CBS will be kicking off its 2018-2019 fall season with the 12th season premiere of The Big Bang Theory on September 24th. The network’s just announced the premiere dates for its primetime lineup that includes the return of popular shows Young Sheldon, NCIS, Survivor, and Bull.
Joining CBS’s primetime schedule when the new fall season debuts will be FBI, the revamped version of Magnum P.I., God Friended Me, Happy Together, and The Neighborhood. The revival Murphy Brown starring Candice Bergen earns the time slot behind Mom beginning on September 27th.
CBS Fall Premiere Dates:
- Monday, Sept. 24
8:00-8:30 PM – THE BIG BANG THEORY (12th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM – YOUNG SHELDON (2nd Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM – MAGNUM P.I. (SERIES DEBUT)
10:00-11:00 PM – BULL (3rd Season Premiere/New Time Period)
- Tuesday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 PM – NCIS (16th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM – FBI (SERIES DEBUT)
10:00-11:00 PM – NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (5th Season Premiere)
- Wednesday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:30 PM – SURVIVOR (90-Minute 37th Season Premiere)
9:30-11:00 PM – BIG BROTHER (90-Minute Season Finale)
- Thursday, Sept. 27
8:00-8:30 PM – THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM – YOUNG SHELDON (Regular Time Period)
9:00-9:30 PM – MOM (6th Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM – MURPHY BROWN (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM – S.W.A.T. (2nd Season Premiere)
- Friday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM – MACGYVER (3rd Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM – HAWAII FIVE-0 (9th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM – BLUE BLOODS (9th Season Premiere)
- Saturday, Sept. 29
8:00-9:00 PM – CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-11:00 PM – 48 HOURS (2-Hour 31st Season Premiere)
- Sunday, Sept. 30
7:30-8:30 PM – 60 MINUTES (51st Season Premiere)
8:30-9:30 PM – GOD FRIENDED ME (SERIES DEBUT)
9:30-10:30 PM – NCIS: LOS ANGELES (10th Season Premiere)
- Monday, Oct. 1
8:00-8:30 PM – THE NEIGHBORHOOD (SERIES DEBUT)
8:30-9:00 PM – HAPPY TOGETHER (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-10:00 PM – MAGNUM P.I.
10:00-11:00 PM – BULL
- Wednesday, Oct. 3
8:00-9:00 PM – SURVIVOR (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 PM – SEAL TEAM (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM – CRIMINAL MINDS (14th Season Premiere)
- Saturday, Oct. 6
8:00-9:00 PM – CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM – CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM – 48 HOURS (Regular Time Period)
- Sunday, Oct. 7
7:00-8:00 PM – 60 MINUTES (Regular Time Period)
8:00-9:00 PM – GOD FRIENDED ME (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 PM – NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Regular Time Period)
10:00-11:00 PM – MADAM SECRETARY (5th Season Premiere)
Details on CBS’s New Fall Primetime Shows:
FBI – FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This elite unit brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe. Born into a multigenerational law enforcement family, Special Agent Maggie Bell commits deeply to the people she works with as well as those she protects. Her partner is Special Agent Omar Adom ‘OA’ Zidan, a West Point graduate via Bushwick who spent two years undercover for the DEA before being cherry-picked by the FBI.
Overseeing them is a deeply respected Special Agent in Charge, who operates under intense pressure – political, public and self-imposed. The team also includes Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine, the nerve center of the office whose ability to easily relate to and engage with both superiors and subordinates makes him a master motivator. Kristen Chazal is the team’s most valued resource, a brilliant analyst recruited straight out of university who can piece together the big picture faster than anyone. These first-class agents tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence.
God Friended Me – God Friended Me is a humorous, uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. Miles Finer is intelligent, hopeful and optimistic, but he doesn’t believe in God. This puts him at odds with his father, Reverend Arthur Finer, a beloved preacher at Harlem’s Trinity Church for 25 years who is stung by his son’s strong rejection of his faith.
Miles feels he’s found his purpose in life hosting a podcast where he’s free to speak his mind, but that changes when he receives the ultimate friend request. After repeated pokes by God, Miles’ curiosity takes over, and he accepts the request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist suffering from writer’s block. Brought together by the “God Account,” the two find themselves investigating God’s friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need.
Joining them on their journey are Miles’s supportive sister, Ali, a doctoral psych student by day and bartender by night, and his best friend, Rakesh, a sometime hacker who helps Miles and Cara research the enigmatic account. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he’ll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.
Happy Together – Happy Together stars Damon Wayans Jr. in a comedy about a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when a young pop star drawn to their super-ordinary suburban life unexpectedly moves in with them. Jake, an accountant, and his dream wife, Claire, a restaurant and bar designer, are very comfortably settled into their marriage, enjoying evenings together on the couch watching TV and scheduling time to change their outgoing voicemail message.
Their tame routine gets a makeover when Jake’s client, exuberant music superstar Cooper James, arrives on their doorstep looking for refuge from the paparazzi following a high-profile breakup with his girlfriend. Jake and Claire quickly discover there’s no way they can keep up with their world-famous houseguest’s effortlessly cool, fast-paced lifestyle. Cooper, however, enjoys Jake and Claire’s more relaxed way of life, discovering that a touch of ordinary can be extraordinary for all three of them.
Magnum P.I. – Magnum P.I. is a modern take on the classic series centering on Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business. The “majordomo” of the property is Juliet Higgins, a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI:6 agent whose second job is to keep Magnum in line, with the help of her two Dobermans.
When Magnum needs back up on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin, a former Marine chopper pilot who runs Island Hoppers, a helicopter tour business, and Orville “Rick” Wright, a former Marine door-gunner-turned-impresario of Oahu’s coolest nightclub and the most connected man on the island. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case!
The Neighborhood – The Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. Dave Johnson is a good natured professional conflict negotiator. When his wife Gemma gets a job as a school principal in L.A., they move from Michigan with their young son, Grover, unfazed that their new dream home is located in a community quite different from their small town.
Their opinionated next door neighbor, Calvin Butler, is wary of the newcomers, certain that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block. However, Calvin’s gracious wife, Tina, rolls out the welcome wagon, their chipper younger son, Marty, thinks the Johnsons are very brave to move in, and their unemployed older son, Malcolm, finds Dave may finally be someone who understands him. Dave realizes that fitting into their new community is more complex than he expected, but if he can find a way to connect with Calvin, they have an excellent chance of making their new neighborhood their home.