According to Digital Spy, Len Moonves, head of CBS, has confirmed that The Big Bang Theory will return for an eighth season. Moonves also said that The Big Bang Theory will begin its new season on a different night, freeing up its traditional Thursday night time slot for CBS' NFL Thursday Night Football. Elementary will also return for its third season, and will also be moved from its Thursday night time slot. Both The Big Bang Theory and Elementary will return to their original days and times once CBS' eight-game football schedule has finished. The Big Bang Theory and Elementary are expected to premiere their new seasons in the fall.