CBS Announces Summer Schedule Including Premiere Dates for 'Under the Dome', 'Unforgettable' & 'Big Brother'

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January 12th, 2013

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CBS ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR SUMMER

 

New Reality Competition Series Based on the Hit UK Format "The Great British Bake Off," Premieres Wednesday, May 29, 8:00-9:00 PM

"Under the Dome," a New Drama Based on Stephen King's Best-Selling Novel and Produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment,

Debuts Monday, June 24, 10:00 PM

Expanded "Big Brother" Gets an Earlier Summer Premiere on

Wednesday, June 26 at 9:00 PM

 

The Second Season of "Unforgettable" Premieres Sunday, July 28, 9:00 PM

 

CBS announced today summer premiere dates for two original scripted dramas, a new alternative series and an expanded season of Big Brother.

 

A new reality competition series based on the hit UK format "The Great British Bake Off," premieres Wednesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The series features skilled amateur Americans competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner.

 

UNDER THE DOME, a new 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King's best-selling novel and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, opens Monday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Hawaii Five-0 will move to Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) during the summer.

 

UNDER THE DOME is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

 

The summer reality hit Big Brother will have a longer edition this summer, premiering two weeks earlier than previous years on Wednesday, June 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

 

Big Brother will be broadcast three nights weekly — Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning July 2), the LIVE eviction show hosted by Julie Chen will be broadcast on Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM live ET/delayed PT, beginning July 3) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning June 30). The Wednesday live eviction show will move to 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on July 17 after the reality baking series completes its season order.

 

NCIS: LOS ANGELES will move to Tuesday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning July 2.

Unforgettable, starring Poppy Montgomery as a police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that everything is embedded in her mind, and Dylan Walsh as her ex-boyfriend and partner, returns for its second season on Sunday, July 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

 

Unforgettable replaces summer rebroadcasts of THE Good Wife.

 

CBS Wednesday, Effective May 29

8:00-9:00 PM UNTITLED BAKING SERIES (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM Criminal Minds

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

 

CBS Monday, Effective June 24

8:00-8:30 PM How I Met Your Mother

8:30-9:00 PM Rules of Engagement

9:00-9:30 PM 2 Broke Girls

9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY

10:00-11:00 PM UNDER THE DOME (Premiere)

 

CBS Wednesday, Effective June 26

8:00-9:00 PM UNTITLED BAKING SERIES

9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Season Premiere)

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

 

CBS Sunday, Effective June 30

7:00-8:00 PM 60 Minutes

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE Good Wife

10:00-11:00 PM THE Mentalist

 

CBS Tuesday, Effective July 2

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

 

CBS Wednesday, Effective July 17

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (New Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM Criminal Minds

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

 

CBS Sunday, Effective July 28

7:00-8:00 PM 60 Minutes

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER

9:00-10:00 PM Unforgettable (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM THE Mentalist

 

 

The executive producer of the new reality competition series is Richard McKerrow and produced by Love Productions USA.

 

UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, will serve as executive producers. Acclaimed director Niels Arden Oplev will direct the first episode.

 

BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan in association with Endemol USA.

 

Unforgettable is produced by Sony Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Ed Redlich are executive producers.

 

 
  • Nick

    This schedule isn’t that bad. I’ve always said Big Brother should move to 9 pm.

    The one problem is: You free the Thu@9 slot, and then use it for repeats?? 2.5 Men repeated very well last summer. Use that to launch Under the Dome.

  • cris

    @PhilipM

    I think The Good Wife still have a chance to be in a better timeslot like Thursday or Monday at 10 pm, CBS once change the timeslot of Without a Trace from Sunday 10pm to Thursday 10pm.

  • PhilipM

    @cris: There’s no way CBS moves TGW to a better night. It’s probably the only 9:00 PM show on network television that averages a worse rating than its 10:00 PM lead-out–for the second season in a row. TGW simply doesn’t work as a ratings draw. At this point, it’s only on the schedule to get a syndication deal and receive some critical acclaim. The latter will not save TGW if there’s no syndication deal on the horizon sooner rather than later.

    The above schedule indicates that CBS could indeed be looking at premiering new dramas Monday at 10:00 PM and Tuesday at 9:00 PM with NCIS: LA moving to Tuesday at 10 and H5O to Friday at 9. That said, those are just a few of the many options for CBS.

  • DW

    i’ll say this til im blue in the face. sunday at 9 on cbs is a dead zone. unless you put a NCIS or big bang in there , your not going to see a hit. you have football overrun in the fall ,sunday night football and in october through dec then back in feb , the waling dead. 2 of the top shows on television. i dont see how a new show could start in that slot due to overrun. ABC can do it due to no overrun. i could see bringing either POI or elementary but its very easy that elementary could hit a low of 1.9 like TGW can at 9 on sunday too.

  • Ultima

    @DW
    i dont see how a new show could start in that slot due to overrun.

    What are you talking about?

    2012 fall ratings for The Good Wife…

    9:00pm national start – 1.8, 1.7, 1.8, 1.7, 1.6

    delayed national start – 1.7, 1.9, 1.7, 1.7, 1.8

    2011 fall ratings for The Good Wife…

    9:00pm national start – 2.2, 2.1, 2.0, 2.0, 2.0, 1.9

    delayed national start – 2.2, 2.1, 2.0, 1.9, 2.2

    There’s virtually no difference between starting on time and having a 30-60 minute delay due to the NFL doubleheader.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @sunday at 9 on cbs is a dead zone. unless you put a NCIS or big bang in there

    You are so much wrong. Sunday at 9 is CBS dead zone because they have BAD SHOW. Or lower rated show than other days at 9. CBS need counterprogramming against NBC footbal. FOX do it great from years with their sitcoms. abc is good with their female or soap show. CBS TAR is also ok. They can try second unscripted show at 9 – survivor or the job etc. Unscripted work well against footbal. NCIS also will be hit from footbal. TBBT is true this show will be hit everywhere.

  • TVDude

    @The Cool Max,

    Rules of Engagement is still returning in February. What this schedule is saying is that it will be airing repeats over the summer.

    This does not mean it will be renewed. Shows have aired repeats over the summer before and still got canceled. Although, it’s an indication that CBS is *considering* Rules for another season. If “Friend Me” is axed, CBS will have the exact same comedies up for renewal as they did last season (minus Rob).

    A Thursday block expansion might be considered again since CBS has a lot of aging sitcoms. How I Met Your Mother might end after next season and Two and a Half Men is a getting to the end of its life. Rules itself would be in an eight season if it gets renewed.

  • Pete

    With Unforgettable and Big Brother premiering at Sunday 9 & Tuesday 9, it’s likely CBS will launch two new dramas in these two timeslots next season.

    It makes sense since Sunday is the weakest night for CBS. And CBS also tried The Good Wife marathon on Friday this fall, so TGW may be moved.

    It also makes sense NCIS: Los Angeles is going to 10pm, as many freshman dramas bombed. Vegas doesn’t appear in summer schedule, which means it is a goner.

  • Pete

    CBS will not expand their comedy blocks next season. CBS was more worried about their aging sitcoms HIMYM and TAAHM. I feel that CBS wants to play safe and replaces their aging sitcoms with new sitcoms first. When CBS can find replacements, then it’s time to expand the comedy block on Thursday.

    Besides, CBS is not in a hurry to expand comedy blocks. They have dominated Thursdays. Even if NBC (or FOX) launches new sitcoms at Thursday 9 next season, they will still be beaten by POI. It doesn’t matter to CBS whether they like to dominate Thursdays with sitcoms or dramas.

  • Ultima

    @Pete
    With Unforgettable and Big Brother premiering at Sunday 9 & Tuesday 9, it’s likely CBS will launch two new dramas in these two timeslots next season.

    Just like last season when Big Brother aired Thursdays at 9pm and “3” was scheduled for Sundays at 9pm?

  • Pete

    @Ultima

    Having Big Brother at Thursday 9pm, partly because CBS wanted to boost the its ratings using TBBT. But most importantly, CBS was testing 9pm timeslot for comedy block expansion.

    As for Sunday 9pm, if The Good Wife did well, why did CBS bother replacing it with “3”? Maybe I am wrong though. “Nothing” will happen after Unforgettable ends, like how The Good Wife returns after 3 is canceled.

  • Oliver

    @Pete

    CBS will not expand their comedy blocks next season. CBS was more worried about their aging sitcoms HIMYM and TAAHM. I feel that CBS wants to play safe and replaces their aging sitcoms with new sitcoms first. When CBS can find replacements, then it’s time to expand the comedy block on Thursday.

    The problem is that CBS only have one open comedy slot, which limits the number of new comedies they can launch. Afterall, this year they had three comedies, two new comedies and mid-season veteran, for only a single open comedy timeslot, which is a ridiculous situation.

    If CBS have a good comedy development season then they should expand their comedy time, if only to develop a replacement for HIMYM. They can always contract it back down to 3 hours again in 2014-15 if nothing hits.

    I bet CBS burns off Friend Me on Saturday, along with the remaining 6 episodes of Partners.

  • PhilipM

    @Pete: I’d be more than surprised to see CBS premiere a new show Sunday at 9 PM. Although football overruns don’t hurt TGW nearly as much as they impact TM’s ratings, it’d still be a problem to build a new show’s audience due to the many delays and lack of continuity. Not to mention that Sunday has become an incredibly competitive night on both network and cable television.

    I guess that CBS will either keep TGW or move an established show to 9 PM. H5O comes to mind. CBS could then either cancel TGW, move it to Friday at 9 PM, or air it Sunday at 10 PM by canceling TM. One way or the other, any new CBS drama would have a much better fighting chance if it premiered Monday at 10 PM instead of Sunday at 9 PM.

    CBS might also want to see how Unforgettable performs, give it a back-nine order in case of success to make it a full season and air TGW as a 13-episode midseason show next year.

  • Mike

    I think cbs will premiere 2 new dramas next Fall, one at 10 PM Mondays, and the other one, the new NCIS at 10 PM Tuesday or may be at 9 PM, protected between NCIS and NCIS LA.
    H50 will move to a Death slot on Friday or Sunday, depending on Golden Boy survival or what cbs cancels on Sunday, TGW or TM.

  • Ateofi

    I read an interview with one of CBS executives and he sugested that H50 would be moved to Friday if the ratings would not improve. Unfortunately, the link was available on alexoloughlinrocks.com website which has been closed.

  • Nick

    @Oliver

    If CBS have a good comedy development season then they should expand their comedy time, if only to develop a replacement for HIMYM. They can always contract it back down to 3 hours again in 2014-15 if nothing hits.

    If they were having a good development season, yes, they’d do that. But they’re not. They only have 2 buzzy projects and the development season has almost finished. Their only buzzy comedies are the new Chuck Lorre sitcom “Mom” and the Brady Bunch reboot. Now, The Brady Bunch is so far out of CBS’s brand, there’s very little chance it will do successfully on the network. So they have 1 good project. I doubt they will expand their comedy hours.

  • Petar Ivanov

    As i said i think Nina Tassler is best entertainment chief but is i was CBS entertainment chief:

    Sundays
    8:00 Survivor
    9:00 The Amazing Race
    10:00 Hawaii 5-0

    Mondays
    8:00 HIMYM
    8:30 New Comedy
    9:00 2 Broke Girls
    9:30 Mike & Molly
    10:00 Elementary

    Tuesday
    8:00 NCIS
    9:00 NCIS Spinoff
    10:00 NCIS LA

    Wednesday
    8:00 new reality
    9:00 Criminal Minds
    10:00 CSI

    Thursday
    8:00 The Big Bang THeory
    8:30 Two and a Half Men
    9:00 Person of Interest
    10:00 New Drama and after POI season 3 -POI spinn-off

    Friday
    8:00 UB/ The Job
    9:00 New Drama/TM or TGW
    10:00 Blue Bloods

    ps Althou i think best way is POI to take wednesday 8 pm slot(no football) and after season 3 with POI spin-off at 9 and CM at 10. CBS will have tuesdays NCIS shows and wednesdays POI shows.

  • DW

    so the consensus is TGW is a bad show and put a new one in the 9 pm slot. ok cancell the TGW cause its god awful put on a brand spanking new show. and see it it hit a 2.5?. thats not a hit.

  • Mark

    CBS should never do a Celebrity Big Brother. The Celebrity Apprentice ruined The Apprentice and when they tried to do another season of normal people, no one watched. I would much rather watch normal people play Big Brother rather than celebrities.

  • Ultima

    @Pete
    Having Big Brother at Thursday 9pm, partly because CBS wanted to boost the its ratings using TBBT. But most importantly, CBS was testing 9pm timeslot for comedy block expansion.

    As for Sunday 9pm, if The Good Wife did well, why did CBS bother replacing it with “3?? Maybe I am wrong though. “Nothing” will happen after Unforgettable ends, like how The Good Wife returns after 3 is canceled.

    I’m pretty sure you have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about.

    Networks shuffle their regular season programs around or put them on hiatus every year in order to make room for summer programming.

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