The wait is nearly over for fans of CBS’ Criminal Minds, MacGyver, Undercover Boss, and more. The network has revealed 2020 return and launch dates for several of its programs. In addition, a couple of the current shows — Hawaii Five-0 and NCIS: New Orleans — will have new spots on the primetime schedule.
Here are additional details from CBS:
CBS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW DRAMAS, TWO MILESTONES AND TWO RETURNING SERIES
Two New Dramas
“FBI: Most Wanted” from Emmy Award Winner Dick Wolf Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10:00 PM
“Tommy” Starring Multiple Emmy Award Winner Edie Falco Debuts Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:00 PM
The 40th Season of “Survivor” Premieres with a Special Two-Hour Episode Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:00 PM
“Criminal Minds” Begins Its 15th and Final Season with a Special Two-Hour Episode Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9:00 PM
Two Returning Series
“Undercover Boss” Returns for Its Ninth Season Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 8:00 PM
“MacGyver” Launches Its Fourth Season Friday, Feb. 7 at 8:00 PM, and “Hawaii Five-0” Moves to Its New Time Period at 9:00 PM
“NCIS: New Orleans” Moves to Sundays 10:00-11:00 PM on Feb. 16, Forming a Powerful Two-Hour Pairing with “NCIS: Los Angeles”
CBS today announced the series premieres of two new dramas, FBI: MOST WANTED and TOMMY; the debuts of the milestone 40th season of SURVIVOR and the 15th and final season of CRIMINAL MINDS; and the return of MACGYVER and UNDERCOVER BOSS.
From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind FBI and the “Law & Order” franchise, FBI: MOST WANTED will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). FBI: MOST WANTED stars Julian McMahon in a high-stakes drama that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix (McMahon) oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that’s always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice. Roxy Sternberg, Nathaniel Arcand, Keisha Castle-Hughes and Kellan Lutz also star. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS will move to Sundays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning Feb. 16, forming a strong two-hour NCIS block, with NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT.
TOMMY, starring multiple Emmy Award winner Edie Falco, will debut Thursday, Feb. 6 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), after EVIL completes its 13-episode season order. As previously announced, EVIL will return for its second season in 2020-2021. In TOMMY, a new series that’s equal parts political, procedural and family drama, Falco stars as a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female chief of police for Los Angeles. A true blue New Yorker, Abigail “Tommy” Thomas (Falco) uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to keep social, political and national security issues from hindering effective law enforcement in the Southland. Michael Chernus, Adelaide Clemens, Thomas Sadoski, Russell G. Jones, Olivia Lucy Phillip, Joseph Lyle Taylor and Vladimir Caamaño also star.
The milestone 40th season and 20th year of the Emmy Award-winning, ground-breaking series SURVIVOR debuts with a special two-hour episode Wednesday, Feb. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM), hosted by Jeff Probst. It moves to its regular Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on Feb. 19.
CRIMINAL MINDS begins its 15th and final season Wednesday, Jan. 8 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) with a special two-hour episode. It moves to its regular Wednesday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on Jan. 15. CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. CRIMINAL MINDS stars Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez and Daniel Henney. SEAL TEAM will return with a special two-hour episode Wednesday, Feb. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), following the two-hour series finale of CRIMINAL MINDS on Feb. 19 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
MACGYVER, a reimagining of the classic series starring Lucas Till in the title role, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, Meredith Eaton, Levy Tran and Henry Ian Cusick, returns for its fourth season Friday, Feb. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The same night, HAWAII FIVE-0 moves to its new time period (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). MAGNUM P.I. will return in the spring after MACGYVER concludes its season run.
The ninth season of the Emmy Award-winning alternative series UNDERCOVER BOSS premieres Wednesday, Jan. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and will air in the time slot until the season premiere of SURVIVOR on Feb. 12.
CBS’ WINTER 2020 SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Jan. 7
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM FBI
10:00-11:00 PM FBI: MOST WANTED (Series Premiere)
Wednesday, Jan. 8
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (Ninth Season Premiere)
9:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (2-Hour 15th Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Jan. 15
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (Regular Time Period)
10:00-11:00 PM S.W.A.T.
Thursday, Feb. 6
8:00-8:30 PM YOUNG SHELDON
8:30-9:00 PM THE UNICORN
9:00-9:30 PM MOM
9:30-10:00 PM CAROL’S SECOND ACT
10:00-11:00 PM TOMMY (Series Premiere)
Friday, Feb. 7
8:00-9:00 PM MACGYVER (Fourth Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (New Time Period)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS
Wednesday, Feb. 12
8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR (2-Hour 40th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (special time)
Sunday, Feb. 16
8:00-9:00 PM GOD FRIENDED ME
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (New Time Period)
Wednesday, Feb. 19
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (Regular Time Period)
9:00-11:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (2-Hour Series Finale)
About FBI: MOST WANTED
Dick Wolf, René Balcer, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers for Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios.
Paul Attanasio, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Tom Szentgyorgyi and Kate Dennis (pilot only) are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.
Mark Burnett, Jeff Probst and Matt VanWagenen are executive producers for S.E.G. Holdco., LLC.
About CRIMINAL MINDS
Mark Gordon, Erica Messer and Breen Frazier are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.
Peter Lenkov, James Wan, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff and Terry Matalas are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Lionsgate.
About UNDERCOVER BOSS
Stephen Lambert, Jack Burgess, Mike Cotton and Rachel Bloomfield are executive producers for Studio Lambert/All3Media America.
What do you think? Which of these new or returning CBS TV shows do you plan to watch in early 2020?