CBS 2013-14 Primetime Schedule: 'Person of Interest' Tuesday & 'Hawaii Five-0' Friday; 'Two and a Half Men' Gets New Time + 'The Millers' Gets Post 'Big Bang Theory' Spot

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May 15th, 2013

 

CBS has released their 2013-14 schedule:

Note: For those asking, Mike & Molly has indeed been pushed to midseason, but has a full 22-episode order.

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

2013-2014 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE

(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)

 

MONDAY

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

8:30-9:00 PM              WE ARE MEN (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              2 Broke Girls

9:30-10:00 PM            MOM (N)

10:00-11:00 PM          HOSTAGES (N)

INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season) (N)

 

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: LOS ANGELES

10:00-11:00 PM          Person Of Interest (NT)

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR

9:00-10:00 PM            Criminal Minds

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

 

THURSDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              THE CRAZY ONES (N)

9:30-10:00 PM            Two and a Half Men (NT)

10:00-11:00 PM          Elementary

 

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              Undercover Boss

9:00-10:00 PM            Hawaii Five-0 (NT)

10:00-11:00 PM          Blue Bloods

 

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

8:30-9:00 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS

 

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM              60 Minutes

8:00-9:00 PM              THE Amazing Race

9:00-10:00 PM            THE Good Wife

10:00-11:00 PM          THE Mentalist

 

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via press release:

CBS ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE

 

Network Introduces Five New Series for Fall and Three for Mid-Season

 

America’s Most-Watched Network Makes Big Moves in Comedy for Fall

 

Four New Comedies Starring Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett,
Margo Martindale, Anna Faris, Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub

 

Network Creates a Two-Hour Comedy Block on Thursdays from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

New Suspense Thriller “Hostages” to Premiere Mondays at 10:00 PM in Fall,
Building to Season Finale in January;
New Action Drama “Intelligence” Moves into that Time Period in Mid-Season

           

The Three Most-Watched Dramas on TV – “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and
Person Of Interest” – to All Air on Tuesday Night

 

20 Hit Series Return

 

CBS unveiled today its new 2013-2014 schedule, featuring eight new series – five comedies and three dramas – to build on the strength of America’s top-rated network.  Five of the new series will premiere in the fall and three at mid-season.

 

CBS will finish the current season as the top-rated network in viewers for the 10th time in 11 seasons, #1 in the adults 25-54 demographic and #1 in adults 18-49 for the first time since the 1991-1992 season.

 

For next fall, the Network is increasing its comedy lineup with four new comedies, expanding its comedy block on Thursdays from 8:00-10:00 PM and creating an encore hour for comedy broadcasts on Saturdays.

The new comedies are THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera comedy from executive producer David E. Kelley starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar; THE MILLERS, a multi-generational family comedy from executive producer Greg Garcia starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and JB Smoove; MOM, an edgy family comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney; and WE ARE MEN, an ensemble single-camera comedy starring Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, Chris Smith and Jerry O’Connell.

 

Two new dramas have been scheduled for Mondays at 10:00 PM.  HOSTAGES, the serialized suspense thriller from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, premieres in the fall, building to a season finale in January.  Soon after, INTELLIGENCE, a high-octane action drama starring Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory, moves into the time period for the remainder of the season.

 

The freshman series will be joined by 20 returning shows including NCIS, the season’s most watched show; The Big Bang Theory, the season’s #1 comedy in viewers and demos; 60 Minutes, the season’s #1 news magazine; and Elementary, the season’s #1 new drama.

 

The other returning series include: How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Person Of Interest, SURVIVOR, Criminal Minds, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Two and a Half MenUndercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods,  48 HOURS, THE Amazing Race, THE Good Wife  and THE Mentalist.

 

In addition, the proven hit returning comedy MIKE & MOLLY, starring Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell; the new steamy legal drama RECKLESS; and the new romantic comedy FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES are set for mid-season.

 

The new 2013-2014 schedule is:

 

On Monday, the veteran comedy How I Met Your Mother begins its climatic final season at 8:00 PM, providing a strong lead-in for the new single-camera ensemble comedy WE ARE MEN at 8:30 PM. The top-rated comedy of the night, 2 Broke Girls, is at 9:00 PM, seamlessly leading into the new Chuck Lorre comedy MOM at 9:30 PM.  At 10:00 PM, HOSTAGES will launch in the fall, building to a season finale in January.  Soon after, INTELLIGENCE will take over the time period for the season.

 

On Tuesdays, CBS makes a key scheduling move at 10:00 PM, creating a powerhouse lineup in which the three top-rated dramas on television now air on the same night. The most-watched series on television, NCIS, returns at 8:00 PM, followed by the #2-rated drama NCIS: LOS ANGELES at 9:00 PM. The #3-rated drama and fastest-growing series, Person Of Interest, caps the night at 10:00 PM.

 

On Wednesday, CBS’s strong lineup returns with the popular reality series SURVIVOR kicking off the night at 8:00 PM. The highest-rated drama of the night, Criminal Minds, returns at 9:00 PM, followed by the time-period-winning CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION at 10:00 PM.

 

On Thursday, CBS is expanding its comedy lineup from 8:00-10:00 PM. The #1-rated comedy, The Big Bang Theory, returns at 8:00 PM, giving a powerful lead-in to the new Will Arnett comedy THE MILLERS. THE CRAZY ONES, featuring the return to series television of the legendary Robin Williams, opens the new comedy hour at 9:00 PM, followed by the return of the #2-rated comedy on TV, Two and a Half Men, at 9:30 PM. The #1-rated new drama, Elementary, caps the night at 10:00 PM.

 

On Friday, CBS moves an established drama to the middle of the lineup to strengthen a winning night. At 8:00 PM, the Emmy Award-winning and time period leader Undercover Boss returns. The popular drama Hawaii Five-0 establishes a new beachhead at 9:00 PM, leading perfectly into Blue Bloods, the top-rated series of the night, at 10:00 PM.

 

On Saturdays, CBS has another hour of comedy. COMEDYTIME will feature encore broadcasts of the Network’s hit comedies at 8:00 PM, followed by the popular CRIMETIME programming at 9:00 PM, and the night’s top-rated broadcast 48 HOURS at 10:00 PM.

 

On Sunday, CBS’s critically acclaimed lineup returns intact with the top-rated, award-winning news magazine 60 Minutes  at 7:00 PM, followed by Emmy Award winner THE Amazing Race at 8:00 PM, the critical favorite THE Good Wife at 9:00 PM and THE Mentalist at 10:00 PM.

 

The Comedies:

 

WE ARE MEN is a single-camera comedy about four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love.  Carter (Chris Smith), the youngest and most recent addition to the group, moved in after being ditched at the altar mid-ceremony, and is now eager to re-enter the dating scene and get on with his life with some guidance from his “band of brothers”:  Frank Russo (Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Award winner Tony Shalhoub), a successful middle-aged clothing manufacturer and four-time divorcée who still fancies himself a ladies man; Gil Bartis (Kal Penn), a small business owner who was caught having the world’s worst affair; and Stuart Strickland (Jerry O’Connell), a speedo-wearing OB/GYN who’s hiding his assets until his second divorce is settled.  Jill (Rebecca Breeds) is Frank’s charming and attractive daughter, who stands as the one positive remnant from his failed relationships. Armed with a hot tub, pool-side barbeque and plenty of questionable advice, these losers in the marriage department take Carter under their wing to impart their own brand of wisdom about the opposite sex.  Emmy Award winner Rob Greenberg, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Rob Greenberg directed the pilot.

 

 

 

 

MOM is a comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls, and multiple Emmy Award winner Allison Janney as her critical, estranged mother.  Christy (Faris) is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Her sobriety is tested when Bonnie (Janney), her recovering alcoholic mom, reappears chock-full of passive-aggressive insights into Christy’s many mistakes. Bonnie joins Christy’s already complicated circle of relationships: her handsome, married boss – and lover – Gabriel (Nate Corddry); the restaurant’s hot-tempered chef, Rudy (French Stewart); her pretty, 16-going-on-25-year-old daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano); her sweet but overly honest son, Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal); her irresponsible ex-husband and Roscoe’s father, Baxter (Matt Jones); and Violet’s clueless boyfriend, Luke (Spencer Daniels). Christy tries to remain positive as she pursues her new path in life, but she faces an uphill battle, surrounded by a dubious support system – and a copious amount of dysfunction. Chuck Lorre and Eddie Gorodetsky (“Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory”) are executive producers for Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Pamela Fryman directed the pilot. Gemma Baker co-wrote the pilot with Lorre and Gorodetsky.

 

 

THE MILLERS stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a recently divorced local roving news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. After Nathan finally breaks the news of his divorce to his parents, Carol (Emmy Award winner Margo Martindale) and Tom (Emmy Award winner Beau Bridges), his father is inspired to follow suit and stuns the family when he leaves his wife of 43 years.   Already in shock, Jack is even more aghast when his meddlesome mom decides to move in with him. Meanwhile, his absent-minded dad imposes upon Nathan’s sister, Debbie, her husband Adam and their daughter Mykayla (Eve Moon). Nathan’s best friend and news cameraman, Ray (JB Smoove), was excited to be Nathan’s wingman in the dating scene, but Carol manages to even cramp his style. Now, as Nathan and his sister settle in with their truly impossible parents, they both wonder just how long the aggravating adjustment period is going to last. Greg Garcia (“Raising Hope” and “My Name is Earl”) is the executive producer of THE MILLERS for CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in THE CRAZY ONES, a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired… if he weren’t the boss.  Simon Roberts (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon’s exact opposite – focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she’d resent if he wasn’t so brilliant at what he does.  Joining them in The Firm are the dashing and talented Zach (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who’s as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton).  With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling.  Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal” and “The Practice”), Bill D’Elia, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (“Modern Family”), Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Jason Winer directed the pilot.

 

 

 

The Drama:

 

HOSTAGES, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette) and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President (James Naughton) when she operates on him.  His  highly  skilled  accomplices  include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team.  With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward). In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Rick Eid, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir are executive producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.

 

 

 

 

Mid-Season:

 

INTELLIGENCE is a dramatic thriller starring Josh Holloway as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel (Holloway) is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data.  He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cyber-security agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol.  Other skilled members of the Cybercom team include Chris Jameson (Michael Rady) and Gonzalo “Gonzo” Rodriguez (James Martinez), two resourceful federal investigators. The brains behind the design of the chip is Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley), whose son, Nelson (PJ Byrne), is jealous of Gabriel’s prominent place in his father’s life. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.’s secret weapon. Michael Seitzman, René Echevarria, Tripp Vinson, and David Semel (for pilot) are executive producers for ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECKLESS is a sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming Southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Jamie Sawyer (Anna Wood) is enviously cool, confident and armed with south-side-of-Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival, Roy Rayder (Cam Gigandet), a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum (Gregory Harrison). When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus (Georgina Haig) hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston P.D.  Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox (Michael Gladis), a family man who radiates integrity.  Working under him are Terry McCandless (Shawn Hatosy), a cocky and corrupt detective, and Preston Cruz (Adam Rodriguez), Jamie’s well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi (Kim Wayans), an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston. Ian Sander, Kim Moses, Dana Stevens, Corey Miller and Catherine Hardwicke are executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) directed the pilot.

 

FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES is a romantic comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better.  Andi (Majandra Delfino) and Bobby (Kevin Connolly) are happily married with two kids but at times long for the days they had less responsibility and more fun; Will (James Van Der Beek) is newly single and preaching The Bachelor lifestyle, but still pining for his ex-wife; Jules (Brooklyn Decker) and Lowell (Rick Donald) are high on their passionate new relationship; and Kate (Zoe Lister Jones) has a successful career but may take a swan dive into the L.A. River when she finds out her last remaining single friend, Jules, just got engaged.  When it comes to relationships, these six friends are finding it a challenge to look at each other without wondering… who really has the better life?  Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television.  Emmy Award winner James Burrows directed the pilot.

 

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

2013-2014 PRIME TIME SCHEDULE

(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)

 

MONDAY

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

8:30-9:00 PM              WE ARE MEN (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              2 Broke Girls

9:30-10:00 PM            MOM (N)

10:00-11:00 PM          HOSTAGES (N)

INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season) (N)

 

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: LOS ANGELES

10:00-11:00 PM          PERSON OF INTEREST (NT)

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR

9:00-10:00 PM            Criminal Minds

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

 

THURSDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS (N)

9:00-9:30 PM              THE CRAZY ONES (N)

9:30-10:00 PM            Two and a Half Men (NT)

10:00-11:00 PM          Elementary

 

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM              Undercover Boss

9:00-10:00 PM            Hawaii Five-0 (NT)

10:00-11:00 PM          Blue Bloods

 

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

8:30-9:00 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS

 

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM              60 Minutes

8:00-9:00 PM              THE Amazing Race

9:00-10:00 PM            THE Good Wife

10:00-11:00 PM          THE Mentalist

 

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  • Alex

    Also if its fans will only watch if its schedule at 9PM surely that doesn’t bode well for Person of Interest when it hits syndication? Nor does the fact that it has to have a big lead-in to be successful and apparently that it absolutely has to air on Thursday as well…

    These are some very specific requirements. I’m not sure why anyone would buy this show. Maybe CBS should just cut their loses if the only possible way Person of Interest can be successful is to schedule it at 9PM on Thursday with a big lead-in? That’s very limiting.

  • Tommy M.

    @ Theissuesarenow

    “Two shows have succeeded after GA. Private Practice and Scandal. NCIS LA has none.”

    Grey’s has been on TV for 9 seasons, NCIS:LA has only been on for 4. Every show ABC tried after Grey’s failed until they moved Private Practice after it. Scandal didn’t start very well in that timeslot and was almost cancelled last season. It grew substantially this year, and I doubt that growth was due to Grey’s being it’s lead-in. It’s growth had a lot to do with good word of mouth and Kerry Washington being in Django Unchained.

  • Melissa

    @Bill Gorman

    When I saw the schedule news this morning I did think “That Bulgarian guy’s head is going to explode”.

    Wasn’t disappointed.

    :lol: And somehow I’m considered crazy because I counter Petar’s ridiculous rants with logic!

    @Alex

    Also just for the sake of saying it – hasn’t Person of Interest’s year-on-year growth been something like 0.05?

    0.03, actually (2.87 to 2.90).

  • Bobby

    Theissues, I usually watched POI on DVR since I got tired of sitting through commercials. But I don’t care when its on ,I’ll check it out.

    Also, I think Kinsey or whatever her name on NCIS Los Angeles is hot,and I like the other actors, and I have started watching the show the last few weeks, so I have no problem plopping my butt down for two hours and watching CBS. I don’t like the regular NCIS.Boring.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    @ ALEX
    Wait. Its a fact that many people will watch Person of Interest if, and only if, its aired at 9PM?

    Its current viewership in both total and 18-49 is totally inseparable from the fact of where it aired the past two seasons. Both time and day. You are changing day and changing time. The idea of the show growing in both total viewers and 18-49 is just not possible. The time slot is awful and the viewership lower. People are just separating ratings from time and day too much!

    I am not saying POI is leadin dependent just that shows fail after NCIS LA to the point of moving or cancellation. Day counts too. Day and time. But the fact is its going from good to the worst on TV.

  • Bobby

    @Theissues, I can’t say it won’t affect it negatively. All my favorite shows usually get cancelled anyway. Or Vengeance Unlimited with michael Madsen would still be on.

    but I will watch on Tuesdays at 10.

    If they don’t get rid of the psycho bitch always kidnapping Finch and Reese on POI however, I’m going to stop watching anyway. Crazy eyes.

  • lostboy

    @bluejay
    Thanks for explaining. I am new to this site. I thought Intelligence was going up against Castle. I understand what you are saying. So basically all shows on each network are competing for the best ratings and demo’s is that correct.
    That is why so many people want shows to fail to save the show they watch. Is that right or hence the name lostboy.
    I am glad we agree Firefly (movie) maybe may need to look for a skinny latte Nathan Fillon.

  • cris

    CBS, why u hate The Good Wife? :(

  • Spen B

    OK, for everyone citing POI’s small growth year-over-year, you’re all forgetting RELATIVE ratings! Sure, POI’s growth netted out to 0.03 in the demo, but look at the overall CBS demo versus last year. The average is a 2.9, versus a 3.0 last year. Once you factor in the Super Bowl boost (about 0.3 in the demo according to people on here), CBS is averaging a 2.6 this season. That’s a 13% decline from last year. Thus, Person of Interest’s 1% increase from last year is pretty good when you consider that the network as a whole was down about.

    Also look at the final Renew/Cancel indices for this year and last year:

    2011-2012

    NCIS 1.24
    Criminal Minds 1.08
    NCIS: LA 1.04
    Person of Interest 1.04

    2012-2013

    NCIS 1.31
    Person of Interest 1.13
    Criminal Minds 1.09
    NCIS: LA 1.08

    So, as you can see, Person of Interest did actually experience pretty substantial growth versus last season. It’s all in the relative ratings.

  • cris

    Two and a half men is going to die! :D

  • elfuego36

    Like TommyM said, this is the first time that CBS has tried to place a show with a built audience in the post NCIS LA slot, rest have either been one year wonders, or shows that got punted to Sunday or Friday to survive, and were weak anyway, thus I feel it is too early to say if Person of Interest is going to fail in the slot.

    Also, a 2.5 is a failure? Is it weak yes, with Broadcast the way it is today, I would consider it Average but a failure no, it is like the trolls that try to use flop in every show that loses an audience, even if they been on air for more than a year.

    CBS wanted to expand the Thursday comedies anyway, so it was going to move. It would not surprise me that they had a version of the schedule made that had POI in Criminal Minds slot if the cast negotiations for Criminal Minds fell apart.

    It is like most of you expect that CBS will pull an ABC/FOX/NBC and move the shows slots willy-nilly. Like others have been trying to say, you will find that CBS will only move shows if they have no choice in the matter. CBS makes no qualms that they will keep a show if a show doesn’t do well that they own is either close to syndication, or already syndicated, and the more episodes made, the more $$ they make.

    And what is so bad about placing a hit drama behind the two biggest dramas on the network. The only thing I would have done was to move NCIS:LA to the 10:00 slot, and place Person of Interest to the 9:00 slot, to exploit the NCIS lead in.

  • Feedback

    I don’t like this schedule at all. “Shield” will dent NCIS’s ratings. They should have moved NCIS to 9pm and NCIS:LA to 10pm. Person of Interest should have stayed on Thursdays and be followed by “Intelligence”.

    Two and a Half Men should have been moved to Thursdays at 8, followed by a new “We Are Men”. How I Met your Mother should have been paired with “The Millers”, 2 Broke Girls with “Mom”, and TBBT with “Crazy Ones”.

    Both The Good Wife and The Mentalist should have been moved to Fridays at 8 and 9pm respectively. Elementary and Hostages should have filled their old spots on Sunday.

    Sunday- 8pm: The Amazing Race, 9pm: Elementary, 10pm: Hostages
    Monday- 8pm: How I Met Your Mother, 8:30: The Millers, 9:00: 2 Broke Girls, 9:30: Mom, 10:00: Hawaii-5-0
    Tuesday- 8pm: Two and a Half men, 8:30: We Are Men, 9:00:
    Wednesday- 8pm: Survivor, 9pm: Criminal Minds, 10pm: CSI
    Thursday- 8pm: The Big Bang Theory, 8:30pm:
    Friday- 8pm: The Good Wife, 9pm: The Mentalist, 10pm: Blue Bloods

  • josh2770

    here’s is what i think CBS should have done

    MONDAY

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

    8:30-9:00 PM WE ARE MEN (N)

    9:00-9:30 PM 2 Broke Girls

    9:30-10:00 PM MOM (N)

    10:00-11:00 PM HOSTAGES (N)

    INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season) (N)

    TUESDAY

    8:00-9:00 PM NCIS

    9:00-10:00 PM Person of Interest (NT)

    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS:LA (NT)

    WEDNESDAY

    8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR

    9:00-10:00 PM Criminal Minds

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

    THURSDAY

    8:00-8:30 PM The Big Bang Theory

    8:30-9:00 PM MOM (N)

    9:00-9:30 PM THE CRAZY ONES (N)

    9:30-10:00 PM Two and a Half Men (NT)

    10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY

    FRIDAY

    8:00-9:00 PM Undercover Boss

    9:00-10:00 PM Hawaii Five-0 (NT)

    10:00-11:00 PM Blue Bloods

    SATURDAY

    8:00-8:30 PM COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

    8:30-9:00 PM COMEDYTIME SATURDAY (N)

    9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY

    10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS

    SUNDAY

    7:00-8:00 PM 60 Minutes

    8:00-9:00 PM THE Amazing Race

    9:00-10:00 PM THE Good Wife

    10:00-11:00 PM THE Mentalist

    if only CBS didn’t have a syndication deal with NCIS:LA that would have worked ;)

  • David

    Although it will be interesting with Person Of Interest moving to Tuesdays at 10, I think it has enough of a following that people will still watch it even in its new day and time. I am not thrilled with moving it, don’t quite get it since it was doing well in its current slot.

    I do think however POI has an easy win in that slot on Tuesdays. Poor Chicago Fire is going to be hurt going up against it. ABC has a new show I forget which one but that most likely won’t do well.

    The biggest concern I have is Hawaii Five-O. That Friday 9ppm is a death slot. That being said good pairing with that and Blue Bloods. I think as long as Five-O does at least ok ratings it will actually get another season after the upcoming one just based on the syndicaton factor. September will be the start of its 4th season so i can see it staying anotehr year.

    As for whomever said CBS hates The Good Wife, I would say hardly. You should be happy that its coming back for another season. That was somewhat of a shocker to me.

  • JJ

    I think they should have given The Crazy Ones the post Big Bang slot. It has the best chance of becoming a hit, I think.

  • Scarps

    The Millers looks funny. Crazy Ones does not.

  • Tony JJ

    I don’t know why people are surprised CBS moved Person of Interest to 10 pm. It is produced by WB. CBS has a clear cut plan with their shows. Get them to syndication! Hence why they put Elementary after the Super Bowl, and why it wasn’t moved to Fridays or Sundays this season which it deserved to, but I knew CBS wouldn’t do that. CBS fridays and Sundays have turned into nights where their low rated shows go when they have aged and are lower rated and need to get out of the way for future hits, as well as shows not produced by CBS. Hence why Mentalist got moved to Sundays when it was doing well on Thursday nights.

    What I think will happen next season is, Good Wife will get renewed, but Mentalist will end because they won’t cancel both these shows to start from scratch on Sundays, plus Good Wife is produced by CBS, so it gets more episodes for syndication. Elementary is moved to Sundays at 10 unless the second season sees an unusual increase in ratings, which is unlikely.

    Also note how both CBS produced comedies got the cushy slots post HIMYM & TBBT.

    I believe We Are Men will be the comedy that completely bombs, then Mike and Molly will take over. If all 3 other comedies get a full season (which I think is likely), then Mike and Molly will get burned off fast and Friends with Better Lives will air out of the final episodes of How I Met Your Mother.

    I also love that CBS and NBC have comedy thursdays and they are always airing the opposite camera comedy. When CBS airs single cam, NBC airs their multi-cam. LOL.

    great schedule though, but I think they should’ve premiered a drama on Fridays at 8. (even if they always live a short life) If these comedies don’t stick, then next season they are in trouble! Without having a single hit show last year (drama or comedy), I don’t consider Elementary a hit show no matter what it’s viewer numbers are, it is sub 2 in its first season. So for their sake I hope Hostages or Intelligence breaks out as well as three of their comedies (Mom, Millers, and Crazy Ones). If that happens then theses bold and smart moves were completely worth it.

    This fall will be interesting!!

    no more:
    Castle vs. Hawaii Five-0 chatter
    Person of Interest vs. Grey’s Anatomy banter

    But I bet we’ll have a lot of
    CBS comedy vs. NBC comedy chatter, but I guarantee CBS comedies will blow NBC comedies out of the water, especially the 8:00 hour, NBC might as well just cancel Welcome to the Family now, it looks dreadful. The Millers looks like the next Everybody Loves Raymond.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    Elfuego NCis and NCIS LA may be successful dramas but everything fails after NCIS l.a. person of interest had bbt and taahm before it and now- total dead zone. What If bbt fans and taahm fans don’t even bother with POI now. Like all it’s viewers were indepenent of bbt or two and a half men or something. What if they also liked Chicago fire or never watch tv at 10. Worst time slot on CBS. It’s a CBS show so scandal like buzz is impossible and it will be 3 years old and going through a radical show altering format change. That’s a part of it too. POI totally altered it’s way of doing things. Sad for fans that it’s being sent to end.

  • Tony JJ

    @JJ

    9:00 is perfect for Crazy Ones, with the cast alone it will get buzz and get a big premiere sample along with a lot of promotion. So I completely believe Crazy Ones doesn’t need the Big Bang lead-in to become a hit. The Millers does though and I think that will be a hit too which will definitely help Crazy Ones.

  • Elijah

    @Tony JJ

    Elementary deserves to stay in it’s Thursday 10pm time slot. None of the other 10 pm shows are doing better, maybe CSI, but thats been below a 2 as well, and has been in the low 2s just like Elementary. Sure maybe some weeks Elementary is maybe a tenth below another drama, woopty doo, if CBS had a 10 pm drama vastly outperforming their other 10pm dramas than (something like Scandal that gets high 2s/low 3s) I could take you and everyone else seriously that claims Elementary isn’t a hit. But by CBS 10 pm standards, it is indeed a hit.

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