CBS Midseason: What's New? What's Moved?

CBS on Tuesday announced its midseason game plan, and given the network’s embarrassment of riches, none of the changes merits any cause for alarm. Kicking things off — as a sort of placeholder/possible test drive — Tom Selleck’s Blue Bloods, which has been handily winning Friday nights, will move to Wednesdays at 10/9c for four weeks starting Jan. 19.

Come Feb. 16, the spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior will claim that Wednesday spot (where it will fittingly lead out of Criminal Minds proper), as Blue Bloods returns to Fridays at 10.

Suspect Behavior was introduced last spring via an episode of Criminal Minds (see photo). It stars Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garafolo (24), Matt Ryan, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett and the original series’ own Kirsten Vangsness (pulling double duty as Garcia).

What of The Defenders, you ask? Starting Feb. 4, it will find a new home on Fridays at 8, after Medium airs its series (yes, series) finale.

Elsewhere on The Eye’s midseason slate:

· Survivor: Redemption Island is set to premiere Wednesday, Feb. 16.

· Mad Love, a comedy about a quartet of New Yorkers, premieres Monday, Feb. 21, at 8:30. Rules Of Engagement will in turn move to Thursdays at 8:30 starting Feb. 24, after $#*! My Dad Says wraps its freshman run.

· Chaos, a Brett Ratner-produced comedic drama about a group of rogue CIA spies, premieres Friday, April 1, once The Defenders concludes its first season.

This story originally appeared on Movieline.com.

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3 Comments
  1. Mary Pat says:

    I’m thinking the Defenders isn’t going to be around long.. usually the move to Friday is the beginning of the end. Still on my dvr though.

  2. JrzShoreLady says:

    I am happy to read that Blue Bloods will eventually return to Friday night. It was great to FINALLY have a decent show to watch on Fridays.

  3. toast says:

    What a shame… I LOVE The Defenders and I’m pretty bummed that it’s probably not going to get a second season. Jerry O’Connell just can’t get a break when it comes to a television series other than Crossing Jordan (Sliders really doesn’t count.. nor does My Secret Identity unfortunately)

    Maybe we’ll luck out and it’ll hit it big on Friday nights