NCIS season 21, Blue Bloods season 14 still on CBS fall schedule

NCIS season 20Today the folks at CBS unveiled the official fall schedule — does it mean good things for NCIS season 21 and many other shows?

Well, let’s just start by noting this: The network is clearly planning ahead as though the writers’ strike is not going to be a long-term problem. Most of their scripted hits are still present on the schedule, and there really aren’t all that many surprises, other than expanded versions of Survivor / The Amazing Race.

It may go without saying, but these shows are all pretty tentative and things could change a lot depending on how long the strike lasts. All times listed are Eastern.


8:00 – The Neighborhood

8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola

9:00 – NCIS

10:00 – NCIS: Hawaii


8:00 – FBI

9:00 – FBI: International

10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted

There are no changes at all with these first two days; with that, let’s move forward.


8:00 – Survivor

9:30 – The Amazing Race

This is clearly a ratings move more than anything else, as the bulk of other shows placed at 10 as of late have tanked in the ratings.


8:00 – Young Sheldon

8:30 – Ghosts

9:00 – So Help Me Todd

10:00 – Elsbeth (new series)

The Elsbeth series is a spin-off for The Good Wife starring Carrie Preston as the title character. We honestly thought we would’ve seen this a good seven or eight years ago!


8:00 – SWAT

9:00 – Fire Country

10:00 – Blue Bloods

The only thing worth noting here is that SWAT season 7 is going to be the final one, and it is currently slated for just thirteen episodes.


8:00 – Matlock (new series)

9:00 – The Equalizer

10:00 – Drama repeats

Giving up on that later timeslot is interesting, and it may just be a sign that the network realizes that it’s really hard to program then when NFL games often run long.

What’s being saved for midseason?

CSI: Vegas season 3 is coming, but you will be waiting a while for it. Meanwhile, Justin Hartley’s Tracker is being set for after the Super Bowl.

What do you think about the CBS fall schedule overall?

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(Photo: CBS.)

This article was written by Jessica BunBun.

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