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.
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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