CBS Doubles Down On Sheldon Cooper

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CBS is looking to keep its status as television's most-watched network with a 2017-18 fall slate that will launch six new programs, including a spinoff of its biggest comedy hit, "The Big Bang Theory".

"The tone is a little more like '[The] Wonder Years" and "Doogie Howser [M.D],' " according to Kelly Kahl, senior executive vice president of CBS Primetime, who presented the schedule at the network's NY headquarters Wednesday.

Set in 1989, the show will be narrated by Jim Parsons AKA the original Sheldon, and will star Iain Armitage, who is now starring in Sky Atlantic's Big Little Lies, as Young Sheldon, the boy genius who skipped four grades to start high school at the same time as his older, football-playing brother. (Those aren't exactly helpful attributes when you're a 9-year-old kid in a religious, football-centric suburban town).

On Sept. 25, YOUNG SHELDON will have a special Monday premiere at 8:30 PM following the season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY, and then move to its regular Thursday time period on November 2.

Other new TV shows coming to the eye network include "Seal Team", "S.W.A.T." and "Wisdom of the Crowd".

Friday remains intact with "MacGyver" at 8 p.m., "Hawaii Five-0" at 9 and "Blue Bloods" at 10.

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TUESDAY: 8, NCIS; 9, Bull; 10, NCIS: New Orleans.

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"Survivor" will lead off Wednesdays at 8 p.m., segueing into a new drama, "SEAL Team", with David Boreanaz starring as the head of an elite unit of the Navy SEALs.

Sunday nights will continue to bring "60 Minutes", "NCIS: Los Angeles and "Madam Secretary".

After "NFL Thursday Night Football" ends its run, "Kevin Can Wait" moves to Mondays at 8 p.m.

"Mom" and "Life in Pieces" will return to Thursday at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., respectively, follwed by the cop show "S.W.A.T". "Life in Pieces" (starting November 2) 10:00 p.m. "S.W.A.T". Next is time period victor MOM at 9:00 PM, followed by LIFE IN PIECES, a time period victor in adults 25-54 at 9:30 PM.

FRIDAYS - The only night on television where every hour grew in viewers this season.

"Scorpion" will be back at 10 p.m.

SATURDAYS - CBS' Saturday lineup features CRIMETIME SATURDAY, encore broadcasts of the Network's popular dramas at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, followed by the night's #1 regularly scheduled program, 48 HOURS, at 10:00 PM.

CBS will once again present original programming throughout the full season, rolling out new series By the Book and Instinct, and returning shows Code Black, Elementary, Man with a Plan and the reality hits The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss.

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