‘NCIS: Sydney’ Gets New Premiere Date — In Original ‘NCIS’ Time Slot


When NCIS episodes aired on Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS, do you remember that feeling? I guess it means it’s time for that again.

NCIS: Sydney, the first foreign installment of the popular franchise, will now air on Tuesdays at 8/7c instead of Mondays at 10/9c, according to CBS’s schedule announcements for the upcoming season. The premiere date has been moved forward to November 14 as a result. (NCIS switched to Mondays at 9/8c with the start of Season 19). FBI True will move to 10/9c, and NCIS repeats will show at 9/8c.

Buddy Games is also going to have a special airing on Thursday, September 28 at 8/7c (instead of 9/8c), followed by Big Brother and The Challenge: USA.

In NCIS: Sydney, a smart and diverse team of American NCIS agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are grafted into a global operation to keep naval crimes in control in the most contentious area of ocean on the globe due to escalating international tensions in the Indo-Pacific. This team of Americans and Australians, led by NCIS Special Agent Michelle Mackey (Olivia Swann) and her 2IC AFP counterpart, Sergeant Jim “JD” Dempsey (Todd Lasance), must swiftly build trust with one another while overcoming and utilizing their differences to crack each case. Although there is a difficult beginning due to disputes over jurisdiction and cultural differences, Mackey will soon learn to respect JD’s nose for the truth as well as her independent nature.


Meanwhile, sassy AFP Constable Evie Cooper (Tuuli Narkle) and endlessly curious Special Agent DeShawn Jackson (Sean Sager) form a fast friendship, while curmudgeonly forensic pathologist Doctor Roy Penrose (William McInnes) meets his match in the brilliant young forensic scientist Bluebird “Blue” Gleeson (Mavournee Hazel).

Check out the revised CBS lineup below.

Thursday, September 28
8:00 p.m.: Buddy Games (special airing)
9:00 p.m.: Big Brother (special airing)
10:00 p.m.: The Challenge: USA

Mondays, starting November 13
8:00 p.m.: Lotería Loca
9:00 p.m.: NCIS (encore episodes)
10:00 p.m.: NCIS (encore episodes)

Tuesdays, starting November 14
8:00 p.m.: NCIS: Sydney (new time period premiere)
9:00 p.m.: NCIS (encore episodes)
10:00 p.m.: FBI True (new time period)