O'Brien re-ups with TBS; 'Big Bang' gets spinoff

O'Brien re-ups with TBS; 'Big Bang' gets spinoff

Young Sheldon, 8:30 p.m. Thursday after a Monday premiere: Mathematical and science whiz Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage of HBO's "Big Little Lies") attends high school in 1989 at the age of 9 in East Texas, where football and church are king. Apart from "The Big Bang Theory", "Young Sheldon", which is one of the network's biggest bet will be among them. Are you excited for more seasons of The Big Bang Theory?

While unveiling the new "Big Bang" spinoff, CBS had bad news for "2 Broke Girls" - they really are broke as the show won't be renewed after six seasons.

"Look, in my book, "Everybody Loves Raymond" closed down three years too early", Moonves said. "There were just a couple things you had to curb, like, 'I know you want to laugh and smile and be nice to people [but] don't do that anymore!'"

Also familiar: The new fall lineup, which will return mostly intact. Shemar Moore stars in the drama based on the 1970s hit about a specialized tactical police unit in an unidentified California city and the subsequent 2003 film adaptation. Mr. Colbert in particular "has been killing it night after night", says Moonves. 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. Bobby Moynihan ("Saturday Night Live") and Emmy victor Larroquette play the character in the later stages. The comedy explores the defining moments of one man's life over three distinct periods.

"CBS' Thursday schedule will be pre-empted from September 28 through October 26 for Thursday Night Football". "Me, Myself & I" slides to 9, and the comedy "Superior Donuts" rejoins the schedule in the 9:30 slot.

Tuesday: 8:00 p.m. "NCIS" 9:00 p.m. Survivor leads the night at 8 p.m. and Criminal Minds shifts to 10 p.m. "Life in Pieces" (starting November 2) 10:00 p.m. "S.W.A.T".

With the success of The Big Bang Theory, a prequel was pretty much a given.

In news, CBS will return 60 MINUTES, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and five decades as television's #1 news program, and Saturday's #1 regularly scheduled program, 48 HOURS, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. NCIS: New Orleans caps the night at 10 p.m.

MIDSEASON: Coming in 2018 is a comedy of Biblical proportions: Jay R. Ferguson ("The Real O'Neals", "Mad Men") stars as a NY film critic who tries to live strictly by the Bible.