CBS has announced finale dates, return dates, special events, and summer premieres with original series across five nights of the week, including the new event series BRAINDEAD and AMERICAN GOTHIC, the sophomore season of ZOO, based on James Patterson’s #1 bestselling novel, and the return of the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER.
Sunday, May 8 is a full night of finales, beginning with the season finale of MADAM SECRETARY (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the series finale of THE GOOD WIFE (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the season finale of ELEMENTARY (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
MIKE & MOLLY returns Monday, April 25 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and will then have new back-to-back episodes on Monday, May 2, Monday, May 9 and Monday, May 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, each night).
The fifth – and finale – season of PERSON OF INTEREST returns with two weekly episodes on Tuesdays and Mondays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, each night), effective Tuesday, May 3 and Monday, May 9.
THE ODD COUPLE expands to two nights a week with a new Monday broadcast beginning May 2 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), in addition to its regularly scheduled Thursday (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) airing.
UNDERCOVER BOSS returns to the schedule Sunday, May 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
THE PRICE IS RIGHT, network television’s #1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, will have three one-hour reality show-themed primetime specials, on Monday, May 23 (SURVIVOR), Tuesday, May 24 (BIG BROTHER), and Wednesday, May 25 (THE AMAZING RACE) (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT each night).
BRAINDEAD, from Robert and Michelle King, acclaimed creators and executive producers of THE GOOD WIFE, premieres Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The event series is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.
BIG BROTHER, hosted by Julie Chen, will once again have three weekly episodes. It debuts with a special two-hour premiere, on Wednesday, June 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the Thursday broadcast on June 23 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Sunday’s installment on June 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and its regular Wednesday time period on June 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Last summer, all three editions of BIG BROTHER ranked among the top 10 summer series in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54.
The suspenseful new murder mystery AMERICAN GOTHIC premieres Wednesday, June 22 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The series, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, is about a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.
ZOO, last summer’s #1 scripted series, returns for its second season with a special two-hour premiere, Tuesday, June 28 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) before moving to its regular Tuesday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) time period July 5. In season two, the danger escalates as the animal mutation moves to phase two, and they begin attacking infrastructure and creating deadly environmental phenomena in an effort to make the planet uninhabitable. Also, the team discovers a shocking mutation that threatens the life of one of their own.
CBS’s SPRING/SUMMER 2016 SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 31
8:30-9:30 PM – LIFE IN PIECES (One-Hour 1st Season Finale)
Monday, April 18
8:00-9:00 PM – SUPERGIRL (1st Season Finale)
Monday, April 25
8:00-8:30 PM – MIKE & MOLLY (Returns to the schedule in new time period)
9:00-10:00 PM – SCORPION (2nd Season Finale)
Tuesday, April 26
10:00-11:00 PM – LIMITLESS (1st Season Finale)
Monday, May 2
8:00-9:00 PM – MIKE & MOLLY (first of three Mondays with back-to back-episodes)
9:30-10:00 PM – THE ODD COUPLE (New Time Period, in addition to Thursdays)
10:00-11:00 PM – NCIS: LOS ANGELES (7th Season Finale)
Tuesday, May 3
10:00-11:00 PM – PERSON OF INTEREST (5th Season Premiere)
Wednesday, May 4
9:00-10:00 PM – CRIMINAL MINDS (11th Season Finale)
Friday, May 6
10:00-11:00 PM – BLUE BLOODS (6th Season Finale)
Sunday, May 8
8:00-9:00 PM – MADAM SECRETARY (2nd Season Finale)
9:00-10:00 PM – THE GOOD WIFE (Series Finale)
10:00-11:00 PM – ELEMENTARY (4th Season Finale)
Monday, May 9
10:00-11:00 PM – PERSON OF INTEREST (New Time Period, in addition to Tuesdays)
Thursday, May 12
8:00-8:30 PM – THE BIG BANG THEORY (9th Season Finale)
9:30-10:00 PM – 2 BROKE GIRLS (5th Season Finale)
Friday, May 13
8:00-9:00 PM – THE AMAZING RACE (28th Edition Finale)
9:00-11:00 PM – HAWAII FIVE-0 (Two-Hour 6th Season Finale)
Sunday, May 15
9:00-10:00 PM – UNDERCOVER BOSS (Returns to schedule)
Monday, May 16
8:00-9:00 PM – MIKE & MOLLY (One-Hour Series Finale)
Tuesday, May 17
8:00-9:00 PM – NCIS (13th Season Finale)
9:00-10:00 PM – NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (2nd Season Finale)
Wednesday, May 18
8:00-10:00 PM – SURVIVOR (32nd Edition Finale)
10:00-11:00 PM – SURVIVOR LIVE REUNION SHOW
Thursday, May 19
9:00-9:30 PM – MOM (3rd Season Finale)
Friday, May 20
8:00-9:00 PM – UNDERCOVER BOSS SPECIAL
Monday, May 23
8:00-9:00 PM – THE PRICE IS RIGHT – SURVIVOR-THEMED PRIMETIME SPECIAL
9:00-10:00 PM – THE ODD COUPLE (One-Hour 2nd Season Finale)
Tuesday, May 24
8:00-9:00 PM – THE PRICE IS RIGHT – BIG BROTHER-THEMED PRIMETIME SPECIAL
Wednesday, May 25
8:00-9:00 PM – THE PRICE IS RIGHT – THE AMAZING RACE-THEMED PRIMETIME SPECIAL
9:00-11:00 PM – CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (Two-Hour 1st Season Finale)
Sunday, May 29
8:00-9:00 PM – UNDERCOVER BOSS (7th Season Finale)
Monday, June 13
10:00-11:00 PM – BRAINDEAD (Series Premiere)
Tuesday, June 21
10:00-11:00 PM – PERSON OF INTEREST (Series Finale)
Wednesday, June 22
8:00-10:00 PM – BIG BROTHER (Two-Hour Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM – AMERICAN GOTHIC (Series Premiere)
Thursday, June 23
10:00-11:00 PM – RUSH HOUR (1st Season Finale)
Thursday, June 23
9:00-10:00 PM – BIG BROTHER (Thursday Premiere)
Sunday, June 26
8:00-9:00 PM – BIG BROTHER (Sunday Premiere)
Tuesday, June 28
9:00-11:00 PM – ZOO (Two-Hour 2nd Season Premiere)
Wednesday, June 29
8:00-9:00 PM – BIG BROTHER (Regular Wednesday Time Period Premiere)
Tuesday, July 5
9:00-10:00 PM – ZOO (Regular Tuesday Time Period Premiere)