CBS’ fall 2018 premiere lineup has been announced! In addition to these highlights, the full schedule can be found below.
Everything kicks off with the return of television’s #1 most-watched program and last season’s #1 new comedy on Monday, Sept. 24. Don’t miss the special season premieres of The Big Bang Theoryat 8/7c and Young Sheldon at 8:30/7:30c, leading into the series premiere of the new drama Magnum P.I. at 9/8c, all on CBS and CBS All Access.
Dick Wolf’s FBI joins CBS’ #1 drama NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Survivor’s 90-minute opener airs Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8/7c, followed by the 90-minute season finale of Big Brother at 9:30/8:30c.
Murphy Brown debuts Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9:30/8:30c.
On Sunday, Sept. 30, new drama God Friended Me launches at 8:30/7:30c, followed by the season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles at 9:30/8:30c.
Monday’s new one-hour comedy block begins Oct. 1 with the series debuts of The Neighborhood at 8/7c and Happy Together at 8:30/7:30c.
Monday, Sept. 24
8:00-8:30 PM – THE BIG BANG THEORY (12th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM – YOUNG SHELDON (2nd Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM – MAGNUM P.I. (TAKE A FIRST LOOK AT THE SERIES DEBUT)
10:00-11:00 PM – BULL (3rd Season Premiere/New Time Period)
Tuesday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 PM – NCIS (16th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM – FBI (TAKE A FIRST LOOK AT THE SERIES DEBUT)
10:00-11:00 PM – NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (5th Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:30 PM – SURVIVOR (90-Minute 37th Season Premiere)
9:30-11:00 PM – BIG BROTHER (90-Minute Season Finale)
Thursday, Sept. 27
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 (6th Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM – MURPHY BROWN (TAKE A FIRST LOOK AT THE SERIES RETURN)
10:00-11:00 PM – S.W.A.T. (2nd Season Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM – MACGYVER (3rd Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM – HAWAII FIVE-0 (9th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM – BLUE BLOODS (9th Season Premiere)
Saturday, Sept. 29
8:00-9:00 PM – CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-11:00 PM – 48 HOURS (2-Hour 31st Season Premiere)
**Sunday, Sept. 30
7:30-8:30 PM – 60 MINUTES (51st Season Premiere)
8:30-9:30 PM – GOD FRIENDED ME (TAKE A FIRST LOOK AT THE SERIES DEBUT)
9:30-10:30 PM – NCIS: LOS ANGELES (10th Season Premiere)
**Denotes Football Doubleheader
Monday, Oct. 1
8:00-8:30 PM – THE NEIGHBORHOOD (TAKE A FIRST LOOK AT THE SERIES DEBUT)
8:30-9:00 PM – HAPPY TOGETHER (TAKE A FIRST LOOK AT THE SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-10:00 PM – MAGNUM P.I.
10:00-11:00 PM – BULL
Wednesday, Oct. 3
8:00-9:00 PM – SURVIVOR (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 PM – SEAL TEAM (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM – CRIMINAL MINDS (14th Season Premiere)
Saturday, Oct. 6
8:00-9:00 PM – CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM – CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM – 48 HOURS (Regular Time Period)
Sunday, Oct. 7
7:00-8:00 PM – 60 MINUTES (Regular Time Period)
8:00-9:00 PM – GOD FRIENDED ME (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 PM – NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Regular Time Period)
10:00-11:00 PM – MADAM SECRETARY (5th Season Premiere)
Looney Tunes cartoons set to return to television in 2019
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig are heading back to television in 2019.
Warner Bros. Animation announced plans for “Looney Tunes Cartoons,” short-form content that will bring the beloved animated icons to digital, mobile and broadcast television.
The plan is to produce 1,000 minutes of all-new Looney Tunes animation each season. The shorts that will be separated across broadcast, mobile, and digital platforms.
“The Looney Tunes are one of the most beloved group of animated characters in the world” said Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ places these characters into the hands of some of the best artists in the business and into an animated shorts format that will remind many of the time when they first fell in love with Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the rest of the gang.”
“Looney Tunes Cartoons” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and features veteran Looney Tunes voice cast members like Eric Bauza, Jeff Bergman and Bob Bergen. Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!”) and Peter Browngardt (“Uncle Grandpa”) will executive produce.
Caroll Spinney, The Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street,’ Is Retiring After 50 Years
The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on Sesame Street is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.
Caroll Spinney tells The New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the Grouch.
Spinney says “I always thought, how fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?”
Spinney says the physical requirements of performing the characters had become difficult and he developed problems with his balance. He stopped doing the puppeteering for Big Bird in 2015 and now only provides the voices for him and Oscar.
His apprentice, Matt Vogel, will succeed him in the Big Bird role. He also plays Kermit the Frog.