It’s going to be a busy fall for CBS, which announced the premiere dates for its MacGyver reboot and the rest of the network’s 2016-17 shows this week.
The fall season kicks off for CBS on September 15 with the premiere of Thursday Night Football, followed by six new series — three comedies and three dramas — and one six-hour dramatic miniseries. The new shows will be accompanied by a host of returning, popular programs that include the award-winning comedy The Big Bang Theory and celebrated dramas NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Hawaii Five-O, and Blue Bloods.
Now entering its 10th season, The Big Bang Theory will premiere at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, September 19. It will be followed by the season premieres of NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans on September 20, and Hawaii Five-O and Blue Bloods on September 23.
As for the network’s new shows, the six-hour miniseries Case Closed examines the unsolved mystery of the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey. The limited series premieres Sunday, September 18.
Kevin James returns to television September 19 (after The Big Bang Theory premiere) for Kevin Can Wait, a comedy that casts the former King of Queens star as a retired police officer attempting to enjoy life after leaving the police force — but not his former cop buddies — behind him.
On September 20, NCIS actor Michael Weatherly stars in the series premiere of Bull, playing the “brilliant, brash and charming” Dr. Jason Bull, founder of a successful trial-consulting firm.
The first batch of series premieres concludes September 23 with the network’s reboot of MacGyver, featuring X-Men: First Class actor Lucas Till as the titular special agent with a knack for finding his way into — and out of — trouble.
Later in the year, Matt LeBlanc’s comedy Man With a Plan casts the actor as a contractor struggling to raise his three children (October 24), while Joel McHale plays a former outdoor-adventure journalist who takes a desk job in The Great Indoors (October 27).
Finally, the new medical drama Pure Genius also debuts on October 27. The series follows a Silicon Valley billionaire who builds an amazing hospital intended to treat rare diseases, at no cost at all.
You can read the full schedule of CBS’ fall lineup below:
Thursday, Sept. 15
7:30 p.m. ET: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW
8:25 p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NY Jets @ Buffalo Bills)
Sunday, Sept. 18
8:30-10:30 p.m. CASE CLOSED (LIMITED SERIES, PART 1)
Monday, Sept. 19
8-8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (10th Season Premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT (SERIES DEBUT)
9-11 p.m. CASE CLOSED (Part 2)
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9 p.m. NCIS (14th Season Premiere)
9-10 p.m. BULL (SERIES DEBUT)
10-11 p.m. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (3rd Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8-9:30 p.m. SURVIVOR (90-Minute 33rd Season Premiere)
9:30-11 p.m. BIG BROTHER (90-Minute Season Finale)
Friday, Sept. 23
8-9 p.m. MACGYVER (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-10 p.m. HAWAII FIVE-0 (7th Season Premiere)
10-11 p.m. BLUE BLOODS (7th Season Premiere)
Saturday, Sept. 24
10-11 p.m. 48 HOURS (29th Season Premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30-8:30 p.m. 60 MINUTES (49th Season Premiere)
8:30-10:30 p.m. CASE CLOSED (Part 3)
Monday, Sept. 26
9-11 p.m. Presidential Debate
Wednesday, Sept. 28
8-9 p.m. SURVIVOR (Regular Time Period)
9-10 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS (12th Season Premiere)
10-11 p.m. CODE BLACK (2nd Season Premiere)
Sunday, Oct. 2
8-9 p.m. NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8th Season Premiere)
9-10 p.m. MADAM SECRETARY (3rd Season Premiere)
10-11 p.m. ELEMENTARY (5th Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 3
9-11 p.m. SCORPION (2-Hour 3rd Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 10
9-10 p.m. 2 BROKE GIRLS (1-Hour 6th Season Premiere)
10-11 p.m. SCORPION (regular time period)
Monday, Oct. 17
9-9:30 p.m. 2 BROKE GIRLS (regular time period)
9:30-10 p.m. THE ODD COUPLE (3rd Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 24
8-8:30 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT (New Time Period)
8:30-9 p.m. MAN WITH A PLAN (SERIES DEBUT)
Thursday, Oct. 27
8-8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9 p.m. THE GREAT INDOORS (SERIES DEBUT)
9-9:30 p.m. MOM (4th Season Premiere)
9:30 -10 p.m. LIFE IN PIECES (2nd Season Premiere)
10-11 p.m. PURE GENIUS (SERIES DEBUT)
You can get more info on the season’s new and returning series at CBS.com.
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