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Welcome Back, Network TV: Premiere Dates and Episode Counts for ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC

Welcome Back, Network TV: Premiere Dates and Episode Counts for ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC
Welcome Back, Network TV: Premiere Dates and Episode Counts for ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC

Six months of strike-related uncertainty are now behind us, TV fans, and we all have the same question: When are our shows coming back?

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Now that the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have thankfully been resolved, TV networks are hard at work getting their shows back into production and back on the air as soon as possible. A traditional 22-episode season is no longer a possibility at this late stage, but many of our favorite shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW will be returning for 10 to 15-episode seasons in the next few months. Hooray!

Since we can’t wait, either, we here at TVLine have collected all the scraps of info we have on the coming season of network TV and put them here in one place for your reading convenience. (So go ahead and bookmark this page and come back to it in the coming weeks and months to get the latest on when your shows are back.)

Read on to get the scoop on when shows on the five major broadcast networks will be back on the air, along with how many episodes they’ll each have, if that’s been reported. (Note: For more info on when cable and streaming shows will be returning post-strike, check out our handy-dandy “When Is My Show Back?” master calendar.)

ABC

ABC
ABC

9-1-1
Return date: Season 7 (after six seasons on Fox) premieres Thursday, Mar. 14 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 10-12

Abbott Elementary
Return date: Season 3 premieres Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9 pm.
Episode count: 14, per Deadline

The Conners
Return date: Season 6 premieres Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 13

The Good Doctor
Return date: Season 7 (the final one) premieres Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 10-12

Grey’s Anatomy
Return date: Season 20 premieres Thursday, Mar. 14 at 9 pm.
Episode count: Likely 10

Not Dead Yet
Return date: Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 pm.
Episode count: 10-12

The Rookie
Return date: Season 6 premieres Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 9 pm.
Episode count: 10

Station 19
Return date: Season 7 (the final one) premieres Thursday, Mar. 14 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 10

Will Trent
Return date: Season 2 premieres Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 10-12

The Rookie: Feds was cancelled after one season. New series High Potential, starring Kaitlin Olson, has been pushed back to the fall of 2024.

CBS

CBS
CBS

Blue Bloods
Return date: Season 14 (the final one) premieres Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 10, with 8 more airing this fall

Bob Hearts Abishola
Return date: Season 5 (the final one) premieres Monday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 pm.
Episode count: 13

CSI: Vegas
Return date: Season 3 premieres Sunday, Feb. 18 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 10-13

Elsbeth (new series)
Premiere date: Thursday, Feb. 29 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 10, per Robert King

The Equalizer
Return date: Season 4 premieres Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 10-13

FBI
Return date: Season 6 premieres Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 10-13

FBI: International
Return date: Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 9 pm.
Episode count: 10-13

FBI: Most Wanted
Return date: Season 5 premieres Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 10-13

Fire Country
Return date: Season 2 premieres Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 pm.
Episode count: 10

Ghosts
Return date: Season 3 premieres Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 pm.
Episode count: 10-13

NCIS
Return date: Season 21 premieres Monday, Feb. 12 at 9 pm.
Episode count: 10, per Wilmer Valderrama/ET

NCIS: Hawai’i
Return date: Season 3 premieres Monday, Feb. 12 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 10, per Vanessa Lachey/upcoming TVLine video

The Neighborhood
Return date: Season 6 premieres Monday, Feb. 12 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 10

So Help Me Todd
Return date: Season 2 premieres Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9 pm.
Episode count: 10-13

S.W.A.T.
Return date: Season 7 (the final one) premieres Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 13

Tracker (new series)
Premiere date: Sunday, Feb. 11 following the Super Bowl.
Episode count: 10-13

Young Sheldon
Premiere date: Season 7 (the final one) premieres Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 14

New series Matlock and Poppa’s House have been pushed back to the 2024-25 TV season.

NBC

NBC
NBC

Chicago Fire
Return date: Season 12 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 9 pm.
Episode count: Likely 13

Chicago Med
Return date: Season 9 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 13

Chicago P.D.
Return date: Season 11 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 10 pm.
Episode count: Likely 13

Extended Family (new series)
Premiere date: Currently airing Tuesdays at 8:30 pm
Episode count: 13

Found (new series)
Return date: Season 1 resumed Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 13 total; finale airs Jan. 16

The Irrational (new series)
Return date: Season 1 resumes Monday, Jan. 29 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 11 total; 4 left to air

La Brea
Return date: Season 3 (final season) premiered Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 9 pm.
Episode count: 6

Law & Order
Return date: Season 23 premieres Thursday, Jan. 18 at 8 pm.
Episode count: Likely 13

Law & Order: Organized Crime
Return date: Season 3 premieres Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 pm.
Episode count: Likely 13

Law & Order: SVU
Return date: Season 25 premieres Thursday, Jan. 18 at 9 pm.
Episode count: Likely 13

Lopez vs. Lopez
Return date: Season 2 premiere date TBD.
Episode count: 10

Night Court
Return date: Season 2 premiered Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 13

Quantum Leap
Return date: Season 2 resumes Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 10 pm.
Episode count: 13 total; 5 left to air

Transplant
Return date: Currently airing Fridays at 8 pm
Episode count: 13

Fox

Fox
Fox

Accused
Return date: Season 2 return date TBD.
Episode count: TBD

Alert: Missing Persons Unit
Return date: Season 2 premieres Tuesday, Mar. 5 at 9 pm.
Episode count: TBD

Animal Control
Return date: Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Mar. 6 at 9 pm.
Episode count: 9

Bob’s Burgers
Return date: Season 14 resumed Sunday, Jan. 7 at 9 pm.
Episode count: TBD

The Cleaning Lady
Return date: Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Mar. 5 at 8 pm.
Episode count: 12

Family Guy
Return date: Season 22 moves to Wednesdays at 9:30 pm on Mar. 6.
Episode count: TBD

The Great North
Return date: Season 4 premiered Sunday, Jan. 7 at 9:30 pm.
Episode count: TBD

Grimsburg (new series)
Premiere date: Sunday, Jan. 7 following NFL football.
Episode count: TBD

Krapopolis (new series)
Return date: Season 1 resumed Sunday, Jan. 7 at 8:30 pm.
Episode count: TBD

The Simpsons
Return date: Season 35 resumes Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8 pm.
Episode count: TBD

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 5 has been delayed until fall 2024. New series Doc and Rescue: Hi-Surf will also debut next fall.

The CW

The CW
The CW

All American
Return date: Season 6 premiere date TBD.
Episode count: 13

All American: Homecoming
Return date: Season 3 premiere date TBD.
Episode count: 13

Superman & Lois
Return date: Season 4 (the final one) premiere date TBD.
Episode count: 10

Walker
Return date: Season 4 premiere date TBD.
Episode count: 13

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