Early Moves: CBS Announces 2010 Fall Schedule

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April 1st, 2010

In a surprise early announcement, CBS Chief Les Moonves laid out the network's fall 2010 schedule today. Claiming the Tiffany network had a formula for success and rarely failed when it stuck with that formula. 

He declared that going forward that the CBS primetime schedule would consist only of shows that were spinoffs of other CBS shows, effectively ending new show creative development at the network.

"Since I know what works, and can get people to watch effectively the same show by doing as little as changing the zip code, I'd be an idiot to take a chance on yet another Alex O'Loughlin vehicle" proclaimed Moonves.

"Just like Henry Ford would sell you any color Model T as long as it was black, you can watch any show you want on CBS, as long as it's a near copy of another CBS show."

Here's the Fall 2010 schedule that caused TV critics a double (and triple) take:

Day/time Show
Monday
8-8:30p How I Met Your Mother
8:30-9p HOW I MET YOUR FATHER
9-9:30p Two and a Half Men
9:30-10p TWO AND A HALF WOMEN
10-11p HOW I MET YOUR FIVE MOTHERS AND FATHERS
Tuesday
8-9p NCIS
9-10p NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10-11p NCIS: BURBANK
Wednesday
8-9p Criminal Minds
9-10p Criminal Minds 2
10-11p Criminal Minds 3
Thursday
8-9p SURVIVOR
9-10p SURVIVING CSI
10-11p SURVIVING THE Mentalist
Friday
8-9p GHOST WHISPERER
9-10p HORSE WHISPERER
10-11p DOG WHISPERER
Saturday
8-9p CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS
9-10p CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS
10-11p CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS
Sunday
7-8p THE Amazing Race
8-9p THE AMAZING RAT RACE
10-11p Undercover Boss
10-11p UNDERCOVER FLUNKY

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