'Golden Boy' To Remain in Tuesday 10PM Timeslot, 'Vegas' Moves to Friday at 9PM

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March 7th, 2013

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via press release:

10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT TIME PERIOD


An Original "Golden Boy" Will Air This Friday as Previously Scheduled


"Vegas" Moves to Friday, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT, Effective April 5

GOLDEN BOY, CBS's new drama about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City, will remain on Tuesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), after two special previews in the time period.


CBS previously announced that GOLDEN BOY would move to Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) after the preview broadcasts on Feb. 26 and March 3. An original episode of GOLDEN BOY will still air this first Friday (March 8) at 9:00 PM, ET/PT as planned.


CBS will give the freshman drama VEGAS a look in a new time period, moving it to Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning April 5, following the Network's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament.


In its two Tuesday broadcasts, GOLDEN BOY is winning its time period in viewers and key demographics, averaging 9.98 million viewers, 2.6/07 in adults 25-54 and 1.7/05 in adults 18-49.


GOLDEN BOY stars Theo James, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Bonnie Somerville, Holt McCallany and Stella Maeve. Greg Berlanti and Emmy Award winner Nicholas Wootton are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.


VEGAS stars Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O'Mara, Taylor Handley and Sarah Jones. Greg Walker, Nicholas Pileggi, Cathy Konrad, Arthur Sarkissian and James Mangold are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

  • ToXiX


    Of course Golden Boy isn’t good enough for CBS but surely They would want to renew at least 2 of their new dramas since they don’t have a new comedy to renew.

  • Justin121

    Save what can be saved, I see.

    CBS needs more than just Elemntary to be renewed.

    Golden Boy was A-Gifted-Man doomed, on Friday. Now it has a chance.

    Vegas was dead.

  • Meliwa

    I’m thinking this is a way to see if they can save Vegas, but it certainly doesn’t spell good news for CSI: NY. Because they account for the lower ratings on Fridays, I think if Vegas pulls stronger numbers than CSI: NY did in the same slot and doesn’t cause the ratings for Blue Bloods to dip, it might be considered for renewal. As for CSI: NY…if you’re getting booted off the FRIDAY schedule to air another series, the Cancellation Bear is getting ready to chow down on you.

  • Cerebro

    This is kind of surprising. If “Golden Boy” were doing, markedly, better, this would have been a no-brainer. Now, it, almost, doesn’t seem to make a difference which show airs where. Thematically, “Golden Boy” seemed like it would be the better fit with “Blue Bloods”. Perhaps “Vegas” skews older? If so, the move to Friday might not damage it that much.

  • Dan

    @Justin121 – CBS can make due with just Elementary being renewed. They have the same number of dramas being cancelled as they did last year (Unforgettable’s renewal doesnt count) and after canceling only 1 veteran last year and none in 2011, this could be the bloodbath year where CBS cancels all freshman dramas sans Elementary, as well as veterans CSI NY, The Good Wife and The Mentalist. While CSI NY is definitely dead, I can see CBS canceling one between The Good Wife and Mentalist.

    CBS could cancel all 5 bubble dramas and still be in could shape for next year, especially if they want to expand their comedies to 2 hours on Thursdays. There’s no good reason to keep Vegas or Golden Boy at this point when new shows could do better in their slots.

  • Dan

    @Toxix – Not necessarily, CBS has had a bad years before like 2006-2007 where only Shark and Rules of Engagement was renewed (Jericho was later revived), and 2007-2008 where only Big Bang Theory was renewed and no new dramas were, and 2008-2009 where only The Mentalist and Gary Unmarried were brought back. CBS has had years where no new comedies were given a second season like 2009-2010 but CBS is in good enough shape where after a rough year, they can bounce back.

    The past 3 seasons have seen 2 dramas being brought back NCIS LA & Good Wife from 2009-2010, Hawaii 5-0 & Blue Bloods from 2010-2011, and Person of Interest & Unforgettable from 2011-2012. All of which are still on and Thats a lot for them. If Elementary is all they need fro this season then thats fine but they arent going to bring back an older skewing show like Vegas or Golden Boy if new pilots next year are destined to be better.

  • Texas Belle

    I love Vegas. Golden Boy is ok; better than reality shows, but we still want to see CSI: NY, so hoping for some way to keep all 3. We’re not the young demographics the networks want, but WE have the disposable income!! Wake up CBS.

  • Ryan

    Any possibility that these shows may get cancelled and then renewed a la “Unforgettable”?

  • Barry

    I rather like Vegas so I hope this means that it has a chance for a second season.

  • Ivan

    I love Vegas show, this sucks hopefully it gets renewed…

  • lembrandt

    I really enjoy “Vegas”, but haven’t seen a lot of comments that agree with my assessment.

    Perhaps I am blinded by my affection for the show, but I really think this is a program that would really gather steam if it was given a second season. There are tons of shows that were rumored to be canceled, but which, when left alone ended up being really good shows with devoted followings (Fringe, Star Trek, et al.)

    Since it seems to be “on the bubble” I hope CBS gives it that one more chance.

  • Rose Cuny

    Vegas is a great movie with great actors. Why would CBS want to cancel?

  • EWSturg

    I like the show Vegas, I think it will do good in the friday night slot right before Blue Bloods. Golden Boy I wasn’t crazy about, but it kinda grows on you.

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