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    CBS 2014-2015 Primetime Schedule

    CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

    2014-2015 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE


    (N=New, NT=New Time, RTP= Regular Time Period) All Times ET/PT


    MONDAY

    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY/2 BROKE GIRLS

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

    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION (N)

    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NT)


    TUESDAY

    8:00-9:00 PM NCIS

    9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (N)

    10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST


    WEDNESDAY

    8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR

    9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS

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


    THURSDAY

    8:00-11:00 PM, ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (N) (Sept. 11-Oct. 23) 5:00-8:00 PM, PT


    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (RTP) (As of Oct. 30)


    8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (As of Oct. 30)

    9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (As of Oct. 30)

    9:30-10:00 PM THE McCARTHYS (N) (As of Oct. 30)

    10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (As of Oct. 30)



    FRIDAY

    8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (NT)

    9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0

    10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS


    SATURDAY

    8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY

    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 MADAM SECRETARY (N)

    9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE

    10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (NT)/CSI: CYBER (N)

    (CSI: CYBER will move into this slot later in the season).


    Photos are available at www.cbspressexpress.com

    Video preview packages will be available today on CBS.com and CBS’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/CBS after 5:30 PM, ET.
    Last edited by lostjon; 05-14-2014 at 08:26 AM.

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    CBS ANNOUNCES ITS 2014-2015 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE


    America’s Most-Watched Network to Introduce Eight New Series,

    Including Five New Shows for Fall and “NFL Thursday Night Football”

    The New Fall Series Include Dramas “Madam Secretary,” “NCIS: New Orleans,”
    “Scorpion” and “Stalker,” Plus the Comedy “The McCarthys”

    “NFL Thursday Night Football” Kicks Off on CBS on Sept. 11

    Network Makes “Big” Moves on Monday, Launching the Season
    With “The Big Bang Theory” at 8:00 PM, Adding New Drama “Scorpion” at 9:00 PM
    And Capping the Night with “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10:00 PM

    CBS’s Top-Rated Thursday Entertainment Lineup Returns Oct. 30
    With “The Big Bang Theory” Back at 8:00 PM

    “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” Shifts to 10:00 PM Sundays;
    Spinoff “CSI: Cyber” Moves into the Time Period in Spring 2015

    “Battle Creek,” From Acclaimed Producers Vince Gilligan and David Shore,
    And “The Odd Couple” to Premiere Later This Season

    21 Series Return to Television’s Strongest Schedule

    CBS today unveiled its 2014-2015 primetime schedule, featuring eight new series – with five to launch in the fall – as well as the premiere of NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on the Network.

    CBS, which will finish the current season as America’s most-watched network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, is introducing four new dramas and one new comedy this fall.

    The new fall series are the drama MADAM SECRETARY, starring Téa Leoni as the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State; NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, a spinoff of the #1 drama series NCIS, starring Golden Globe Award winner Scott Bakula; SCORPION, a high-octane drama starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee, inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats; the psychological thriller STALKER, starring Maggie Q and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott as detectives who investigate stalking incidents; and the ensemble comedy THE McCARTHYS, starring three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, Jack McGee, Tyler Ritter and Joey McIntyre as members of a sports-crazed Boston family.

    In addition to the new shows and the return of 21 established series, many of which rank among the top-rated shows on television, CBS will add NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL to its primetime lineup. The Thursday broadcasts, which will feature CBS’s lead broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, kick off on Sept. 11 with Pittsburgh-Baltimore from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. CBS’s James Brown and Bill Cowher, along with NFL Network’s Deion Sanders, also will team up on the CBS and NFL Network primetime pre-game and halftime coverage each Thursday night.

    CBS’s top-rated Thursday entertainment lineup will debut Oct. 30, with original episodes for most of the broadcast season.

    For fall, the nine returning dramas are NCIS, television’s #1 drama; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama; time-period winners PERSON OF INTEREST, CRIMINAL MINDS, ELEMENTARY, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, HAWAII FIVE-0 and BLUE BLOODS; and the acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE. The five returning comedies are THE BIG BANG THEORY, the #1 scripted series; THE MILLERS, which is the #1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season; 2 BROKE GIRLS; the critically acclaimed MOM; and the long-running hit TWO AND A HALF MEN, which starts its 12th – and final – season. From alternative programming, the returning series are Emmy Award-winning reality series THE AMAZING RACE and SURVIVOR. From News comes 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports program.

    The returning series to be launched later in the season are three established hits: the comedy MIKE & MOLLY, starring Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell; the drama THE MENTALIST, starring Simon Baker; and the two-time Emmy Award-winning reality series UNDERCOVER BOSS.

    Additional new series orders include BATTLE CREEK, the unique police drama series from Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”) and David Shore (“House”), starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters; a modern take on the classic comedy THE ODD COUPLE, starring Matthew Perry as the loveable slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger; and CSI: CYBER, a CSI spinoff from the creative team behind the signature series, starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette as an investigator who delves into the world of digital crime.

    “These eight new series and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL add to the strength and stability of a Network that is returning 21 shows,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “They will be part of an all-season, year-round strategy of original programming that starts in the summer with UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT, rolls into the fall with football and new series premieres, and extends into 2015 with the launch of more new and returning shows.”


    The 2014-2015 night-by-night schedule follows:

    MONDAYS – The #1 scripted series THE BIG BANG THEORY moves to 8:00 PM to start the season, providing a strong launch pad for the night. When THE BIG BANG THEORY returns to its Thursday night home, 2 BROKE GIRLS moves to the 8:00 PM slot, paired nicely with the critically acclaimed MOM, this year’s #2 new comedy, which is moving to 8:30 PM. At 9:00 PM, SCORPION, a new high-octane drama with a lot of humor, leads into NCIS: LOS ANGELES, broadcast television’s second-most-watched drama, which moves to Monday at 10:00 PM, delivering a strong finish to the night.

    TUESDAYS – Television’s most-watched drama, NCIS, is back at 8:00 PM as a seamless lead-in to its spinoff, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, at 9:00 PM. PERSON OF INTEREST returns at 10:00 PM, where it increased the time period by nearly +30% in key demographics this season, contributing to a consistently dominant night.

    WEDNESDAYS – The resurgent reality series SURVIVOR returns at 8:00 PM, following another time period-winning season in viewers and demographics. CRIMINAL MINDS, which increased its audience this year and was the #1 program of the night, returns at 9:00 PM as an ideal lead-in for the gripping new psychological thriller STALKER at 10:00 PM.

    THURSDAYS – NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL kicks off on Sept. 11, giving CBS a strong platform to launch the new season. The Network’s top-rated entertainment schedule resumes on Oct. 30, offering virtually all new episodes for the rest of the season. THE BIG BANG THEORY moves back to its 8:00 PM slot, leading into THE MILLERS, last season’s #1 new comedy in viewers and demographics, at 8:30 PM. With the popular TWO AND A HALF MEN returning at 9:00 PM, the new multi-camera family comedy THE McCARTHYS has three top comedies leading into its 9:30 PM slot. ELEMENTARY caps the night, returning to its time period-winning 10:00 PM slot.

    FRIDAYS – At 8:00 PM, THE AMAZING RACE becomes the latest Emmy Award-winning reality series to open Friday night. It joins the top-rated duo of HAWAII FIVE-0 at 9:00 PM and the night’s #1 program, BLUE BLOODS, at 10:00 PM.

    SATURDAYS – CBS’s Saturday lineup features CRIMETIME SATURDAY, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas at 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, followed by the night’s top-rated series for the last eight years, 48 HOURS, at 10:00 PM.

    SUNDAYS – Two key time period changes bolster the night. The renowned 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program, returns at 7:00 PM. Joining the night at 8:00 PM is the new stately drama series MADAM SECRETARY, providing an ideal bridge between 60 MINUTES and one of television’s finest dramas, THE GOOD WIFE, at 9:00 PM. The popular CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is new to the night at 10:00 PM. When it completes its run of original episodes, the new CSI spinoff, CSI: CYBER, will take over, creating an extended run of original episodes in the time period.

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    The New Fall Dramas:

    MADAM SECRETARY stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. A college professor and a brilliant former CIA analyst who left for ethical reasons, Elizabeth returns to public life at the request of the President following the suspicious death of her predecessor. The President values her apolitical leanings, her deep knowledge of the Middle East, her flair for languages and her ability to not just think outside the box, but to not even acknowledge there is a box. McCord’s team includes her Chief of Staff Nadine Tolliver (Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth), speechwriter Matt Mahoney (Geoffrey Arend), press coordinator Daisy Grant (Patina Miller) and her charming assistant, Blake Moran (Erich Bergen). As McCord debates third world problems and finesses foreign dignitaries at work, that’s just a warm-up for when she goes home to her supportive husband Henry (Tim Daly) and their two bright children (Katherine Herzer and Evan Roe), where “politics” and “compromise” take on new meaning. MADAM SECRETARY is a CBS Television Studios production, in association with Revelations Entertainment. Barbara Hall (“Judging Amy”) is an executive producer with Revelations’ Lori McCreary and Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Morgan Freeman, and David Semel. The pilot was directed by David Semel.

    NCIS: NEW ORLEANS is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Golden Globe Award winner Scott Bakula), aka “King,” a native of NOLA who is driven by his need to do what is right. Working with Pride is Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), who plays hard but works harder; and Special Agent Meredith “Merri” Brody (Zoe McLellan), a charismatic and tough interrogator who transferred from the Great Lakes office in search of a fresh start. Supporting them is coroner Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder), who is as eccentric as she is smart. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride’s team is at its best. Gary Glasberg (“NCIS”), Mark Harmon (“NCIS”) and Martha Haight are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

    SCORPION, inspired by a true story, is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas), an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham), a statistics guru. Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien. However, while this socially awkward group is comfortable with each other’s humor and quirks, life outside their circle confounds them, so they rely on Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee), who has a young, gifted son, to translate the world for them. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in. Nick Santora, Emmy Award winner Nicholas Wootton, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Walter O’Brien, Scooter Braun and Justin Lin are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious”) directed the pilot.

    STALKER stars Maggie Q and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott in a psychological thriller about detectives who investigate stalking incidents – including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation – for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Det. Jack Larsen (McDermott) is a recent transfer to the Unit from New York City’s homicide division, whose confidence, strong personality and questionable behavior has landed him in trouble before – but whose past behavior may also prove valuable in his new job. His boss, Lt. Beth Davis (Maggie Q), is strong, focused and an expert in the field, driven by her traumatic personal experience as a victim. With the rest of their team, young but eager Det. Ben Caldwell (Victor Rasuk) and deceptively smart Det. Janice Lawrence (Mariana Klaveno), Larsen and Davis assess the threat level of cases and respond before the stalking and intimidation spirals out of control, all while trying to keep their personal obsessions at bay. Kevin Williamson (“Scream”) is the executive producer for Warner Bros. Television.


    The New Fall Comedy:

    THE McCARTHYS is a multi-camera comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically challenged son, Ronny (Tyler Ritter), is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, much to the surprise of his more qualified siblings. Ronny wants nothing more than to move away, join the singles scene and find a partner. His distraught mother, Marjorie (Laurie Metcalf), is not upset that her favorite son is gay, but that he wants to leave Boston and his family. Ronny's plans change, however, when his politically incorrect and outspoken father, Arthur (Jack McGee), stuns everyone with his choice for an assistant. Touched by his father’s offer, Ronny embarks on a completely different future – and he can be sure that his loving, tight-knit family is going to have a very vocal opinion about it. Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre and Kelen Coleman also star. Brian Gallivan, Mike Sikowitz, Will Gluck and Andy Ackerman are the executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman directed the pilot.


    New Series For Later This Season:

    BATTLE CREEK stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters in a drama about two mismatched law enforcement officers whose polar opposite views of the world and crime-solving breed frustration, disdain, humor and possibly a grudging respect as they team together to clean up the hardscrabble streets of Battle Creek, Mich. Det. Russ Agnew (Dean Winters), a good but gruff, hard-boiled detective, has his world upended when strikingly handsome, charismatic Special Agent Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel) opens an FBI field office at the police station and chooses Russ to be his partner. Milt’s polished sophistication and access to unlimited state-of-the-art equipment is impressive to his new co-workers in the absurdly underfunded department. As Russ and Milt work long hours together in the economically distressed city of Battle Creek, the question is: will it be Milt’s charm and endless supply of high-end resources or Russ’s old-fashioned cynicism, guile and deception that prove to be the keys to catching the bad guys in his beloved hometown? Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Edward Fordham and Aubrey Dollar also star. Emmy Award winners Vince Gilligan and David Shore as well as Mark Johnson and Bryan Singer are the executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.

    THE ODD COUPLE stars Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. It’s not long after Oscar lets Felix move in that Oscar fears he’s made a monumental mistake. However, despite how exasperated they make each other, these mismatched friends agree they can help each other move on from their divorces and somehow make this crazy living arrangement work. Wendell Pierce and Lindsay Sloane also star. Matthew Perry, Emmy Award winner Joe Keenan, Bob Daily, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

    CSI: CYBER stars Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette in a drama inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life CyberPsychologist Mary Aiken. Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. She also knows firsthand how today’s technology allows people to hide in the shadows of the Internet and commit serious crimes of global proportion. While other agents search for criminals in dark homes and alleys, Ryan searches the “dark net,” a place deep in the bowels of the Web where criminals are anonymous, money is untraceable and where everything is for sale with just a keystroke. Emmy Award winner Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony Zuiker, and Emmy Award winners Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

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    Follow @CBSTweet for Upfront content throughout the day – and for CBS series content all year long.


    Follow CBS’s New Series and Talent on Social Media:



    #MadamSecretary.


    Twitter: @MadamSecretary


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madam...22287701348053


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107513...58/about?hl=en


    @MadamSecretaryCBS



    “Madam Secretary” Talent on Twitter:


    Tim Daly @TimmyDaly


    Geoffrey Arend @GeoffreyArend


    Erich Bergen @erichbergen


    Patina Miller @patinamiller





    #NCISNOLA


    Twitter: @NCISNewOrleans


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/NCIS-...06879882677744


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/114318...48/about?hl=en


    @NCISNola



    “NCIS: New Orleans” Talent on Twitter:


    Lucas Black @TheLucasBlack



    #Scorpion


    Twitter: @Scorpion_CBS


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scorpion/597328150343944


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107842...41/about?hl=en


    @Scorpion_CBS



    “Scorpion” Talent on Twitter:


    Elyes Gabel @ElyesGabel


    Robert Patrick @robertpatrickT2


    Katharine McPhee @katharinemcphee


    Ari Stidham @aristidham



    #Stalker


    Twitter: @StalkerCBS


    https://www.facebook.com/StalkerCBS


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109374...62/about?hl=en


    @stalkerCBS



    “Stalker” Talent on Twitter:


    Maggie Q @MaggieQ


    Dylan McDermott @DylanMcDermott


    Mariana Klaveno @MarianaKlaveno


    Victor Rasuk @victorrasuk



    #McCarthys


    Twitter: @McCarthysCBS


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mccar...12518028943558


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/115879...02/about?hl=en


    @mccarthyscbs



    “The McCarthys” Talent on Twitter:


    Tyler Ritter @mrtritter


    Jack McGee @thejackmcgee


    Kelen Coleman @Kelencoleman


    Joey McIntyre @joeymcintyre


    Jimmy Dunn @jimmydunncomedy



    #BattleCreek


    Twitter: @BattleCreek


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battl...67725956774550


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101899...83/about?hl=en


    @BattleCreekCBS



    “Battle Creek” Talent/Producers on Twitter:


    Josh Duhamel @joshduhamel


    Dean Winters @thedeanwinters


    Kal Penn @kalpenn


    David Shore @shorez



    #OddCouple


    Twitter: @TheOddCoupleCBS


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-O...54968577939426


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/106798...01/about?hl=en


    @TheoddcoupleCBS



    “The Odd Couple” Talent on Twitter:


    Matthew Perry @MatthewPerry


    Thomas Lennon @thomaslennon


    Wendell Pierce @WendellPierce



    #CSICyber


    Twitter: @CSICyber


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/CSI-C...98328327054119


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101400...76/about?hl=en


    @CSICyber



    “CSI: Cyber” Talent on Twitter:


    Patricia Arquette @PattyArquette

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    Additional scheduling notes/details

    It’s Official: ‘Two And A Half Men’ To End Next Season
    BY NELLIE ANDREEVA | Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 6:24am PDT

    CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler this morning confirmed that the upcoming 12th season of veteran comedy Two And A Half Men will be its last. The network is planning a sendoff similar to that for How I Met Your Mother this season, with co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre promising a “season-long event.” Men defied the odds, surviving the meltdown and subsequent firing of original star Charlie Sheen to go on for four more seasons with new leading man Ashton Kutcher.

    http://deadline.com/2014/05/itwo-and-a-half-men-final-season-cbs/

    **********


    ‘How I Met Your Dad’ Not Going Forward At CBS: What Went Wrong? What’s Next?
    BY NELLIE ANDREEVA | Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 6:56am PDT

    If the How I Met Your Mother legacy continues, it won’t be at CBS unless there is a last-minute agreement, something that appears highly unlikely. Spinoff pilot How I Met Your Dad has been in no-man’s land since last Friday, when the network made its new series pickups and it was not among them. CBS went on to pass on all of its other not-ordered pilots except Gaffigan, which was tabled until after the upfronts, leaving HIMYD alive, though there had been little back-and-forth between CBS and studio 20th Century Fox TV over the past few days. There had been an offer from the network to re-pilot the project, something CBS has previously done successfully with The Big Bang Theory and, most recently, with newly picked up comedy The McCarthys. But I hear that came with no commitment to go to series, which HIMYD producer 20th Century Fox TV was unwilling to do, given the project’s pedigree and auspices, HIMYM creators Craig Thomas & Carter Bays and Emily Spivey. I hear 20th TV was willing to take a series order with the commitment to retool the pilot, something CBS is currently doing with The Odd Couple, which it owns. That pilot, picked up for midseason, is being reworked, including recasting two parts.

    CBS’ option on HIMYD expires today, so, unless a miracle happens, the project is dead at CBS. 20th TV, which has been very bullish on the pilot, plans to shop it to other networks, and I hear it already has received interest. I hear the studio is looking to make a decision over the next week, with executives confident that HIMYD would go to series somewhere.

    CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said that “there were elements of the pilot that didn’t work out” when explaining the network’s decision to pass on it. Tassler underscored that the reasons were creative, dismissing any notion there was financial interest, like pursuing a co-production with 20th TV. “Creative always drives the business,” she said. “We felt re-piloting was in the best interest.” With that not in the cards, “I’m heartsick,” Tassler said. “It didn’t work out.”

    Written by Bays & Thomas and Spivey, the spinoff is in the tone of HIMYM, this time told from a mother’s point of view, and features a new group of New York friends who hang out at MacLaren’s Pub. Greta Gerwig, Drew Tarver, Tiya Sircar, Nick D’Agosto and Andrew Santino star.

    http://deadline.com/2014/05/how-i-me...-happens-next/

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    CBS Confirms End of "Two and a Half Men," Retires Phrase "Midseason"
    By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

    LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- "We are officially retiring the phrase 'midseason,'" Nina Tassler (Chairman, CBS Entertainment) told reporters this morning during CBS's pre-upfront conference call. "We no longer have midseason. We have summer, we have fall, we have spring and we roll out our big shows all year long. It's a strategy that's something we've been talking about over the past couple of years and obviously last year with the success of '[Under the] Dome' and watching 'Extant' this summer as well, I think we finally made good on that promise."

    Case in point: summer entry "Under the Dome" was TV's most-watched new show of the past year, topping even "The Blacklist." (NBC's newcomer however the top draw among adults 18-49.) To that end, CBS will have 90 hours of original programming this summer, including a sophomore run of "Dome."

    Other topics from the conference:

    -- As mentioned in the release, this will be "Two and a Half Men's" final season. "Chuck Lorre is creating a season-long event so I think we did very well last year with announcing the final season of 'How I Met Your Mother,'" Tassler said. Adding, "Chuck is very psyched about this, he's got some great ideas in store, some very big surprises and we know that fans and we know that audiences respond to that and that should really give us a nice boost when we launch ['The McCarthys']."

    -- On the decision not to pick up its comedy pilot "How I Met Your Dad": "First of all, to say we love ['How I Met Your Mother'] and we love these producers is an understatement. We really do. They are beloved. And we have an extraordinary relationship with them. There things on the pilot, there were elements of the pilot that didn't work out. We tried to reach out and engage them in terms of a conversation about redoing the pilot. You know, that's happening right now. And sometimes you run into these kinds of issues, you hope that they can resolve themselves within a particular timeframe. They haven't and they have not yet resolved themselves. We have an extraordinary track record of redoing pilots. 'The Big Bang' was a redo. 'NUMB3RS,' lest we forget, was also a redone pilot and 'The McCarthys' we shot last year. So I'm heartsick. We loved this brand. It's a very important show and we love the producers but it didn't work out."

    -- On whether "CSI: Cyber" is designed as a replacement for its parent series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation": "We believe in the show and we think that the schedule could certainly at some later date support both of those shows being on the air."

    -- And finally, Tassler confirmed they're committed - for the moment - to just one more cycle of its Friday-bound reality franchise "The Amazing Race."

    http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2014/...JIjcjVPgctJ.99
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    I initially expected CBS to occupy all thursdays september to december with NFL football, but...

    2014 CBS Thursday Night Football Broadcast Schedule Announced (posted April 23rd, 2014) :
    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...ounced/257003/

    CSI moving to sunday night, huh hoh, it means, its 15th season will most likely be its last. CBS should realize sooner or later that sunday night ain't problematic due to competitors, it's problematic due to football overruns. If your fav shows ain't gonna air on time and your PVR will be missing the end, or the beginning, better drop it.

    Mentalist ain't part of the fall/mid-season schedule. Since there'll be many new dramas to premiere this season, most likely Metalist be used if one of them gets cancelled.
    Mondays gets 1 hour less of sitcoms, so Mike & Molly gets also benched as replacement.
    Speaking of mondays, was it a good idea to start Big Bang early ? Ratings were down, so a sure-shot 20-million-viewers sitcom in a temporary timeslot should be beneficial to Mom. The 10pm timeslot was also problematic, used last season with limited series (Hostages, Intelligence), now it will be used by NCIS:LA. Well, if NCIS New Orleans fails, NCIS:LA could move back there. As for Global during the fall, they'll have to timeshift either Blacklist or NCIS:LA... I assume they'll pick the new NCIS, Fox's Gotham, and continue with Sleepy Hollow, busy schedule...
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    CSI moving to sunday night, huh hoh, it means, its 15th season will most likely be its last. CBS should realize sooner or later that sunday night ain't problematic due to competitors, it's problematic due to football overruns. If your fav shows ain't gonna air on time and your PVR will be missing the end, or the beginning, better drop it.
    If the past few seasons are any indication, any veteran drama that landed in the Sunday 10pm timeslot managed to last through at least a couple of seasons, so we'll see if that trend holds again. Only The Mentalist managed to escape cancellation - only this time, it does not keep the same timeslot. The same could not be said for CSI: Miami (2010-12). Of all their returning dramas, it was probably less risky to go with the original CSI, not only because it's currently the network's oldest drama on the schedule, but also does not have a serial-based storyline, so we'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    The 10pm timeslot was also problematic, used last season with limited series (Hostages, Intelligence), now it will be used by NCIS:LA. Well, if NCIS New Orleans fails, NCIS:LA could move back there. As for Global during the fall, they'll have to timeshift either Blacklist or NCIS:LA... I assume they'll pick the new NCIS, Fox's Gotham, and continue with Sleepy Hollow, busy schedule...
    My guess is that Global will air NCIS: LA in pre-release, perhaps at 8pm, while keeping The Blacklist at 10pm Mondays. Once the latter leaves in November, they could move NCIS: LA there, but that could depend on whether they pick up the new Katherine Heigl NBC drama State of Affairs.

    I don't think there's any doubt that Global will pick up NCIS: New Orleans, like CTV will do the same with CSI: Cyber for Midseason.

    As for FOX's Gotham, with all the buzz it's receiving, I don't know why, but I think CTV will end up grabbing the Canadian rights the same way they got S.H.I.E.L.D. last year, but I would not rule out a bidding war. Being a Warner Bros./DC Comics production, it complements what they already have in terms of superhero dramas with Arrow - I believe they will also get The Flash, also getting quite some buzz. As for how this would play in to their Monday night lineup, it could probably air in pre-release on Sundays while Big Bang Theory temporarily airs on Mondays for a few weeks. Once that's done, Gotham would take over the slot Mondays in simulcast with FOX. Like this season, The Voice would be on CTV Two, which has become more of an outlet for unscripted programs, and Dancing with the Stars would be on M3 (or jokingly, CTV3).

    If anything, this limits City, which is left with the CBS Monday night comedy lineup, trimmed down to an hour, and all they're left with now is Mom, 2 Broke Girls, then Mike & Molly for later in the season, which for some reason, could easily go back to CTV, seeing that they've been airing reruns from previous seasons all over the place (it's now even airing weekday afternoons on CTV in Ontario and Quebec).
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    Time to break it down to the canadian networks :

    MONDAY
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (sept & oct) - pre-release CTV at 7:30pm
    8:00-8:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (starting nov) - simulcast Citytv
    8:30-9:00 PM MOM - simulcast Citytv
    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION (N) - simulcast Citytv
    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES - pre-release on Global at 8pm

    TUESDAY
    8:00-9:00 PM NCIS - simulcast Global
    9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (N) - simulcast Global
    10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST - simulcast CTV

    WEDNESDAY
    8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR - simulcast Global
    9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS - simulcast CTV
    10:00-11:00 PM STALKER (N) - simulcast Global

    THURSDAY
    8:00-11:00 PM, ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (N) (Sept-Oct) - cable sports?
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (RTP) (As of Oct. 30) - simulcast CTV
    8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (As of Oct. 30) - simulcast CTV
    9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (As of Oct. 30) - simulcast CTV
    9:30-10:00 PM THE McCARTHYS (N) (As of Oct. 30) - simulcast CTV
    10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (As of Oct. 30) - simulcast Global

    FRIDAY
    8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (NT) - simulcast CTV
    9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 - simulcast Global
    10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS - simulcast CTV

    SATURDAY
    8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY - que sera, sera
    9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY - que sera, sera
    10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS - simsub CHCH

    SUNDAY
    7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES - simsub CHCH
    8:00-9:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (N) - simulcast Global (tentative if no football overrun, fall)
    9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE - simulcast Global (tentative if no football overrun, fall)
    10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (NT)/CSI: CYBER (N) - simulcast CTV (tentative if no football overrun, fall)
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    CBS's 2014 - 2015 Premiere Dates

    Thursday, Sept. 11
    7:30-8:25 PM/ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW
    8:25 PM/ET NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Pittsburgh @ Baltimore)

    Sunday, Sept. 21
    7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES (47th Season Premiere)
    8:00-9:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (Series Debut)
    9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (6th Season Premiere)

    Monday, Sept. 22
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (8th Season Premiere)
    8:30-9:00 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (New Episode)
    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION (Series Debut)
    10:00-11:00 PM UNDER THE DOME (Season Finale)

    Tuesday, Sept. 23
    8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (12th Season Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (Series Debut)
    10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (4th Season Premiere)

    Wednesday, Sept. 24
    8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (29th Edition Premiere)
    9:00-11:00 PM EXTANT (Two-Hour Season Finale)

    Friday, Sept. 26
    8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (25th Edition Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (5th Season Premiere)
    10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (5th Season Premiere)

    Saturday, Sept. 27
    10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS (27th Season Premiere)

    Sunday, Sept. 28
    10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (15th Season Premiere)

    Monday, Sept. 29
    8:30-9:00 PM MOM (2nd Season Premiere)
    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (6th Season Premiere)

    Wednesday, Oct. 1
    9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (10th Season Premiere)
    10:00-11:00 PM STALKER (Series Debut)

    Monday, Oct. 27
    8:00-8:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (4th Season Premiere)

    Thursday, Oct. 30
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period Premiere)
    8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (2nd Season Premiere)
    9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (12th Season Premiere)
    9:30-10:00 PM THE McCARTHYS (Series Debut)
    10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (3rd Season Premiere)


    CBS ANNOUNCES A MULTI-PHASE ROLLOUT FOR FALL PREMIERE DATES

    "NFL Thursday Night Football" Debuts on CBS on Sept. 11

    New Sunday Night Lineup Launches Sept. 21 on the Eve of the New Season

    Premiere Week Opens with One Hour of "The Big Bang Theory" Leading into the Series Premiere of "Scorpion," Monday, Sept. 22

    "NCIS: Los Angeles" Debuts in Its New Time Period One Week Later, Monday, Sept. 29

    Suspense Thriller Block of "Criminal Minds" and New Drama "Stalker" Also Launch in Week Two, Along with Sophomore Comedy "Mom"

    CBS's Thursday Entertainment Lineup, with "The Big Bang Theory" at 8:00 PM, Returns Oct. 30

    CBS announced today a multi-phase rollout for its new season with fall premiere dates ranging from the kick-off of NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on Sept. 11 to the launch of its top-rated Thursday entertainment lineup on Oct. 30.

    "The addition of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL provides the flexibility to strategically roll out our fall season in multiple waves, maximizing promotional platforms and scheduling opportunities to give our new and returning series the best possible launch," said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 11

    Thursday, Sept. 11: NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL premieres on CBS with the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Baltimore Ravens (Pre-Game at 7:30 PM/ET; Kick-Off at 8:25 PM/ET).

    SUNDAY, SEPT. 21

    Sunday, Sept 21: The Network debuts most of its Sunday lineup the night prior to the official launch of the season, beginning with 60 MINUTES (7:00-8:00 PM), the premiere of the new drama MADAM SECRETARY (8:00-9:00 PM) and the award-winning, critically acclaimed THE GOOD WIFE (9:00-10:00 PM).

    PREMIERE WEEK

    Monday, Sept. 22: Back-to-back episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-9:00 PM) leads into the debut of the humorous, high-octane drama SCORPION (9:00-10:00 PM), followed by the season finale of the summer series UNDER THE DOME (10:00-11:00 PM).

    Tuesday, Sept. 23: The season premiere of NCIS (8:00-9:00 PM) leads into the series premiere of its new spinoff, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (9:00-10:00 PM), and PERSON OF INTEREST (10:00-11:00 PM).

    Wednesday, Sept. 24: The season premiere of the 29th edition of SURVIVOR (8:00-9:00 PM) is followed by the special, two-hour season finale of EXTANT (9:00-11:00 PM).

    Friday, Sept.26: The 25th edition of THE AMAZING RACE debuts in its new time period (8:00-9:00 PM), followed by the season premieres of HAWAII FIVE-0 (9:00-10:00 PM) and BLUE BLOODS (10:00-11:00 PM).

    Saturday, Sept. 27: 48 HOURS premieres (10:00-11:00 PM).

    Sunday, Sept. 28: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION debuts in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM).

    SECOND WEEK PREMIERES

    Monday, Sept. 29: MOM makes its time period premiere (8:30-9:00 PM) and NCIS: LOS ANGELES debuts in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM).

    Wednesday, Oct. 1: The season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM) and the series premiere of the new drama STALKER (10:00-11:00 PM) launch a new, two-hour suspense thriller block.

    MONDAY, OCT. 27 AND THURSDAY, OCT. 30

    Monday, Oct. 27: 2 BROKE GIRLS returns with its fourth season premiere (8:00-8:30 PM).

    Thursday, Oct. 30: CBS's Thursday entertainment lineup returns with THE BIG BANG THEORY in its regular time period (8:00-8:30 PM), followed by THE MILLERS (8:30-9:00 PM) and TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM), leading into the new family comedy THE McCARTHYS (9:30-10:00 PM) and ELEMENTARY (10:00-11:00 PM).


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    CBS Shifts 'Mom' to Thursdays, 'The Millers' to Mondays & Extends 'The Big Bang Theory' Hour-Long Monday Run
    September 25th, 2014

    CBS CONTINUES “The Big Bang Theory” HOUR TO OPEN MONDAY

    The Critically Acclaimed Comedy “Mom” to Premiere Oct. 30 at 8:30 PM As Part of the Network’s Launch of Its Thursday Entertainment Lineup

    Last Season’s Top New Comedy “The Millers” Premieres Monday, Oct. 20 at 8:30 PM

    Capitalizing on the early success from its premiere Monday, CBS will double up on The Big Bang Theory to open the night for the next three weeks. An original episode of The Big Bang Theory will air at 8:00 PM, followed by a rebroadcast of a different episode (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Monday, Sept. 29, Monday, Oct. 6 and Monday, Oct. 13.

    The critically acclaimed comedy MOM, originally scheduled to premiere next Monday at 8:30 PM, will now premiere as part of CBS’s signature Thursday comedy block. MOM will premiere after The Big Bang Theory on Oct. 30 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the night CBS launches its Thursday entertainment lineup (following THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL). MOM will return to Mondays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 5.

    The sophomore season of THE MILLERS, last year’s #1 new comedy, originally scheduled to premiere on Thursday, Oct. 30, will now debut Monday, Oct. 20 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). THE MILLERS will return to Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 8.

    CBS’s new Monday lineup had a successful launch behind big premieres of THE Big Bang Theory and the new drama SCORPION. On premiere Monday, CBS was first in viewers (13.19m), tied for first in adults 25-54 (4.7/12) and was a solid second in adults 18-49 (3.5/10). Compared to premiere Monday last year, CBS was up +42% in adults 25-54, +30% in adults 18-49 and +57% in viewers.

    Updated Monday, Sept. 29
    8:00-8:30 PM THE Big Bang Theory
    8:30-9:00 PM THE Big Bang Theory (R)
    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION
    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Season Premiere)

    Updated Monday, Oct. 6
    8:00-8:30 PM THE Big Bang Theory
    8:30-9:00 PM THE Big Bang Theory (R)
    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION
    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

    Updated Monday, Oct. 13
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
    8:30-9:00 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)
    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION
    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

    Updated Monday, Oct. 20
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
    8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (Season Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION
    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

    Updated Monday, Oct. 27
    8:00-8:30 PM 2 Broke Girls (Season Premiere)
    8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS
    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION
    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

    Updated Thursday, Oct. 30
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (New Time Period)
    8:30-9:00 PM MOM (Season Premiere)
    9:00-9:30 PM Two and a Half Men (Season Premiere)
    9:30-10:00 PM THE McCARTHYS (Series Premiere)
    10:00-11:00 PM Elementary (Season Premiere)

    Updated Monday, Jan. 5
    8:00-8:30 PM 2 Broke Girls
    8:30-9:00 PM MOM (New Time Period)
    9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION
    10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

    Updated Thursday, Jan. 8
    8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
    8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (New Time Period)
    9:30-10:00 PM Two and a Half Men
    10:00-11:00 PM Elementary


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    That will for sure screw up CTV and Citytv's schedule.

    Global dumped MIllers due to thursdays too busy, but was a good for for CTV. For november, Big Bang will be paired with Mom, which airs on Citytv.
    Speaking of Citytv, their thursday night starts with Bachelor Canada at 8pm, followed by Scandal at 9pm, while Mom on monday was a good fit with 2 Broke Girls...

    Oh well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by InMontreal View Post
    That will for sure screw up CTV and Citytv's schedule.

    Global dumped MIllers due to thursdays too busy, but was a good for for CTV. For november, Big Bang will be paired with Mom, which airs on Citytv.
    Speaking of Citytv, their thursday night starts with Bachelor Canada at 8pm, followed by Scandal at 9pm, while Mom on monday was a good fit with 2 Broke Girls...

    Oh well...
    More scheduling headaches indeed...


    On CTV's website, the showpage for the Millers lists the season premiere for Thursday, October 23 at 7:30pm. Unless anything changes, this may be the only time that the show will air a few days after CBS. Going forward, it would probably inherit the Monday 7:30pm timeslot currently occupied by The Big Bang Theory, to keep it in pre-release of CBS. They could also pre-release a full hour of Big Bang and The Millers for one time only on Monday, October 20.

    As for Thursdays at 8:30pm, my guess is various reruns of Big Bang, Two and a Half Men, or Mike & Molly. Not to mention they also still have the second half of Hot in Cleveland season 5 to finish off, just as TV Land in the US is getting ready to start Season 6.

    As for City, who knows? With the ridiculous scheduling moves they pull every now and then, it's hard to tell where Mom would air on the schedule - they could always leave it on Mondays, although it would have to air in post-release. And Utopia is now becoming permanent on Fridays.

    If I were City, here's what I would do:
    Mondays
    8:00pm 2 Broke Girls (s-CBS)
    8:30pm Various sitcoms

    Tuesdays
    8:00pm The Middle (pre-ABC)
    8;30pm Brooklyn Nine-NIne (post-FOX)

    Fridays
    8:00pm Utopia (s-FOX)
    9:00pm Package Deal
    9:30pm Mom (post-CBS)
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    CBS Announces Premiere Dates for The Mentalist & Undercover Boss

    via press release:

    CBS ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES FOR "THE MENTALIST" AND "UNDERCOVER BOSS"

    "The Mentalist" Begins Its Final Season Sunday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 PM, ET/9:00 PM, PT, Moving to Its Regular Wednesday 8:00 PM Time Period Jan. 7, with a Special Two-Hour Series Finale Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 8:00-10:00 PM

    The Two-Time Emmy Award-Winning "Undercover Boss" to Have Three Special Sunday Broadcasts on Dec. 14 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT, Dec. 21 and 28 at 8:30 PM, ET/ 8:00-9:00 PM, PT, Then Move to Its Regular Spot on Friday, Jan. 2 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT

    The Ultimate Sole "Survivor" Will Be Revealed Wednesday, Dec. 17

    The Winners of "The Amazing Race" Cross the Finish Line Friday, Dec. 19

    "Madam Secretary" and "The Good Wife" Return Sunday, Jan. 4

    Spring Premieres of the 30th Anniversary of "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" Will Launch Special 90-Minute Episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 25


    As part of a year-round strategy of more original programming and fewer repeats, CBS announced today the season premiere dates of THE MENTALIST and UNDERCOVER BOSS. Both programs will bridge the time periods between the fall finales and the spring premieres of SURVIVOR and THE AMAZING RACE.

    The seventh and final season of THE MENTALIST will premiere Sunday, Nov. 30 (9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT*), where it will air new episodes for five weeks through December. When THE GOOD WIFE returns on Sunday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), THE MENTALIST will shift to its regular Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time slot on Jan. 7. The series will conclude with a special two-hour finale on Wednesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). MADAM SECRETARY will also return Sunday, Jan. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

    The sixth season of UNDERCOVER BOSS will begin with three special Sunday broadcasts, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), and Dec. 21 and 28 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT*). On Jan. 2, it will move to its regular Friday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period.

    "One of the goals this season was to keep expanding our lineup of year-round, original programming and have fewer repeat cycles," said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime. "We're fortunate to have two popular, proven ratings winners in THE MENTALIST and UNDERCOVER BOSS to seamlessly join our schedule."

    The ultimate "Survivor" will be revealed during its finale on Wednesday, Dec. 17 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). The two-hour episode will be followed by the one-hour live reunion show (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), hosted by Jeff Probst. The season finale of the multiple Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE, hosted by Phil Keoghan, will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

    The spring cycles of SURVIVOR (30th edition) and THE AMAZING RACE will both premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 25, each with a special 90-minute episode, 8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT and 9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT, respectively. THE AMAZING RACE will then move to its regular time period on Friday, Feb. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

    About THE MENTALIST

    THE MENTALIST stars Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Rockmond Dunbar, Joe Adler and Josie Loren. Bruno Heller, Chris Long and Tom Szentgyorgyi are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television.

    About UNDERCOVER BOSS

    The two-time Emmy Award winner UNDERCOVER BOSS is produced by Studio Lambert/All3Media America. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and Chris Carlson are executive producers.

    *These are football doubleheader Sundays.


    Following is the updated schedule.

    CBS Sunday, Effective Nov. 30 (Football Doubleheader)
    8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT MADAM SECRETARY
    9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT THE MENTALIST (7th Season Premiere)
    10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT CSI

    CBS Sunday, Dec. 14
    8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (6th Season Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM THE MENTALIST
    10:00-11:00 PM CSI

    CBS Wednesday, Dec. 17
    8:00-10:00 PM SURVIVOR (season finale)
    10:00-11:00 PM SURVIVOR LIVE REUNION SHOW (Live ET/Delayed PT)

    CBS Friday, Dec. 19
    8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (Season Finale)
    9:00-10:00 PM A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
    10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

    CBS Sunday, Dec. 21 and 28 (Football Doubleheaders)
    8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT UNDERCOVER BOSS
    9:30-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT THE MENTALIST
    10:30-11:30 PM, ET/10:00-11:00 PM, PT CSI

    CBS Friday, Effective Jan. 2
    8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (Time Period Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
    10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

    CBS Sunday, Effective Jan. 4
    8:00-9:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY
    9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE
    10:00-11:00 PM CSI

    CBS Wednesday, Jan. 7
    8:00-9:00 PM THE MENTALIST (Time Period Premiere)
    9:00-11:00 PM PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS (Special)

    CBS Wednesday, Effective Jan. 14
    8:00-9:00 PM THE MENTALIST
    9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
    10:00-11:00 PM STALKER

    CBS Wednesday, Feb. 18
    8:00-10:00 PM THE MENTALIST (Series Finale)
    10:00-11:00 PM STALKER

    CBS Wednesday, Feb. 25
    8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR (30th Edition Premiere)
    9:30-11:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (26th Edition Premiere)

    CBS Friday, Effective Feb. 27
    8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (Time Period Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
    10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

    CBS Wednesday, March 4
    8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (Time Period Premiere)
    9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
    10:00-11:00 PM STALKER

    Read more at http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2014/.../20141104cbs04/


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    Clearly, CBS is just burning off The Mentalist given that it is the final season, so even with all the scheduling changes, it won't matter much. It airs on Sundays (in place of The Good Wife) through the holiday season, then moves to Wednesdays (in place of Survivor) where it will finish its run.

    How this impacts the Canadian networks:
    This could go on either CTV or CTV Two. CTV could move Resurrection to CTV Two in favor of The Mentalist, even though it will only be for two weeks (the fall finale is tentatively scheduled for December 7). Dancing with the Stars will finish its current season at the end of this month, so CTV Two has two hours to fill for its Sunday primetime lineup, potentially with Undercover Boss and The Mentalist both airing in simulcast. Also, Once Upon a Time will wrap up on December 14.

    Come January, there will be scheduling conflicts as CTV already has Arrow and CTV Two has The Mysteries of Laura. I don't see Arrow moving anywhere, so my guess is The Mentalist being on CTV Two in simulcast with CBS. And with Undercover Boss on the move to Fridays, it will probably go to CTV Two as well, with The Mysteries of Laura likely getting bumped to post-release Fridays at 8:00pm on CTV. Another possibility could be CTV Two to air The Mentalist outside of simulcast on Tuesdays and keep Laura in simulcast on Wednesdays.

    From December to Feburary, Grey's Anatomy will be on hiatus, so there's a possiblity that CTV could use Wednesdays 10:00pm for The Mentalist in post-release, although I think they are intending to use that timeslot for new episodes of Saving Hope.


    Interesting to see that The Amazing Race will be returning for another cycle in the spring. With the ratings it has been getting on Friday nights, I was convinced they would keep it to only one cycle this season.
    Last edited by lostjon; 11-19-2014 at 09:12 AM. Reason: Possible scheduling scenarios for The Mentalist in January

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    Advanced TV schedules for CTV reveals that CTV sticks with OUAT + Resurrection + CSI on sundays for November 30th, while CTV Two is stuck with post-release of Dancing with the Stars.

    On Monday Dec 1st, they keep a simsub rerun of Gotham pilot at 8pm, new episode of Forever in pre-release at 9pm eventho Person of Interest is a rerun the next day.

    New episodes of The Mentalist remains unaired, for now, unless they moved it somewhere later in the schedule. Scheduled sundays on CBS, it's start time ain't static due to football overruns so there's small simsub opportunities anyways, so keeping Resurrection in simsub is a better logic choice eventho it's not a BBM/Numeris performer.
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