CBS Unveils Fall 2023 Schedule: ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Amazing Race’ Get Supersized; ‘CSI: Vegas’ Delayed Until After Football |

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CBS is supersizing 2 of its signature reality franchises: “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” will permanently grow to 90-minute episodes adjacent season, nan web announced Thursday greeting arsenic it unveiled its 2023-2024 TV lineup.

The Eye web went first pinch its autumn plans, but there’s a caveat to it all: The writers onslaught intends it’s very apt that primetime won’t look astatine each for illustration this travel September. And indeed, CBS already has contingency plans successful place, including respective unscripted bid waiting successful nan wings.

But for now, CBS will caput into autumn pinch a primetime schedule that looks astir identical to its existent one. The Wednesday move to conscionable “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race,” for example, simply takes nan night’s existent 10 p.m. inhabitant, nan canceled “True Lies,” retired of nan equation. Last fall, CBS opened nan play pinch 3 reality shows connected nan night: “Survivor,” “The Real Love Boat” and “The Amazing Race,” truthful an all-reality Wednesday is not uncommon. (Nor are expanded 90-minute editions of “Survivor” aliases “The Amazing Race,” but until now those were reserved for typical moments, for illustration premieres and finales.)

Among different changes, nan caller play “Elsbeth,” starring Carrie Preston and based connected her “The Good Wife”/”The Good Fight” character, will aerial connected Thursdays astatine 10 p.m., down returning comedies “Young Sheldon” and “Ghosts,” arsenic good arsenic comedic play “So Help Me Todd.”

That shifts existent Thursday 10 p.m. bid “CSI: Vegas” to Sundays astatine 10 p.m., but pinch a twist. Because CBS often faces Sunday nighttime NFL shot overruns, sometimes pushing nan past show of nan nighttime heavy into nan 11 p.m. section news hour, this autumn nan Eye will aerial repeats (or thing astatine all, if nan crippled goes ace late) successful nan 10 p.m. slot. “CSI: Vegas” will return erstwhile shot is mostly over.

On nan remainder of nan night, CBS has made it 1988 again, done subject aliases magic. That’s because nan nighttime will spot nan pairing of nan Eye’s “Matlock” and “The Equalizer” revivals back-to-back. “Matlock,” starring Kathy Bates successful nan domiciled primitively made celebrated by Andy Griffith,” is marque caller and will return advantage of being sandwiched betwixt “60 Minutes” and Queen Latifah’s “The Equalizer.”

“The Equalizer” moves to 9 p.m. successful that scenario, bumping nan canceled “East New York,” while existent 10 p.m. bid “NCIS: Los Angeles” is retiring.

Thanks to nan last-minute dealmaking that saved “S.W.A.T.” for a last play and sent “East New York” into nan East River, that’s it for nan scheduling changes. Monday remains nan aforesaid pinch “The Neighborhood,” “Bob Hearts Abishola,” “NCIS” and “NCIS Hawai’i.” Tuesday continues to beryllium each Dick Wolf each nan clip pinch “FBI,” “FBI: International” and “FBI: Most Wanted.” And past Friday keeps that “S.W.A.T.”/”Fire Country”/”Blue Bloods” first responders vibe going for now.

Waiting successful nan wings: New drama “Poppa’s House,” starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. successful a multi-generational family laffer. And past there’s “Tracker,” which will get nan plum post-Super Bowl clip slot connected Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, instantly aft nan large game. After that, we’ll spot wherever nan Justin Hartley bid mightiness land.

Because again, this year’s web upfronts announcements are beautiful overmuch conscionable what’s connected paper. The reality of it each will dangle connected a batch of things, including really agelong nan onslaught lasts.

Every web has its ain contingency plans; astatine CBS, that could see a operation of repeats (procedurals for illustration “NCIS” still do good successful reruns, conscionable inquire Netflix), arsenic good arsenic “new to you” shows from CBS Studios that person antecedently aired connected Paramount+ (“Star Trek” night, anyone?), world acquisitions and unscripted fare.

In nan reality department, CBS has a batch connected nan support that it whitethorn bring retired this autumn should nan scripted shows not beryllium ready. That includes caller seasons of “Tough arsenic Nails” and “Lingo,” arsenic good arsenic primetime editions of “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal.” Also ordered: “Buddy Games” and “Lotería Loca.” CBS besides has nan “Big Brother” machine.

This reps nan first schedule unveil for caller CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach, who took complete nan section past fall. And it’s a spot bittersweet: For nan first clip successful decades, CBS (and genitor Paramount Global) opted not to uncover its schedule during upfronts week astatine Carnegie Hall successful New York. Instead, nan scheme was to observe astatine a Los Angeles statement this week — until those plans were postponed owed to nan strike.

Nonetheless, Reisenbach had a beardown connection for advertisers: CBS’ stability. “Along pinch our outstanding squad astatine nan network, I americium incredibly excited to present 4 caller bid pinch big-name talent portraying distinct, bold, engaging characters,” she said successful a statement. “These caller shows from marquee auspices seizure everything our viewers emotion astir a CBS bid – unsocial personalities, suspenseful drama, intrigue, precocious stakes, and relatable laugh-out-loud drama pinch bosom and humor. The caller additions to our lineup are a stellar complement to our winning slate of returning bid and we are assured they will resonate pinch our viewers connected broadcast and streaming platforms.”

CBS is touting its 15th consecutive play arsenic nan No. 1 web successful viewers, which it noted ties its erstwhile streak betwixt 1955 and 1970. Per its research, done April 30 nan web is averaging 5.97 cardinal viewers, successful beforehand of NBC’s 5.39 million.

Here is CBS’ autumn 2023 schedule:


8 p.m. “The Neighborhood”

8:30 p.m. “Bob Hearts Abishola”

9 p.m. “NCIS”

10 p.m. “NCIS Hawai’i”


8 p.m. “FBI”

9 p.m. “FBI: International”

10 p.m. “FBI: Most Wanted”


8 p.m. “Survivor”

9:30 p.m. “The Amazing Race”


8 p.m. “Young Sheldon”

8:30 p.m. “Ghosts”

9 p.m. “So Help Me Todd”

10 p.m. “Elsbeth” (NEW DRAMA)


8 p.m. “S.W.A.T.”

9 p.m. “Fire Country”

10 p.m. “Blue Bloods”


8 p.m. Repeats

9 p.m. Repeats

10 p.m. “48 Hours”


7 p.m. “60 Minutes”

8 p.m. “Matlock” (NEW DRAMA)

9 p.m. “The Equalizer”

10 p.m. Repeats/ “CSI: Vegas” (after football)

And present is simply a first look astatine nan trailers for caller autumn bid “Elsbeth” and “Matlock”: