CBS unveils fall 2023 schedule, puts strike contingencies in reserve

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CBS will rely heavily on its roster of veteran series to start the 2023-24 TV season — though considering writers strikeAny lineup network that is released during the advance period should not be taken as a stone.

The network announced its fall schedule morning, nine days after the Writers Guild of America strike will push back the usual midsummer start of production on a host of scripted series if it continues for several more weeks. CBS has 17 scripted shows on its slate to open the season new plays elsbeth – A good wife / good fight spinoff starring Carrie Preston – and matlock (a reimagining of the 1986–95 courtroom show that stars Kathy Bates) joining the 15 returning series.

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The network will opt for the fixture at the start of the 2023-24 season – whenever that may happen – with four nights (Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) unchanged from the current season. Wednesday will once again feature unscripted veterans Survivor And the amazing RaceBut they would expand to 90 minutes each for the fall, thus eliminating the need for a third show to fill out the night.

elsbeth Will assume office from 10 pm on Thursday night CSI: Vegas, which airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. – after the NFL season ends. CBS will air reruns of that spot in the fall, when NFL games often push Sunday's primetime lineup back a half-hour or more. matlock will air next sunday at 8 pm 60 minutesAnd equalizer 9 p.m. goes back one hour

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CBS will air Super Bowl LVIII in February 2024 and has Justin Hartley set to play tracker (East the never ) to premiere after the most watched telecast of the year. pappu's houseA comedy starring Damon Wayans Sr. and Damon Wayans Jr. is also set for mid-season.

“CBS programming across entertainment, news and sports continues to appeal to audiences across all platforms, including Paramount+,” said George Chell, CBS President and CEO. “It all starts with a winning broadcast network that has an undeniable track record of nurturing long-running franchises and launching new hits every year.”

As far as strike contingencies go, CBS is keeping its Plan B options close to the vest for now. Sources say that the network had accumulated some material before the writers' strike began, but since most of CBS's scripted shows ran for 20 episodes or more, it was not possible to film any episodes for the next season. staple of summer elder brother The fall could likely extend if needed, and CBS also has a second season of the game show lingua franca and recently ordered buddy games And Loteria Loca Its on the unwritten slate.

CBS's schedule is below. All times are ET/PT with the new series noted in italics.

8 p.m.: The Neighborhood
8:30 pm: Bob Hearts Abishola
9 p.m.: NCIS
10 PM: NCIS: Hawaii

8 p.m.: FBI
9 PM: FBI: International
10 PM: FBI: Most Wanted

8 PM: Survivor
9:30 pm: The Amazing Race

8 p.m.: Young Sheldon
8:30 pm: Ghost
9 p.m.: So Help Me Todd
10 PM: elsbeth

8 p.m.: SWAT (final season)
9 p.m.: Fire Country
10 p.m.: Blue Bloods

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Nights 8 and 9: Repeats
10 PM: 48 hours

7 PM: 60 minutes
8 PM: matlock
9 pm: Equalizer
10 p.m.: Encores (Fall)/CSI: Vegas (Mid-Season)

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