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. 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 , but one of the 's wouldn't shock me. And is there really any interest in whether and The or and 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).
|Day / Time||Fall 2009||Fall 2010|
|8:30-9p||ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE||New comedy|
|9:30-10p||or 2.5 Men|
|10-11p||: MIAMI||: MIAMI|
|9-10p||: LOS ANGELES||: LOS ANGELES|
|8-8:30p||NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE||GARY UNMARRIED|
|8:30-9p||GARY UNMARRIED||New comedy|
|8-9p||GHOST WHISPERER||GHOST WHISPERER|
|8-9p||CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS||CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS|
|9-10p||CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS||CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS|
|10-11p||COLD CASE||New drama|