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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  • Mon

    Ok. Fair enough!

  • Dan

    @Bill – I agree, Golden Boy bombing wont help CSI NY the way NYC 22 bombing didnt help CSI Miami. The fact is with this news, unless Golden Boy performs amazingly its probably going to repeat the midseason trend that CBS has had and will probably be cancelled. Vegas, CSI NY, and Golden Boy getting the boot may help Mentalist and Good Wife.

    Should both Good Wife and Mentalist get renewed for 2013-2014, 1 would likely move to fridays.

  • Greg

    Rules of Engagement’s future won’t be affected by HIMYM’s or TAHM’s. It hasn’t last season, why would it be on this one? Rules can always serve as a back-up in case their next new comedy fails. We’ll see if the show drops when it returns or not.

  • Bill Gorman

    “unless Golden Boy performs amazingly its probably going to repeat the midseason trend that CBS has had and will probably be cancelled. Vegas, CSI NY, and Golden Boy getting the boot may help Mentalist and Good Wife.

    Should both Good Wife and Mentalist get renewed for 2013-2014, 1 would likely move to fridays.”

    Next Tuesday’s post, written right there!

  • DeanW

    If CSI: NY is “Likely canceled” TVBTN should upgrade the Original CSI to “certain Renewal” CBS won’t cancel two shows of the same franchise this year.

  • Holly


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

    True, but CBS had a lot more episodes of A Gifted Man to get them through the winter without airing tons of reruns. With Made in Jersey pulled so early, they don’t have as many hours of new content to air.

    I’m not saying NY will get renewed, but I do think you’re reading to much into scheduling tetris.

  • DeanW

    @ Holly

    You are right !
    After all Golden Boy was the best option for the fall (instead of ‘Crap in Jersey’).

  • Day

    Golden Boy sounds like Chicago Fire. I miss Chicago Fire.

  • Holly

    Out of curiosity, what other option do they have instead of ending NY earlier? Cutting the episode order on another show? Putting NY on hiatus to premiere Golden Boy then bring it back after GB is done? Trade back and forth between NY episodes and Undercover Boss?

  • CBSviewer

    @ Casey

    I bet one of HIMYM or Men will end by May. The other will get a full and final season.
    The decision depends on how many the Actors want to return in the Show (Kutcher is certainly more expensive than the entire cast of HIMYM).

  • Barbie

    @Bill Gorman You’re a very negative in your predictions. I have faith in CSI:NY. It’s CBS’s greatest survivor. It’ll pull through this, too! The Golden Boy will flunk and it’ll be back :)

  • DeanW

    @ Barbie

    Thanks Im not alone to think it’ll be back for an Amazing 10th Season :)

  • Nick

    CBS, you should’ve put Golden Boy in the post-NCIS: LA spot permanently instead of that flop Vegas.
    Why don’t you learn from your mistakes???

  • Dan

    Its better to run CSI NY straight through then air Golden Boy’s full 13 ep season until May. GB will probably do worse than Vegas 10pm Tuesday and probably worse than CSI NY at 9 Fridays.

    Both Good Wife and Mentalist just need to outrun CSI NY and Golden Boy to be renewed. Should Good Wife and Mentalist be renewed its almost certain next season will be the end for both shows.

    @DeanW – Of course both CSI and Elementary will return for the 2013-2014 season. They are probably put as likely to be renewed because their numbers arent amazing but the 13 year old CSI is performing very well against freshman Nashville and Chciago Fire and Elementary getting the superbowl slot should help gain interest and if Elementary may be the only new CBS show this season that has a shot to return.

    Both dramas should become certain renewals soon.

  • gustavo

    When is the Premiere of friend me?.

  • gustavo

    When is the Premiere of Mistresses on ABC?.

  • Holly


    We don’t know the answer to either of those questions yet. Mistresses was picked up as a summer show, so I would imagine we’ll get the premiere date when ABC releases their summer schedule.

  • LisaNeedsBraces

    I’m just shocked that CBS has finally admitted defeat to NBC and Revolution and has started calling Vegas “the #2 new show of the season” rather than still insisting it’s #1.

  • Nick


    Actually, in CBS PR World, the #1 show is Elementary and the #2 show is Vegas, as they are the #1 and #2 shows in viewers.

  • Philip2

    If CSI: NY is canceled, which seems somewhat likely now, Golden Boy doesn’t work out and either TGW or TM moves to Friday next season, what will CBS do on Sunday? One would think CBS doesn’t want to debut a new show on its most challenging night with the extended and unpredictable overruns. It seems even more difficult for CBS these days to find a successful new show on Sunday than Friday.

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