CBS Upfront roundup: Fall 2019 schedule, new show introduction, and more

Photo credit: The Big Bang Theory/CBS by Erik Voake; Acquired via CBS Press Express
Photo credit: The Big Bang Theory/CBS by Erik Voake; Acquired via CBS Press Express /
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The CBS Upfront took place on May 15, saying goodbye to The Big Bang Theory, introducing new shows, and sharing the fall 2019 schedule. Here’s a roundup.

After initially pointing out that there was more to do to answer its #MeToo problem, CBS jumped into focusing on the programming slate. First, it was a tribute to The Big Bang Theory, which ended its series on an 18-million-viewer high. However, the CBS Upfront on May 15 was also a chance to introduce the new shows and focus on the fall 2019 schedule. Here’s a recap of everything you missed.

Introducing the new shows

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CBS is one of the networks bringing a large selection of new shows. Carol’s Second Act with Patricia Heaton in the leads was the first to take to the stage during the CBS Upfront. Heaton made a point of how CBS helps supports its new shows.

Of course, not all shows will make it through the season. With Heaton in the lead for this new show, there’s hope it will land a second season quickly. However, it does have some competition.

The Unicorn, Evil, FBI: Most Wanted, Broke, and Tommy will also be joining the network in the 2019-2020 schedule.

There was also plenty of love given to the 2018 freshman shows that were picked up for second seasons. These are FBI, God Friended Me, The Neighborhood, and Magnum P.I.

“The Change Constant” – Pictured: Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). Sheldon and Amy await big news, on the series finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 16 (8:00-8:30PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2019 WBEI. All rights reserved.
“The Change Constant” – Pictured: Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). Sheldon and Amy await big news, on the series finale of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, May 16 (8:00-8:30PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2019 WBEI. All rights reserved. /

A fitting tribute to The Big Bang Theory

There are many shows coming to an end this year. The CW has three, and HBO’s biggest series will end on Sunday. However, The Big Bang Theory is CBS’ biggest ending series. The number one comedy and number one show on the network aired its series finale on May 16 but the cast and creator, Chuck Lorre, took to the stage at the CBS Upfront on May 15.

Lorre used this chance to thank both the network and advertisers. Making a joke that it’s mostly drug advertisements during the half-hour slot, Lorre noted that the show had to reshoot its pilot episode. If you’ve seen the unaired pilot, you’ll know that Kaley Cuoco wasn’t initially Penny.

In fact, there wasn’t going to be a Penny. In the original pilot, which was turned down by CBS in 2006, Amanda Walsh played Katie – a role Cuoco had been turned down for because she was too young. A year later, the pilot was reshot with Cuoco in the role of Penny.

It’s also worth noting there was no Howard and Raj in the original pilot. Aren’t we glad we got what we have now?

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EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines science vs. religion and the origins of evil. The series focuses on a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church’s backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena in CBS series EVIL on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Mike Colter as David Acosta and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard Elizabeth Fisher/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /

CBS fall 2019 schedule

Ahead of the CBS Upfront presentation, the network released its fall 2019 schedule. All the new shows are in upper case.

While a lot of the schedule looks familiar, there are notable changes. With The Big Bang Theory gone, its spin-off, Young Sheldon is taking over the 8 p.m. slot on Thursdays. There will be two new shows sandwiching Mom.

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MacGyver is being held for the midseason with Hawaii Five-0 taking up that timeslot of the night. Magnum P.I. is moving into the middle Friday night slot instead, with new series All Rise taking over the Monday 9 p.m. slot.

S.W.A.T. is also on the move. In an attempt to boost the series, it’s moving to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, behind SEAL Team, which is thankfully back in the middle slot on Wednesday nights. This later slot was Criminal Minds in the fall 2018 schedule, which means the final season is getting pushed to the midseason.

ALL RISE — A drama that follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal system. Pictured: Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
ALL RISE — A drama that follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal system. Pictured: Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /

Here’s a full look at the CBS fall 2019 schedule.

MONDAY
8 p.m.The Neighborhood
8:30 p.m.BOB ♥ ABISHOLA
9 p.m. ALL RISE
10 p.m.Bull

TUESDAY
8 p.m.NCIS
9 p.m.FBI
10 p.m.NCIS: New Orleans

WEDNESDAY
8 p.m.Survivor
9 p.m.SEAL Team
10 p.m.S.W.A.T.

THURSDAY
8 p.m.Young Sheldon
8:30 p.m.THE UNICORN
9 p.m.Mom
9:30 p.m.CAROL’S SECOND ACT
10 p.m. — EVIL

FRIDAY
8 p.m.Hawaii Five-0
9 p.m.Magnum P.I.
10 p.m.Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8 p.m.Crimetime Saturday
9 p.m.Crimetime Saturday
10 p.m.48 Hours

SUNDAY
7 p.m. — 60 Minutes
8 p.m.God Friended Me
9 p.m.NCIS: Los Angeles
10 p.m. — Madam Secretary

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