Here's Your First Look At The New 2019-2020 CBS Fall Primetime Schedule

Bob Hearts Abishola, All Rise, The Unicorn, Carol's Second Act, and Evil join your favorite CBS returning shows this fall.
Posted on May 15, 2019 | 06:00am
CBS unveiled its new year-round 2019-2020 Primetime programming schedule, featuring four new comedies, four new dramas, and 24 returning series.

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; and 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; and 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.


"Our new lineup features both classic CBS shows and genres that viewers love, as well as some new series that push the boundaries of what you might expect from us," said Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment. "We are also saving some very strong series for the second part of the year as part of a strategy to roll out new and returning series throughout the season."

"This is a slate of new shows with thought-provoking stories, culturally relevant themes and tremendous casts, from award-winning producers and writers," said Thom Sherman, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at CBS Entertainment. "We are also building on the diverse series we launched last season with more leading roles for women and more inclusive storytelling across all of our new comedies and dramas."

America's Most Watched Network's new fall schedule features traditional strength and stability with big new show additions on Monday and Thursday.

(N=New, RTP=Regular Time Period, NTP=New Time Period)
All times listed as ET/PT

8:30-9:00 PM BOB ♥ ABISHOLA (N)
9:00-10:00 PM ALL RISE (N)
10:00-11:00 PM BULL

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM FBI
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM SEAL TEAM
10:00-11:00 PM S.W.A.T. (NTP)

8:30-9:00 PM THE UNICORN (N)
9:00-9:30 PM MOM
9:30-10:00 PM CAROL'S SECOND ACT (N)
10:00-11:00 PM EVIL (N)

8:00-9:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (NTP)
9:00-10:00 PM MAGNUM P.I. (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES

The 2019-2020 night-by-night schedule:

MONDAYS - Two established hits bracket an exciting new comedy and drama. THE NEIGHBORHOOD once again starts off the night at 8 PM and provides a potent and compatible launch pad for the new comedy BOB ♥ ABISHOLA, which comes from award-winning Producer Chuck Lorre. Then, new courthouse drama ALL RISE premieres at 9 PM, while BULL closes the night at 10 PM.

TUESDAYS - Tuesday's dominant lineup remains intact. Opening the night at 8 PM is NCIS, the #1 drama on TV for nine of the last 10 seasons, while delivering 16 million viewers each week. At 9 PM, FBI, the #1 new series on TV, returns for its sophomore season, followed by 10 PM time-period winner NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, starring Scott Bakula.

WEDNESDAYS - Wednesday's winning schedule adds an established hit drama. At 8 PM, SURVIVOR, which is the #1 broadcast in key demos during the hour, starts off the night. Then, at 9 PM, fans can catch the third season of SEAL TEAM, starring David Boreanaz, which provides a powerful pairing when the hit drama S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore, joins the night's lineup at 10 PM.

THURSDAYS - Thursday's schedule adds two new comedies plus an exciting new drama. First, at 8 PM, comes YOUNG SHELDON, television's #2 comedy, which offers a dominant lead-in for the new comedy THE UNICORN, starring Walton Goggins, at 8:30 PM. Next, at 9 PM is MOM, TV's #3 comedy and time-period winner, starring Anna Faris and Emmy and Academy Award winner Allison Janney. The critically acclaimed comedy is the perfect pairing for CAROL'S SECOND ACT, starring Patricia Heaton, at 9:30 PM. Finally, at 10 PM, award-winning producers Michelle and Robert King bring EVIL, a new psychological mystery, to CBS.

FRIDAYS - CBS' most dominant night adds a hit drama to create a tropical duo. HAWAII FIVE-0 slides to 8 PM to open the night, leading into its Hawaiian neighbor MAGNUM P.I. at 9 PM. Next, at 10 PM, Top 10 hit BLUE BLOODS returns for its 10th season to cap one of TV's strongest nights.

SATURDAYS - CBS' Saturday night lineup features CRIMETIME SATURDAY, encore broadcasts of the Network's popular dramas at 8 PM and 9 PM, followed by 48 HOURS, Saturday's #1 non-sports series, at 10 PM.

SUNDAYS - CBS' winning night returns intact. Returning at 7 PM is 60 MINUTES, television's most acclaimed news program for five decades, which provides a powerful lead-in for the three top scripted broadcasts of the night. First up at 8 PM is GOD FRIENDED ME, followed at 9 PM by NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday's highest-rated broadcast drama, and then MADAM SECRETARY, starring Téa Leoni, closes out the signature night at 10 PM.

Learn more about the new fall dramas:

ALL RISE is 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.

Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn't intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be.

WATCH: First Look At All Rise

Greg Spottiswood, Len Goldstein, and Emmy Award winner Michael M. Robin are Executive Producers for Warner Bros. Television. Robin directed the pilot from a script by Spottiswood.

All Rise stars Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael, Wilson Bethel as Mark Callan, Marg Helgenberger as Lisa Benner, Jessica Camacho as Emily Lopez, J. Alex Brinson as Luke Watkins, Lindsay Mendez as Sara Castillo, and Ruthie Ann Miles as Sherri Kansky.

This fall, watch new episodes of All Rise on Mondays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

EVIL is a psychological mystery from Michelle and Robert King, the creators of The Good Wife and The Good Fight, that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion.

The new drama focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church's backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there's a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

WATCH: First Look At Evil

Michelle King, Robert King, and Liz Glotzer are Executive Producers for CBS Television Studios. Robert King directed the pilot.

Evil stars Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard, Mike Colter as David Acosta, Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir, Michael Emerson as Leland Townsend, Brooklyn Shuck as Lynn Bouchard, Skylar Gray as Lila Bouchard, Maddy Crocco as Lexis Bouchard, and Dalya Knapp as Laura Bouchard.

This fall, watch new episodes of Evil on Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Learn more about the new fall comedies:

BOB ♥ ABISHOLA​ is a new comedy that's a love story about a middle-aged compression sock businessman (Billy Gardell) who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant (Folake Olowofoyeku), while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over.

Undaunted by Abishola's (Olowofoyeku) lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob (Gardell) is determined to win Abishola's heart, in this new comedy that examines immigrant life in America.

WATCH: First Look At Bob ♥ Abishola

Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, and Beth McCarthy-Miller (pilot only) are Executive Producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. McCarthy-Miller directed the pilot from a script by Lorre, Gorodetsky, Higgins, and Gina Yashere.

Bob ♥ Abishola stars Billy Gardell as Bob, Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola, Christine Ebersole as Dottie, Matt Jones as Douglas, Maribeth Monroe as Christine, Shola Adewusi as Auntie Olu, Barry Shabaka Henley as Uncle Tunde, and Travis Wolfe Jr. as Dele.

This fall, watch new episodes of Bob ♥ Abishola on Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

THE UNICORN is a new comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who help Wade (Walton Goggins) embrace his "new normal" after the loss of his wife a year earlier.

As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again. 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.

WATCH: First Look At The Unicorn

Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Peyton Reed, and John Hamburg (pilot only) are Executive Producers for CBS Television Studios. Hamburg directed the pilot from a script by Martin and Schiff.

The Unicorn stars stars Walton Goggins as Wade, Rob Corddry as Forrest, Michaela Watkins as Delia, Omar Benson Miller as Ben, Maya Lynne Robinson as Michelle, Ruby Jay as Grace, and Makenzie Moss as Natalie.

This fall, watch new episodes of The Unicorn on Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

CAROL'S SECOND ACT is a new comedy starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton as a 50-year-old 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.

At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It's her enthusiasm, perspective and, yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.

WATCH: First Look At Carol's Second Act

Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins; Patricia Heaton, Adam Griffin, David Hunt, and Rebecca Stay (Four Boys Entertainment); Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor (Kapital Entertainment); and Pamela Fryman (pilot only) are Executive Producers for CBS Television Studios. Fryman directed the pilot from a script by Halpern and Haskins.

Carol's Second Act stars Patricia Heaton as Carol Kenney, Kyle MacLachlan as Dr. Frost, Ito Aghayere as Dr. Maya Jacobs, Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Daniel, and Sabrina Jalees as Lexie. Lucas Neff guest stars as Caleb.

This fall, watch new episodes of Carol's Second Act on Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Learn more about the new post-fall series:

FBI: MOST WANTED is a new high-stakes drama from from Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind FBI and the Law & Order franchise. The series focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures notorious criminals on the Bureau's Most Wanted list.

Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix (Julian McMahon) oversees the highly skilled team, which functions as a mobile undercover unit that's always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice.

Dick Wolf, René Balcer, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are Executive Producers for Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Fred Berner directed the pilot from a script by Balcer.

FBI: Most Wanted stars Julian McMahon as Jess LaCroix, Alana De La Garza as Isobel Castille, Keisha Castle-Hughes as Hana Gibson, Kellan Lutz as Crosby, Roxy Sternberg as Sheryll Barnes and Nathaniel Arcand as Clinton Skye.

FBI: Most Wanted is coming soon to CBS and CBS All Access.

TOMMY features multiple Emmy Award winner Edie Falco, who stars as a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles.

A true blue New Yorker, Abigail "Tommy" Thomas (Falco) uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to keep social, political, and national security issues from hindering effective law enforcement in the Southland.

Equal parts political, procedural, and family drama, Tommy comes from Paul Attanasio, the creator of the acclaimed series Bull, House M.D. and Homicide: Life On The Street. Paul Attanasio, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, and Kate Dennis (pilot only) are Executive Producers for CBS Television Studios. Kate Dennis directed the pilot from a script by Attanasio.

Tommy stars Edie Falco as Abigail "Tommy" Thomas, Michael Chernus as Ken Rosey, Adelaide Clemens as Blake Sullivan, David Fierro as Buddy Boyardi, Russell G. Jones as Aurelius Looper, Olivia Lucy Phillip as Kate Jones, and Joseph Lyle Taylor as Treat Dudik.

Tommy is coming soon to CBS and CBS All Access.

BROKE is a new comedy starring Pauley Perrette, who plays Jackie, a single suburban mother who's shocked when her estranged sister, Elizabeth (Natasha Leggero), her sister's outrageously wealthy, big-hearted husband, Javier (Jaime Camil), and Javier's fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend land on her doorstep in need of a place to live after the couple's money dries up.

Though class differences may separate the women—in addition to the size of the house and the number of people living in—it will test the limits of family ties and the familiar bond of sisterhood might be the catalyst they need to restore their relationship.

Emmy Award winner Alex Herschlag (Will & Grace, Modern Family), Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane The Virgin), Joanna Klein, Ben Silverman, Jaime Camil, Guillermo Restrepo, Gonzalo Cilley, and Maria Lucia Hernandez are Executive Producers for CBS Television Studio/Sutton Street Prods./Propagate, with creative partners RCN TV and Resonant TV. Victor Gonzalez directed the pilot from a script by Herschlag.

Broke stars Jaime Camil as Javier, Pauley Perrette as Jackie, Natasha Leggero as Elizabeth, Izzy Diaz as Luis, and Antonio Raul Corbo as Sammy.

Broke is coming soon to CBS and CBS All Access.