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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  • Barbie

    It feels the return of CSI:NY depends solely on the fail of The Golden boy. If it fails, it’ll be back. I’m *literally* praying. Glad it’s getting a shitty time. Hopefully CSI:NY’s fans won’t want a new show :)

  • Barbie

    Let’s try this without a bad word :)

    It feels like the return of CSI:NY depends solely on the failing of The Golden Boy. If it fails, it’ll be back for its tiomeslot. Really, it’s a good thing, because Fridays at 9pm is a hard time to premiere. Hopefully, CSI:NY won’t watch the new show. CBS is just trying it out. If it fails, CSI:NY will be back. If not, it’s not. I’m literally praying.

  • Barbie

    *CSI:NY fans

  • ToXiX

    Vegas would probably do decently on Friday. It looks like a Friday show to me.

    No interest in Golden Boy, but was looking forward to Friend Me.

    Nbc cut Next Caller, no news on Friend Me
    I guess Goodwin Games is the only midseason comedy I Have to lookforward

  • Wiccan Stitch

    Oh look it is CSI-like show #595.

  • Dan S

    I must be getting old. Who the heck is Theo James ? I am looking fwd to seeing Chi Mcbride again & hopefully Golden Boy will click. I’m guessing they put it on Fridays as a compatible lead in to BB both NY based shows & all. I would’ve guessed moving Vegas to Fridays but I guess it’ll finish out its run on Tuesdays

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Glad to see Chi McBride, late of Human Target, back at work. He’s a good actor.

  • DeanW

    CBS shouldn’t have ordered a full season for Vegas. In february, they could replace it by Golden Boy and let CSI: NY do “not bad” ratings on Friday.

  • Jess

    CSI:NY was going to wrapped early since it only had 18 episodes… this just means that the episodes will air straight out, not taking as many small hiatus to make it last up to May like years before. This is not to say that it won’t be canceled, but as a real “bubble show” we won’t know for sure until May.

  • Carmen

    So basically, CBS is going to run back to back shows on Friday each with a different Commissioner of the New York City Police Dept.

  • Rebecca

    All I care about here is Rules returning (I expect this to be a final season, but glad it’s back – seen every episode), so I’m glad it’ll be back on Mondays – gives me something to watch after HIMYM while waiting for Castle. :D

  • RG-X

    It says season finale of CSI NY – not series finale.

    but wow – I guess they’ll be almost no repeats aired during the CSI NY season run?

  • Survivor Fan

    I look forward to the return of Rules. Also, will The Job and Friend Me air in the summer?

  • Dan

    @Hello – CBS never announces final seasons, Medium is a notable exception. The best thing CSI NY can do like it did the past 2 seasons is craft a really good finale. But you can bet its probably the end for CSI NY.

    Friend Me will probably air during the summer. Another thought is that it would air for a few weeks post Big Bang but Two and a Half Men has 24 episodes so its unlikely that Men would take a break for 8 weeks. Another thought is that it can time share in Rules slot and Men’s slot but that probably wont happen.

    Does anyone know how many episodes Friend Me has? 8 or 13?

  • Survivor Fan

    False Alarm:

    On the Zap2It ticker at the top of TVBTN, it says:

    CBS midseason schedule: … CSI: NY ends

    Space cut it off, but I thought for a second that it was a new development in the schedule.

  • rob60990

    CBS should have just left Golden Boy on Tuesdays. Vegas is dead.

  • Greg

    CBS should save Friend Me for the fall. Kick Ass 2 is coming and Christopher Mintz-Plasse could become a star next summer (or at least in the same way Kat Dennings is).

    I think Golden Boy might actually have a shot on Fridays, Undercover Boss is a good lead in. If it pulls the same 1.4 CSI: NY has been pulling, it should be fine.

  • CrimTV

    According to SpoilerTV – The Goodwin Games will premiere April 1, 2013, but that is a MONDAY?!

  • Dan

    @Survivor Fan – The Job may Timeshare with Undercover Boss when it ends its run but will most likely debut this summer. Friend Me will probably be burned off Saturdays this Summer along with the remaining 7 Partners episodes. The other 6 comedies (HIMYM, ROE, 2BG, M&M, TBBT, and TAAHM) will likely remain in their slots for summer reruns. It will be the first time since 2009 that no new comedies have gotten a second season and since 2004-2005 that CBS is 0-2 in the season, new show wise.

    @DeanW – It seemed necessary for CBS to give Vegas a full year since both Made in Jersey and Partners flopped and it wasnt doing horribly since after CBS gave it a full year. Besides if they axed it there would be a hole in the schedule and CBS has given full years to 2 of the 3 fall dramas every year since 2007. Vegas is this years Eleventh Hour and Unforgettable.

    @Rebecca – Its probably the final season of Rules. The numbers are great but CBS already has too many comedy hits. Rules may have a chance if CBS axes HIMYM this season but if both Men and Mother get renewed for 2013-2014, Rules is likely done. However while they could always renew it for midseason, 100 eps is perfect for syndication. I believe the shows writers will craft a suitable finale (hopefully).

  • Ram510

    YES can’t wait for Rules of Engagment!!!! January/February is going to be really busy.

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