CBS Sets Fall Premiere Dates for 2021-2022 Season (TV News Roundup)

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CBS announced the premiere dates for its 2021-2022 fall season that begins on Sept. 12. The network will launch five new shows and 22 returning series over the course of several weeks.

Things kick off on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. with the 54th season premiere of “60 Minutes.” The following week, the 35th season of “48 Hours” will premiere on Sept. 18 at 10 p.m., while the fourth season premiere of “The Neighborhood” will air at 8 p.m. on Sept. 20, followed by the third season premiere of “Bob Hearts Abishola” at 8:30 p.m., the 19th season premiere of “NCIS” at 9 p.m. and the series debut of “NCIS: Hawai’i” at 10 p.m.

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Sept. 21 is a night of “FBI” with the fourth season premiere of the original flagship series, “FBI,” premiering at 8 p.m. followed by the third season premiere of “FBI: Most Wanted” at 9 p.m. and the series debut of “FBI: International” at 10 p.m.

“Survivor” will debut its 41st season with a two-hour premiere Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.

More premieres come in October, beginning with the fifth season premiere of “SWAT” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1, followed by the fourth season premiere of “Magnum P.I.” at 9 p.m. and the 12th season premiere of “Blue Bloods” at 10 p.m. on the same night.

The third season premiere of “Tough As Nails” launches Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. and “CSI: Vegas” makes its series debut Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. Then, the fifth season premiere of “Young Sheldon” will air at 8 p.m. on Oct. 7, followed by the second season premiere of “United States of Al” at 8:30 p.m. Later that night, the series debut of “Ghosts” will air at 9 p.m., followed by the second season premiere of “B Positive” at 9:30 p.m. and the sixth season premiere of “Bull” at 10 p.m.

The second season of “The Equalizer” premieres Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., the 13th season premiere of “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 9 p.m. and the fifth season of “Seal Team” at 10 p.m. And finally, “The Activist” premieres Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.

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Disney Plus announced that Season 2 of “Diary of a Future President” will premiere on Aug. 18, with all 10 episodes immediately available to stream. The series follows Elena Cañero-Reed on the road to becoming President of the United States, as she guides her younger self through the ups and downs of middle school. Created by showrunner Ilana Peña, the series stars executive producer Gina Rodriguez as grown-up Elena and Tess Romero as her 13-year-old self. Charlie Bushnell, Selenis Leyva and Michael Weaver also star, with recurring cast including Jessica Marie Garcia, Carmina Garay, Sanai Victoria, Harmeet Pandey, Brandon Severs and Nathan Arenas. Also executive produced by Keith Hesler and Molly Breeskin, “Diary of a Future President” is produced by CBS Studios in association with I Can and I Will Productions. Watch a trailer below.

Paramount Plus announced that the live-action musical “The J Team” will premiere on Sept. 3. The 90-minute feature-length film follows a young girl named JoJo (Siwa) whose life is turned upside down when her beloved dance coach Val (Laura Soltis) decides to retire and is replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor named Poppy (Tisha Campbell-Martin). Wanting to stay in the running for an upcoming dance competition, JoJo and her best friends, The Rubies, must try their hardest to abide by Poppy’s new, harsh rules. Julia Marley, Kerrynton Jones and Kiara T. Romero will also star. “The J Team” is directed by Michael Lembeck, written by Eydie Faye and produced by Ron French. Don Dunn serves as an executive producer.

Netflix announced that the upcoming thriller series “Hit & Run” will premiere on Aug. 6. The nine-episode series follows tour guide Segev Azulai (Lior Raz) investigating the mysterious death of his wife Danielle (Kaelen Ohm) after she is killed in a hit-and-run accident. To look for his wife’s killers who have fled to the U.S., Segev recruits the help of his Israeli police detective cousin (Moran Rosenblatt), an old friend (Gal Toren) and an American ex-lover turned savvy investigative reporter (Sanaa Lathan). He then begins to uncover disturbing truths about his beloved wife and the secrets she kept from him. “Hit & Run” also stars Neta Orbach, Lior Ashkenazi, Gregg Henry, Igal Naor, Michael Aronov and Kevin Mambo. The series was co-created by Raz and Avi Issacharoff along with showrunners Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin. Episodes were directed by Mike Barker, Rotem Shamir and Neasa Hardiman. Mike Barker, Kimberlin Belloni, Peter Principato, Itay Reiss, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks serve as executive producers. Writers Andy Gettens and Lauren Mackenzie serve as co-executive producers.


HBO Max released the official trailer for the upcoming reality dating series “FBOY Island,” which will premiere on July 29.

Hosted by Nikki Glaser, the series follows three women, Nakia Renee, CJ Franco and Sarah Emig, who move to a tropical island where they’re joined by 24 men. Half of the men are “nice guys” also looking for a real relationship, while the others are self-proclaimed “f-boys” competing for a cash prize. By the finale, all will be revealed — who is a nice guy, who is an “f-boy” and who will the women ultimately choose. The series is a social experiment that asks the age-old question: can “f-boys” truly reform or do nice guys always finish last?

Glaser will executive produce alongside creator Elan Gale, Jason Goldberg, Ben Bitonti and showrunner Sam Dean.


FX announced that the “Night Bites Bakery” sensory experience will pop up this summer to celebrate the premieres of the new anthology series “American Horror Stories” and the 10th installment of “American Horror Story: Double Feature.” The immersive shop will open its doors for a limited time in New York beginning on July 14th and in Los Angeles on August 4th. Each day, bakeries will debut new cookie designs and sweet creations that are inspired by the “American Horror Story” franchise. The experience will also include shareable moments, off-menu sweepstakes and a sneak peek at the delights to come in the upcoming series. Those who can’t attend the bakery locations in person will be able to order exclusive cookie bundles online as well as enter sweepstakes for special off-menu items at FX partnered with NVE Experience Agency and Funny Face Bakery on the immersive experience. Reservations to attend the “Night Bites Bakery” experience via Eventbrite are required for entrance and are now open for NYC. RSVP details for Los Angeles and an additional undisclosed location will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans must be 18 or older to attend.


Tonight, Arsenio Hall will serve as a guest host on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and have on Megan Fox and Amorphous featuring Kelly Rowland, while “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will feature Tom Hiddleston, Tig Notaro and GoldLink featuring Flo Milli. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will welcome Keegan-Michael Key and Tones and I, and “Late Night With Seth Meyers” will feature Scarlett Johansson, Noah Syndergaard and Charlie Benante.

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