CBS Stacks September And October With Big Premieres And Thrilling Finales

The Amazing Race, The FBI Declassified, Star Trek: Discovery, and more fresh content kick off the network's fall lineup.
Posted on Aug 26, 2020 | 12:00pm
Thanks to its deep roster, CBS is ready to jump into Fall 2020 with a mix of original news and alternative programming, plus two scripted dramas and one comedy making their broadcast debuts.

"This is hardly a traditional fall season, but we are prepared with a strong slate of original content while our regular scripted series begin production," said Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment. "Based on our current timeline, we hope to start rolling out our previously announced fall series as they become available in November."

Along with the finale dates for summer sensations Love Island (Tuesday, Sept. 29 at. 8/7c) and Big Brother (two hours on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9/8c), the chronological list of the announced premieres can be found below. Additional programming for September and October will be announced at a later date.

CBS News will be delivering a number of compelling broadcasts, including the return of television's #1 news program, 60 Minutes, on Sunday, Sept. 20; a special edition of 48 Hours: Suspicion on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 9; and the return of 48 Hours on Saturdays starting Sept. 12.

The all-new six-part series The FBI Declassified will debut on Tuesday, Oct. 13, narrated by Alana de la Garza from the CBS crime drama FBI. The journalistic true-crime series, produced by the award-winning team behind 48 Hours, gives viewers unprecedented access to some of the biggest cases handled by real-life FBI agents and analysts.

Three reality favorites will make their return on CBS, with The Greatest #AtHome Videos, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, resuming on Friday, Sept. 25; two-time Emmy Award winner, Undercover Boss, showcasing all-new covert employers starting on Friday, Oct. 2; and the next edition of the multiple Emmy Award-winning reality series The Amazing Race, hosted by Phil Keoghan, returns on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The full first season of Star Trek: Discovery makes its broadcast debut on Thursday, Sept. 24 as a special limited promotional run prior to its third season return on CBS All Access (ViacomCBS' subscription video on-demand and live streaming service). The inaugural season initially launched on the service in 2017, with only the premiere episode broadcast on CBS. The third season of the hit series, starring Sonequa Martin-Green, will premiere Thursday, Oct. 15 exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.

Scripted true crime anthology series Manhunt: Deadly Games will mark its broadcast premiere on Monday, Sept. 21. Starring Cameron Britton, Jack Huston, and Carla Gugino, the drama chronicles one of the largest and most complex manhunts on U.S. soil following the deadly terrorist attack at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The series originally launched on Spectrum's On Demand platform earlier this year.

One Day at a Time, the critically acclaimed comedy, debuts on network television on Monday, Oct 12. The run will include the entire fourth season, originally on Pop, kicking off with back-to-back episodes. The award-winning series, inspired by Emmy winner Norman Lear's 1975 show of the same name, tells the story of the Cuban-American Alvarez family and stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Justina Machado.

CBS Premiere And Finale Dates In September And October

Wednesday, Sept. 9
8:00-9:00 PM - Big Brother
9:00-10:00 PM - Love Island
10:00-11:00 PM - 48 Hours: Suspicion (Special Wednesday Edition)

Saturday, Sept. 12
9:00-10:00 PM - Love Island: More To Love
10:00-11:00 PM - 48 Hours (Season 34 Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 20
(Note: Schedule is staggered due to an NFL Double Header on this date.)
7:30-8:30 PM, ET/ 7:00-8:00 PM, PT - 60 Minutes (Season 53 Premiere, regular time period 7:00-8:00 ET/PT)
8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT - Big Brother
9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT - Love Island

Monday, Sept. 21
9:00-10:00 PM - Love Island
10:00-11:00 PM - Manhunt: Deadly Games (Broadcast Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 24
8:00-9:00 PM - Big Brother
9:00-10:00 PM - Love Island
10:00-11:00 PM - Star Trek: Discovery (Season 1 Broadcast Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 PM - The Greatest #AtHome Videos
9:00-10:00 PM - Love Island

Tuesday, Sept. 29
8:00-9:00 PM - Love Island (Season 2 Finale)

Friday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00 PM - The Greatest #AtHome Videos
9:00-10:00 PM - Undercover Boss (Season 10 Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 12, 19, 26
9:00-10:00 PM - One Day At A Time (Season 4 Broadcast Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM - Manhunt: Deadly Games

Tuesday, Oct. 13
10:00-11:00 PM - The FBI Declassified (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Oct. 14
8:00-9:00 PM - Big Brother
9:00-10:00 PM - The Amazing Race (Season 32 Premiere)

Wednesday, Oct. 28
8:00-9:00 PM - The Amazing Race (New Time Period)
9:00-11:00 PM - Big Brother (Season 22 Finale)

Stay tuned for more premiere announcements on CBS.com!