CBS has set spring premiere dates for new drama series The Code, The Red Line, which will air as an eight-episode event series, and returning Ransom.
The Red Line, from Greg Berlanti and Ava DuVernay and starring Noah Wyle, will air in two-hour installments over four consecutive Sundays beginning April 28 following 60 Minutes. The episodes will air from 8-10 PM ET/PT, after God Friended Me wraps its first season.
“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.”
Following lead-in NCIS, The Code will have a special premiere on Tuesday, April 9 (9-10 PM, ET/PT) before it moves into its regular Monday time period on April 15 (9-10 PM, ET/PT), after Magnum P.I. completes its season order.
“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.”
Ransom returns for its third season on Saturday, Feb. 16 (8-9 PM, ET/PT). The season premieres of Elementary and Instinct will be announced at a later date.
CBS’ SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE
Saturday, Feb. 16
8-9 PM: RANSOM (3rd Season Premiere)
Tuesday, April 9
8-9 PM: NCIS
9-10 PM: THE CODE (Special Series Premiere)
10-11 PM: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
Monday, April 15
8-8:30 PM: THE NEIGHBORHOOD
8:30-9 PM: MAN WITH A PLAN
9-10 PM: THE CODE (Regular Time Period)
10-11 PM: BULL
Sunday, April 28
8-10 PM: THE RED LINE (Event Series Premiere)
10-11 PM: NCIS: LOS ANGELES
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