CBS Moves NCIS, Stacks FBI Franchise


CBS’s fall schedule sees NCIS moving from its long-held Tuesday night slot, which will now feature Dick Wolf’s FBI franchise.

Mondays this fall feature the one-hour comedy block of The Neighborhood and Bob ♥ Abishola opening the night. At 9 p.m., NCIS moves into its new home, paired with NCIS: Hawaii for a two-hour drama block.

Tuesdays see FBI providing a lead-in for the newest series in the franchise, FBI: International. FBI: Most Wanted remains in the 10 p.m. slot.

Survivor leads off Wednesday nights, followed by Tough as Nails. CSI: Vegas caps the night at 10 p.m.

Young Sheldon continues to anchor Thursdays this fall, leading into United States of Al. At 9 p.m. is Ghosts, followed by B Positive. Bull moves to Thursdays at 10 p.m.

S.W.A.T. launches into its fifth season on a new night, Fridays at 8 p.m., with new unscripted programming coming later in the season. Magnum P.I. holds the 9 p.m. slot, with Blue Bloods at 10 p.m.

CBS’s Saturday night lineup features encore broadcasts of the network’s popular dramas.

Sundays feature season two of The Equalizer and NCIS: Los Angeles, followed by the four-episode event of SEAL Team at 10 p.m., before it moves to Paramount+. S.W.A.T. takes over the 10 p.m. time period later in the season.

New series debuting later in the season include the medical drama Good Sam, starring Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs; Smallwood, a comedy based on professional bowler Tom Smallwood’s life, starring Pete Holmes, Katie Lowes and Chi McBride; and the family competition series executive produced by LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, Come Dance with Me, hosted by Philip Lawrence.

“This season, we proved we could create a winning schedule against seemingly insurmountable odds,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “Next season, we aim to repeat that success with bold, strategic scheduling moves designed to strengthen nights and maximize flow across the week. We’re expanding three of our biggest, globally popular franchises, returning 22 fan favorites while nurturing our newer rising hits, and adding a host of year-round original programming that will appeal to viewers and advertisers alike.”