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CBS 2024 Midseason Premiere Dates: Here's When NCIS, FBI, Young Sheldon, and More Return

With the strikes over, your favorite shows are coming back

Tim Surette

The actors strike has barely ended, but CBS is already laying out fresh new premiere dates for its revised schedule, which sees many of its most popular shows returning this winter after being delayed for months due to work stoppages. Things get started in early 2024 with the new Justin Hartley drama Tracker, which has landed the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot, guaranteeing it will be one of the most watched series of the year. The network must have a lot riding on its success, because CBS is stacking its schedule with repeats of its first two episodes to make sure everyone and their mom catches the show.

After the Super Bowl, it's business as usual with the returns of NCIS and NCIS: Hawai'i on Mondays, FBI and its two spin-offs on Tuesdays, Young Sheldon and Ghosts on Thursdays, S.W.A.T., Fire CountryBlue Bloods on Fridays, and The Equalizer and CSI: Vegas on Sundays. Survivor returns in late February, and The Amazing Race joins it in mid-March. 

The new drama Elsbeth, a spin-off of The Good Fight starring Carrie Preston, premieres on Leap Day. Previously announced new series Matlock, with Kathy Bates playing the titular lead in the revival of the classic show, and Poppa's House, a comedy starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr., have been pushed back to the 2024-2025 TV season.  

Because of the delays, most shows are shooting for 10- or 13-episode seasons, according to Deadline. Confirmed for 10 episodes are The Neighborhood and CSI: Vegas, and going big with 13 are all three of the FBI series. Young Sheldon, ever the overachiever, will have more than any other CBS series, with 14 or 15 episodes (its final episode count is to be determined). Season 7 will be final season of The Big Bang Theory spin-off, and the one-hour series finale will air on May 16.   

While CBS was the first of the major broadcast networks to announce its midseason return dates, its competition revealed their plans a little later and will be beating CBS to the punch. ABC has set some of its returns for the week prior to CBS's, while NBC is fast-tracking its returning shows for mid-January. 

More TV schedules:

Check out the full list of CBS premiere dates below. All times listed are Eastern and Pacific Time.

Justin Hartley, Tracker

Justin Hartley, Tracker

Michael Courtney/CBS

CBS 2024 premiere dates

Sunday, Feb. 11
10 p.m. (estimated start time): Tracker (series premiere following the Super Bowl)

Monday, Feb. 12
8 p.m.: The Neighborhood (Season 6 premiere)
8:30 p.m.: Bob 💗 Abishola (Season 5 premiere)
9 p.m.: NCIS (Season 21 premiere)
10 p.m.: NCIS: Hawai'i (Season 3 premiere)

Tuesday, Feb. 13
8 p.m.: FBI (Season 6 premiere)
9 p.m.: FBI: International (Season 3 premiere)
10 p.m.: FBI: Most Wanted (Season 5 premiere)

Thursday, Feb. 15
8 p.m.: 
Young Sheldon (Season 7 premiere)
8:30 p.m.: Ghosts (Season 3 premiere)
9 p.m.: So Help Me Todd (Season 2 premiere)
10 p.m.: Tracker (series premiere encore)

Friday, Feb. 16
8 p.m.:
 S.W.A.T. (Season 7 premiere)
9 p.m.: Fire Country (Season 2 premiere)
10 p.m.: Blue Bloods (Season 14 premiere)

Sunday, Feb. 18
7 p.m.: 
60 Minutes
8 p.m.: The Equalizer (Season 4 premiere)
9 p.m.: Tracker (regular time period)
10 p.m.: CSI: Vegas (Season 3 premiere)

Thursday, Feb. 22
8 p.m.: Young Sheldon
8:30 p.m.: Ghosts
9 p.m.: So Help Me Todd
10 p.m.: Tracker (second episode encore)

Wednesday, Feb. 28
8 p.m.: Survivor (Season 46 premiere)

Thursday, Feb. 29
8 p.m.: 
Young Sheldon
8:30 p.m.: Ghosts
9 p.m.: So Help Me Todd
10 p.m.: Elsbeth (series premiere)

Wednesday, March 6
8 p.m.: Survivor (two-hour episode)

Wednesday, March 13
8 p.m.: Survivor (regular 90-minute episode)
9:30 p.m.: The Amazing Race (Season 36 premiere)