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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  • bjssp

    Where does it say Intelligence will be limited?

  • Alex

    @Owen
    What does it mean for the renewed dramas/one hour shows that CBS will only premiere in total 3 new dramas, from which 2 (Hostages & Intelligence) are limited?

    Intelligence isn’t limited its just debuting mid-season.

    CBS might be saying Hostages is limited but as with all the new ‘limited run’ dramas the networks are wheeling out this year if it hits they’ll order more. Limited run seems to translate to ‘we like the pilot but don’t think people will watch it so we’re covering ourselves’ or ‘we like the pilot but don’t think it will sustain for an entire season so we’re covering ourselves’.

  • Holly

    @Alex,

    Michael J Fox should be opening a hell of a lot higher than Parks & Rec’s though.

    It would have to double Parks to get where Men was this year.

    I hope NBCs new comedies succeed. The ratings game is far more fun when everyone is actually playing. I just don’t have faith that MJF is going to be that big (at least not for more than a couple of episodes).

  • Tim

    H50 to The Friday Death slot. Maybe now some will stop saying this show is a big HIT with “steady” numbers. But we will see if CBS will be able to get viewers back to Monday 10 pm because H50 sure scared away a lot of the viewers that were watching CSI Miami in that spot

  • Alex

    @bjssp
    I kind of feel bad for WWTF. It seems like it has promise, yet it has a herculean task ahead of it.

    Worth remembering that CBS has never managed to successfully launch a new comedy out of Big Bang Theory so there’s potentially a huge comedy audience up for grabs at 8:30. Hell even if The Millers works in that slot its unlikely (to say the least) to be pulling the big numbers of Big Bang so there’d still be a decent comedy audience up for grabs at 8:30. I don’t hold out a huge amount of hope for Welcome to the Family but there’s potential there.

  • Edward

    Tuesdays on CBS will be very interesting to watch. If you figure that SHIELD will take a bite out of NCIS, we already know that The Voice takes a big bite out of NCIS LA. POI has a more compatible lead in than it did on Thursday but it will be much less than the 3.8 demo that’s been flowing into it. Very interesting.

  • Oliver

    @Holly
    I hope NBC fail, Greenblatt gets fired and they start making good shows again.

  • Owen

    Yeah, that might be true

    But the fact is they will only premiere 3 dramas (Hostages, Intelligence & Reckless) in total, where normally they have 4 (3 in fall, 1 in spring).

    So will that bode well for the returning drama’s? Or isnt there any difference, considering factors like success of new shows, plans for 14/15, etc?

  • joel

    I’m glad somebody did a schedule that has potential to break up some of the busy night logjams (Monday, Thursday) where there are too many good shows to watch, and moved some of those good shows to less busy nights.

  • Joseph A

    Wanting to see the trailers , BUT I do like the basic schedule

    doing 2 intense drama series each of a 13 episode order could work on Monday if they are well written and meant to repeat each year , the same way cable shows are done

    also , like the idea of moving back Two and a Half Men, the shows gets a bit raunchy and having it later in the evening makes a great deal of sense

    The only thing that CBS needs to do , change the model so they also do programming over the summer with at least 1 hour of original product each night

  • Samunto

    Very solid line-up and this makes fall more interesting.
    Mondays at 10 are up for grabs and it’ll be interesting to see how a serialized CBS show will do. Expect Blacklist to come out on top!
    Had expected a better slot for MOM though.

    Tuesdays at 10 will be hot CF Vs POI. Remains to be seen if POI can keep it’s audience or will drop like Without A Trace did. Plus NCIS:LA will be a weaker lead-in (low to mid 2s) as seen when it was up against The Voice.

    Thursdays will be hot to watch ratingswise. And there won’t be a single cam vs single cam or multi cam vs. multi cam competish with NBC. NBC’s schedule makes more sense now. Could be final season for TAAM. Clever for CBS to try cultivate new comedy hits from the existing ones. TAAM will certainly not do better than it did at 8:30 out of TBBT. Elementary could fall further.

    H-5-0 and the Sunday line-up are on their last legs!

  • Alex

    @Holly
    It would have to double Parks to get where Men was this year.

    I hope NBCs new comedies succeed. The ratings game is far more fun when everyone is actually playing. I just don’t have faith that MJF is going to be that big (at least not for more than a couple of episodes).

    To be clear I’m not saying that Michael J Fox will absolutely be huge but rather that I’m not entirely convinced that Thursday 9:30 is going to be the one sided battle others are suggesting. There are certainly very reasonable and entirely possible scenarios in which MJF beats or is at the very least competitive with Two and a Half Men. The same is true for that 9PM battle between Crazy Ones and Sean Saves the World. While I would expect the CBS block to come out on top actually its not entirely unreasonable that, that won’t happen or that it won’t be quite as cut and dry as some suspect. CBS aren’t infallible . This year they didn’t successfully launch a new comedy. Last year they successfully launched one new comedy. And they’ve never successfully launched a new comedy on Thursday night. In fact when was the last time they had a properly successfully comedy launch away from Monday night? The Wednesday block never really produced any winners more survivors.

  • DW

    good moves. i think by november , the MJX show will move to 900 and the 900 move to 930. i expect we are men to be bounced to saturdays by november.

  • bluejays

    @Bri.

    On ratings alone POI didn’t merit moving any more or less than Criminal Minds! I say that as someone who doesn’t watch the show. It did the same-ish as the other nine pm shows and the diference wasn’t big enough to say it moved because it was doing badly. Same goes for HFO – almost exact same numbers for the season as CSI and Elementary not a big enough difference to call HFO a loser and those shows ‘hits’.

    But HFO has hit its syndication deal and I think from interviews with some of those on the show, some might want out and so I think that’s why the move to Friday. I think one to two seasons and it’s done.

    POI is moved to try and boost Tuesday and to see if they can give Elementary a boost out of Men on Thursday. They are really trying to make Elementary a big enough show to get a synidcation deal but I’m not sure they’ll succeed. And this move will likely lower POI numbers, so risky in that sense but then CBS don’t own POI and I can see it getting the same treatment as The Mentalist. Moved to ten for a season or two then shipped to Sunday’s.

    I think their Mondays has been left weak. They’ve moved too many shows. Should never have moved Men and now they’ve also moved Mike and Molly and HFO. Their new dramas don’t sound overwhelming or buzz worthy in the way NBC’s Monday at ten offering is, or the way something like Beverly Hills Cop might have been, so I’ll be interested to see how they do on Mondays.

    I think POI will lift their Tuesday night numbers for them and it’s an interesting move. To try an established show out in that slot when new shows have failed year after year. Will be interesting to see how it does against Chicago Fire with CF having The Voice lead in.

    CSI is the surprise to me. It’s ageing and it’s numbers have been low this last few months. If I were CBS I’d have shipped that off to a Friday or a Sunday before moving HFO or Elementary. It’s not held up that well against Scandal and will face it again next year and it’s a really old show.

    Sundays the same, no surprise there.

  • Petar Ivanov

    POI at 10 pm is mistake. Its with better demo than ncis la. No logic.

  • Stop the Flop

    Alex J: “I expect this to be HIMYM & 2.5 Men’s last seasons.”

    HIMYM’s next season is their last season; they announced it a couple months ago.

  • bjssp

    @Holly:

    Why don’t you think MJF’s show will be that big?

    @Alex:

    Very true. But a lot of the shows it has premiered there have been weak, or so I’ve read, and Greg Garcia usually makes good shows. It also has a great cast.

    Seriously though, Parks is great, but it won’t be a good lead-in. And while SSTW might benefit from MJF’s pull, WTTF probably won’t.

    But that’s not the end of the world. NBC isn’t expecting the show to do gangbusters business, if I had to guess. I’d think they are waiting to see if the show shows any signs of life (i.e. isn’t 1600 Penn) and might gel with something else. As I said elsewhere on this thread, I can see MJF moving to 8:00 at some point if it’s a hit. If WTTF is creatively successful, NBC could just leave it there. To me at least, the clips seemed decent enough, and the show supposedly got laughs at the upfronts, so…

  • Jonay

    so is this two and a half men’s final season??

  • Alex

    @Owen
    But the fact is they will only premiere 3 dramas (Hostages, Intelligence & Reckless) in total, where normally they have 4 (3 in fall, 1 in spring).

    They have more comedy on tap though. The hour they’ve lost in drama pick-ups they made up with comedy pick-ups so it all evens out. In the grand scheme of things I don’t think that’ll have any impact on the returning shows. Of bigger importance will be CBS’ development slate for next year. They can still cancel multiple freshman and returning shows next season and replace them with new ones the following year.

  • Justin J. Poppiti, Esq.

    The only one I am looking forward to watching is the Crazy Ones.

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