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CBS 2017-2018 Fall TV Schedule Announced, Includes Big Bang Theory Spinoff And More

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CBS is the most watched network on TV in terms of its primetime schedule, since it boasts the massively popular (but dwindling) comedy The Big Bang Theory, the massively popular drama NCIS and the massively popular reality show Survivor, among other programming highlights. The network unleashed its schedule for the 2017-2018 fall TV season, and not only are all our favorites back in action, but there are a bunch of top notch new shows to get hyped about, including the small screen return of Criminal Minds' Shemar Moore.

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*During NFL Football *

8:00-8:30 p.m. - The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 p.m. - YOUNG SHELDON (One-time preview on September 25)

8:30-9:00 p.m. - 9JKL (Premieres October 2)

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Kevin Can Wait

9:30-10:00 p.m. - ME, MYSELF & I

10:00-11:00 p.m. - Scorpion

Post-NFL Football, Starting October 30

8:00-8:30 PM - Kevin Can Wait

8:30-9:00 p.m. - 9JKL (Premieres October 2)

9:00-9:30 p.m. - ME, MYSELF & I

9:30-10:00 p.m. - Superior Donuts

10:00-11:00 p.m. - Scorpion

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8:00-9:00 p.m. - NCIS

9:00-10:00 p.m. - Bull

10:00-11:00 p.m. - NCIS: New Orleans

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8:00-9:00 p.m. - Survivor

9:00-10:00 p.m. - SEAL TEAM

10:00-11:00 p.m. - Criminal Minds

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During NFL Football

8:00-11:00 p.m. - NFL Thursday Night Football

Post-NFL Football

8:00-8:30 p.m. - The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 p.m. - YOUNG SHELDON

9:00-9:30 p.m. - Mom

9:30-10:00 p.m. - Life in Pieces

10:00-11:00 p.m. - S.W.A.T.

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8:00-9:00 p.m. - Macgyver

9:00-10:00 p.m. - Hawaii Five-0

10:00-11:00 p.m. - Blue Bloods

48 hours

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8:00-9:00 p.m. - Crimetime Saturday

9:00-10:00 p.m. - Crimetime Saturday

10:00-11:00 p.m. - 48 Hours

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7:00-8:00 p.m. - 60 Minutes

8:00-9:00 p.m. - WISDOM OF THE CROWD

9:00-10:00 p.m. - NCIS: Los Angeles

10:00-11:00 p.m. - Madam Secretary

So. Many. New. Shows. And that's not even counting the midseason entries. It's hard to tell which one will be the biggest, too, since we've got the Big Bang spinoff Young Sheldon, David Boreanaz's Bones follow-up project (Seal Team), and the aforementioned new show from Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.). As far as some of the other debut series that aren't quite as high-level, there's the comedy 9JKL, Bobby Moynihan's era-spanning comedy Me, Myself & I. Then there's the Sunday night drama Wisdom of the Crowd, based on an Israeli program about someone who creates a giant crowd-sourcing information hub to help solve a murder.

All that new blood means that some shows had to get moved around, and this year, it's not solely about Big Bang Theory's annual relocation surrounding the NFL football season. Criminal Minds is taking a step back into a later timeslot, As well, Sunday nights took a big shift, with NCIS: Los Angeles and Madam Secretary switching their times around to accommodate the new show. Notably, Elementary isn't present anywhere on this schedule, but we can likely expect to see it when the midseason kicks off.

So that's everything you'll find on CBS this fall. You can head to our schedules for ABC, NBC and Fox next, to see what their lineups will look like later this year. And then check out our summer TV schedule to lock down your primetime viewing for the next few months.

Nick Venable

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.