CBS’ fall schedule sees NCIS and NCIS: Hawaii premiering Mondays from Sept. 19.
Look HERE for more details on the big premiere crossover event for both shows.
Meanwhile, the FBI trifecta (FBI, FBI: International, and FBI: Most Wanted) returns Tuesdays from Sept. 20, with Thursdays debuting witty new drama So Help Me Todd, and also ushering in season 2 of CSI: Vegas.
Finally, CBS debuts a second new drama East New York on Sundays from Oct. 2, and a third, Fire Country from Oct. 7.
Look for details of all new dramas below, and remember to follow us @TVPulse Magazine for more on these and all your other CBS faves this TV Season.
|SATURDAY, SEPT. 17|
|10:00-11:00 PM||48 HOURS (35th season premiere)|
|SUNDAY, SEPT. 18||(Football Doubleheader)|
|7:30-8:30 PM||60 MINUTES (55th season premiere)|
|MONDAY, SEPT. 19|
|8:00-8:30 PM||THE NEIGHBORHOOD (fifth season premiere)|
|8:30-9:00 PM||BOB ♥ ABISHOLA (fourth season premiere)|
|9:00-10:00 PM||NCIS (20th season premiere)|
|10:00-11:00 PM||NCIS: HAWAI’I (second season premiere)|
|TUESDAY, SEPT. 20|
|8:00-9:00 PM||FBI (fifth season premiere)|
|9:00-10:00 PM||FBI: INTERNATIONAL (second season premiere)|
|10:00-11:00 PM||FBI: MOST WANTED (fourth season premiere)|
|WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21|
|8:00-10:00 PM||SURVIVOR (two-hour 43rd season premiere)|
|10:00-11:00 PM||THE AMAZING RACE (34th season premiere, NTP)|
|SUNDAY, SEPT. 25|
|8:00-10:00 PM||BIG BROTHER (24th season finale)|
|WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28|
|8:00-9:30 PM||SURVIVOR (90-minute episode)|
|9:30-11:00 PM||THE AMAZING RACE (90-minute episode)|
|THURSDAY, SEPT. 29|
|8:00-8:30 PM||YOUNG SHELDON (sixth season premiere)|
|8:30-9:00 PM||GHOSTS (second season premiere, NTP)|
|9:00-10:00 PM||SO HELP ME TODD (SERIES DEBUT)|
|10:00-11:00 PM||CSI: VEGAS (second season premiere, NTP)|
|SUNDAY, OCT. 2||(Football Doubleheader)|
|7:30-8:30 PM||60 MINUTES|
|8:30-9:30 PM||THE EQUALIZER (third season premiere)|
|9:30-10:30 PM||EAST NEW YORK (SERIES DEBUT)|
|WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5|
|8:00-9:00 PM||SURVIVOR (RTP)|
|9:00-10:00 PM||THE REAL LOVE BOAT (SERIES DEBUT, NTP)|
|10:00-11:00 PM||THE AMAZING RACE|
|FRIDAY, OCT. 7|
|8:00-9:00 PM||S.W.A.T. (sixth season premiere, NTP)|
|9:00-10:00 PM||FIRE COUNTRY (SERIES DEBUT)|
|10:00-11:00 PM||BLUE BLOODS (13th season premiere)|
|SUNDAY, OCT. 9|
|7:00-8:00 PM||60 MINUTES|
|8:00-9:00 PM||THE EQUALIZER (RTP)|
|9:00-10:00 PM||EAST NEW YORK (RTP)|
|10:00-11:00 PM||NCIS: LOS ANGELES (14th season premiere, NTP)|
ABOUT SO HELP ME TODD
So Help Me Todd stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin as razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret Wright (Harden) and Todd (Astin), her talented but scruffy, aimless son whom she hires as her law firm’s in-house investigator.
As the black sheep of the well-heeled Wright family, Todd is a laid-back, quick-thinking, excellent former private detective who fell on hard times after his flexible interpretation of the law got his license revoked.
Margaret’s penchant for excellence and strict adherence to the law is at complete odds with Todd’s scrappy methods of finding his way through sticky situations: by the seat of his wrinkled pants. When Todd inadvertently teams with his mother on a case, she’s surprised to find herself duly impressed by – and proud of – his crafty ability to sleuth out information with his charm and his wide-ranging tech savvy.
At last, Margaret sees a way to put her son on a “suitable” path to living an adult, financially solvent life she approves of, and she asks him to join her firm. Todd agrees, since it means getting his license back and once again doing the job he excels at and loves.
Mother and son working together is a big first step toward mending their fragile, dysfunctional relationship, and they may even come away with a better understanding of each other at this pivotal point in their lives. But whether Todd and Margaret will be able to accept each other for who they are is another case entirely.
So Help Me Todd stars Marcia Gay Harden as Margaret, Skylar Astin as Todd, Madeline Wise as Allison, Tristen J. Winger as Lyle, Inga Schlingmann as Susan, and Rosa Arredondo as Francey.
The series is produced by CBS Studios.
ABOUT EAST NEW YORK
From executive producers of NYPD Blue, East New York stars Amanda Warren as Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, the newly promoted boss of the 74th Precinct, in East New York – a working-class neighborhood on the edge of Brooklyn in the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification.
With family ties to the area, Haywood is determined to deploy creative methods to protect her beloved community with the help of her officers and detectives. But first, she has the daunting task of getting them on board, as some are skeptical of her promotion, and others resist the changes she is desperate to make.
Her team includes her mentor, shrewd veteran two-star Chief John Suarez (Emmy Award winner Jimmy Smits); Marvin Sandeford (Tony Award winner and current nominee Ruben Santiago-Hudson), a highly respected training officer and expert on the neighborhood; Tommy Killian (Kevin Rankin), a detective with some old-school approaches to policing; Capt. Stan Yenko (Richard Kind), Haywood’s gregarious and efficient right hand; Crystal Morales (Elizabeth Rodriguez), an intuitive detective who can’t be intimidated; Andre Bentley (Lavel Schley), a trainee from an upper middle-class background; and ambitious patrol officer Brandy Quinlan (Olivia Luccardi), the sole volunteer to live in a local housing project as part of Haywood’s plan to bridge the gap between police and community.
Regina Haywood has a vision: she and the squad of the 74th Precinct will not only serve their community – they’ll also become part of it.
East New York stars Amanda Warren as Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, Jimmy Smits as Chief John Suarez, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Officer Marvin Sandeford, Kevin Rankin as Detective Tommy Killian, Richard Kind as Captain Stan Yenko, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Detective Crystal Morales, Olivia Luccardi as Officer Brandy Quinlan, and Lavel Schley as Officer Andre Bentley.
The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
ABOUT FIRE COUNTRY
Fire Country stars Max Thieriot (SEAL Team) as Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining an unconventional prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region.
It’s a high-risk, high-reward assignment, and the heat is turned up when Bode is assigned to the program in his rural hometown, where he was once a golden all-American son until his troubles began.
Five years ago, Bode burned down everything in his life, leaving town with a big secret. Now he’s back, with the rap sheet of a criminal and the audacity to believe in a chance for redemption with Cal Fire. I
nspired by series star Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in Northern California fire country.
Fire Country stars Max Thieriot as Bode, Billy Burke as Vince, Kevin Alejandro as Manny, Diane Farr as Sharon, Stephanie Arcila as Gabriela, Jordan Calloway as Jake, and Jules Latimer as Eve.
The series is produced by CBS Studios.