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CBS Announces New Mid-Season Drama Slate

By on January 15, 2019

Pictured (L-R): Aliyah Royale as Jira Calder-Brennan and Noah Wyle as Daniel Calder. Photo: CBS


CBS’ Spring 2019 schedule has landed, and includes the eight-episode event series The Red Line, which will air after God Friended Me wraps its first season.

The drama, starring Noah Wyle, is set to air in two-hour installments over four consecutive Sundays.

Also on the slate is The Code, debuting with a special premiere on Tuesday, April 9 before it moves into its regular Monday time period on April 15 after Magnum P.I. completes its season order.

However those looking forward to announcements regarding the spring premieres of Elementary and Instinct will have to wait until a later date.

The full schedule is below, along with further details on The Red Line, The Code. 

Saturday, Feb. 16

8:00-9:00 PM RANSOM (3rd Season Premiere)
Tuesday, April 9  
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM THE CODE (Special Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
Monday, April 15  
8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN
9:00-10:00 PM THE CODE (Regular Time Period)
10:00-11:00 PM BULL
Sunday, April 28  
8:00-10:00 PM THE RED LINE (Event Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES



The Red Line follows three very different Chicago families as they journey toward hope and healing after a tragedy connects them all.

The Red Line is a serialized drama with compelling characters and provocative themes that we expect viewers will want to watch more than one hour per week, so we wanted to eventize it and try something unique with two-hour blocks over four weeks,” said Noriko Kelley, Executive Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, CBS Entertainment. “Sundays have always been a night of prestige programming for the network, and 60 MINUTES provides the perfect lead-in for this special series.”

Noah Wyle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Noel Fisher, Howard Charles, Aliyah Royale, Michael Patrick Thornton, Vinny Chhibber and Elizabeth Laidlaw star. Greg Berlanti, Ava DuVernay, Sarah Schechter, Caitlin Parrish, Sunil Nayar and Kevin Hooks are the executive producers and Erica Weiss is a co-executive producer for Berlanti Productions and Forward Movement in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.



The Code is a drama about the military’s brightest minds who take on our country’s toughest legal challenges, inside the courtroom and out, in the only law office in the world where every attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator – and a Marine.

“Giving The code a special premiere on Tuesday, the night after the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship plus the powerful lead-in of NCIS, provides two strong promotional platforms,” said Kelley. “When it moves to its regular slot on Mondays at 9:00, it will pair well with Bull to form a compatible two hours of high-quality legal dramas.”

Luke Mitchell, Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Phillipa Soo, Dana Delany and Raffi Barsoumian star. Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Craig Turk are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.


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