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CBS Sets Their Fall 2021 Premiere Dates

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CBS has revealed the premiere dates for their upcoming Fall 2021 schedule. After an unusual Fall 2020 release schedule, CBS is going back to a more normal release rollout. A few shows will be rolling out later than usual, some in the first weeks of October.

CBS will be airing the Emmys this year, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, the star of their hit comedy series ‘The Neighborhood.’ It will be a live, in person event with a limited audience of nominees and their guests.

Monday September 20 will see their reliable comedies The Neighborhood and Bob ♥ Abishola lead into NCIS as it settles into its new night and time slot. The series premiere of NCIS Hawai’i will follow at 10.

FBI will premiere their full night of FBI series crossing over on Tuesday September 21. The original series FBI will lead into the first spinoff series FBI: Most Wanted. It will then lead into the new series FBI: International. The following week, FBI: International will setting into its normal 9:00 time slot leading into FBI: Most Wanted at 10.

Survivor will return September 22 with a 2 hour premiere. Tough As Nails and CSI: Vegas will join it on Wednesdays beginning October 6 once Big Brother wraps for the season.

Friday October 1 will see S.W.A.T. move to its new night on Fridays at 8 leading into returning Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods. S.W.A.T will then go on a break when the new series The Activist premieres October 22. Once that series wraps, S.W.A.T will return at 8 on December 3.

CBS’s Thursday lineup will return October 7 with Young Sheldon and United States of Al leading into the new series Ghosts and returning series B Positive. At 10, Bull moves into its new night.

Lastly, October 10 will see the return of the The Equalizer and NCIS: Los Angeles leading into SEAL Team which will be departing the network after 4 episodes for its new home on Paramount+.

Sunday, September 12 

7:30-8:30 pm: 60 Minutes (Season 54 premiere) 

Saturday, September 18 

10-11 pm: 48 Hours (Season 35 premiere) 

Sunday, September 19: 

5-8 pm PT/8-11 pm ET: 73rd Annual Emmy Awards 

Monday, September 20 

8-8:30 pm: The Neighborhood (Season 4 premiere) 

8:30-9 pm: Bob ♥ Abishola (Season 3 premiere) 

9-10 pm: NCIS (Season 19 premiere; new day and time slot) 

10-11 pm: NCIS: Hawai’i (Series premiere)  

Tuesday, September 21 

8-9 pm: FBI (Season 4 premiere; new time slot) 

9-10 pm: FBI: Most Wanted (Season 3 premiere, special date and time) 

10-11 pm: FBI: International (Series premiere, special date and time)  

Wednesday, September 22 

8-10 pm: Survivor (Season 41 premiere) 

10-11 pm: Big Brother        

Sunday, September 26 

7-8 pm: 60 Minutes

8-9 pm: Big Brother 

9-11 pm: The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!

Tuesday, September 28 

8-9 pm: FBI 

9-10 pm: FBI: International (regular time slot) 

10-11 pm: FBI: Most Wanted (regular time slot)  

Wednesday, September 29 

8-9 pm: Survivor (regular time slot) 

9-11 pm: Big Brother (live season finale)  

Friday, October 1 

8-9 pm: S.W.A.T. (Season 5 premiere; new day and time slot)

9-10 pm: Magnum P.I. (Season 4 premiere) 

10-11 pm: Blue Bloods (Season 12 premiere)  

Wednesday, October

8-9 pm: Survivor 

9-10 pm: Tough as Nails (Season 3 premiere; new time slot) 

10-11 pm: CSI: Vegas (Series premiere)  

Thursday, October

8-8:30 pm: Young Sheldon (Season 5 premiere) 

8:30-9 pm: United States of Al (Season 2 premiere) 

9-9:30 pm: Ghosts (Series premiere) 

9:30-10 pm: B Positive (Season 2 premiere) 

10-11 pm: Bull (Season 6 premiere; new time slot)  

Sunday, October 10 

7-8 pm: 60 Minutes 

8-9 pm: The Equalizer (Season 2 premiere) 

9-10 pm: NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 13 premiere) 

10-11 pm: SEAL Team (Season 5 premiere; new day and time slot)  

Friday, October 22 

8-9 pm: The Activist (Series premiere)  

Friday, December 3: 

8-9 pm: S.W.A.T. (Season 5 returns)

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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