Upfronts: CBS Teases ‘Star Trek’, Unveils Comedies, Schedule Sans ‘CSI’, ‘Supergirl’

Brian Linder

CBS held their annual press breakfast and upfront presentation today, revealing details about the upcoming TV season. The network unveiled a suite of new comedies, with much hype directed at new shows starring Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc.

Notably absent from the schedule, Limitless, which the network says it’s shopping around to potential buyers. Fans of Amazing Race will also be disappointed that the show is absent, as well — it’ll return midseason. It’s also worth noting that, while not new news, there’s no CSI of any kind on the CBS schedule for the first time since 2000.

The network quickly teased its upcoming Star Trek series, with space-y intro and logo reveal — the show will premiere in January 2017 on CBS before moving to the CBS All Access streaming service.  The teaser ends with the promise of “New Crews, New Villains, New Heroes, New Worlds.”

And The Good Wife spinoff is confirmed, too, starring Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo, focusing on the characters Diane and Quinn. That’ll be on CBS All Access, exclusively.

Here’s the rest of the CBS schedule…

CBS Fall Schedule

MONDAY: The Big Bang Theory moves to Mondays 8:00 PM to start the season, giving lead-in to the network’s high-profile family comedy Kevin Can Wait, starring Kevin James. When Monday Night Football ends, Big Bang will move to its regular Thursday time period, and Kevin Can Wait will move to 8:00 PM to anchor the night and lead in to another new comedy, Matt LeBlanc’s Man With a Plan.  2 Broke Girls airs at 9:00, with another Friends alum Matthew Perry on the schedule at 9:30 in The Odd Couple, in which he stars opposite Thomas Lennon. Scorpion moves to 10:00.

TUESDAY: NCIS, TV’s #1 drama for seven years with over 20 million viewers, returns at 8:00 PM, providing lead-in for former NCIS star Michael Weatherly in his new legal drama, Bull, at 9:00 PM. NCIS: New Orleans airs 10:00 PM.

WEDNESDAY: Survivor returns for a dose of cutthroat reality at 8:00PM, with Criminal Minds back at 9:00.  That’ll lead in to the second season of fast-paced medical drama Code Black at 10:00.

THURSDAY: NFL Thursday Night Football returns on September 15, while the network’s regular schedule kicks in on October 27 with The Big Bang Theory resuming it’s regular time slot at 8:00PM. Joel McHale’s new comedy, The Great Indoors, follows at 8:30. Anna Faris and Allison Janney star in the critically-acclaimed Mom at 9:00 PM, followed by Life In Pieces at 9:30 PM. At 10:00, it’s Pure Genius, a high-tech medical drama from Jason Katims, starring Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew.

FRIDAY: Kicking off the night at 8:00 PM will be the new MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, followed by another classic franchise, Hawaii Five-0. Blue Bloods airs at 10:00.

SATURDAY: CBS’s Saturday lineup is billed as “Crimetime Saturday,” with reruns of the network’s popular dramas at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, followed by 48 Hours at 10:00 PM.

SUNDAY: 60 Minutes kicks off the night at 7:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, Monday hit NCIS: Los Angeles moves to its new home, leading into Madame Secretary, Sunday’s most-watched broadcast drama, which shifts to 9:00 PM. At 10:00 PM, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back on the case in Elementary.

MIDSEASON: Training Day and Doubt will join the lineup at midseason, along with Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, and Hunted.

Brian Linder
Brian is a Sr. Content Producer at FANDOM. He's been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. Arriving at FANDOM via IGN, Brian was a founding editor at early Star Wars fansite TheForce.net and co-created the movie site, FilmForce, acquired by IGN in 2006. He's a fan of space operas and superheroes.
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