CBS ANNOUNCES ITS 2016-2017 PRIMETIME LINEUP
Network Expands Its Comedy Lineup, Creating a 4-Stack of Comedy on Monday and Thursday
New Series Stars Include Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale, Michael Weatherly, Katherine Heigl, Dermot Mulroney, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill and Bill Paxton.
CBS TELEVISION NETWORK 2016-2017 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
(N=New, RTP=Regular Time Period, NTP=New Time Period)
(New series description below schedule)
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (N)
8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (RTP) (Starting in October)
8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN (N) (Starting in October)
9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (NTP)
9:30-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (NTP)
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM BULL (N)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (NTP)
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM CODE BLACK
8:00-11:00 PM, ET/ NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Premieres Sept. 15)
5:00-8:00 PM, PT
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (RTP) (Starting Oct. 27)
8:30-9:00 PM THE GREAT INDOORS (N) (Starting Oct. 27)
9:00-9:30 PM MOM (Starting Oct. 27)
9:30-10:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (NTP) (Starting Oct. 27)
10:00-11:00 PM PURE GENIUS (N) (Starting Oct. 27)
8:00-9:00 PM MACGYVER (N)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS
8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NTP)
9:00-10:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY
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The Amazing Race, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Undercover Boss will return mid-season.
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THE GREAT INDOORS stars Joel McHale in a comedy about a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication. Jack has led a thrilling “outdoorsy” life exploring the edges of the earth while chronicling his adventures for Outdoor Limits. But his globe-trotting days end when the magazine’s charismatic founder and outdoor legend, Roland (Stephen Fry), announces the publication’s move to web-only and assigns Jack to supervise their online team of “journalists.” Jack’s eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn’t spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland’s daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack’s best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that’s popular with the younger set and helps Jack “decode” his co-workers. Jack is baffled by the world of click-bait and listicles, but if he’s patient, he may be able to show these kids that the outside world is much more than something on a screen… if he doesn’t beat them with their selfie-sticks first.
NEW SERIES FOR LATER THIS SEASON:
TRAINING DAY is a crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film, about a young, idealistic police officer who is tapped to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD where he partners with a veteran, morally ambiguous detective. Detective Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton) is the maverick head of the Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.) that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals and is one of the finest investigators the department has ever produced. However, when the LAPD brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight the war on crime, they assign Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell), a heroic, untarnished cop, to pose as Frank’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. The members of Frank’s loyal team include Rebecca Lee (Katrina Law), a formidable officer with killer aim and a dark past, and Tommy Campbell (Drew Van Acker), a former pro surfer who follows Frank’s orders without hesitation. Providing Frank with intel is his girlfriend, Holly Butler (Julie Benz), a well-connected, unapologetic Hollywood madam. While LAPD Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) coolly puts Kyle in danger in her mission to take down Frank, Kyle’s schoolteacher wife, Alyse (Lex Scott Davis), worries her husband’s resolve to avenge the murder of his father, a cop, may be his undoing. As Frank starts teaching his principled trainee the way of the streets, where the ends often justify the means, they form an uneasy alliance that will irrevocably change the course of both their lives. Based on the feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures.
CBS has announced its summer schedule with original series across five nights of the week, including the new event series BRAINDEAD and AMERICAN GOTHIC, the sophomore season of ZOO, based on James Patterson’s #1 bestselling novel, and the return of the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER.
BRAINDEAD, from Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed creators and executive producers of THE GOOD WIFE, premieres Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The event series is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.
BIG BROTHER, hosted by Julie Chen, will once again have three weekly episodes. It debuts with a special two-hour premiere, on Wednesday, June 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the Thursday broadcast on June 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Sunday’s installment on June 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and its regular Wednesday time period on June 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Last summer, all three editions of BIG BROTHER ranked among the top 10 summer series in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54.
The suspenseful new murder mystery AMERICAN GOTHIC premieres Wednesday, June 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The series, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, is about a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.
ZOO, last summer’s #1 scripted series, returns for its second season with a special two-hour premiere, Tuesday, June 28 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) before moving to its regular Tuesday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) time period July 5. In season two, the danger escalates as the animal mutation moves to phase two, and they begin attacking infrastructure and creating deadly environmental phenomena in an effort to make the planet uninhabitable. Also, the team discovers a shocking mutation that threatens the life of one of their own.
CBS’s SUMMER 2016 SCHEDULE
Monday, June 13
10:00-11:00 PM BRAINDEAD (Series Premiere)
Wednesday, June 22
8:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Two-Hour Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM AMERICAN GOTHIC (Series Premiere)
Thursday, June 23
9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Thursday Premiere)
Sunday, June 26
8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Sunday Premiere)
Tuesday, June 28
9:00-11:00 PM ZOO (Two-Hour 2nd Season Premiere)
Wednesday, June 29
8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Regular Wednesday Time Period Premiere)
Tuesday, July 5
9:00-10:00 PM ZOO (Regular Tuesday Time Period Premiere)