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In a surprise early announcement, CBS Chief Les Moonves laid out the network’s Fall 2014 schedule today. Claiming the Tiffany network had a formula for success and rarely failed when it stuck with that formula.

He declared that going forward that the CBS primetime schedule would consist only of shows that were spinoffs of other CBS shows, effectively ending new show creative development at the network.

“Since I know what works, and can get people to watch effectively the same show by doing as little as changing the zip code, I’d be an idiot to take a chance on yet another ‘limited’ series with some ‘original’ idea. Original ideas are so overrated.” proclaimed Moonves.

“Just like Henry Ford would sell you any color Model T as long as it was black, you can watch any show you want on CBS, as long as it’s a near copy of another CBS show.”

Day/time Show
Monday
8-8:30p HOW I MET YOUR OTHER MOTHER
8:30-9p HOW I MET YOUR FATHER
9-9:30p TWO AND A HALF MEN
9:30-10p TWO AND A HALF WOMEN
10-11p HOW I MET YOUR FIVE MOTHERS AND FATHERS
Tuesday
8-9p NCIS
9-10p NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10-11p NCIS: BURBANK
Wednesday
8-9p CRIMINAL MINDS
9-10p NOT SO CRIMINAL MINDS
10-11p JUST MISCHIEVOUS MINDS
Thursday
8-9p SURVIVOR
9-10p CSI
10-11p SURVIVING CSI
Friday
8-9p ELEMENTARY
9-10p SOMEWHAT ELEMENTARY
10-11p PRETTY DAMN TRICKY
Saturday
8-9p PERSON OF INTEREST
9-10p PERSON OF VAGUE INTEREST
10-11p PERSON OF NO INTEREST AT ALL
Sunday
7-8p THE AMAZING RACE
8-9p THE AMAZING RAT RACE
9-10p UNDERCOVER BOSS
10-11p UNDERCOVER FLUNKY


This is virtually identical to the announcement CBS made four years ago today, but given the likely additions to their actual 2014 Fall schedule, it rings just as true today as it did then.

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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