CBS Shakes Up Its Fall 2024-2025 Schedule

Tom Selleck

As CBS is wrapping up the 2023-24 season as “America’s Most-Watched Network” in primetime for the 16th consecutive season in total viewers—breaking broadcast television’s longest winning streak on record, also previously held by CBS, from 1955-1970, it today announced its plans for the 2024-2025 season.

CBS became the first broadcast network to reveal its Fall TV schedule with a look at its returning shows, what’s new, and what’s ending.

With the majority of its schedule renewed—18 series, the Eye Network only added six new series to its schedule and one reimagined classic game show. The scripted shows include Georgie & Mandy's First Marriage, the spinoff of Young Sheldon; Matlock, a gender swap version of the old Andy Griffith-starrer; NCIS: Origins, which takes viewers back to the beginning of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibb’s time as an NCIS special agent; the comedy Poppa’s House, starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.; and Watson, a modern spin on the classic Sherlock Holmes story, which will focus on solving medical mysteries rather than murders.

Unscripted shows include The Summit, in which 16 strangers journey through the treacherous New Zealand Alps to win $1 million, and the reboot of Hollywood Squares, with Drew Barrymore taking over the center square.

Of those shows, Watson and Hollywood Squares are being held for midseason as is the return of NCIS: Sydney and The Amazing Race. Hollywood Squares will join The Price Is Right at Night and Raid the Cage for an all-new "Game Show Wednesdays," which looks to take the place of Survivor in January with Survivor returning later mid-season.

In addition to CBS’ new and returning series, the  year-round schedule of original programming also features annual high-profile events, including the return of the Grammy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Tony Awards, the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash and the recently announced American Music Awards.

 Related: CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2023-2024, Including Goodbyes for 'Young Sheldon' and 'Bob Hearts Abishola'

CBS schedule for 2024-2025 (new shows in CAPS)

Gary Cole, Wilmer Valderrama, Brian Dietzen, Katrina Law, Sean Murray<p>Photo: Robert Voets/CBS</p>
Gary Cole, Wilmer Valderrama, Brian Dietzen, Katrina Law, Sean Murray

Photo: Robert Voets/CBS

8 p.m.
The Neighborhood
8:30 p.m. POPPA’S HOUSE
9 p.m. NCIS
10 p.m. NCIS: Origins

Related: Sean Murray Looks Back on 21 Years and 1,000 Episodes in the NCIS Universe

Missy Peregrym<p>Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS</p>
Missy Peregrym

Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS

8 p.m. FBI
9 p.m. FBI: International
10 p.m. FBI: Most Wanted

Related: Colin Donnell Is Joining FBI: International ... But Is He Replacing Luke Kleintank?

Jeff Probst<p>Robert Voets/CBS</p>
Jeff Probst

Robert Voets/CBS

8 p.m. Survivor
9:30 p.m. THE SUMMIT

Related: Jeff Probst Announces Returning Players for Survivor Season 50

8:30 p.m. Ghosts
9 p.m.  MATLOCK
10 p.m. Elsbeth

Related: Carrie Preston on Moving the Wacky and Wonderful Elsbeth to Her Own Series

Max Thierot<p>Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/CBS</p>
Max Thierot

Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/CBS

8 p.m. S.W.A.T.
9 p.m. Fire Country
10 p.m. Blue Bloods

Olivia Swann, Todd Lasance<p>Photo: Daniel Asher Smith/Paramount+</p>
Olivia Swann, Todd Lasance

Photo: Daniel Asher Smith/Paramount+

8 p.m. NCIS: Sydney
9 p.m. Fire Country
10 p.m. S.W.A.T.

Related: CBS Announces a Major Shakeup to Its 2024-2025 TV Season

8 p.m. Drama encores
9 p.m. Drama encores
10 p.m. 48 Hours

Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall<p>Barbara Nitke/CBS</p>
Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall

Barbara Nitke/CBS

7 p.m. 60 Minutes
8 p.m. Tracker
9 p.m. The Equalizer
10 p.m. Drama Encores until football season ends; Then WATSON



Montana Jordan, Emily Osment<p>Courtesy: CBS</p>
Montana Jordan, Emily Osment

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Georgie & Mandie's First Marriage, the sequel to Young Sheldon, follows Georgie (Montana Jordan) and Mandy (Emily Osment) as they raise their young family in Texas while navigating the challenges of adulthood, parenting and marriage.

Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr.<p>Courtesy: CBS</p>
Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr.

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Poppa’s House stars Damon Wayans as legendary talk radio host and happily divorced “Poppa” who has his point of view challenged at work when a new female co-host (Essence Atkins) is hired, and at home where he finds himself still parenting his adult son (Damon Wayans Jr.), a brilliant dreamer who is trying to pursue his passion while being a responsible father and husband.


Kathy Bates<p>Courtesy: CBS</p>
Kathy Bates

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Matlock stars Kathy Bates as Madeline “Matty” Matlock, a brilliant septuagenarian who achieved success in her younger years and decides to rejoin the workforce at a prestigious law firm where she uses her unassuming demeanor and wily tactics to win cases. Matty is assigned to Olympia (Skye P. Marshall), a senior attorney and key rainmaker with a thirst for justice. Olympia’s ex-husband, Julian (Jason Ritter), the son of the head of the firm, is intrigued by Matty and her clever skills. As Matty endeavors to establish herself in her new high-stakes world, she works alongside the firm’s younger associates – the charismatic Billy (David Del Rio) and the uber ambitious Sarah (Leah Lewis).

Austin Stowell<p>Courtesy: CBS</p>
Austin Stowell

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NCIS: Origins is the newest chapter in the NCIS franchise, exploring Gibbs’ early years. Narrated by Mark Harmon, the new series begins in 1991, years prior to the events of NCIS, and follows a young Leroy Jethro Gibs (Austin Stowell). In the series, Gibbs starts his career as a newly minted special agent at the fledgling NIS Camp Pendleton office where he forges his place on a gritty, ragtag team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks (Kyle Schmid).

Related: NCIS: Origins Casts the Role of Young Mike Franks


Manu Bennett<p>Courtesy: CBS</p>
Manu Bennett

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Hosted by Manu Bennett, The Summit follows 16 strangers embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the treacherous New Zealand Alps in an attempt to reach the peak of a distant, towering mountain. With their backpacks containing an equal share of $1 million, the group must traverse an exhausting distance in just 14 days in order to win the cash they are carrying. But not everyone will make it, as these strangers must work together to tackle the dangerous terrain, unforgiving Antarctic winds, heart-pounding challenges and gut-wrenching eliminations on their way to the peak. Tracking them along this journey is the “Mountain’s Keeper” who will surprise the trekkers with brutal twists and force decisions that complicate an already grueling ascent. Morals and relationships will be tested when they must decide what to do if someone falls behind – because if the group fails to reach The Summit in time, all the prize money will be lost.



Morris Chestnut<p>Courtesy: CBS</p>
Morris Chestnut

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In Watson, a year after the death of his friend and partner Sherlock Holmes at the hands of Moriarty, Dr. John Watson (Morris Chestnut) resumes his medical career as the head of a clinic dedicated to treating rare disorders. Watson’s old life isn’t done with him, though – Moriarty and Watson are set to write their own chapter of a story that has fascinated audiences for more than a century. Watson is a medical show with a strong investigative spine, featuring a modern version of one of history’s greatest detectives as he turns his attention from solving crimes to solving medical mysteries.


Drew Barrymore<p>Courtesy: CBS</p>
Drew Barrymore

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Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares is a classic game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. The “board” for the game is a vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The celebrities are asked questions and the contestants judge the legitimacy of their answers to win the game. Award-winning actress and talk show host Drew Barrymore will take her place as the famed “center square” answering questions for the contestants.

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