First Look at 'Big Bang Theory' Spinoff 'Young Sheldon'

CBS revealed its fall schedule hours before its upfront presentation Wednesday.

Iain Armitage will star in Young Sheldon, based on Jim Parson's eccentric character in The Big Bang Theory. CBS will also air a one-time Young Sheldon preview September 25.

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. It leads into another new comedy, "Me, Myself & I", with "Saturday Night Live" cast member Bobby Moynihan.

MIDSEASON: Coming in 2018 is a comedy of Biblical proportions: Jay R. Ferguson ("The Real O'Neals", "Mad Men") stars as a NY film critic who tries to live strictly by the Bible.

Feuerstein stars as a divorced actor who moves back to NY to be near family (Lavin, Gould) in "9JKL" (8:30 p.m. Monday).

CBS is giving the coveted slot after "The Big Bang Theory" on Thursday nights to the spinoff "Young Sheldon", one of eight new series scheduled to air in the 2017-18 TV season.

The best news is that Feuerstein's show is parked after "The Big Bang Theory" at season's start before "Big Bang" moves back to Thursday.

CBS will return its Tuesday schedule intact, with "NCIS" at 8 p.m., "Bull" at 9 and "NCIS: New Orleans" at 10.

WEDNESDAY "Survivor" (8); "SEAL Team" (9), with Boreanaz as leader of a Navy SEAL team that handles "the most unsafe, high stakes missions our country can ask of them;" "Criminal Minds" (10). Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro created the series and executive produce along with Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak for Warner Bros.

FRIDAY: 8, MacGyver; 9, Hawaii Five-0; 10, Blue Bloods.

Asked about ABC's decision to reboot "American Idol" next year after Fox dropped it in 2016, Moonves said CBS was offered the same chance but decided the show was so costly it would need an improbably big audience to break even.

Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Underscoring the importance of the show to both CBS and the studio, the matter was handled at the highest level.

  • Salvatore Jensen