Originally slated to premiere October 2, CBS has moved up the Season 8 premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles to September 25, 2016, after tweaking its schedule, Deadline confirms:
CBS is tweaking its premiere week schedule, trimming the unscripted true-crime limited series The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey, which revisits the JonBenet Ramsey murder on its 20th anniversary, from six to four hours. The mini will now be a two-night event, airing on Sunday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 19. On Sunday, Sept. 25, when the conclusion of JonBenet Ramsey was slated to air, CBS is slotting a two-hour season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles from 8:30 PM- 10:30 PM.
NCIS: LA is opening its new season with a two-part episode, so the network brass found running that as a two-hour premiere following an NFL double-header a good way to launch the crime drama on its new Sunday night. Starting the following Sunday, NCIS: LA will air in its new regular Sunday 8 PM slot.
Here’s CBS’ revived premiere week schedule:
CBS PROGRAM ADVISORY FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
The following revised schedule for Sunday, Sept. 25 replaces the previously announced programming.
7:00-7:30 PM, ET/CT NFL FOOTBALL
7:30-8:30 PM, ET/CT; 7:00-8:00 PM, PT 60 MINUTES (Season Premiere)
8:30-10:30 PM, ET/CT; 8:00-10:00 PM, PT NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Two-Hour Season Premiere)
10:30-11:30 PM, ET/CT; 10:00-11:00 PM, PT Drama (Rebroadcast-TBD)
THE CASE OF: JONBENÉT RAMSEY will now be broadcast as a four-hour limited series on Sunday, Sept. 18 (8:30-10:30 PM ET/8:00-10:00 PM, PT) and Monday, Sept. 19 (9:00-11:00 PM).
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 renewal…