CBS Sets Fall Premiere Dates, Frontloads 'Young Sheldon'

Unlike in many years, the lineup will launch a week after the Primetime Emmys — not the following night.
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'Young Sheldon'

The home of the 2017 Primetime Emmys, CBS, is also the first network to firm up fall premiere dates. The network on Thursday announced launches for new and returning shows, and Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon is naturally getting a prime showcase.

As previously announced, CBS will kick off the season with a special outing of the Young Sheldon pilot after a Monday bow of The Big Bang Theory. The Sept. 25 launch, a day after 60 Minutes premieres its 50th season, will also include new season premieres for Kevin Can Wait and Scorpion — as well as the series debut of Me, Myself and I.

The premiere dates are in line with the schedule CBS presented during May's upfront. At least one network, NBC, has already backpedaled on some of its fall plans, including its proposed shift for This Is Us.

CBS will air the Emmys, hosted by Stephen Colbert, on Sunday, Sept. 17. Often, networks use the awards show as a platform for the new season — but CBS' lineup won't roll out in earnest for another week. Nearly all its premieres take place between Sept. 24 and Oct. 8, with the exception of Superior Donuts, Mom, Life in Pieces and S.W.A.T. Each of those will enter the schedule once the network's run of Thursday Night Football is over.

See the full calendar below.

Sunday, Sept. 24
7:30-8:30 PM — 60 Minutes (50th season premiere)
 
Monday, Sept. 25
8:00-8:30 PM — The Big Bang Theory (11th season premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM — Young Sheldon (special series debut)
9:00-9:30 PM — Kevin Can Wait (2nd season premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM — Me, Myself and I (series debut)
10:00-11:00 PM — Scorpion (4th season premiere)
 
Tuesday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:00 PM — NCIS (15th season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM — Bull (2nd season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM — NCIS: New Orleans (4th season premiere)
 
Wednesday, Sept. 27
8:00-9:00 PM —  Survivor (35th season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM — SEAL Team (series debut)
10:00-11:00 PM — Criminal Minds (13th season premiere)
 
Thursday, Sept. 28
7:30 PM ET — Thursday Night Football Pre-Game Show
8:25 PM ET — Thursday Night Football (Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers)
 
Friday, Sept. 29
8:00-9:00 PM — MacGyver (2nd season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM —  Hawaii Five-0 (8th season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM — Blue Bloods (8th season premiere)
 
Saturday, Sept. 30
10:00-11:00 PM — 48 Hours (30th season premiere)
 
Sunday, Oct. 1
8:30-9:30 PM — Wisdom of the Crowd (series debut)
9:30-10:30 PM — NCIS: Los Angeles (9th season premiere)
 
Monday, Oct. 2
8:00-8:30 PM — The Big Bang Theory
8:30-9:00 PM — 9JKL (series debut)
9:00-9:30 PM — Kevin Can Wait
9:30-10:00 PM — Me, Myself and I
10:00-11:00 PM — Scorpion
 
Sunday, Oct. 8
10:00-11:00 PM — Madam Secretary (4th season premiere)
 
Monday, Oct. 30
8:00-8:30 PM — Kevin Can Wait (regular time period)
8:30-9:00 PM — 9JKL
9:00-9:30 PM — Me, Myself and I (regular time period)
9:30-10:00 PM — Superior Donuts (2nd season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM — Scorpion
 
Thursday, Nov. 2
8:00-8:30 PM — The Big Bang Theory (regular time period)
8:30-9:00 PM — Young Sheldon (regular time period)
9:00-9:30 PM — Mom (5th season premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM — Life in Pieces (3rd season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM — S.W.A.T. (series debut)

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