CBS Announces Mid-Season Lineup Including Premiere of 'Golden Boy' and Return of 'Rules of Engagement', 'Survivor' & 'The Amazing Race

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December 6th, 2012

via press release:



"Golden Boy" to Have Special Previews on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, March 5 at 10:00 PM, Before Moving to its Regular Friday 9:00 PM Time Period on March 8

"Rules of Engagement" Returns with its Seventh Season Premiere on

Monday, Feb. 4 at 8:30 PM

The Spring Edition of "Survivor" Premieres Wednesday, Feb. 13, 8:00-9:00 PM

The Emmy Award-Winning "The Amazing Race" Spring Edition Premieres

Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8:00 PM

The Season Finale of "CSI: NY" to be Broadcast Friday, Feb.22

CBS announced mid-season premiere dates for the new drama GOLDEN BOY and the seventh season return of the comedy RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

The Network also announced the premiere dates of the spring editions of SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE and the season finale of CSI: NY.

As the halfway point of the season approaches, CBS is once again America's most-watched network, leading second-place ABC by +2.55 million viewers. The Network has eight of the top 10 scripted series including NCIS, the top drama, and THE BIG BANG THEORY, the #1 comedy in both viewers and adults 18-49.

For mid-season, CBS will introduce the new drama GOLDEN BOY, which debuts with two special previews on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, March 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, both nights) before moving to its regular Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on March 8.

GOLDEN BOY is about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop (Theo James) who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City. The series explores the high personal and professional cost he pays to achieve it as he is mentored by his partner, an experienced veteran detective (Chi McBride).

VEGAS, the #2 new series of the season, will return to its Tuesday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) time period on March 12.  CSI: NY will have its season finale on Friday, Feb. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT returns with its seventh season premiere on Monday, Feb. 4 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

The spring edition of SURVIVOR, hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst, premieres Wednesday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), while the spring edition of THE AMAZING RACE, hosted by Phil Keoghan, premieres Sunday, Feb. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).


CBS Monday, Effective Feb. 4


8:30-9:00 PM  RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (7th Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM  2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY

10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0


CBS Wednesday, Effective Feb. 13

8:00-9:00 PM  SURVIVOR (26th Edition premiere)




CBS Sunday, Effective Feb. 17

7:00-8:00 PM  60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM  THE AMAZING RACE (22nd Edition Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST


CBS Tuesday, Feb. 26

8:00-9:00 PM  NCIS


10:00-11:00 PM GOLDEN BOY (Special Preview)


CBS Tuesday, March 5

8:00-9:00 PM  NCIS


10:00-11:00 PM GOLDEN BOY (Special Preview)


CBS Friday, Effective March 8


9:00-10:00 PM GOLDEN BOY (Time Period Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS


GOLDEN BOY stars Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Bonnie Somerville, Holt McCallany and Stella Maeve.  Greg Berlanti and Emmy Award winner Nicholas Wootton ("NYPD Blue") are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT stars Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich, David Spade and Adhir Kalyan.  Tom Hertz, Doug Robinson, Mike Sikowitz, Dan Kopelman and Vanessa McCarthy are executive producers for Happy Madison Productions and CBS Television Studios with Sony Pictures Television.


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  • POI

    what about their other comedy??

  • zerg

    ROE is back :D .. nice slot

  • silvit

    Another COP show… way to go CBS…

  • Ryan

    So Friend Me isn’t on there… maybe it will be on after Rules?

  • Sarah

    Survivor has still not gotten old to me

  • Cory

    Friend Me creator commited suicide so there is a chance that this sitcom won’t premiere at all.

  • scully

    So they are going to have back to back shows about NYC police commissoners? That’s idiotic!!!!

  • eridapo

    Why is the Season finale of CSY:NY that early? Was the episode order cut? If it was, why not move it to the cancel column in the C/R index

  • ivan

    i was never exited for friend me and honestly i dont even remember what the shows is about so even if does not premiere i wont be thinking what would be like but sad that creator killed himself

  • DenverDean

    I’m just stunned that CBS didn’t give CSI:NY two more episodes to finish at 200. GB will be hurt because in March it will be pre-empted for two weeks because of March Madness. So not sure what thinking is here. It will be in regular slot for two weeks and then off for two. Not smart.

  • chrisss

    @ eridap

    CSI: NY only has a 17 episode order.

  • robin

    another crime/cop show how original


    ROE is back! Yes! It should get more episodes. And air in January.

  • Dan

    Bye Bye CSI NY. If Golden Boy somehow is a success maybe they will keep it on fridays. The push on Tuesdays at 10 is a vote of confidence and not boding well for Vegas. Unlike Miami Medical, Chaos, and NYC 22, Golden Boy may actually have a chance and with Elementary looking to be the only other series from this season renewed for 2013-2014, Golden Boy could also be renewed. My guess is Good Wife and CSI NY are gone if Golden Boy succeeds, and if not maybe just Good Wife if no syndication deal is made. Rules of Engagement may have a chance at an 8th year but the writers should plan a finale out anyway due to the success of every other veteran comedy.

  • TVDude

    Wow, it looks like Friend Me won’t be on at all, or won’t be replacing Rules like I thought. If that is the case, Rules could possibly get an unexpected renewal since it got one this season with the exact same lineup. Of course, that will all come down to how its ratings are this season.

    I’m also curious about the cast, since they must be getting tired of the whole “we’ll put you on the schedule when we feel like it” stuff, and their contacts are probably up. I know David Spade said in an interview a while back that he wasn’t planning on returning after this season, so it’ll be interesting come May.

  • Dennis

    Bye bye CSI: NY!

  • Networkman

    I still don’t understand why CBS is persistent in trying to have a new drama on Friday work. Establish dramas with loyal viewers should be moved to Friday night such as The Mentalist. Vegas is doing horribly on Tuesday night so why not just keep Golden Boy on Tuesday. CSI:NY should have been given a full season order of 22 episodes and end in late March or early April and billed as series finale.

  • American

    Good point.

  • hello

    Ugh, why can’t they say it is the final season of CSI:NY

  • DeanW

    Hope Golden Boy will flop. I love too much CSI: NY.

    @ Chrisss

    CSI: NY has a 18 episodes order !

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