is once again giving viewers two big nights of comedy on Mondays and
Thursdays this Fall, with five returning shows and three new ones. In a
surprise twist, two of the new shows are single-camera comedies, a
departure from what CBS usually does as Life in Pieces is the only other
non multi-camera sitcom.
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The most high-profile of these new comedies is the Big Bang Theory
prequel Young Sheldon
. The new comedy will get a sneak preview after the premiere of The Big Bang Theory
on Monday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30c, and then return to follow Big Bang
Thursdays at 8:30pm starting November 2. The trailer is extremely jarring because the show is single-camera as opposed to the multi-camera format of The Big Bang Theory
. The show feels like it comes from a completely different universe from the original.
is a multi-camera sitcom that seems similar to Life in Pieces
as it centers on a large, dysfunctional family. The show stars Mark Feuerstein as am actor who moves into an apartment (9K), right in between his parents (Elliott Gould and Linda Lavin) and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby. It will air Mondays at 8:30pm. It seems like the most perfect fit for CBS, a more polished and funnier version of The McCarthys
or The Millers
Me, Myself and I
, starring Saturday Night Live
's Bobby Moynihan, tells one man's story in three time periods: as a 14-year-old boy in the '90s, as a 40-year-old man in the present and as a 65-year-old in 2042 (played by Emmy winner John Larroquette). The concept and format are definitely a bit of a departure for CBS, so it's hard to tell if this hybrid of Life in Pieces
and This Is Us
will work. The show will premiere Mondays at 9:30pm, moving to 9pm on October 30.
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