CBS became the latest network to announce its 2013-14 primetime slate as it prepares to face advertisers later today in New York. The network, which consistently wins the ratings’ war on a nightly basis, made some interesting changes to their tried and true lineup.
Since the network ordered five comedy pilots, CBS opted to expand its Thursday comedy block from one hour to two. The Big Bang Theory will continue to anchor the night while Two and a Half Men will move to the 9:30 slot and two new comedies, The Millers and Crazy Ones will debut in between the powerhouse comedies.
Person of Interest will move to Tuesdays at 10 p.m., following the unstoppable combination of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles.
Another show on the move is Hawaii Five-0, which will head for Fridays to air before fellow cop drama Blue Bloods. While Friday night has been called the TV graveyard in the past, that rule doesn’t seem to apply to CBS.
New dramas Hostages and Intelligence will fill the vacated Monday, 10 p.m. timeslot. The network plans to air 15 episodes of Hostages in the fall and then 13 episodes of Intelligence in the winter/spring to run uninterrupted until May.
Reckless, the third new drama ordered this pilot season, will be held for midseason along with the comedy Friends with Better Lives. Mike & Molly is also being held off for now, but the network promises there will be 22 episodes.
Note: Bold indicates new series
7 p.m. 60 Minutes
8 p.m. The Amazing Race
9 p.m. The Good Wife
10 p.m. The Mentalist
8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother (final season)
8:30 p.m. We Are Men
9:00 p.m. 2 Broke Girls
9:30 p.m. Mom
10 p.m. Hostages (fall) / Intelligence (midseason)
8 p.m. NCIS
9 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
10 p.m. Person of Interest (new night)
8 p.m. Survivor
9 p.m. Criminal Minds
10 p.m. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30 p.m. The Millers
9 p.m. The Crazy Ones
9:30 p.m. Two and a Half Men
10 p.m. Elementary
8 p.m. Undercover Boss
9 p.m. Hawaii Five-0 (new night)
10 p.m. Blue Bloods