much-anticipated revival of Murphy Brown will debut Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9:30 pm, after the Season 6 premiere of Mom.

CBS is the fourth major network to reveal its fall premiere dates, following NBC, The CW and Fox. Still to come: ABC.

Scroll down for a full rundown of CBS’ fall lineup, as well as what’s on tap for midseason — and a reminder of what’s already been cancelled.

MONDAY, SEPT. 24
8 pm The Big Bang Theory
8:30 pm Young Sheldon
9 pm MAGNUM P.I. (watch trailer)
10 pm Bull

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
8 pm NCIS
9 pm FBI (watch trailer)
10 pm NCIS: New Orleans

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26
8 pm Survivor (90-minute premiere)

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (timeslot premiere)
8:30 pm Young Sheldon (timeslot premiere)
9 pm Mom
9:30 pm MURPHY BROWN (watch trailer)
10 pm S.W.A.T.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
8 pm MacGyver
9 pm Hawaii Five-0
10 pm Blue Bloods

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
8 pm Crimetime Saturday
9 pm 48 Hours (2-hour premiere)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
7:30 pm 60 Minutes
8:30 pm GOD FRIENDED ME (watch trailer)
9:30 pm NCIS: Los Angeles

MONDAY, OCT. 1
8 pm THE NEIGHBORHOOD (watch trailer)
8:30 pm HAPPY TOGETHER (watch trailer)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
9 pm SEAL Team
10 pm Criminal Minds

SATURDAY, OCT. 6
10 pm 48 Hours (timeslot premiere)

SUNDAY, OCT. 7 
7 pm 60 Minutes (timeslot premiere)
8 pm GOD FRIENDED ME (timeslot premiere)
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (timeslot premiere)
10 pm Madam Secretary

Fall TV Schedule 2018

THE CODE, Elementary, FAM, Instinct, Life in Pieces, Man With a Plan, THE RED LINE, The Amazing Race, BLOOD & TREASURE and Big Brother: Celebrity Edition

Fall TV Schedule 2018

9JKL, Code Black, Kevin Can Wait, Living Biblically, Me Myself & I, Scorpion, Superior Donuts, Wisdom of the Crowd and Zoo