William Petersen returns as Grissom in CSI: Vegas, while Vanessa Lachey headlines new series, NCIS: Hawaii.

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By Nate Millado

We haven't even hit summer yet and we're already looking forward to fall. That's because CBS just announced its fall TV lineup, and the exciting new schedule features a "spirited" new comedy along with some welcome returns, from CSI to Survivor. The fall lineup also includes the return of #1 series NCIS, #1 comedy Young Sheldon, #1 new comedy United States of Al, #1 new series The Equalizer, and #1 news program 60 Minutes. Watch previews all the new and returning shows coming to a screen near you.

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CSI: Vegas: Grissom and Sara Are Back

CSI: Vegas, the sequel to CBS' global hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, opens a brand-new chapter in Las Vegas, the city where it all began. Facing an existential threat that could bring down the entire Crime Lab and release thousands of convicted killers back onto the neon-lit streets of Vegas, a brilliant new team of investigators led by Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome) must enlist the help of old friends, Gil Grissom (William Petersen), Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox), David Hodges (Wallace Langham), and Jim Brass (Paul Guilfoyle). This combined force will deploy the latest forensic techniques to do what they do best—follow the evidence—in order to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.

CSI: Vegas airs Wednesdays this fall at 10/9c on CBS.

Say "Aloha" to the Newest NCIS Spinoff

The world's most successful television series continues on the seductive shores of the Aloha State with NCIS: Hawai'i, where the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor, Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and her unwavering team of specialists balance duty to family and country while investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security, and the mysteries of the sun-drenched island paradise itself.

NCIS: Hawai'i airs this fall on Mondays at 10/9c on CBS.

Tuesdays Belong to FBI

Two established hits bookend an exciting new series on a night of three Dick Wolf dramas. FBI takes the 8/7c spot, while FBI: Most Wanted at 10/9c anchors a formidable lineup that'll launch with a three-hour crossover premiere event in the fall.

The fast-paced drama FBI: International is the third iteration of the successful FBI brand, which follows the elite operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's International Fly Team. Headquartered in Prague, they travel the world with the mission of tracking and neutralizing threats against American citizens wherever they may be. Not allowed to carry guns, the Fly Team relies on intelligence, quick thinking, and pure brawn as they put their lives on the line to protect the U.S. and its people.

FBI: International airs Tuesdays this fall at 9/8c on CBS.

Ghosts Haunts the Thursday Night Lineup

New comedy Ghosts stars Rose McIver as sunny journalist Samantha and Utkarsh Ambudkar as up-and-coming chef Jay, city-slickers who throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a huge rundown country estate they inherited into a B&B. Only it's already inhabited by a few guests—the many spirits of deceased residents who now call it home.

New series Ghosts airs Thursdays this fall at 9/8c on CBS.

CBS Relights Survivor's Torch

The Tribe has spoken: Survivor is back! Due to the pandemic, the long-running reality comp sat on the sidelines for a year. But Season 41—and dimpled host Jeff Probst—is set to return to its familiar digs on Wednesday nights.

Survivor airs Wednesday nights this fall at 8/7c on CBS.

SEAL Team Heads to Paramount+

Bravo One himself is pretty pumped about SEAL Team moving to Paramount+. "I've been in network TV for over 20 years and now I can drop the F-bomb?" David Boreanaz (Jason Hayes) quipped to Entertainment Weekly. Kidding aside, Boreanaz thinks the move to the game-changing streamer "puts us into the game" and allows the action-packed drama "to go darker."

SEAL Team will air its first few episodes of Season 5 on CBS this fall before relocating to Paramount+.

And So Does Evil

It's been an agonizing year and a half since we found out Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) might be possessed. And when Season 2 of Evil returns, it'll pick up a mere two seconds after that whopper of a cliffhanger! Robert and Michelle King's scary-good supernatural series makes the leap to Paramount+, joining the Kings' critically acclaimed The Good Fight.

On the Move: NCIS, Bull, and S.W.A.T.

A triptych of Mark Harmon next to Michael Weatherly and Shemar Moore

NCIS, Bull, and S.W.A.T. relocate to new nights this fall.

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NCIS has aired Tuesdays at 8/7c for 18 seasons—but will migrate to Mondays at 9/8c, leading into spinoff NCIS: Hawai'i. Bull moves from Mondays to Thursdays at 10/9c, while S.W.A.T. will start the season at 8/7c on Friday nights.

The CW All Week!

For the first time ever, The CW will air a slew of shows seven nights a week—kicking off on Sundays with a reboot of Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple and a U.S. version of Killer Camp (think Survivor meets retro slasher flicks). The CW's signature hit and most-streamed series, All American, gears up for its fourth season, returning to Mondays (8/7 c), paired with the reimagined sci-fi drama 4400 (9/8c). The Flash and Riverdale both return with special five-episode events to begin their new seasons on Tuesdays.

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Criminal Minds' Joe Mantegna, FBI's Missy Peregrym, and CSI: Miami's David Caruso

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By Nate Millado

Pop quiz: What's the difference between CSI and NCIS? True fans of CBS' hit procedurals would know! Here's your chance to test your acronym IQ.

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CSI

William Petersen

William Petersen returns as Grissom this fall on CSI:Vegas.

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Stands for: Crime Scene Investigation

Gil Grissom (William Petersen) led a team of crime-scene investigators, hired by the Las Vegas Police Department, that used physical evidence to crack cases and solve murders. The high-tech hit series ran for 15 seasons and spawned several spinoffs: CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, CSI: Cyber, and this fall's CSI: Vegas, which reunites OG stars Grissom and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox).

Stream episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami on Paramount+. CSI: Vegas premieres this fall on CBS.

NCIS

LL COOL J and Chris ODonnell

NCIS: Los Angeles Special Agents Sam Hanna (LL COOL J) and G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell)

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Stands for: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

The NCIS is the federal law enforcement agency of the U.S. Department of the Navy, investigating felonies, preventing terrorism, and protecting secrets for the Navy and Marine Corps.

NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS. NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sundays at 9/8c on CBS. NCIS: New Orleans airs Sundays at 10/9c on CBS. Stream episodes on Paramount+.

NCIS: Hawaii premieres this fall on CBS.

FBI

Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym

Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom Zidan and Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell in FBI

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Stands for: Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This elite unit brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep New York and the country safe. Its spinoff, FBI: Most Wanted, follows the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures notorious criminals on the Bureau's Most Wanted list.

FBI airs Tuesdays at 9/8c, followed by FBI: Most Wanted at 10/9c, on CBS.

BAU

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The cast of Criminal Minds

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Stands for: Behavioral Analysis Unit

The BAU is a department of the FBI that uses behavioral analysis to assist in time-sensitive criminal investigations using case experience, research, and training. CBS' hit series of criminal profilers, Criminal Minds, ran for 15 seasons—and is being revived as a 10-episode limited series for Paramount+!

Stream every episode of Criminal Minds on Paramount+

S.W.A.T.

SWAT team

Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson and David Lim as Victor Tan in S.W.A.T.

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Stands for: Special Weapons and Tactics

S.W.A.T. stars Shemar Moore as a former Marine and locally born and raised S.W.A.T. sergeant tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that's the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. S.W.A.T. teams use specialized or military equipment and tactics.

S.W.A.T. airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.

NYPD

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Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan in Blue Bloods

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Stands for: New York City Police Department

Blue Bloods centers on a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the police commissioner, and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. Eldest son Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is a seasoned detective; daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan) is a New York assistant district attorney; and youngest son Jamie (Will Estes) is a beat cop–turned–police sergeant.

Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10/9c on CBS.

SEAL

David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes

David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes in SEAL Team

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Stands for: Sea, Air, Land

SEALs are an elite, expertly trained unit of the Navy that plans and executes the most dangerous, high-stakes, highly specialized missions our country can ask of them, including direct action warfare, special recon, and counterterrorism.

SEAL Team airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS.

P.I.

Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum

Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I.

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Stands for: Private Investigator

Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) is a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.

Magnum P.I. airs Fridays at 10/9c on CBS.

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Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

By Mona Buehler

C'est vrai! This photo collection of fabulous CBS stars frolicking in France is fantastique! Scroll to see more stunning photos captured in the City of Light.

A new season of Blue Bloods premieres Friday, Dec. 4 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up now on CBS All Access.

French Connection

Photography by Keiron O'Connor

Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan standing tall in Place Vendôme, the center of Parisian high society.

A new season of Blue Bloods premieres Friday, Dec. 4 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up now on CBS All Access.

Model Behavior

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

Dressed in vintage Christian Dior, Bridget Moynahan strikes a pose.

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Luminous Lady

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

She's a caped wonder on Pont Alexandre III, Paris' famed bridge.

A new season of Blue Bloods premieres Friday, Dec. 4 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up now on CBS All Access.

Starry Nights

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

NCIS: Los Angeles hunk LL COOL J lights up Paris.

Watch all-new episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles on Sundays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

LL COOL J channels his artistic side.

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Parisian Stroll

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Sam Hanna takes it all in stride.

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J'adore!

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

The Neighborhood star Beth Behrs gets gorgeous in Paris.

Watch all-new episodes of The Neighborhood on Mondays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

À la mode

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Head-to-toe vintage Chanel? Oui, oui!

Watch all-new episodes of The Neighborhood on Mondays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

All That Glitters

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Confident and chic, Beth Behrs makes a statement.

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Paris Match

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth.

The Good Wife stars Matt Czuchry and Archie Panjabi meet up for a sexy rendezvous in the City of Light.

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Chemistry Lessons

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth.

This hotshot prosecutor and mysterious private investigator are clearly sweet on each other.

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Ooh La La!

Photography by Ellen von Unwerth.

Cary Agos and Kalinda Sharma sizzle in Paris.

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Must Love Dogs

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Cote de Pablo walks French poodles down Paris' fashionable Avenue Montaigne.

Watch all-new episodes of NCIS on Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Très Chic

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Ziva David is three times charming in these pretty portraits.

Watch all-new episodes of NCIS on Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Haute Cuisine

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

Cote de Pablo relaxes in the famed restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée.

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Picture Perfect

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Cover girl and Under The Dome star Rachelle Lefevre is ready for her close-up.

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La Vie en Rose

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Rachelle Lefevre takes a load off.

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Lovely In Lace

Photography by Christopher Ross.

No doubt about it. She's got that je ne sais quoi.

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By Nate Millado

Every November, the nation comes together to honor the brave veterans of the armed forces. To anyone who has served our country: We thank you. Many of our favorite TV characters boast some impressive military credentials—and have been forever changed by their experiences on the field.

Sam Hanna (NCIS: Los Angeles)

Special Agent Sam Hanna in camo holding a rifle

LL COOL J as special agent Sam Hanna in NCIS: Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS.

Although his father was a colonel in the Marines, Sam Hanna (LL COOL J) opted to serve in the Navy instead—much to his dad's chagrin. As a member of SEAL Team 6, he went on missions in Afghanistan, Chad, and Iraq; he was captured, tortured, and buried alive in Bosnia before being rescued by his unit.

Season 12 of NCIS: Los Angeles premieres Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS and CBS All Access.

Penelope Alvarez (One Day at a Time)

Penelope Alvarez horsing around with her Army pals

Justina Machado (center) plays Army vet Penelope Alvarez on One Day at a Time.

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One Day at a Time matriarch Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado) is a former staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, where she was deployed as a medic in Afghanistan.

Stream select episodes of One Day at a Time on CBS.com. Watch all of Season 4 via the Pop Now app.

Thomas Magnum (Magnum P.I.)

Thomas Magnum in a prison cell

Jay Hernandez plays former prisoner of war Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I.

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Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) is an ex–Navy SEAL and former POW in Afghanistan who repurposed his military know-how as a private eye in Hawaii.

Season 3 of Magnum P.I. premieres Friday, Dec. 4 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Danny Reagan (Blue Bloods)

Danny Reagan holding a mug

Donnie Wahlberg as Danny Reagan in Blue Bloods.

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Decorated Marine Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) took a leave of absence from the NYPD to serve two tours in the Iraq War. He saw combat in Fallujah, but sadly was the only member of his platoon to come home alive.

Season 11 of Blue Bloods premieres Friday, Dec. 4 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up now on CBS All Access.

Leroy Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)

NCIS special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in Afghanistan

Gibbs (Mark Harmon) travels to Afghanistan to search for a missing Marine in NCIS.

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Before he became an NCIS special agent, Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He spent several years with the military police, then rose up the ranks and became a scout sniper. Gibbs saw several overseas deployments, including to Panama as part of Operation Just Cause and to Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.

Season 18 of NCIS premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up now on CBS All Access.

Steve McGarrett (Hawaii Five-0)

Steve McGarrett in full Navy uniform saluting

Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-0.

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Hawaii Five-0's Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) is a former Navy SEAL and decorated war vet. He served for six years (four in Afghanistan) before transferring to Naval Intelligence. Among his many accolades: a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Navy Expert Rifleman Medal.

Stream all seasons of Hawaii Five-0 on CBS All Access.

Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)

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Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) as a Confederate soldier in The Vampire Diaries.

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Bad boy vamp Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) is a veteran twice over on The CW hit series The Vampire Diaries: He fought in the Civil War for the Confederate army and in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Stream The Vampire Diaries on Netflix.

Bravo Team (SEAL Team)

SEAL Team in uniform

AJ Buckley, Neil Brown Jr., David Boreanaz, and Max Thieriot.

Photo Credit: Eric Ray Davidson/CBS.

Although Veterans Day largely recognizes living heroes for their sacrifice, it's also a day to pay tribute to all who have served this country, in wartime and peace. That certainly extends to the fearless members of the Navy SEALs.

On television, Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) leads his elite Tier One team on clandestine high-stakes missions, knowing the toll it takes on them and their families.

Season 4 of SEAL Team premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access. Catch up on CBS All Access.

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