The fall TV season is already in full swing without some of television's biggest dramas, but that will change in November thanks in part to some CBS premieres. Although shows like NCIS, Young Sheldon, and S.W.A.T. already had premiere dates, there were big gaps in the CBS lineup, including Bull and FBI. Now, CBS has some good news for fans of its dramas. November will feature even more premieres!
Michael Weatherly's Bull will return to CBS on Monday, November 16 at 10 p.m. ET. FBI and FBI: Most Wanted are the next newly-announced dramas on the way back, returning respectively at 9 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 17. Finally on the drama front, SEAL Team will be back on CBS on Wednesday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET. Fortunately for viewers who want some laughs to go with the drama, The Unicorn received a premiere date as well: Thursday, November 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Thanks to these new additions, CBS' November lineup will be packed with some big premieres. Here's where the full schedule stands at the time of writing:
Thursday, November 5
Young Sheldon Season 4 - 8 p.m.
B POSITIVE Series Premiere - 8:30 p.m.
Mom Season 8 - 9 p.m.
The Unicorn Season 2 - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 8
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 - 8:30 p.m.
NCIS: New Orleans Season 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11
S.W.A.T. Season 4 - 9 p.m. (2-hour premiere)
Monday, November 16
The Neighborhood Season 3 - 8 p.m.
Bob Hearts Abishola Season 2 - 8:30 p.m.
All Rise Season 2 - 9 p.m.
Bull Season 5 - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17
NCIS Season 18 - 8 p.m.
FBI Season 3 - 9 p.m.
FBI: Most Wanted Season 2 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25
SEAL Team Season 4 - 9 p.m. ET
CBS is seemingly poised for some seriously dramatic Tuesdays, and NCIS has reliably delivered strong ratings in its Tuesday slot. FBI faces some stiff competition at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays thanks to NBC's dominant This Is Us, and CBS' Wednesdays might have a hard time winning against NBC's One Chicago, as well as Fox's The Masked Singer. The Monday night comedies at least won't be up against ABC's The Bachelorette (which has caused some controversy already this season), due to a time slot change from Bachelor Nation's usual spot on Mondays.
Interestingly, between CBS and NBC, there will be two straight nights of shows set in the same universe, with FBI and FBI: Most Wanted closing Tuesday on CBS and leading to One Chicago on NBC Wednesdays. Throw in Law & Order: SVU on Thursdays, and Dick Wolf will be all but dominating primetime! CBS is also generally a winner in the comedy sphere, especially with Young Sheldon in the aftermath of The Big Bang Theory ending.
November will be packed with more premieres than usual, as delayed productions prevented a lot of the biggest series from making their expected September/October returns. Instead of featuring midseason finales heading into winter hiatuses, November will deliver a bunch of premieres! Assuming productions are able to continue now that they've restarted, hopefully fans will have a full slate of TV for the foreseeable future without more big breaks.