SNEAK PREVIEW: All-new season of CBS shows start tonight

Published: Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 10:13 AM

This Monday night is the official kickoff of the new primetime TV season & we have a great lineup here on CBS. The hit comedy The Neighborhood returns followed by the new comedy Bob Hearts Abishola produced by the team that created such hits as The Big Bang Theory & Mom. And then we?€™ll have a ...

CBS’s new season of primetime programming featuring four new comedies, four new dramas, and 24 returning series is set to launch tonight.

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Here’s what to expect and what to watch:

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The five new shows for fall include three comedies: 

• BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, which comes from award-winning executive producer, writer and creator Chuck Lorre, and stars Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku

• CAROL'S SECOND ACT, starring three-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton

• THE UNICORN, starring Walton Goggins. 

The two dramas are:

• EVIL, a psychological mystery from acclaimed producers Michelle and Robert King (The Good Wife and The Good Fight), starring Katja Herbers and Mike Colter

•The courthouse ensemble ALL RISE. 


The new shows debuting later in the season include the dramas FBI: MOST WANTED, which comes from producer Dick Wolf and stars Julian McMahon; and TOMMY, starring Emmy Award winner Edie Falco; as well as the comedy BROKE, from producer Jennie Snyder Urman, and starring Jaime Camil and Pauley Perrette. 


Returning favorites include Big Brother, Criminal Minds, MacGyver, Man With a Plan, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss.

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Monday, Sept. 23 

Cedric the Entertainer, left, and Max Greenfield on the set of their show "The Neighborhood," in Los Angeles, Sept. 19, 2018. The stars of the new sitcom "The Neighborhood" discuss why multi-cam comedies still matter and the current spotlight on CBS. (Jake Michaels/The New York Times)(JAKE MICHAELS/NYT)

8 p.m. — The Neighborhood Season Premiere 

“Welcome to the Re-Rack” — One year after the Johnsons moved next door to the Butlers, Dave is eager to take on a bigger role in Calvin’s annual Yardecue and prove how much a part of the community he’s become. But Calvin’s reaction makes it clear that, while the relationship between the two families has grown, the friendship between Calvin and Dave still has a way to go, on the second season premiere.

Billy Gardell as Bob and Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola in "Bob (heart) Abishola." (Sonja Flemming/CBS/TNS)(Sonja Flemming/TNS)

8:30 p.m. — Bob Hearts Abishola Series Premiere 

“Pilot” – Bob, a middle-aged compression-sock businessman from Detroit, unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, Abishola, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over, on the series premiere of BOB hearts ABISHOLA, Monday, Sept.23 (8:30-9:00 PM) 


9 p.m. — All Rise Series Premiere 

“Pilot” – ALL RISE, a new courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process, premieres Monday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM)

'Bull,' starring former 'NCIS' actor Michael Weatherly as a jury consultant, will be back for a third season.

10 p.m. — Bull Season Premiere

“Labor Days” – As Bull prepares for fatherhood, his work at TAC suffers without his top attorney, Benny, who quit in reaction to Bull’s romantic reconnection to his ex-wife and Benny’s sister, Isabella (Yara Martinez). In addition, the team faces a difficult time in court as they mount a defense for a young bartender on trial for involuntary manslaughter, on BULL, Monday, September 23 (10:00-11:00 PM)

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Mark Harmon of the CBS series NCIS. Photo: Art Streiber/CBS © 2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.(Art Streiber/CBS)

8 p.m. — NCIS Season Premiere 

“Out of the Darkness” — Ziva surprises Gibbs with a cryptic warning, prompting him to question why she remained underground for years while being presumed dead by family and friends, and what led to her return, on the 17th season premiere of NCIS, Tuesday, Sept. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM)      

FBI (CBS Television)

9 p.m. — FBI Series Premiere 

“Little Egypt” – After a bomb detonates at a restaurant in Queens, the case becomes personal for OA, who grew up eating there. But what initially seems like a terrorist attack reveals itself to be more complex, and OA goes undercover to prevent another incident, on the second season premiere of FBI, Tuesday, Sept. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM) Alana De La Garza joins as the cast as new Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille. John Boyd guest stars as Stuart Scola, Kristen’s partner out in the field.    

NCIS: New Orleans star Scott Bakula (CBS Television)

10 p.m. — NCIS NO Season Premiere    

“Judgement Call” – Pride must cut his vacation short when Hannah is suspended for breaking protocol during a joint investigation with the FBI, on the sixth season premiere of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, Tuesday, Sept. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM) 

Wednesday, Sept. 25 

Survivor: Island of the Idols (CBS Television)

8 p.m. — Survivor 90 Minute Season Premiere 

The Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 39th season, themed “Island of the Idols.” This edition features two legendary winners, Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, who return to the game to serve as mentors to a group of 18 new players. 

9:30 p.m. — Big Brother 90 Minute Season Finale  

Thursday, Sept. 26  

Young Sheldon (CBS Television)

8 p.m. — Young Sheldon Season Premiere 

“Quirky Eggheads and Texas Snow Globes” – After Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) experiences a nervous breakdown, Mary worries Sheldon is headed down a similar path. Also, Georgie discovers he has a knack for sales, on the third season premiere of YOUNG SHELDON, Thursday, Sept. 26 (8:00-8:31 PM)     

The Unicorn (CBS Television)

8:30 p.m. — Unicorn Series Premiere 

“Pilot” – Walton Goggins stars in a comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who helps Wade (Goggins) embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife one year ago, on the series premiere of THE UNICORN, Thursday, Sept. 26 (8:31-9:01 PM) As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, Grace and Natalie, Wade is taking the major step of dating again. His supportive and compassionate best friends, Forrest and his wife, Delia, and Ben and his wife, Michelle, are thrilled he’s resurfaced and enthusiastically offer to help set up his online profile. To Wade’s amazement, he’s a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he’s the perfect single guy – a “unicorn”: employed, attractive and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he’ll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life… and love… again.   

Anna Faris and Oakwood native Allison Janney star in CBS' Mom. (CBS Television)

9 p.m. — Mom Season Premiere 

“Audrey Hepburn and a Jalepeño Pepper” – While Bonnie struggles to enjoy her perfect honeymoon with Adam, Christy makes some questionable changes at the bar while they’re away, on the seventh season premiere of MOM, Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:01-9:30 PM)       

Carol's Second Act starring Patricia Heaton (CBS Television)

9:30 p.m. — Carol’s Second Act Series Premiere 

“Pilot” – Carol Kenney enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient. Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally Carol needs in her second act, on the series premiere of CAROL’S SECOND ACT, Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:30-10:00 PM) 

Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in CAROL’S SECOND ACT, a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. On Carol Kenney’s first day at work, she’s prepped with an abundance of life experience, people skills, talent and enthusiasm, advantages the chief resident and other newly minted interns don’t have – or immediately appreciate. Carol’s first-year partners on rounds are Lexie, who’s very nervous due to the pressure on her to succeed as the first in her family to go to college, and Daniel, a 2018 Harvard Medical School grad who’s already published in the New England Journal of Medicine…twice. 

Carol will need to win over their chief resident, Dr. Maya Jacobs, an all-business disciplinarian who doesn’t care for Carol’s chatty, outgoing nature. Fortunately, Carol has a couple of friendly faces at the hospital, including Dr. Frost, the accomplished senior attending physician who finds her charming, and her bubbly daughter, Jenny, a successful pharma sales rep who catches the eye of Carol’s fellow doctors. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern who must sink or swim with peers who are half her age, and it’s her enthusiasm, perspective, and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success       

EVIL (Mike Colter and Katja Herbers) on CBS. (CBS Television)

10 p.m. — Evil Series Premiere    

“Pilot” – Forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard is hired by the Catholic Church to work with David Acosta, a priest-in-training, and contractor Ben Shakir, to determine whether a serial killer is possessed by a demon or merely a psychopath. Kristen finds that she has a taste for the work and is invited to join the team on a permanent basis, on the series premiere of EVIL, Thursday, Sept. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM) 

The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a contractor as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Kristen Bouchard cuts ties as an expert witness for the District Attorney after being pushed to lie in court regarding an alleged murderer who appeared to be possessed. To make ends meet, Kristen accepts a job offer from David Acosta, a former adventure-seeking journalist now studying to be a priest and tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena. Rounding out the trio is Ben Shakir, an even-tempered realist recruited by Acosta for his carpentry skills, which he uses to uncover practical rationales behind “hauntings.” 

Ever logical, Kristen is certain science can provide answers to every incident they encounter – including her own chillingly real night terrors. That is, until she meets Leland Townsend, a sinister man who oozes menace and threatens her and her four young daughters. Undeterred, Kristen, David and Ben set out to assess inexplicable events to see if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. 

Friday, Sept. 27 

Hawaii Five-O (CBS Television)

8 p.m. — Hawaii Five-O Season Premiere 

Ua ?eha ka ?ili i ka maka o ka ihe” – A new ally helps McGarrett and Five-0 when mob bosses on the island are being targeted by an assassin. Also, Five-0 says goodbye to one of their own, on the 10th season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Sept. 27 at its new time (8:00-9:00 PM) Katrina Law joins the cast as Quinn Liu. Rob Morrow guest stars     

Magnum P.I. (CBS Television)

9 p.m. — Magnum PI Season Premiere 

“Payback is for Beginners” – While Magnum waits for Higgins to decide if she’ll officially become his partner, he takes the case of a missing wife who witnessed her boss’ murder during a bank robbery. Also, Rick makes a big decision about his career, on the second season premiere of MAGNUM P.I., Friday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM)     

"Officer Down" -- (L-R) The Regan family all in blue. Jamie (Will Estes), Henry (Len Cariou), Frank(Tom Selleck), Erin (Bridget Moynahan) and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg). BLUE BLOODS airs on Fridays at (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/CBS©2010CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved #105 FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY(Craig Blankenhorn/CBS)

10 p.m. — Blue Bloods Season Premiere    

“The Real Deal” – Danny and Baez grapple with a year-old homicide investigation brought to their attention by Maggie (Callie Thorne), the medium who previously helped them solve a case. Also, Frank looks for a way to help his ex-partner Lenny Ross (Treat Williams) when his daughter is arrested; Jamie and Eddie go apartment hunting; and Erin faces off against a cold-blooded defense attorney from her past, on the 10th season premiere of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Sept. 27 (10:00-11:00 PM)  

Sunday, Sept. 29 

60 Minutes (CBS Television)

7:30 p.m. — 60 Minutes Season Premiere 

God Friended Me (CBS Television)

8:30 p.m. — God Friended Me Series Premiere 

“Joy” – Miles tries to help the God Account’s new friend, Joy (Jessica Lu), figure out what the account wants from her after she receives her first friend suggestion since getting Miles’ name – a soldier on leave in New York. Also, Simon (Adam Goldberg) helps Cara reconnect with an important person from her past while she’s in Paris; Rakesh settles into his new role as head of Research & Development at IdentitySeal; and Trish is concerned when Arthur is reluctant to buy a new home with his fiancée and sell the house where he raised his family, on the second season premiere of GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, Sept. 29 (8:30-9:30 PM) Scenes were filmed on location in Paris    

The NCIS: LA team in the OPS center discussing a case. Pictured (L-R): Miguel Ferrer (NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger). Daniela Ruah (Special Agent Kensi Blye), Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks), Renne Felice Smith (Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones), Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks), Chris O\'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen), Linda Hunt (Henrietta "Hetty" Lange), LL COOL J (Special Agent Sam Hanna), Barrett Foa (Tech Operator Eric Beale). NCIS: LOS ANGELES airs Tuesdays, (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.(Cliff Lipson)

9:30 p.m. — NCIS LA Season Premiere      

“Let Fate Decide” – Callen and Sam work with Navy Capt. Harmon Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott) to apprehend spies aboard the USS Allegiance. Also, Hetty partners with Marine Lt. Col. Sarah “Mac” Mackenzie to neutralize a missile attack in the Middle East, and Kensi and Deeks are trapped in a mobile CIA unit in Iraq while under attack by ISIS, on the 11th season premiere of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, Sept. 29 (9:30-10:30 PM).