Criminal Minds Extant

Criminal Minds, Extant Swap Time Slots

CBS is making a quick change to its Wednesday summer lineup, swapping Extant and Criminal Minds‘ time slots.

Rather than sandwich Criminal Minds reruns between new episodes of Big Brother and Extant, the crime procedural will air at 10 pm, beginning July 22. Extant, meanwhile, will move up one hour to 9 pm.

As of next week, CBS’ Wednesday lineup will look like this:


8 pm Big Brother

9 pm Extant (new time slot)

10 pm Criminal Minds (new time slot)

Your thoughts on CBS’ switcheroo? Drop ’em in the comments section below.

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  1. CJ says:

    Ugh why?! I love me some Shemar Moore, but I will now be loving Shemar Moore on DVR. Why mess with a good thing. Is Extant even that good? Whatever. Wednesday nights were bleak to begin with, now I might as well go to bed at 7 and call the night a wash.

    • Angela says:

      Eh, it’s not a permanent thing, this switch, it’s only for the summer, so I’m not too bugged about it. And since CM is in reruns until the new season starts, it makes sense the network would want to focus on promoting new episodes of their summer shows and airing them at earlier hours, and leave the reruns of other shows for later in the night.

  2. GraceM says:

    Global did that last year in Canada with Rookie Blue and Extant and R.B. only had two episodes left of it’s season. Plus Global didn’t advertise it too well and most Canadian viewers missed the second to last episode.

    Extant didn’t do that well last season and isn’t doing well this season.

  3. maggie harrison says:


  4. amadeline says:

    Why not drop big brother and Extant. Neither one is worth watching! Summer programmng this year is awful!!!

  5. bad mistake Chicago PD will get my viewership over Minds

  6. Angus says:

    Extant has becme watchable only because of the addition of Jefferey Dean Morgan. Once he leaves for The good wife it’s all over for this series.

  7. Pat says:

    ARGH – no wonder my taping of Extant last week did not work. I am so annoyed and they do not even have the good graces to put the show early On Demand so those of us that missed it because of their switch can keep up. CBS – you stink!

  8. theman says:

    Author, please mention time zone the show starts in relation to start time, otherwise the
    information is confusing.