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).
|Day / Time||Fall 2009||Fall 2010|
|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|
|9-10p||NCIS: LOS ANGELES||NCIS: LOS ANGELES|
|10-11p||THE GOOD WIFE||New drama|
|8-8:30p||NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE||GARY UNMARRIED|
|8:30-9p||GARY UNMARRIED||New comedy|
|9-10p||CRIMINAL MINDS||CRIMINAL MINDS|
|9-10p||CSI||CSI or Mentalist|
|10-11p||THE MENTALIST||THE MENTALIST or CSI|
|8-9p||GHOST WHISPERER||GHOST WHISPERER|
|10-11p||NUMB3RS||The Good Wife|
|8-9p||CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS||CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS|
|9-10p||CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS||CRIMETIME SATURDAY RERUNS|
|10-11p||48 HOURS MYSTERY||48 HOURS MYSTERY|
|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|