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:

CBS ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PREMIERES FOR NEW DRAMA "Golden Boy" AND RETURNING COMEDY "Rules of Engagement"

 

"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

8:00-8:30 PM  How I Met Your Mother

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)

9:00-10:00 PM Criminal Minds

10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

 

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

9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

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

 

CBS Tuesday, March 5

8:00-9:00 PM  NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

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

 

CBS Friday, Effective March 8

8:00-9:00 PM  Undercover Boss

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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  • DeanW

    Golden Boy will bomb for sure. It’s about the rising of a police officer.
    I think it will premiere with a 1.2 and then fall below a 1.0. It would be OK if it doesn’t have the “Made in Jersey Effect” on Blue Bloods which earned a 1.2 only because of Made in Jersey. Then, if CSI: NY is Renewed it will loose viewers because it won’t air until May this Season.
    I think Blue Bloods needs CSI: NY to survive on Friday.

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Petar

    This is not the place to take shots at the Republican Party. I can deal with it on a Cable News post, on a press release by one of the news stations, or even on debate/election ratings, but this is not the place.

    With that said, I get your point about the CBS schedule.

  • Dan

    @Bill – “CBS predictions post will get very boring until Golden Boy premieres”
    There’s always a post for Rules of Engagement by early February. One has to wonder if ratings even matter for the show at this point. The show has replaced so many cancelled shows (The Class, Worst Week, Accidentally on Purpose, Bleep my Dad Says, How to Be a Gentleman, Rob) that we can say “we get it, the show does well no matter where it lands” and it has reached syndication and CBS has its hands full already with comedies HIMYM, 2BG, M&M, TAAHM, and TBBT all geting full seasons for 2013-2014.

    Another post idea is for How I Met Your Mother. Ratings say renewal despite a ratings decline year to year. But due to the show getting old and the storylines needing to be wrapped up (for the show’s purpose) we have to wonder if this will be the final season. Something that CBS needs to figure out sooner rather than later, like how FOX announced House’s end in February of last year.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “There’s always a post for Rules of Engagement by early February. One has to wonder if ratings even matter for the show at this point. The show has replaced so many cancelled shows (The Class, Worst Week, Accidentally on Purpose, Bleep my Dad Says, How to Be a Gentleman, Rob) that we can say “we get it, the show does well no matter where it lands” and it has reached syndication and CBS has its hands full already with comedies HIMYM, 2BG, M&M, TAAHM, and TBBT all geting full seasons for 2013-2014.

    Another post idea is for How I Met Your Mother. Ratings say renewal despite a ratings decline year to year. But due to the show getting old and the storylines needing to be wrapped up (for the show’s purpose) we have to wonder if this will be the final season. Something that CBS needs to figure out sooner rather than later, like how FOX announced House’s end in February of last year.”

    Indeed, the CBS posts will be populated by “Let’s chat about hypotheticals without any historical data to guide us” topics!

  • THE OLD MAN

    CSI NY will now be “likely canceled” and THE GOOD WIFE & The Mentalist “likely renewed” has such a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

  • American

    What if CBS opened Saturdays up for two additional hours instead of repeats? Then everyone’s happy!

  • Anon

    When HIMYM and RoE both end their runs this spring, CBS will have a lot of Monday Night real estate to fill. ;)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “What if CBS opened Saturdays up for two additional hours instead of repeats? Then everyone’s happy!”

    More likely that they “opened the day up” to a 25th hour. ;)

  • Holly

    I’m not convinced this affects CSI:NY’s chances at all. If I recall correctly, they only aired 18 episodes last season as well.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “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.”

    Yes, absolutely sick of being renewed every season, and paid for it in ever increasing sums!

    Sick, I tell you, sick of it!

  • THE OLD MAN

    @ Bill

    Like I actually know how to do that! Thanks for the link.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Holly, yep 18 last year too for CSI: NY and despite previous CBS renewal numerology, I’m not sure about both The Good Wife and The Mentalist being renewed even if CSI: NY is axed.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I’m not convinced this affects CSI:NY’s chances at all. If I recall correctly, they only aired 18 episodes last season as well.”

    It had 18 last season, but it ran through mid-May.

    It’s enough for me to tilt it towards cancellation and the other two towards renewal. Perhaps somewhat because it’s likely to be the only public information we get about any of the three before the official news is out.

  • Dan

    Well for CBS, numbers for almost all shows say renewal, but as history shows us something has to give. In Rules of Engagement and How I Met Your Mother’s case the numbers say renewal, but age, cost and schedules being crowded say otherwise. Same for Two and a Half Men which impressively holds up well in its 10th season and probably would even without the Big Bang lead in. Translation: CBS has 5 reliable comedies but can they all be renewed?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @I’m not convinced this affects CSI:NY’s chances at all. If I recall correctly, they only aired 18 episodes last season as well.

    But now is lowest rated show and is well below other shows. In sping can fall below 1.0. TGW and TM with better demo for sure.

  • Jess

    @Holly @Robert @Bill
    Yeah, CSI: NY had 18 episodes last season. Only difference is that they spread them out. In January they aired only 2 new episodes, same in Feb., March only 1, April 2, and May 2.

  • Dan

    @Bill – While I doubt the cast is pissed about consistently working and getting paid season after season, Patrick Warburton did express disappointment in the way CBS treated the show last November when they not only scheduled the show for Saturdays (which never happened) but cut the order as well and many expected the show to be cancelled. Ironically Rules was one of the few series ever to have its episode order cut and then get renewed for another season after that. CBS is probably glad they renewed it last May but I think its the end this year.

    @Holly – Yep CSI NY did have 18 episodes last season but CBS axed Miami which similarly only had 19 eps. It seemed doubtful CBS would cancel both. In both May 2011 and May 2012 the show’s fate was unknown and last season NY was widely expected to be axed over Miami but it was NY’s luck that Miami was older and CBS probably didnt want to cancel 2 friday dramas (A Gifted Man and CSI NY). With this announcement it seems almost certain CSI NY is done, but I’m sure the show is once again prepared to craft a nice finale like “Exit Strategy” and “Near Death”

  • Herb Finn

    Could “Rules” get a full 22-episode pick up next year? If HIMYM and T&AHM being costly to renew,I wonuder if “Rules” could be an affordable pick up – Sony has low-balled the licnecing fees already to fill the syndication package.

    (Although how is “Rules” doing in Syndication – Some markets it’s not in the greatest to slots – Boston has it a 3 and 3:30pm and it’s a CBS O&O!)

  • dee digrazia

    our family loves csi ny its the best the cast is great

  • Dan

    At this point for CSI NY, syndication fulfilment doesnt matter because 197 eps is a pretty good deal. Same for Rules of Engagement’s 100. Finishing a shortened season early is bad news for CSI NY. I think its now likely to be cancelled.

    As for The Mentalist Vs. Good Wife they seem neck and neck

    Good Wife Pros – Another season means more episodes for syndication should a deal come into play. The show does get a lot of awards (However awards doesnt generate money)
    Good Wife Cons – Lowest rated non friday drama and lowest rated show on sundays between TAR and Mentalist. No syndication deal has been made so unless one can be made by May. TGW is on its way out. 90 eps is stil good for syndication.

    The Mentalist Pros – It builds on Good Wife every week but not by much. Its a reliable drama to have on the schedule even to anchor Sundays at 10 (should CBS premiere a new drama at 9 next season)
    The Mentalist Pros – Syndication is fulfilled already and CBS doesnt own it, WB does so CBS can’t profit off more episodes.

    I give Mentalist a slight edge over Good Wife if CBS is looking at the numbers but if CBS is looking at syndication (If they can ever reach a deal) than Good Wife has an edge. Maybe both could get renewed for likely final seasons.

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