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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  • Marcus

    Is there a list anywhere of all the new midseason shows? I’m just looking for the main networks (nbs,cbs,fox,abc,cw)

  • Dan

    @Barbie – Not necessarily true about CSI NY’s success based on Golden Boy’s failure. NYC 22 replaced CSI Miami last season then both series were axed, and Mentalist was moved to Sundays. Its very possible that both CSI NY and Golden Boy will be cancelled. I can see CBS cancelling Vegas, CSI NY, Golden Boy, and Good Wife so they can premiere 3 new dramas Sunday Night at 9, Tuesday Night at 10 and Friday night at 9. My guess is should CBS dump CSI NY and Golden Boy they would keep Undercover Boss fridays at 8, have a new drama at 9 and air Blue Bloods at 10. The NCIS spinoff could air Tuesdays at 10 making Tuesday night a triple NCIS night next season.

    Another guess is the same scenario above but with CBS cancelling The Mentalist instead of Good Wife, but while Mentalist does better than Good Wife, I cant see CBS keeping GW if they cant get a syndication deal.

  • DeanW

    @ Dan

    CBS didn’t give a full season to ‘The Defenders’ two years ago because they knew they have to premiere ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’ on the same slot. If they had scheduled Vegas and Golden Boy on Tuesday Golden Boy would have more chances to be Renewed.

  • Petar Ivanov

    As always CBS are conservative. CBS are so predictable. Not sure this is good thing or bad thing. But for the first time from many years they will be #1 network this season.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Friend me is cancel already or what……

  • Aldchitown

    Umm I’m confused. Where is Elementary???

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ CSI: NY only has a 17 episode order.

    Like csi Miamia. Guess that is litle help for Bill and tv by the numbers.

  • CoolRanchDoritos

    They need longer breaks in between seasons of the race. Sure it gives me something to watch Sundays at 8 but they need to slow down.

    I don’t watch CBS except for TAR, Hawaii Five-0 & Big Brother.

  • CenterGravity

    I don’t have anything against this new drama, but for the sake of CSI: NY (and to a lesser extent Vegas), I sort of hope Golden Boy bombs. And on a semi-related note, I’m still a little p!ssed that they ruined Human Target in its second season.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Why i said that CBS are conservative and predictable:

    CBS always premiere new drama in tuesday at 10.
    CBS always premiere new comedy in Monday at 8:30.
    CBS always premiere new drama in Friday at 9.
    CBS always cancel their lowest rated comedy.
    CBS always premiere 3 new dramas at least.
    CBS always cancel 3 dramas at least.

  • Robert Seidman

    Umm I’m confused. Where is Elementary???

    the same place Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and Person of Interest are (where they already are).

  • eridapo

    @ Petar Ivanov

    Predictable, but it works for them…..

  • Dan

    @Aldchitown – Elementary is staying put at Thursdays at 10. No time slot chance and it will probably get a second season.

    @DeanW – CBS gave The Defenders a full season because it wasnt performing horribly enough to yank it and they cleaned house in May 2010. CBS figured that Defenders would finish early so CMSB would premiere but this year CBS has only 1 midseason drama and 2 freshman dramas for full seasons. CBS needs a new episode to try to reduce repeats unlike 2010-2011 where reducing repeats wasnt a problem. CMSB would have succeeded in the slot had it premiered that fall instead of midseason but it just aired at the wrong time of the year. (CBS had way too many dramas and Undercover Boss)

    The last midseason drama that CBS renewed for a second season was The Unit in 2006 and the last comedy CBS renewed from midseason was Rules of Engagement in 2007 so yeah, Golden Boy probably doesnt have a good shot.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @eridapo who said:
    Predictable, but it works for them…..

    I agree. But FOX, ABC and NBC mess are much more funny for comment and interesting too….for US(viewers). Not only for mid-season, but in may too. Of this was not CBS any other network even CW we will have AT LEAST 15 pages….may be evn 20 until now and without ratings even more. People want to talk. But for CBS amost can’t talk for nothing.

  • Bill Gorman

    “@ CSI: NY only has a 17 episode order.

    Like csi Miamia. Guess that is litle help for Bill and tv by the numbers.”

    Au contraire my Central European friend, it’s quite helpful.

    CSI:NY will now be “likely canceled”, and Good Wife and The Mentalist will be “likely renewed”, and the CBS predictions post will get very boring until Golden Boy premieres.

  • Dan

    @Peter Ivanov – Thats true about CBS, most shows remain in their current slots season to season (HIMYM, NCISs, CSI, Blue Bloods, H50, TBBT ) Because when it works it works. Other networks tend to shake their schedules up a lot but for the most part CBS is predictable. The only thing that no one could predict from last season is Two and a Half Men’s move to thursdays, however when you always have a new show on mondays, something has to move.

    While its certain Elementary will be renewed, and Vegas will be cancelled. One has to wonder what CBS will do with CSI NY, Mentalist and Good Wife. I think CSI NY may be out the door because of its lower episode order and GW seems next to go.

  • Bill Gorman

    “Umm I’m confused. Where is Elementary???”

    Same place as before. This press release doesn’t show their entire week’s schedule, only the days that *changed*.

  • bluejays

    Why don’t CBS do as Networkman says. Move The Mentalist, HFO and other established dramas to Friday’s not having always trying out new dramas that don’t work out.

    Imagine Blue Bloods and The Mentalist on Fridays. Could do really well.

    I think Rules is better on a Monday than repeats or a new comedy but boy the cast must get sick of being treated the way that show is. It’s actually one of the funniest comedies on CBS!

  • Petar Ivanov

    Rules is 13 ep order(it runs without repeats) so if friend me is still possible will premiere in april. Guess 7 episodes order. If not TBBT reruns for May sweeps.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @ Why don’t CBS do as Networkman says. Move The Mentalist, HFO and other established dramas to Friday’s not having always trying out new dramas that don’t work out.
    Imagine Blue Bloods and The Mentalist on Fridays. Could do really well.

    Well read what i said for CBS before you and you will inderstand why. Its CBS. The chance CBS start moving things around is lower than the chance for the mayan end of the world – 21.12.2012. I guess les moonves is really old and realy hate change. True republican may be.

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