CBS Announces Fall 2020 Lineup

CBS said it plans a fall schedule that?s a close match to last season, but the network is keeping a watchful eye on when the industry will emerge from its virus-caused production shutdown.

The majority of the network?s returning shows will be back in the time slots they held in the 2019-20 season, with a few exceptions: ?The Amazing Race? and ?SEAL Team? are each shifting ahead an hour on Wednesday nights, as will ?The Unicorn? on Thursdays.

?The Equalizer,? a 1980s drama reboot starring Queen Latifah, and the comedy ?B Positive? with Thomas Middleditch are CBS? fall newcomers.

The network?s schedule, as with those of other outlets, is dependent on when the two-month TV and movie production halt to contain the coronavirus ends or at least eases. CBS isn?t ignoring that reality but hopes to see taping resume sometime this summer.

The stable lineup reflects the ratings success of CBS, which has been the most-watched network for more than a decade.

The pandemic also forced networks to make calls on new series without the advantage of having a completed pilot in hand, with ?B Positive? the rare if not only industry-wide exception.

If production delays leave CBS with unfilled time slots, Kahl said, the network can draw on content available to it as part of ViacomCBS. He declined to cite specifics.

The full schedule released Tuesday by CBS (all times Eastern):


8 p.m. – ?The Neighborhood?

8:30 p.m. – ?Bob Hearts Abishola?

9 p.m. – ?All Rise?

10 p.m. – ?Bull?


8 p.m. – ?NCIS?

9 p.m. – ?FBI?

10 p.m. – ?FBI: Most Wanted?


8 p.m. – ?Survivor?

9 p.m. – ?The Amazing Race?

10 p.m. – ?SEAL Team?


8 p.m. – ?Young Sheldon?

8:30 p.m. ?B Positive?

9 p.m. – ?Mom?

9:30 p.m. – ?The Unicorn?

10 p.m. – ?Evil?


8 p.m. – ?MacGyver?

9 p.m. – ?Magnum P.I.?

10 p.m. – ?Blue Bloods?


9 p.m – ?Crimetime Saturday?

10 p.m. – ?48 Hours?


7:00 p.m. – ?60 Minutes?

8:00 p.m. – ?The Equalizer?

9:00 p.m. – ?NCIS: Los Angeles?

10:00 p.m. – ?NCIS: New Orleans?