Upfronts 2017: CBS Reveals Schedule, Will Preview 'Young Sheldon' Sept. 25

Upfronts 2017: CBS Reveals Schedule, Will Preview 'Young Sheldon' Sept. 25

The 2017 fall TV schedule is nearly completely set.

In the fall, after "NFL Thursday Night Football" concludes its run on CBS, "The Big Bang Theory" will move to Thursdays at 8 p.m. and will serve as a launch pad for its prequel, "Young Sheldon", beginning November 2.

Jim Parsons (adult Sheldon) will narrate this new 30-minute series, which centers on young Sheldon growing up in Texas and coming to terms with his supersonic math and science capabilities.

The show will air on September 25 for a special launch and then move to Thursdays, airing directly after The Big Bang Theory. The following week, new comedy "9JKL" gets the 8:30 PM ET/PT slot after "Big Bang".

BACK FOR MORE: "Elementary", "Mom", "Man With A Plan", "Code Black", "Elementary", "Big Brother", "Zoo", "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss" were renewed, TVLine says. The 23 returning shows include the comedies THE BIG BANG THEORY, television's #1 scripted series and the #1 comedy for seven consecutive years; KEVIN CAN WAIT, this season's #1 new comedy; the critically acclaimed time period victor MOM; as well as LIFE IN PIECES, MAN WITH A PLAN and SUPERIOR DONUTS.

CBS' midseason shows include "Instinct", a drama starring Alan Cumming as a former Central Intelligence Agency operative who is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer, and "By the Book", a comedy about a man who tries to live his life in accordance with the Bible.

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Starting Oct. 30: 8, Kevin Can Wait; 8:30, 9JKL; 9, Me, Myself & I; 9:30, Superior Donuts; 10, Scorpion.

"Mom" and "Life in Pieces" will return to Thursday at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., respectively, follwed by the cop show "S.W.A.T".

Thursday: 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT "NFL Thursday Night Football (Sept. 28 through October 26) 8:00 p.m".

Wednesday nights will continue to be anchored by "Survivor" at 8 p.m., joined at 10 p.m.by "Seal Team", a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs.

Tuesday: 8:00 p.m. "NCIS" 9:00 p.m.

CBS runs encores of its crime dramas on Saturdays, followed by "48 Hours" at 10 p.m. CBS even gave a first look at the show at its Upfront presentation on Wednesday (May 17).

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