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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  • chris

    Rules of Engagement will bomb on Monday Nights following HIMYM. Last year it performed ok but it couldn’t retain a lot of BBT audience and demo. I predict that ROE will pull partners type numbers. CBS would have been better airing BBT repeats or putting two and a half men on Mondays at 8:30. Although two and a half men is more suited than ROE to follow BBt on Thursday Nights. I would still put ROE Thursdays at 8:30 b/c bbt has a loyal high rated audience, POI has a great total audience and decent demo that is not dependent on any leadins so roe would effect it.

    Also CBS has made a lot of stupid scheduling strategies this season. Why in the heck would you put Good Wife at 9 and Mentalist at 10.. Mentalist was great on Thursday Nights and although TGW has critical acclaim its ratings have dipped below satisfactory atleast the past seasons it was marginal now their in the high 1′s constantly barely outperforming Friday Night shows.

    I don’t think CSI NY is a goner. Outside of the first couple episodes it rebounded for the remainder of the Season. CBS never should have put CSI NY as a leadin it’s much more suited for its 9:00 timeslot. I’m not really a fan of the CBS lineup however I must say why in the heck did the network cancel Ghost Whisperer a few seasons back?

  • Survivor Fan

    @ BArbie

    No, CBS’s #1 survivor is Survivor!

    In fact, it will break its own record (for a primetime, broadcast entertainment program) by airing its 26th season this spring.

  • Rollie

    CSI:NY took off for two months last season to air the final episodes of A Gifted Man. That’s how it got through 18 episodes in one full season. Also very random short hiatuses.

  • chris

    I would still put ROE Thursdays at 8:30 b/c bbt has a loyal high rated audience, POI has a great total audience and decent demo that is not dependent on any leadins so roe would effect it.

    **** CORRECTION****
    I meant to type that ROE would NOT effect POI ratings as it is not dependent on any show leading into the 9 Slot.

  • Rollie

    @ Chris

    Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs both went because of low ratings. CSI: NY, and Blue Bloods were good replacements though.

  • chris

    thanks Rollie. I figured Season 5 had a major setback epecially towards the second half of the season.. I know Season 4 pulled great #s contantly pulling above 2.0 demos and 9-12 million viewers which was a big improvement from Season 3. I know that the show wasn’t pulling 2.0 demos in S5 but still pulling mid 1′s like Blue Bloods and CSI NY, however GW overall ratings were horrible dipping down to 5 million viewers losing almost 50% from season 4.

    Hopefully, for CBS sake Golden Boy isn’t the next Jersey show!!

  • Jess

    @Holly

    I think it was just a matter of simple scheduling. They have CSI:NY do a straight and clean run of new episodes. Golden Boy comes in to the schedule during a time when there is going to be pre-emptions due to the NCAA basketball tournament. GB schedule according to theFutonCritic: 2 nights on Tuesday, switch night to Friday for 2 weeks, then 2 weeks pre-empted for NCAA bb.

    I’m with you, I don’t think this schedule is any more telling of CSI:NY future. It could still very well be cancel but we’d have to wait to see how GB does, and what show makes more money sense for CBS to let go.

    For the fans of the show at least know that the writers have done a great job of doing season/series finales the last two past seasons.

  • Kevin

    They can’t Cancel CSI NY.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I don’t think this schedule is any more telling of CSI:NY future. It could still very well be cancel but we’d have to wait to see how GB does, and what show makes more money sense for CBS to let go.”

    Even if Golden Boy is canceled, CBS will have to cancel one of CSINY, Mentalist or Good Wife.

    Golden Boy renewal means they have to cancel two of the three.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    @Holly,

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

    Perhaps. The fact that’s all I’m likely to be able to “read” at all about the three shows before May + my inclination to predict vs. not predict likely increases my inclination to read something into it.

    The alternative is simply going with “toss up” for all 3, all the way down, and then making a thumbs up/down pick on the last week using…..probably the scheduling tetris as my only basis for guessing. If that’s going to be the case, I’d rather pick now.

    “Out of curiosity, what other option do they have instead of ending NY earlier? Cutting the episode order on another show?”

    They could have cut the episode order on The Mentalist or The Good Wife, if they intended to cancel one of them. Instead, they kept the episode order short on CSINY, and ended it early, because they intend to….[your answer here].

    Or they could have put Golden Boy at 8pm Friday with CSINY at 9pm. Or they could have moved CSINY back to 8pm Friday and put Golden Boy at 9pm. Is the scheduling of Undercover Boss so sacrosanct?

    They certainly weren’t put in a position where ending the CSINY season short was their only alternative.

  • Pete

    The creator of Friend Me (Alan Kirschenbaum) committed suicide in October 2012. This may explain why Friend Me is not on the mid-season schedule yet.

    Also, CSI:NY is likely canceled.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “I must say why in the heck did the network cancel Ghost Whisperer a few seasons back?”

    Why’d they cancel Gunsmoke a few decades back?

    It put the ratings of these puny shows to shame!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “The creator of Friend Me (Alan Kirschenbaum) committed suicide in October 2012. This may explain why Friend Me is not on the mid-season schedule yet.”

    Quite possible that “not…yet” will be “not…ever”, but I have no specific information.

    But that timing makes a lot of sense as to why Partners was kept on the schedule for so long. Perhaps by the time they’d given up on Partners, the suicide had occurred, and they figured the show was at risk, and had to hold Rules for a mid-season replacement.

  • Holly

    Wouldn’t there be penalties attached to cutting an order? Besides, I’m operating on the assumption that CBS hasn’t decided yet, so they wouldn’t know which to cut.

    It just seems to make sense to me that the use the episodes they already have ordered, including the Undercover Boss episodes, to fill their airtime rather than ordering more episodes they don’t need and shuffling their schedule around to make extra content fit. It allows them to delay any major decisions and doesn’t hurt their schedule.

  • KJ Styles

    Golden Boy might as well consider itself dead on arrival. Why are they airing more new dramas on Fridays?? It’ll do Gifted Man numbers at best.

    CSI NY is dead as well. Not a good sign having your season burned off by a new show when you’re a veteran.

  • DeanW

    CSI: NY has 50% chances to be Renewed. Remember what happened when it was replaced by Made in Jersey ? Blue Bloods fell. CBS needs Blue Bloods to have good ratings for syndication and CSI: NY is the perfect lead-in.
    Last year CSI: Miami had a 2.3 and almost 11 million viewers but CSI: NY made more money with a 1.8 and 10 million viewers. It’s possible this year CSI: NY is making more money than The Mentalist and The Good Wife.
    I think if Golden Boy bombs CSI: NY will be Renewed only because CBS doesn’t want to “sacrifice” a Show on Friday.

  • Alex

    I’m guessing Friend Me is being held off until next year.
    This could be Rules’ last season, same with HIMYM and 2.5 Men all because of age and contracts.
    Partners is already canceled so the line up is looking pretty bare if its looking to field 3 hours of comedy a week.

  • Dan

    @Bill – I dont think the suicide had to do with Friend Me being delayed. Partners was going to be axed one way or another but if it wasnt they would still have to schedule Rules (still likely to replace Partners) and Friend Me. Also all 5 comedies had full season orders of 22-24 episodes so even if Partners succeeded, there would have to be some shuffling for Friend Me. And if all 5 comedies are expected to be renewed for next season and CBS wants to premiere a new comedy how could they keep either Partners (canceled) or Friend Me. Friend Me is probably the ROB of this season but I expect it to be delayed until summer.

    In terms of Renew cancel index by February, no matter how Rules premieres it will probably be canceled by May unless CBS opens a third night of comedy which isnt happening or they renew it for midseason. For Rules Ratings say renewal, Recent history says bubble.

  • The End

    @Holly
    @Wouldn’t there be penalties attached to cutting an order? Besides, I’m operating on the assumption that CBS hasn’t decided yet, so they wouldn’t know which to cut.

    Best answer there would be, not always! It’s business, studios aren’t going to risk offending the big networks by imposing some kind of financial charge if the terms of the contract were changed, and it’s entirely likely a clause will be in said contract to allow CBS to reduce the season order if need be.

  • Dan

    @Alex – All 5 comedies have a good chance to return and here’s why

    The Big Bang Theory – Highest rated comedy. Enough said.

    Mike & Molly – Decent performer, good for syndication. Long life for this show.

    2 Broke Girls – Very good performer, could become the next Big Bang Theory ratings wise.

    Two and a Half Men – While the series is very old, it still performs extremely well after Big Bang Theory. While the show may only have another year left, I expect CBS to find a way to keep it.

    How I Met Your Mother – I’m worried about this show because while numbers aren’t bad, many expect this to be the shows’ final season due to contracts expiring and the storylines needing to be wrapped up. If CBS announces this as the final season they will probably do so by February. If not I expect a final ninth season.

    Out of all 5 shows HIMYM seems to be in danger, not because of numbers but because of other factors.

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