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CBS in Fall 2012

May 16, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 1 Comment

FOUR NEW SERIES; CHANGES ON FIVE NIGHTS

Rumors circulated for months that CBS would be expanding to two hours of comedies on Thursday. The network, however, has decided not to mess with success and will leave returning drama Person of Interest intact in the Thursday 9 p.m. hour. But there are changes aplenty within the comedy rotation, with 2 Broke Girls shifting into the Monday 9 p.m. half-hour out of new Max Mutchnick and David Kohan comedy Partners; and veteran Two and a Half Men heading to Thursday at 8:30 p.m. out of The Big Bang Theory.

CBS will introduce four new series this fall (dramas Vegas, Elementary and Made in Jersey; and aforementioned sitcom Partners), with changes impacting five nights of the week (excluding Wednesday and wasted Saturday). Vegas, which is described as a cowboy drama set in the 1960s, replaces canceled Unforgetabble in the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour out of NCIS: Los Angeles. Elementary, a modern day reimagining of Sherlock Holmes, moves into the Thursday 10 p.m. hour (out of Person of Interest). Current occupant The Mentalist shifts to Sundays at 10 p.m. out of The Good Wife (and in place of canceled CSI: Miami). Friday at 9 p.m. (which was the rumored new home of The Mentalist) will be housed with Made in Jersey, the story of a working class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her colleagues at a top New York law firm. Made in Jersey leads out of surprise returnee CSI: New York, which moves to 8 p.m.

Not returning on the Eye net next season are sitcom Rules of Engagement, and dramas CSI: Miami, A Gifted Man, Unforgettable and recently launched NYC 22.

Details on CBS in midseason will be available later today.

Here is CBS’s fall 2011 line-up (with new shows bolded in caps) followed by the new series descriptions.

Monday
8:00 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
8:30 p.m. PARTNERS
9:00 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (new time)
9:30 p.m. Mike & Molly
10:00 p.m. Hawaii Five-O

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. NCIS
9:00 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00 p.m. VEGAS

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. Survivor
9:00 p.m. Criminal Minds
10:00 p.m. CSI

Thursday
8:00 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:30 p.m. Two and a Half Men (new day and time)
9:00 p.m. Person of Interest
10:00 p.m. ELEMENTARY

Friday
8:00 p.m. CSI: New York (new time)
9:00 p.m. MADE IN JERSEY
10:00 p.m. Blue Bloods

Saturday
8:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday (drama repeats)
9:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday (drama repeats)
10:00 p.m. 48 Hours Mystery

Sunday
7:00 p.m. 60 Minutes
8:00 p.m. The Amazing Race
9:00 p.m. The Good Wife
10:00 p.m. The Mentalist (new day and time)

New Program Descriptions

COMEDY

Partners
Executive produced by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan of Will & Grace and loosely based upon the relationship between Mutchnick and Kohan, two male friends – one gay and the other straight – are both in a committed relationship. Cast members include David Krumholtz, Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh, Tracy Vilar and Michael Urie.

DRAMA

Elementary
Set in New York, this modern day reimagining of Sherlock Holmes will feature Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock, a recovering drug addict and former consultant to Scotland Yard, and Lucy Liu as a female Mr. Watson.

Made in Jersey
A working class woman (Janet Montgomery) uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at top New York law firm Stark & Cohen. Kyle MacLachlan co-stars.

Vegas
Described as a cowboy drama set in the 1960s, Dennis Quaid plays Ralph Lamb, a rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sherriff of Las Vegas, and Michael Chiklis as a Chicago mob fixer whose entrepreneurial vision for transforming Las Vegas collides with the law-and-order mandate of Sheriff Lamb. Jason O’Mara and Carrie-Anne Moss co-star.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media. Berman has appeared on camera for Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The CBS Evening News, CNN, and more; and his 2014 desk calendar, “Today in TV History,” is presently available.

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    Once again, the Eye under Mr. Leslie Moonves produces another yawner of a fall sked.

    It’s not that there is so little to like across the nights of CBS…there are a few pearls snuggled here and there…’How I Met Your Mother’, ’60 Minutes’ and ‘The Good Wife’.

    But year after year, the rest of the Tiffany network is so over-stuffed with formulaic procedurals, cookie-cutter multi-cams and long-on-the-tooth reality skeins.

    It is audacious that CBS, on the one hand embroiled in a legal dispute with ABC over their ‘Big Brother’-like ‘The Glass House’, with the other hand greenlights ‘Elementary’, a modern day Sherlock Holmes / Dr. Watson yarn that seems to be a concept lift from PBS’s/BBC’s superb ‘Sherlock’, currently airing fresh episodes on Sunday nights this May and highly recommended for lovers of intelligent mystery.

    This sked won’t threaten FOX’s vice-like grip on first, and it may provide openings for the more innovative ABC or NBC to sneak up and overtake CBS.

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