‘BrainDead’ moving to Sunday nights on CBS
CBS’ political satire “BrainDead” will relocate to Sundays at 10 p.m. starting July 24. The move makes room for the national political conventions in the next two weeks and helps set the network’s Monday pattern for the fall.
On Monday, July 18 and 25, “Scorpion” reruns will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT, leading into coverage of the conventions. It will then move back an hour to occupy “BrainDead’s” 10 p.m. timeslot starting Aug. 1, where it will serve as the lead-out for CBS’ two-hour comedy block.
“BrainDead” will air original episodes on Sundays beginning July 24, moving behind “Madam Secretary,” another political series. CBS also plans to promote “BrainDead” during its RNC and DNC telecasts.
The move also allows the Eye to prime Monday nights for fall, when “Scorpion” will air at 10 p.m. following two hours of comedy.
Created by “The Good Wife” executive producers Robert and Michelle King, “BrainDead” hasn’t made much of a ratings splash over the summer so far. It’s averaging a same-day 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.62 million viewers.