CBS Reveals Fall Premiere Dates: Kevin James, Joel McHale Get Post-‘Big Bang Theory’ Time Slots

Michael Weatherly’s “Bull” to air on Tuesdays in between “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans”

Last Updated: June 21, 2016 @ 6:10 PM

CBS’ fall 2016 premiere dates reveal that the network is continuing its successful strategy of launching new comedies behind perennial ratings powerhouse “The Big Bang Theory.”

Freshman comedy “Kevin Can Wait,” which stars Kevin James, will debut after “Big Bang” on Monday, Sept. 19. After “Thursday Night Football” wraps up, “Big Bang” will also serve as the lead in to the Joel McHale sitcom “The Great Indoors” on Thursday, Oct. 27.

This will serve as a big test for sophomore series “Life in Pieces,” which got great ratings its first season with the “Big Bang” lead in. “Life in Pieces” will now air on Thursdays at 9:30 beginning on Oct. 27.

Once “Big Bang” moves to Thursdays, “Kevin Can Wait” will serve as the lead in to Matt LeBlanc‘s new comedy series “Man With a Plan” beginning on Monday, Oct. 24.

“NCIS” alum Michael Weatherly isn’t straying too far from his old stomping ground on Tuesdays. Weatherly’s new drama “Bull,” which is loosely based on the life of Dr. Phil McGraw, will air between “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The “MacGyver” reboot with Lucas Till and George Eads will launch on Friday, Sept. 23, while new medical drama “Pure Genius” will also debut on Oct. 27.

“Case Closed,” a six-hour limited event documentary that re-examines the unsolved JonBenét Ramsey murder, debuts Sunday, Sept. 18.

Check out the full schedule below

Thursday, Sept. 15

7:30 PM, ET               THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW

8:25 PM, ET               THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NY Jets @ Buffalo Bills)

Sunday, Sept. 18

8:30-10:30 PM           CASE CLOSED (LIMITED SERIES, PART 1)

Monday, Sept. 19

8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY (10th Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM             KEVIN CAN WAIT (SERIES DEBUT)

9:00-11:00 PM           CASE CLOSED (Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8:00-9:00 PM             NCIS (14th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM           BULL (SERIES DEBUT)

10:00-11:00 PM         NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (3rd Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8:00-9:30 PM             SURVIVOR (90-Minute 33rd Season Premiere)

9:30-11:00 PM           BIG BROTHER (90-Minute Season Finale)

Friday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 PM             MACGYVER (SERIES DEBUT)

9:00-10:00 PM           HAWAII FIVE-0 (7th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM         BLUE BLOODS (7th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 24

10:00-11:00 PM         48 HOURS (29th Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25

7:30-8:30 PM             60 MINUTES (49th Season Premiere)

8:30-10:30 PM           CASE CLOSED (Part 3)

Monday, Sept. 26

8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM             KEVIN CAN WAIT

9:00-11:00 PM           Presidential Debate

Wednesday, Sept. 28

8:00-9:00 PM             SURVIVOR (Regular Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM           CRIMINAL MINDS (12th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM         CODE BLACK (2nd Season Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 2

8:00-9:00 PM             NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM           MADAM SECRETARY (3rd Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM         ELEMENTARY (5th Season Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 3

8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM             KEVIN CAN WAIT

9:00-11:00 PM           SCORPION (2-Hour 3rd Season Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 10

8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM             KEVIN CAN WAIT

9:00-10:00 PM           2 BROKE GIRLS (1-Hour 6th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM         SCORPION (regular time period)

Monday, Oct. 17

8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM             KEVIN CAN WAIT

9:00-9:30 PM             2 BROKE GIRLS (regular time period)

9:30-10:00 PM           THE ODD COUPLE (3rd Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM         SCORPION

Monday, Oct. 24

8:00-8:30 PM             KEVIN CAN WAIT (New Time Period)

8:30-9:00 PM             MAN WITH A PLAN (SERIES DEBUT)

9:00-9:30 PM             2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM           THE ODD COUPLE

10:00-11:00 PM         SCORPION

Thursday, Oct. 27

8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)

8:30-9:00 PM             THE GREAT INDOORS (SERIES DEBUT)

9:00-9:30 PM             MOM (4th Season Premiere)

9:30 -10:00 PM          LIFE IN PIECES (2nd Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM         PURE GENIUS (SERIES DEBUT)