CBS has revealed its 2022-23 prime-time schedule, which features a pared-back comedy block on Thursdays and a Wednesday roster of unscripted series.
Mondays will see the return of The Neighborhood and Bob ♥ Abishola opening the night, followed by NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i capping off the evening.
Tuesdays return with FBI leading into FBI: International and wrapping with FBI: Most Wanted.
Wednesdays are dedicated to reality programming, with Survivor kicking things off at 8 p.m., followed by The Amazing Race. These returning hits provide a lead-in for the brand-new romance adventure competition The Real Love Boat.
On Thursdays, the night begins with a one-hour comedy block, with Young Sheldon leading into Ghosts. They provide a lead-in for the new drama So Help Me Todd, starring Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin as an attorney and private detective team who are also mother and son. CSI: Vegas moves to a new night, capping off Thursdays.
Fridays see the addition of a new drama from Jerry Bruckheimer. S.W.A.T. returns to its 8 p.m. slot, providing a lead-in for the new drama Fire Country, starring SEAL Team‘s Max Thieriot as a convict in a prison-release firefighting program assigned to his hometown where his troubles began. At 10 p.m., Blue Bloods returns to close out the night.
The Equalizer, starring Queen Latifah, returns Sundays at 8 p.m., providing a lead-in for the new drama East New York, about the squad of the 74th Precinct who will not only serve their community but also become part of it. At 10 p.m., the hit drama NCIS: Los Angeles moves into its new time period.
Upcoming previously announced alternative series include Superfan, a musical spectacle disguised as a game show; Lingo, a word-twisting, fast-thinking game show executive produced and hosted by Emmy Award winner RuPaul Charles; Tough As Nails; and Secret Celebrity Renovation. CBS has three original movies slated for the holidays: When Christmas Was Young, executive produced by award-winning musician Sheryl Crow; Fit For Christmas, starring The Talk‘s Amanda Kloots, who will also executive produce; and Must Love Christmas, from prolific holiday film writer and producer Mark Amato.
“CBS had another incredible season. In addition to repeating as America’s most-watched network, we launched several breakout hits, not to mention winning and improving many time periods across our schedule,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “For the new season, we once again looked for ways to strengthen our position with new, compelling series, scheduling them strategically to guarantee sampling and maximize consistency and flow. We believe these great new shows, returning hits and our robust slate of event programming positions us for another winning year.”