O'Brien re-ups with TBS; CBS pairs 'Big Bang' & spin-off

The series, a prequel to Seven's hit sitcom, follows Jim Parsons' series favourite Sheldon Cooper at nine years old, as the misfit genius struggles to cope with skipping a few grades and being bumped straight into high school.

"The Big Bang Theory" will start next season on Monday when CBS has Thursday Night Football.

Inspired by the television series and feature film, S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

"Code Black", "Elementary, "Man with a Plan", "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss" are part of CBS' 2017-2018 primetime schedule, but no details were immediately available on airdates or time slots".

"In the past few years I've stumbled across many new and exciting ways of connecting with my audience", O'Brien said, "and I'm eager to evolve my show into something leaner, more agile and more unpredictable".

Other comedies include "9JKL", which stars Mark Feuerstein as an actor who returns to NY and ends up living on the same floor of an apartment building with his parents, played by Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould. When CBS first announced a spin-off with young Sheldon, the TBBT fans flipped.

Who just doesn't love Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang Theory"?

CBS announced two series for midseason: The drama "Instinct" follows a former Central Intelligence Agency operative (Alan Cumming) helping the NYPD, and the comedy "By the Book" focuses on a film critic (Jay R. Ferguson) who tries to live in accordance with the Bible.

The eye network will air six new series in the fall and picked up an additional two to air midseason.

According to Variety, each of the originals offered to take a $100,000 (£80,000) per episode pay cut to free up extra money for Bialik and Rauch during seasons 11 and 12. "Criminal Minds" moves to 10 p.m.

On Thursdays, football starts off September 28. Kahl said they have a winning strategy to close out the work week with "MacGyver", "Hawaii Five-0" and "Blue Bloods".

Moonves was asked about CBS' interest in American Idol before it ended up at ABC.

  • Salvatore Jensen