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.
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
8:00 p.m. NCIS
9:00 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
10:00 p.m. VEGAS
8:00 p.m. Survivor
9:00 p.m. Criminal Minds
10:00 p.m. CSI
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
8:00 p.m. CSI: New York (new time)
9:00 p.m. MADE IN JERSEY
10:00 p.m. Blue Bloods
8:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday (drama repeats)
9:00 p.m. Crimetime Saturday (drama repeats)
10:00 p.m. 48 Hours Mystery
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
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.
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.
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.