CBS also unveiled its lineup for the 2017-18 television season last week. Some “highlights” below.
— Big Bang Theory prequel spinoff Young Sheldon will air on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. It’s about a 9-year-old Sheldon (Big Little Lies’ Iain Armitage) as he enters high school.
— All of the new pickups revolve around men.
— My (New) Picks: None.
CBS’ Fall Schedule:
8pm — Kevin Can Wait
8:30pm — 9JKL
9pm — Me Myself & I
9:30pm — Superior Donuts
10pm — Scorpion
*Schedule before Thursday Night Football (which concludes on Oct. 26): The Big Bang Theory at 8 p.m., 9JKL at 8:30 p.m., Kevin Can Wait at 9 p.m. and Me Myself & I at 9:30 p.m.
8pm — NCIS
9pm — Bull
10pm — NCIS: New Orleans
8pm — Survivor
9pm — Seal Team
10pm — Criminal Minds
8pm — The Big Bang Theory
8:30pm — Young Sheldon
9pm — Mom
9:30pm — Life in Pieces
10pm — S.W.A.T.
8pm — Macgyver
9pm — Hawaii Five-0
10pm — Blue Bloods
8pm — Crimetime Saturday
9pm — Crimetime Saturday
10pm — 48 Hours
7pm — 60 Minutes
8pm — Wisdom of the Crowd
9pm — NCIS: Los Angeles
10pm — Madam Secretary
Not Returning: 2 Broke Girls, American Gothic, BrainDead, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Doubt, The Great Indoors, The Odd Couple, Pure Genius and Training Day.
Midseason: Elementary, Man With a Plan, Code Black, The Amazing Race, Instinct, By the Book.
Logline: Inspired by a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.
Cast: Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Liza Lapira, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould, Matt Murray, Paul Feig (guest)
By the Book (Comedy — Midseason)
Logline: A modern-day man at a crossroads in his life decides to live according to the Bible. Based on A.J. Jacobs’ bestseller The Year of Living Biblically.
Cast: Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez
Young Sheldon (Comedy)
Logline: The Big Bang Theory prequel follows Sheldon Cooper at age 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.
Cast: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan, Jim Parsons (narrator)
Instinct (Drama — Midseason)
Logline: A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose. Based on James Patterson’s upcoming book.
Cast: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings, Khandi Alexander
Logline: Follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.
Cast: David Boreanaz, Jim Caviezel, Max Thierot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica Paré
Logline: Procedural follows a locally born and bred SWAT lieutenant torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles. Inspired by the 2003 Sony movie that was based on the 1970s TV series.
Cast: Shemar Moore, Jay Harrington, Stephanie Sigman, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Levi Fiehler, Alex Russell
Wisdom of the Crowd
Logline: Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, it centers on a tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco. Based on the Israeli format.
Cast: Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter, Richard T. Jones, Blake Lee