The 2019 CBS fall schedule has officially emerged, and there are a few key takeaways from it. There are some shows on the move, and then also some others that have been left off the schedule entirely. We think that the basic intention of CBS as a network is the same as it’s always been, and that is to provide a lot of entertaining programming surrounded by familiar tentpoles like NCIS, Survivor, and something related to The Big Bang Theory — though this time around, it’s Young Sheldon.
Below, you can check out all of the shows airing this fall — with a reminder here that all times are Eastern. There is also a new video below with more thoughts — after watching this, subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube for more.
8:00 – The Neighborhood
8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola (new comedy)
9:00 – All Rise (new drama)
10:00 – Bull
8:00 – NCIS
9:00 – FBI
10:00 – NCIS: New Orleans
8:00 – Survivor
9:00 – SEAL Team
10:00 – SWAT (new timeslot)
8:00 – Young Sheldon (new timeslot)
8:30 – The Unicorn (new comedy)
9:00 – Mom
9:30 – Carol’s Second Act (new comedy)
10:00 – Evil (new drama)
8:00 – Hawaii Five-0 (new timeslot)
9:00 – Magnum PI (new timeslot)
10:00 – Blue Bloods
8:00 – God Friended Me
9:00 – NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00 – Madam Secretary
We’ve already discussed that Madam Secretary is going to be entering its final season, just as we’ve also touched on the fact that MacGyver and Criminal Minds are both being held until midseason. Otherwise, we’re incredibly happy that SEAL Team is going to have a chance to air some new episodes following Survivor and it is not stuck in the same 10:00 timeslot that it was in for the vast majority of the past couple of months. Meanwhile, we do think Magnum PI and Hawaii Five-0 being paired together will mean some great things about in terms of connectivity — we can’t confirm there will be more crossovers, but doesn’t it feel possible.
Anyway, let’s go ahead and share now some details about some of the new series that are on CBS’ schedule.
Carol’s Second Act – “(Multi-camera) After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor.” (Starring Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, and Sabrina Jalees.)
Bob Hearts Abishola – “(Multi-camera) After having a heart attack, a middle-aged sock businessman from Detroit unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.” (Starring Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, and Travis Wolfe Jr.)
The Unicorn – “(Single camera; formerly multi-cam) A widower is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world — where, to his shock, he’s suddenly a hot commodity.” (Starring Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, and Maya Lynne Robinson.)
Evil – “Psychological mystery examines science vs. religion and the origins of evil. It focuses on a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church’s backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena. (Starring Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, Dalya Knapp.)”
All Rise – “Follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal system.” (Starring Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho, Marg Helgenberger, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez, and Ruthie Ann Miles.)
What do you think about CBS’ fall schedule overall? Be sure to share right now in the comments, and check back soon for more news. (Photo: CBS.)