CBS 2018 Fall Schedule: Bull season 3 moves; Murphy Brown to Thursdays

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CBS officially unveiled their 2018 Fall Schedule on Wednesday and there is one change in particular that is not a surprise: Pretty much all of Monday night. This night of the week has fallen into the abyss as of late, which is causing the network in turn to completely revamp it. Beyond this, most of the rest of the lineup is pretty stable and predictable, though they are taking one particularly big risk that we will touch on shortly.

As always with these fall schedules, all times listed are Eastern.


8:00 – The Neighborhood (new comedy)

8:30 – Happy Together (new comedy)

9:00 – Magnum PI (new drama)

10:00 – Bull

Really risky lineup, though it’s clear that CBS needed to take some risks. Moving Bull is a surprise since it performed so well in its previous timeslot, but this is clearly CBS making it clear that they want to place the show somewhere else it can perform. Will Michael Weatherly and the TAC save Monday nights?


8:00 – NCIS

9:00 – FBI

10:00 – NCIS: New Orleans

Given that FBI comes from executive producer Dick Wolf and it’s a perfect CBS crime show it’s a sure-thing winner. No shock that the network would move it here.


8:00 – Survivor

9:00 – SEAL Team

10:00 – Criminal Minds

While neither SEAL Team nor Criminal Minds drew huge ratings on Wednesday this past season, they performed well enough for the network to stand pat.


8:00 – The Big Bang Theory

8:30 – Young Sheldon

9:00 – Mom

9:30 – Murphy Brown

10:00 – SWAT

This is an interesting move on CBS’ part — rather than try to spread out their biggest comedies they’ve instead created a sort of super-lineup where some of their best shows are all airing in one spot.


8:00 – MacGyver

9:00 – Hawaii Five-0

10:00 – Blue Bloods

CBS Friday nights are fantastic and demolish all the competition. No need for a change here.


7:00 – 60 Minutes

8:00 – God Friended Me (new series)

9:00 – NCIS: Los Angeles

10:00 – Madam Secretary

Why does CBS keep trying to schedule new shows after 60 Minutes? It’s clearly a move to capitalize on the NFL lead-ins during the fall but if it doesn’t work, it tanks out the shows that are after it.

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