Fall TV Preview

CBS Sets Fall Dates for Survivor 41, NCIS: Hawai'i, FBI Trifecta and Others

CBS Fall Premiere Dates

CBS is the second broadcast network (following The CW) to reveal exact premiere dates for the fall. Its slate unspools in late September/early October, and features an unexpected November “vanishing act” for one drama series.

First, to recap: Because it can never be noted enough, NCIS is moving to Mondays this fall, marking the well-watched, long-running drama series’ first time slot change ever. Also, Tuesday will now feature a trifecta of FBI series, and SEAL Team is moving to Sundays for four episodes, prior to finishing out its season on Paramount+.

S.W.A.T. is moving to Fridays and was slated to promptly take over SEAL Team‘s Sunday slot. Instead, the cop drama will remain on Friday nights upon its return from a November-long hiatus, and not re-relocate to Sundays until midseason.

All told, CBS’ premiere date plan looks like this.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12
7:30 pm 60 Minutes Season 54

SATURDAY, SEPT. 18
10 pm 48 Hours Season 35

SUNDAY, SEPT. 19
8 pm Emmys

MONDAY, SEPT. 20
8 pm The Neighborhood Season 4
8:30 pm Bob Hearts Abishola Season 3
9 pm NCIS Season 19 (new time slot!)
10 pm NCIS: HAWAI’I series premiere

TUESDAY, SEPT. 21
8 pm FBI Season 4
9 pm FBI: Most Wanted Season 3 (special time)
10 pm FBI: INTERNATIONAL series premiere (special time)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22
8 pm Survivor Season 41 (two hours)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 26
7 pm 60 Minutes (regular time slot premiere)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 28
9 pm FBI: INTERNATIONAL (regular time slot premiere)
10 pm: FBI: Most Wanted (regular time slot premiere)

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29
9 pm Big Brother (live season finale)

FRIDAY, OCT. 1
8 pm S.W.A.T. Season 5 premiere
9 pm Magnum P.I. Season 4 premiere
10 pm Blue Bloods Season 12 premiere

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6
9 pm Tough as Nails Season 3 premiere
10 pm CSI: VEGAS series premiere

THURSDAY, OCT. 7
8 pm Young Sheldon Season 5
8:30 pm United States of Al Season 2
9 pm GHOSTS series premiere
9:30 pm B Positive Season 2
10 pm Bull Season 6 (new time slot)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10
8 pm The Equalizer Season 2
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13
10 pm SEAL Team Season 5 (new time slot)

FRIDAY, OCT. 22
8 pm THE ACTIVIST series premiere
(S.W.A.T. returns Friday, Dec. 3)

The Amazing Race, Blood & Treasure, COME DANCE WITH ME, GOOD SAMSMALLWOOD, Undercover Boss


All Rise, MacGyver, Mom, NCIS: New Orleans and The Unicorn; Clarice‘s fate remains TBD.

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