CBS FALL 2020 SCHEDULE
CBS UNVEILS 2020-2021 PRIMETIME LINEUP; 3 NEW SERIES JOIN 23 RETURNING SHOWS
New Comedy B POSITIVE Airs Thursday at 8:30 PM, Out of YOUNG SHELDON and New Drama THE EQUALIZER Follows 60 MINUTES on Sunday at 8:00 PM
CLARICE to Premiere Mid-Season
Network’s Fall Schedule Features Perennial Strength and Stability with Big New Show Launches on Thursday and Sunday
CBS Lineup Includes the Return of #1 Series NCIS, #1 Comedy YOUNG SHELDON, #1 New Comedy BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA, #1 New Series FBI: MOST WANTED and #1 News Program 60 MINUTES
Five Freshman Series Return for a Second Season
8 pm The Neighborhood
8:30 pm Bob Hearts Abishola
9 pm All Rise
10 pm Bull
8 pm NCIS
9 pm FBI
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted
8 pm Survivor
9 pm The Amazing Race
10 pm SEAL Team
8 pm Young Sheldon
8:30 pm B POSITIVE
9 pm Mom
9:30 pm The Unicorn
10 pm Evil
8 pm MacGyver
9 pm Magnum P.I.
10 pm Blue Bloods
8 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
9 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
10 pm 48 Hours
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm THE EQUALIZER
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles
10 pm: NCIS: New Orleans
CBS today unveiled its new 2020-2021 primetime programming lineup featuring one new comedy, two new dramas and 23 returning series. Additional new series will be announced at a later date. For 2019-2020, the Network finished #1 for the 12th straight season, winning 17 of the past 18 seasons.
The two new shows for fall include the comedy B POSITIVE, from award-winning executive producer, writer and creator Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette, starring Emmy Award nominee Thomas Middleditch and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford, and the drama THE EQUALIZER, starring Academy Award nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah.
The shows debuting later in the season include the new drama CLARICE from acclaimed executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, starring Rebecca Breeds in the title role, and returning favorites S.W.A.T. and UNDERCOVER BOSS.
In addition, CBS will broadcast SUPER BOWL LV on Feb. 7, 2021.
“We’re excited to come off another season as America’s Most Watched Network and, despite the obvious challenges around us, put together another winning lineup,” said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. “Next season, we’ll have five breakout returning freshman series and three compelling new shows placed into a schedule with the incredible stability for which CBS is so well known. Couple that with our broadcast of SUPER BOWL LV next February, and CBS is simply loaded with a lineup that will clearly appeal to both our advertising partners and our loyal viewers.”
CBS’ new fall schedule features perennial strength and stability, plus big new show additions on Thursday and Sunday.
The 2020-2021 night-by-night schedule (all times in ET):
MONDAYS – Monday’s lineup returns intact. The one-hour comedy block of THE NEIGHBORHOOD followed by TV’s #1 new comedy BOB ♥ ABISHOLA opens the night from 8 PM to 9 PM, respectively, where both shows rank among the top comedies on television. At 9 PM, one of the top-rated freshman dramas ALL RISE returns with star Simone Missick, followed by BULL at 10 PM, Monday’s #1 entertainment program.
TUESDAYS – Tuesday’s dominant lineup remains intact, with the three returning dramas delivering over 13 million viewers for the night. NCIS, the #1 series on television, opens the night at 8 PM when it returns for its 18th season. At 9 PM, FBI, returns for its third season with stars Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki, followed by #1 new series FBI: MOST WANTED 10 PM.
WEDNESDAYS – Wednesday’s solid schedule adds more reality and adventure. SURVIVOR, hosted by Jeff Probst, starts off the night at 8 PM. Then, at 9 PM, a fall edition of the multiple Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE hosted by Phil Keoghan begins another trek around the world. Finally, at 10 PM, the fourth season of military drama SEAL TEAM, starring David Boreanaz, returns to close out the night.
THURSDAYS – Thursday’s schedule adds one new notable comedy. First, YOUNG SHELDON, TV’s #1 comedy, anchors the night and is the lead-in for the new comedy B POSITIVE at 8:30 PM. Next, at 9 PM is TV’s #2 comedy MOM, starring Anna Faris and Emmy and Academy Award winner Allison Janney, followed by the #2 new comedy, THE UNICORN, starring Walton Goggins, at 9:30 PM. Then, at 10 PM, award-winning producers Michelle and Robert King continue to examine the origins of evil in the critically acclaimed drama EVIL.
FRIDAYS – CBS’ most dominant night, where the Network is beating all others this season by over 3.5 million viewers, returns intact. MACGYVER opens the night at 8 PM, leading into MAGNUM P.I. at 9 PM. TV’s #3 drama BLUE BLOODS returns at 10 PM, to cap one of television’s strongest nights.
SATURDAYS – CBS’ Saturday night lineup features CRIMETIME SATURDAY, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas at 8 PM and 9 PM, followed by the law and justice program 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports Primetime series, at 10 PM.
SUNDAYS – CBS’ winning night adds a new high-profile drama. 60 MINUTES, TV’s acclaimed #1 news program, returns for its 53rd season at 7 PM, providing a dominant lead-in for the new drama THE EQUALIZER, a reimagining of the classic series, at 8 PM. Next, the two most-watched entertainment programs on Sunday air back to back: NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9 PM, followed by NCIS: NEW ORLEANS at 10 PM.
Learn more about the new comedy:
B POSITIVE is a new comedy about a therapist and newly divorced dad (played by Thomas Middleditch of Silicon Valley fame) who finds a kidney donor in the most unexpected of places—and people. That person happens to be a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past—played by Annaleigh Ashford (Masters Of Sex)—who volunteers for the job and, together, they form an unusual bond that changes both of their lives.
In addition to Middleditch (“Drew”) and Ashford (“Gina”), B Positive also stars Kether Donohue (“Leanne”), Sara Rue (“Julia”), and Kamryn Kunody (“Maddie”).
Chuck Lorre and Marco Pennette are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. The pilot was directed by James Burrows.
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About Evil TV Show
aramount+ today announced that its critically acclaimed original series, EVIL, was renewed for a fourth season. The first four episodes of season three of EVIL are currently available to stream. New episodes of the 10-episode third season drop weekly on Sundays, exclusively on Paramount+.
EVIL stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti, Kurt Fuller, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco and Dalya Knapp. EVIL is produced by CBS Studios in association with King Size Productions. Robert King, Michelle King, Liz Glotzer, Rockne S. O'Bannon and Nelson McCormick serve as executive producers. The series is distributed worldwide by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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