Here is the CBS schedule! Check back next week for my end of season wrap-up posts!
Past CBS schedules: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
8:00 (Sep) The Big Bang Theory (10th Season)/(late Oct) Kevin Can Wait
8:30 (Sep) KEVIN CAN WAIT/(late Oct) MAN WITH A PLAN
9:00 2 Broke Girls (6th Season)
9:30 The Odd Couple (3rd Season)
10:00 Scorpion (3rd Season)
8:00 NCIS (14th Season)
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (3rd Season)
8:00 Survivor (33rd Edition)
9:00 Criminal Minds (12th Season)
10:00 Code Black (2nd Season)
Wednesdays look identical to the start of the 2015-16 season as Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will take a seat again and CBS brings Code Black back to the night. This shows a lot of faith in a show that barely got a second season because it seems like they would give the show they believe in the most of the two the fall slot. As has been the case for six years now, Survivor and Criminal Minds occupy the first two hours of Wednesdays.
8:00 Thursday Night Football
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (10th Season)
8:30 THE GREAT INDOORS
9:00 Mom (4th Season)
9:30 Life in Pieces (2nd Season)
10:00 PURE GENIUS
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (7th Season)
10:00 Blue Bloods (7th Season)
10:00 48 Hours (30th Season)
No surprise here.
7:00 60 Minutes (49th Season)
8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (8th Season)
9:00 Madam Secretary (3rd Season)
10:00 Elementary (5th Season)
Sunday nights are not seeing a major revamp but they are seeing the arrival of NCIS: Los Angeles to the night. This show does not have the prestige that Sunday nights have been going for but it seems like it could capture the football audience well on overrun nights. Madam Secretary slides back to the slot formerly held by The Good Wife while Elementary gets the "screw you" slot that sometimes gets started close to 11pm.
MIDSEASON: DOUBT, TRAINING DAY, The Amazing Race, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Undercover Boss
CBS has the least amount of shows saved for midseason and they have no comedies on deck so they must hope everything works for them. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders may share a slot with Code Black again while The Amazing Race will probably come back to Fridays at some point and Undercover Boss will be filler. The new dramas will probably air wherever something doesn't work.
CANCELLED/ENDED: Angel From Hell, CSI: Cyber, The Good Wife, Limitless, Mike & Molly, Person of Interest, Rush Hour
It's also worth noting that Supergirl is headed to the CW.
TO SUM UP:
I like the CBS schedule but not as much as the ABC one. They have the most new shows premiering - six - but three of them will not premiere until late October. Overall, I think they made good changes to Tuesday and I like the ambitious swing to go back to four comedies on Monday. I think this is a coherent schedule that's right on brand for CBS. They may not be the most exciting network for their shows but there's less "big swings" than last year and that's probably a good thing. Every network needs to have an identity in today's fractured viewing and CBS does that well.