When Do the Cubs Play? 2016 Chicago Cubs NLCS TV Schedule

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The Chicago Cubs’ quest for the World Series goes on! FS1 has exclusive coverage of the National League Championship Series between the L.A. Dodgers and the Cubs beginning with Game 1 at Wrigley Field on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8pm ET on FS1. FOX was originally supposed to split some of the NLCS games with FS1, but that’s no longer the case, and fans without a pay-TV subscription could be scrambling for a place to watch the games.

Here’s an early look at the Cubs’ NLCS TV schedule. Check back for updates.

When Do the Cubs Play? 2016 NLCS TV Schedule

All Times Eastern. Schedule Subject to Change. *If Necessary

NL Championship Series

L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs
Game 1: Saturday, Oct. 15: CHC 8, LAD 4
Game 2: Sunday, Oct. 16: LAD 1, CHC 0
Game 3: Tuesday, Oct. 18: LAD 6, CHC 0
Game 4: Wednesday, Oct. 19: CHC 10, LAD 2
Game 5: Thursday, Oct. 20: CHC 8, LAD 4
Game 6: Saturday, Oct. 22: CHC 5, LAD 0
Chicago wins series 4-2.

NL Division Series
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7: CHC 1, SF 0
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8: CHC 5, SF 2
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 10: SF 6, CHC 5
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 11: CHC 6, SF 5
Chicago wins series 3-1.

2016 MLB Postseason Schedule at a Glance

Wild-Card Games, TBS (Oct. 4) & ESPN (Oct. 5)
AL Division Series, TBS (Beginning Oct. 6)
NL Division Series, FS1 & MLB Network (Beginning Oct. 7)
AL Championship Series, TBS (Beginning Oct. 14)
NL Championship Series, FS1 (Beginning Oct. 15)
World Series, FOX (Beginning Oct. 25)


  1. I have been a fan since the early sixties, listened and watched on WGN. I refuse to pay to see this!

  2. National past time can only be seen if you pay additional money to watch? What is wrong with this country and companies only caring about their bottom lines? So sad.

  3. This is an outrage that the Cubs NLCS is only on cable TV and not on broadcast TV. I guess that only fans with the cash and the will to pay for cable ripoff TV matter. Got to pay those huge sports salaries somehow. America’s pastime is now only for those rich and dumb enough to pay for cable TV.

  4. The Cubs this close to getting into the World Series after 100 years and the NL Champion Series is on CABLE? It should be on network TV. Who cares about high school sports? This is history!

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