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CBS is looking to shake things up after their upfront presentation this week.

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The arrival of LeBlanc, McHale. and James signal CBS’ desire to regain that position on top. The departure of “Supergirl,” seemed like a loss for fans until word got out that it was moving to The CW network. This leaves more spots open on Monday night which was previously saved for comedies. Looks like CBS is hoping to return to its comedy roots which has always been successful in the past in those time slots.

“I think they’ve been trying to figure out just what they want to be on Monday night,” says a competing exec. “They’ve been herky-jerky on the night. With “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC and “The Voice” on NBC, the best thing for CBS would be to put a comedy block there.”

Here’s a look at the new CBS fall schedule:


8 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory”

8:30 p.m. “Kevin Can Wait” (new comedy)

9 p.m. “2 Broke Girls”

9:30 p.m. “The Odd Couple”

10 p.m. “Scorpion”

After Thursday Night Football is over:

8 p.m. “Kevin Can Wait”

8:30 p.m. “Man with a Plan” (new comedy)

9 p.m. “2 Broke Girls”

9:30 p.m.,”The Odd Couple”

10 p.m. “Scorpion”


8 p.m. “NCIS”

9 p.m. “Bull” (new drama)

10 p.m. “NCIS: New Orleans”


8 p.m. “Survivor”

9 p.m. “Criminal Minds”

10 p.m. “Code Black”


8 p.m. “NFL Thursday Night Football”

After football:

8 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory”

8:30 p.m. “The Great Indoors” (new comedy)

9 p.m. “Mom”

9:30 p.m. “Life in Pieces”

10 p.m. “Pure Genius” (new drama)


8 p.m. “MacGyver” (new drama)

9 p.m. “Hawaii Five-O”

10 p.m. “Blue Bloods”


8 p.m. repeats

10 p.m. “48 Hours”


7 p.m. “60 Minutes”

8 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles”

9 p.m. “Madam Secretary”

10 p.m. “Elementary”


“Doubt” (new drama)

“Training Day” (new drama);

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”

“Undercover Boss”

“The Amazing Race”

Trailers and descriptions of new shows below:

Man with a Plan


A contractor, whose wife goes back to work, starts spending more time with his kids and discovers the truth every parent realizes: his little angels are maniacs. Matt LeBlanc stars in Man With A Plan, this Fall on CBS.

Kevin Can Wait


A newly retired police officer looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Kevin James stars in Kevin Can Wait, this Fall on CBS.



A secret agent unlike any other, MacGyver escapes perilous situations with nothing but a paper clip, his trusty knife and his wit. A dynamic reimagining of the hit TV series, this action-packed origin story follows a young hero as he undertakes missions to save lives and change the world. MacGyver stars Lucas Till and George Eads. Coming this Fall to CBS.



Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, Michael Weatherly stars as Dr. Jason Bull. Brilliant, brash and charming, he’s the ultimate puppet master combining psychology, intuition, and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors and the accused tick. Bull. Coming this Fall to CBS.

The Great Indoors


An adventure reporter must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of a famous outdoor magazine. Joel McHale stars in The Great Indoors. Coming this Fall to CBS.

Pure Genius


A young silicon valley tech titan enlists the aid of a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in establishing the high-tech hospital of the future. Pure Genius stars Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew. Coming this Fall to CBS.


A smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm starts to fall for her charismatic client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Cast: Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii.

Training Day


Based on the hit feature film, this crime thriller begins 15 years later when an idealistic young police officer is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD and he is partnered with a seasoned yet morally ambiguous detective. Starring Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell.

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