Fall TV Preview

CBS Fall Schedule Revealed: Thursday Comedy Block Expands, Person of Interest, Hawaii Five-0 on the Move, Mike & Molly Held to Midseason

cbsfallCBS on Wednesday revealed its primetime line-up for the 2013-14 TV season and herewith are the headlines: The Eye network is expanding its Thursday comedy block to a second hour, with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s The Crazy Ones snagging the 9/8c anchor position; Person of Interest  — which has added Sarah Shahi as a series regular for Season 3 — is on the move to Tuesdays at 10; and Hawaii Five-0 is being relocated to Fridays at 9.

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Also of note: CBS is swapping one Chuck Lorre comedy for another on Mondays at 9:30/8:30c, with new sitcom Mom bumping midseason-bound Mike & Molly (Eye prez Nina Tassler assured that the Melissa McCarthy sitcom will be back with a full season’s worth of 22 episodes), and 15-episode thriller Hostages has scored H50‘s Monday 10/9c timeslot (Josh Holloway’s Intelligence will take over when Hostages‘ run ends.)

Tassler also confirmed that the NCIS: LA offshoot NCIS: Red is DOA. “We’d love to try [launching another spin-off] again,” she said, “but protecting [the NCIS franchise] was really important.”

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On tap for midseason, in addition to Mike & Molly: New series Friends with Better Lives and Reckless.

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All told, the CBS schedule looks like this. (New shows are in CAPS, click for details.)

8/7c How I Met Your Mother
8:30 pm WE ARE MEN
9 pm Two Broke Girls
9:30 pm MOM

8 pm NCIS
9  pm NCIS: LA
10 pm Person of Interest


8 pm Survivor
9 pm Criminal Minds
10 pm CSI

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8 pm The Big Bang Theory
9:30 pm Two and a Half Men
10 pm Elementary 

8 pm Undercover Boss
9 pm Hawaii Five-0
10 pm Blue Bloods

8 pm Comedy encores
9 pm Drama encores 
10 pm 48 Hours


7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm  
The Amazing Race
9 pm The Good Wife
10 pm The Mentalist

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: CSI: NY, Golden Boy, Made In Jersey, Vegas, Partners and Rules of Engagement