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CBS Announces Midseason Schedule

Two New Dramas and Three Returning Series on the Docket

CBS has unveiled its primetime line-up in midseason, which will include new dramas “Tommy” with “The Sopranos” star Edie Falco and “FBI” spin-off “FBI: Most Wanted;” and the returns of “MacGyver,” “Undercover Boss” and the final season of “Criminal Minds.” The changes impact five nights of the week (excluding Monday and Saturday).

“FBI: Most Wanted” will launch in the Tuesday 10 p.m. ET hour on January 7 out of parent “FBI.” Current time period occupant “NCIS: New Orleans” will shift to Sundays at 10 p.m. beginning on Feb. 16 (and in place of “Madam Secretary,” which will have completed its six season run.

“Tommy,” with Edie Falco as the newly installed chief of police in Los Angeles, will debut on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. in place of “Evil” (which will have completed its first season and it is confirmed to return in 2020-21).

The 15th and final season of “Criminal Minds” will move back to its former Wednesday 9 p.m. hour on Jan. 8 (out of “Survivor”), and in place of “SEAL Team,” which returns on Feb. 26. Feel-good reality benchwarmer “Undercover Boss” will step into the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour in between editions of “Survivor” also on JAn. 8. And “MacGyver” will return to the network’s Friday lineup on Feb. 7, premiering in the 8 p.m. slot it’s occupied in previous seasons. Current occupant “Hawaii Five-0” will move back to 9 p.m., and “Magnum P.I.” will return in the spring after “MacGyver” finishes its season.

There are no announced changes in the sitcom department on CBS at present.

What follows are the changes (with the two new shows in bold): All times are ET/PT.

Tuesday, Jan. 7
10 p.m.: “FBI: Most Wanted”

Wednesday, Jan. 8
8 p.m.: “Undercover Boss”
9 p.m.: “Criminal Minds”

Thursday, Feb. 6
10 p.m.: “Tommy”

Friday, Feb. 7
8 p.m.: “MacGyver”
9 p.m.: “Hawaii Five-0” (new time)

Wednesday, Feb. 12
8 p.m.: “Survivor”

Sunday, Feb. 16
10 p.m.: “NCIS: New Orleans” (new time)

Wednesday, Feb. 19
9 p.m.: “Criminal Minds” (series finale, two hours)

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