CBS Fall 2017 Schedule: Criminal Minds season 13, NCIS: Los Angeles move

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Today, the full CBS Fall 2017 Schedule was released, and like with many past ones for the network, it is a combination of staying pat and making small moves. The schedule’s good news is you like shows to stay on the same night that they were previously … but there are some changes in timeslot.

Want to compare this to some of the other network schedules already announced? Then be sure to check out the link here to view ABC, NBC, and Fox’s plans for the fall! (The CW will be releasing theirs later this week.) All times within this article are Eastern, so adjust accordingly.

One other thing to remember is that for the first few weeks of the season, CBS will be airing Thursday Night Football. With that, their Monday schedule varies both before and after football is going on.

Monday (during Thursday Night Football season)

8:00 – The Big Bang Theory

8:30 – 9JKL (new comedy)

9:00 – Kevin Can Wait

9:30 – Me, Myself & I (new comedy)

10:00 – Scorpion

Nothing surprising here. CBS is using two of their “anchor comedies” in order to launch new shows. Smart, as the network often is.

Monday (after Thursday Night Football)

8:00 – Kevin Can Wait

8:30 – 9JKL

9:00 – Me, Myself & I

9:30 – Superior Donuts

10:00 – Scorpion

The only risk here is that CBS seems okay with using a new show in Me, Myself & I as an anchor for an hour, without even knowing how it is going to do. Let’s see how that pans out.


8:00 – NCIS

9:00 – Bull

10:00 – NCIS: New Orleans

No change here, not that there needed to be one.


8:00 – Survivor

9:00 – SEAL Team (new series)

10:00 – Criminal Minds (new time)

Moving Criminal Minds back an hour is a pretty big deal for the long-running show. This is a sign both its current ratings and also the faith CBS has in SEAL Team, starring David Boreanaz following his time on Bones, becoming a big hit.

Thursday (after football)

8:00 – The Big Bang Theory

8:30 – Young Sheldon

9:00 – Mom

9:30 – Life in Pieces

10:00 – SWAT

The Sheldon prequel airing after The Big Bang Theory is the worst-kept secret out there. Hearts go out to Shemar Moore already trying to make SWAT into a hit show in this super-tough timeslot.


8:00 – MacGyver

9:00 – Hawaii Five-0

10:00 – Blue Bloods

No change here from fall 2016.


8:00 – Wisdom of the Crowd (new show)

9:00 – NCIS: Los Angeles (new time)

10:00 – Madam Secretary (new time)

Expect a ton of Madam Secretary preemptions this coming season. Also, CBS clearly has a lot of faith in Wisdom of the Crowd, a show with a pretty terrible title, airing after NFL football.

What do you think about the CBS Fall 2017 Schedule? Sound off in the comments below!

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