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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  • yusei Fudo

    Were is Friend Me, Bake Off, and The Job CBS you disappoint


    8:00 HIMYM

    8:30 Rules of Engagement/ Friend Me

    9:00 2 Broke Girls

    9:30 Mike & Molly

    10:00 Hawaii 5 O


    8:00 NCIS

    9:00 NCIS: LA

    10:00 Golden Boy


    8:00 The Job/Surrvior

    9:00 Criminal Minds

    10:00 CSI




    8:00 Undercover Boss

    9:00 CSI NY/ Bake Off

    10:00 Blue Bloods






    Nice to see THE GOOD WIFE still at 9:00, kinda anticipated a swap w/ TM @ 10:00

  • tati

    Oh my, Theo James on my TV every week? Yes, please :)

  • eric

    I agree with others, while i love blue bloods, do we really need 2 shows about police commissioners back to back on friday nights? Now that i know what golden boy is about, i dont hold out much hope for the show. As smart as cbs is when it comes to scripted shows this is far from it. I love procedural cop/crime shows as much as anybody but even i will admit this is a bit much.

  • Henry

    Why does CBS has to do this I want to get behind Golden Boy but if it forces CSI: NY on the way out it’ll be hard to get behind it.

    Wouldn’t it had been a lot more simple for CBS to just give the boot to Vegas and put Golden Boy there on Tuesdays at 10pm?

  • Survivor Fan

    Cannot wait for 2/13!

  • TheOnlyOneAndOnly

    CSI:NY is gone.

  • One

    Seriously, CBS? You’re going to try it twice on Tuesdays and then just burn it off on Fridays? Why not just send Vegas straight to Fridays and give Golden Boy a real chance?…

  • ReallyTired

    NBC is the #1 network so far this season. Not CBS.

  • r0ckmypants

    Friend Me cast a recurring role AFTER the co-creator’s suicide… so I don’t know how much affect that would have had on the show.

  • The End

    Ironic that, as production on the latest Amazing Race Season recently finished. Earlier than usual actually.

    Then we have a few month wait for Season 23 to start filming for the fall.

  • JJA

    Theo James & Chi McBride on the same show can only be a good thing.

  • jen

    Two special fairings on Tuesday. My guess is if the second does better than Vegas, then it stays put and Vegas is the one forced to the Friday night death spot.

  • ralphy

    Hopefully Whitney and Guys with Kids gets their growth together because I want NBC to surpass CBS in the next few years. They’re starting to make some annoying decisions lately.

  • jen

    airings, not fairings. God I hate autocorrect.


    @ One

    Agree. Two weeks isn’t long enough to test the waters & it may have a better shot there than “Vegas.”

  • HalCapone

    If a character in a proposed new show doesn’t have a chalk outline drawn around it, CBS is not interested. Apparently, the senior citizens who watch CBS shows take comfort in watching other people die instead of them. As more of the Crime Broadcasting System’s core audience is pushing up daisies, Les Moonves is gonna need a new strategy beyond law enforcement and freaky serial killer of the week shows.

  • Dave

    Loving that Rules of Engagement slot, huge potential for big numbers and a 8th season renewal.

  • Bri


    No, if that time ever happens Moonves will have retired with his millions of $, he will not care about any new strategy.

  • Survivor Fan

    Let’s hope that season 26 is as good as season 25 has been

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