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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  • Josh

    I can see Golden Boy failing from the get-go, much like NYC 22.

    Hopefully that way, The Good Wife has a fighting chance of getting renewed.

  • Ultima

    @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.


    Rules premieres 4 February and has 13 episodes to fill the remaining 14 or 15 weeks on CBS’ schedule (depending on which week they have their finales and assuming no original before the NCAA basketball championship).

  • jenx222

    This is probably actually good news for CSI:NY. If they had increased the episode order to 20 then there’s no doubt they would cancel. This season is going to finish on 197 episodes, there’s a good chance they’ll at least renew for another season, possibly half a season to get over the 200 mark seeing as CBS stands to make more money from syndication. Although, the ratings are pretty good for a Friday anyway.

  • Ultima

    why in the heck did the network cancel Ghost Whisperer a few seasons back?

    Because they had a massively successful freshman class that year (NCIS LA, The Good Wife and Undercover Boss), so they had to cancel three veteran dramas to make room on the schedule. Cold Case and Numbers were the obvious choices and there was simply no way they were going to cancel any of their other Monday through Thursday dramas (all of which were doing well), so it came down to Medium or Ghost Whisperer. GW’s ratings were roughly the same as Medium’s, but since it was not produced by CBS, it got the axe.

  • Ultima

    Why in the heck would you put Good Wife at 9 and Mentalist at 10

    CBS is trying to sell The Good Wife into syndication, so they want it to look better.

  • Ultima

    I’m guessing Friend Me is being held off until next year

    Doubtful. CBS will probably burn off the produced episodes during the summer (if at all).

    Remember that CBS was very unhappy with their comedy pilots this year and Friend Me didn’t even get on the fall schedule. Chances are they’ll have better options next season.

    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.

    If CBS stays with three hours of comedies next year, one of Two and a Half Men or How I Met Your Mother (or both) will be renewed. While I think HIMYM will end this season, all it takes is throwing money at Kutcher to keep Men on the air.

  • Dan

    @Ultima – I agree and if CBS can get more syndication eps, Good Wife will be renewed, CSI NY will be cancelled, Mentalist will probably be renewed and 1 of Mentalist or Good Wife will move to Fridays (Undercover Boss will be held for midseason) so CBS can premiere a drama on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday. Your right that there’s no way Friend Me can air on Mondays and it seems unlikely that CBS would bench Two and a Half Men with its full order in order to air Friend Me behind Big Bang for 7 or 8 weeks.

    How I Met Your Mother could end this year if deals don’t work out but CBS would have to announce that by January or February at the earliest.

  • Jon

    Can’t believe people still watch survivor. Never did understand the appeal of watching people bicker back and forth about who they are going to vote off, stab in the back or form some cheesy alliance with.

  • Adam Decker

    @Dan I cannot think of any midseason replacement drama that got renewed on CBS in recent memory. No matter how good or bad Golden Boy is, it will probably be dead on arrival.

  • Dan

    @Adam Decker – the last midseason to be renewed was The Unit in 2006 and thats because it did really well and CBS was having a good year. The closesf that a midseason drama was to being renewed in recent years was Crimin Minds Suspect Behavior which i really thought CBS would renew but because they had a full schedule it was axed. Had CBS aired CMSB last season or even this season. Or in the Same timeslot but during the fall. It probably would still be on the schedule. Golden Boy is a dead show walking unless CBS wants to ax Mentalist and CSI NY

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