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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  • ralphy


  • Bear

    “Another COP Show… way to go CBS” – Silvit

    My feelings exactly friend.

  • DonJ1973

    How cheap is CBS to not let CSI NY reach 200 episodes?

    So the episode order is 17. They only need 3 more for 200 and then you can let the show go out for good on a milestone.

    That’s just BS.

    I get it they needed to make room for Golden Boy, but still. Also, I agree with the continuity issues of having 2 shows about NYC Police Commissioners back to back. Golden Boy however is a WB production.

  • Mon

    Well, I’m not quite sure this means the end of CSI: NY. It makes sense to end it earlier than spreading the 8-episodes til May and where would Golden Boy end up in the schedule? I don’t understand the “likely cancelled” status.

    I don’t want the show to end (especially without reaching 200+ episodes) but I’m ready. I’m happy the 8 remaining episides will run back-to-back early next year. No more stupid breaks. Three seasons on Fridays is not bad at all. I hope the finale is titled something like “Happy Endings” since based on early spoilers, the season might end on a happier note than the previous finales.

  • DonJ1973

    As for The Mentalist and The Good Wife, if it’s between one of those shows to coming back, I think The Good Wife has the edge. It’s produced in-house by CBS. The Mentalist is a WB production and it’s syndication deal with TNT doesn’t mean squat for CBS. But I believe that Simon Baker is contracted to do 7 seasons should it make it that far.

  • Dan

    @Herb Finn – No, its unlikely that Rules will get a 22 episode pick up next season since its syndication needs have been fulfilled as well as CBS’s other 5 comedies getting full seasons for 2013-2014. Unless CBS announces that this is the end for HIMYM I can’t see Rules returning. If CBS ends HIMYM this season, Rules could return in its slot next fall and CBS could premiere 1 new comedy again but I don’t see it happening.

  • The End


    Personally I think the same, but it’s entirely likely the producers will be given advanced notice before the filming of the final two episodes begins that they won’t be coming back. I can’t see it ending suddenly and randomly with no warning prior. CSI NY will likely have an ending, at least in my opinion.

  • Dan

    @DonJ1973 – Its not just BS its CBS. The network that is notorious for never announcing a show’s final season so the show has to write itself a finale. CSI Miami a show that used to pull over 20 million viewers in its prime, ended without a wrap up. CBS is a business, and a good one. SO they don’t care about wrapping a show up or giving it a finale. Hopefully Mentalist and HIMYM will get finales because the shows themes (Red John and Ted’s Future Wife).

    @The End – Have you seen CSI NY’s previous 2 season finales. I think the cast of this bubble show is pretty prepared by this point.

  • a p garcia

    Way to go CBS: that way they will have shows about NYPD commissioners back to back.

  • Dan

    @Mon – It means a likely cancellation for CSI NY because whenever a show finishes up early (especially a veteran) or gets its order cut, it usually doesnt mean good news. Numb3rs got 16 eps in its final season and ended early, CSI Miami got 19 eps. It seems like the end to me. Golden Boy seems like a goner unless it does very well against Shark Tank, Grimm, and Touch.

    I think its entirely possible that CBS cancels Vegas, Made in Jersey, CSI NY, and Golden Boy. Look at the comparisons with cancellations this season to last season. My predictions

    Made in Jersey is A Gifted Man (Without MIJ getting extra eps)
    Partners is How to Be a Gentleman (Short lived fall comedies)
    Vegas is Unforgettable (without Vegas getting the summer renewal)
    CSI NY is CSI Miami (Both had short orders)
    Golden Boy is NYC 22 (Both replaced old CSI spinoffs)

    Those shows will all probably be cancelled. If CBS renews both Mentalist and Good Wife and premieres a new drama Sundays at 9, Tuesdays at 10 and Fridays at 9, they could move Mentalist or Good Wife to Fridays at 8 or 9 and leave the other one on sundays. This is assuming Undercover Boss gets held for midseason.

  • Dan

    I forgot Friend Me is Rob for this seasons likely cancellations.

  • rick

    2 NY police commisioners on the same network? What will Tom Selleck think of this?

  • Lee

    Lets not forget though that CSI NY, only had 18 episodes last season and returned this season for another 18

    last season it kept having breaks between single episodes in the new year, maybe CBS figures ratings will stabilize better if they air the final block of eps back to back this season.

    Its on the bubble for sure, but I would like to see an announced final season at least, for 18 or at least 12 eps next season.

  • Mon

    My point is that a show’s renewal chances shouldn’t be based on when it’s ending. CBS needs to give Golden Boy a timeslot so it makes more sense to end CSI: NY early than having it spread til May and where would Golden Boy have ended up then? Summer? Last year NY was spread through May because it was replaced temporarily by a show that had already premired on Fall (A Gifted Man) and not a yet-to-premiere show. NY should stay on the bubble til May because nobody’s really sure what’s going to happen except CBS.

  • Rebecca

    Yes, I think it might be Rules’ final season – I know it’s already in syndication (I think I’ve seen it on our local Fox channel sometimes; might have been another channel, before prime time). I just hope the young couple gets married finally and that the older couple has their baby born (the surrogate is played by Sara Rue but she probably still has time to appear occasionally despite her gig on Malibu Country). It has been an enjoyable show – of course, if it lasts longer that’s alright with me, too.

  • DeanW

    Bad for CSI: NY. Im still hoping Renewal because last year the show was “likely cancelation” but was Renewed. If Golden Boy bombs it means CSI: NY is Renewed because CBS won’t move Hawaii Five-0 to Friday (Monday is not powerful enough to premiere a new drama at 10), The Good Wife and The Mentalist will stay on Sunday and CBS doesn’t want to re-build a Friday.

    If CSI: NY doesn’t get the axe I predict it will stay on Friday at 9 (13 episodes order), The Good Wife moves to Friday at 9 for the second half of the Season (13 episodes order), Hawaii Five-0 will replace it on Sunday for full season. The Mentalist will stay at 10 with a full season order. On Monday, NCIS: Los Angeles could replace Hawaii Five-0 at 10 and it would also make room for the new NCIS series on Tuesday at 9 (a full night of NCIS is unbelievable).

  • Bill Gorman

    “My point is that a show’s renewal chances shouldn’t be based on when it’s ending. CBS needs to give Golden Boy a timeslot so it makes more sense to end CSI: NY early than having it spread til May and where would Golden Boy have ended up then? Summer? Last year NY was spread through May because it was replaced temporarily by a show that had already premired on Fall (A Gifted Man) and not a yet-to-premiere show. NY should stay on the bubble til May because nobody’s really sure what’s going to happen except CBS.”

    There is perilously little public information to use as it is, and the fact that CSINY is ending early is real, public (and negative) information.

    CSI:Miami ended early last year (early April) and it was then canceled. And the two shows situations are pretty similar.

    If more real public information arrives, great, but in the meantime that’s enough for me to make CSI:NY “likely canceled”.

    As always, feel free to make your own predictions.

  • Bill Gorman

    “If Golden Boy bombs it means CSI: NY is Renewed “


    If Golden Boy gets renewed it means that The Mentalist or The Good Wife will have to be canceled.

    Golden Boy bombing would simply mean that they are likely renewed.

  • Casey

    Here’s what I know and what I think I know.

    Friend Me is likely dead and summer burnoff. Rules starts on Feb. 4 and assuming no repeats that would put the season finale on April 29 However, I will assume that CBS doesn’t air it the night of the NCAA title game which pushes it back to May 6. That’s still kind of an early season finale date but not so early as compared to other shows which will end next year.

    As for next season.
    I don’t know if HIMYM is coming back but I do know that it won’t be long before we know because they have to start in a direction that leads to renewal or go on a direction that leads to meeting the mother.

    I don’t know if Two and a Half Men is coming back either. Yes, ratings suggest that it should but the Angus T. Jones situation, the fact that this is season 10 and contracts for next year will need to be negotiated. Which means we’ll probably know the fait of this one by March as well.

    I know that nothing CBS could do with Rules surprises me at this point. They could renew for 13 more next season and it wouldn’t shock me. They could cancel it and that wouldn’t shock me either. They could renew for 22 and even that wouldn’t surprise me. They could even invent that 25th hour Bill mentioned and air Rules then and I doubt I’d be surprised.

    Here’s what I know. It is likely that at least one of Rules, Men and Mother is finished this year.
    It is possible that 2 of them end this year.
    All 3 ending this year is absolutely not going to happen. In fact if both Men and Mother end, Rules is a stone cold lock for renewal IMO.

    Here’s why. Just as CBS has a pattern with premiering and airing dramas, they also have a pattern with comedies. When was the last time CBS had less than 3 hours of comedy on its schedule? If CBS ended all 3 shows and wanted to keep 3 hours of comedy, they’d need 3 shows to premier in the fall plus at least 1 and maybe 2 more for mid-season to hedge against a Partners like bomb. Picking up 5 comedy pilots to series isn’t out of the realm of possibility but it does seem out of character for CBS.

    Personally I hope Mother ends and I’d be alright with Two and a Half Men ending and I’d be alright with it coming back. Rules could end but it could also go on, yes, it is an older show in season 7 but because of all the shorter seasons it doesn’t feel as old as it is.

    If this season is announced as the final one for HIMYM then the CBS r/c posts get hella interesting and moreso if Men calls it quits also.

  • Dan

    @Rebecca – Given the show’s history I’m sure by the season finale most storylines will be wrapped up. Its unknown if Adam and Steph will get married but Jeff and Audrey will probably have their baby. Last season’s finale wasn’t the last episode produced for the season so it seems likely that this season will be more together storyline wise.

    @Mon – I understand that CSI NY needs to wrap early or Golden Boy wouldnt have a slot, but given the way history repeat’s itself it seems that CSI NY is this seasons CSI Miami.

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