NCIS Los Angeles: Season 8 – Premiere Date Moved Up

CBS is tweaking its premiere week schedule, trimming the unscripted true-crime limited series Case Closed, 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 Case Closed was slated to air, CBS is slotting a two-hour season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles from 8:20 PM- 10:30 PM.

The series 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 is CBS’ revised schedule for Sunday, Sept. 25:


7:30-8:30 PM, ET/CT 60 MINUTES (Season Premiere)
7:00-8:00 PM, PT

8:30-10:30 PM, ET/CT NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Two-Hour Season Premiere)
8:00-10:00 PM, PT

10:30-11:30 PM, ET/CT Drama (Rebroadcast-TBD)
10:00-11:00 PM, PT

Source: Deadline