CBS Rolls Out Primetime Schedule for 2016-17 Season

Posted by at 10:20 am on May 18, 2016

BullCBS on Wednesday revealed its primetime schedule for the 2016-17 TV season, following similar announcements from NBC, Fox and ABC. The major headlines: The network is bringing comedy back to Monday nights; Michael Weatherly’s new drama Bull will be paired with his former series NCIS on Tuesdays; NCIS: LA will shift to Sundays-at-8; and Joel McHale’s new sitcom The Great Indoors has landed the coveted post-Big Bang Theory slot on Thursday’s (after football).

MacGyver, meanwhile, replaces The Amazing Race on Fridays-at 8, with the venerable reality series returning at midseason in a TBD slot.
Also on deck for midseason: Returning shows Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Undercover Boss, and new series Training Day and Doubt.
Regarding the fate of Limitless, new CBS prez Glenn Geller told reporters Wednesday morning, “Right now, we’re in discussions with other potential buyers” for the series.

All told, the CBS schedule looks like this; new shows are in CAPS.
MONDAY
8 pm The Big Bang Theory
8:30 KEVIN CAN WAIT
9 pm 2 Broke Girls
9: 30 The Odd Couple
10 pm Scorpion
MONDAY (after Thursday Night Football concludes in late October)
8 pm Kevin Can Wait
8:30 MAN WITH A PLAN
9 pm 2 Broke Girls
9: 30 The Odd Couple
10 pm Scorpion
TUESDAY
8 pm NCIS
9 pm BULL
10 pm NCIS: New Orleans
WEDNESDAY
8 pm Survivor
9 pm Criminal Minds
10 pm Code Black

THURSDAY
8 pm Thursday Night Football

THURSDAY (after football concludes)
8 pm The Big Bang Theory
8:30 pm THE GREAT INDOORS
9 pm Mom
9:30 Life in Pieces
10 pm PURE GENIUS
FRIDAY
8 pm MACGYVER
9 pm Hawaii Five-0
10 pm Blue Bloods
SATURDAY
8 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
9 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
10 pm 48 Hours
SUNDAY
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm NCIS: LA
9 pm Madam Secretary
10 pm Elementary

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Angel From Hell, CSI: Cyber, Extant, The Good Wife, Mike & Molly, Rush Hour, Under the Dome and the CW-bound Supergirl.

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