Play CBS Programmer, What’s Your 2010 Fall Schedule?

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April 25th, 2010


In the fourth in a series of "You be the programmer", how interesting CBS is to program likely depends on how many changes you're willing to make.

In my mind, because few of their shows have failed miserably, CBS has the fewest holes to plug, and is the least interesting of the major broadcasters to program. But others may feel like breaking the CBS mold of the recent past, and in that case, CBS' programming could get more interesting.

The big question on Sunday is when CBS schedules the return of Undercover Boss. They've announced they're renewing it, but not how many episodes they're ordering yet, so it may not start in the fall. I'll guess that CBS keeps bashing its head against the "second comedy block" on Wednesday for at least another year, and keeps Friday all scripted for at least another year. I doubt CBS will debut a new scripted show at 10pm Friday, it's far more likely to move an existing drama there. I'll guess The Good Wife, but one of the CSI's wouldn't shock me. And is there really any interest in whether CSI and The Mentalist or Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men switch timeslots?

Such are the scraps of interest we have to grab for with CBS scheduling.  (We'll all know CBS's schedule on May 19).

My guesses:

Day / Time Fall 2009 Fall 2010
Monday
8-8:30p How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother
8:30-9p ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE New comedy
9-9:30p Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men or BBT
9:30-10p The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory or 2.5 Men
10-11p CSI: MIAMI CSI: MIAMI
Tuesday
8-9p NCIS NCIS
9-10p NCIS: LOS ANGELES NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10-11p THE Good Wife New drama
Wednesday
8-8:30p NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE GARY UNMARRIED
8:30-9p GARY UNMARRIED New comedy
9-10p Criminal Minds Criminal Minds
10-11p CSI:NY CSI:NY
Thursday
8-9p SURVIVOR SURVIVOR
9-10p CSI CSI or Mentalist
10-11p THE Mentalist THE Mentalist or CSI
Friday
8-9p GHOST WHISPERER GHOST WHISPERER
9-10p MEDIUM MEDIUM
10-11p NUMB3RS The Good Wife
Saturday
8-9p CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS
9-10p CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS
10-11p 48 Hours Mystery 48 Hours Mystery
Sunday
7-8p 60 Minutes 60 Minutes
8-9p THE Amazing Race THE Amazing Race
9-10p THREE RIVERS Undercover Boss?
10-11p COLD CASE New drama

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