CBS Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; THE BIG BANG THEORY Temporarily Moves to Mondays; Pro Football to Run on Thursdays for 8 Weeks

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CBS has unveiled its schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 schedule.  Here are some of the highlights.

  • Because the NFL can do whatever it wants, CBS is rearranging its fall primetime schedule.  Thursday games that normally only ran on NFL Network will now also play on CBS for eight weeks beginning on September 11th.
  • This will temporarily move CBS’ successful shows; most notably, The Big Bang Theory will now play on Mondays along with Mom, NCIS: Los Angeles, and the new drama Scorpion.
  • When the Thursday lineup returns to normal on October 30th, Two and a Half Men will return for its final season.

Hit the jump for the full schedule and the press release.

the-big-bang-theory-the-occuptation-recalibrationHere’s the fall schedule:

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK 2014-2015 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

(N=New, NT=New Time, RTP= Regular Time Period) All Times ET/PT

MONDAY
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY/2 BROKE GIRLS
8:30-9:00 PM MOM (NT)
9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION (N)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NT)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (N)
10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM STALKER (N)

THURSDAY
8:00-11:00 PM, ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (N) (Sept. 11-Oct. 23)
5:00-8:00 PM, PT
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (RTP) (As of Oct. 30)
8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (As of Oct. 30)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (As of Oct. 30)
9:30-10:00 PM THE McCARTHYS (N) (As of Oct. 30)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (As of Oct. 30)

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (NT)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS

SATURDAY
8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS

SUNDAY
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (N)
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (NT)/CSI: CYBER (N)

And here’s the press release, which also includes brief synopses for the new shows:

CBS ANNOUNCES ITS 2014-2015 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

America’s Most-Watched Network to Introduce Eight New Series,

Including Five New Shows for Fall and “NFL Thursday Night Football”

 The New Fall Series Include Dramas “Madam Secretary,” “NCIS: New Orleans,”
“Scorpion” and “Stalker,” Plus the Comedy “The McCarthys”

“NFL Thursday Night Football” Kicks Off on CBS on Sept. 11

Network Makes “Big” Moves on Monday, Launching the Season

With “The Big Bang Theory” at 8:00 PM, Adding New Drama “Scorpion” at 9:00 PM 

And Capping the Night with “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10:00 PM

CBS’s Top-Rated Thursday Entertainment Lineup Returns Oct. 30

With “The Big Bang Theory” Back at 8:00 PM

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” Shifts to 10:00 PM Sundays;

Spinoff “CSI: Cyber” Moves into the Time Period in Spring 2015

“Battle Creek,” From Acclaimed Producers Vince Gilligan and David Shore,

And “The Odd Couple” to Premiere Later This Season

21 Series Return to Television’s Strongest Schedule

CBS today unveiled its 2014-2015 primetime schedule, featuring eight new series – with five to launch in the fall – as well as the premiere of NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on the Network.

CBS, which will finish the current season as America’s most-watched network in viewers for the 11th time in 12 years, is introducing four new dramas and one new comedy this fall.

The new fall series are the drama MADAM SECRETARY, starringTéa Leoni as the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State; NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, a spinoff of the #1 drama series NCIS, starring Golden Globe Award winner Scott Bakula; SCORPION, a high-octane drama starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee, inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats; the psychological thriller STALKER, starring Maggie Q and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott as detectives who investigate stalking incidents; and the ensemble comedy THE McCARTHYS, starring three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, Jack McGee, Tyler Ritter and Joey McIntyre as members of a sports-crazed Boston family.

In addition to the new shows and the return of 21 established series, many of which rank among the top-rated shows on television, CBS will add NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL to its primetime lineup. The Thursday broadcasts, which will feature CBS’s lead broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, kick off on Sept. 11 with Pittsburgh-Baltimore from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. CBS’s James Brown and Bill Cowher, along with NFL Network’s Deion Sanders, also will team up on the CBS and NFL Network primetime pre-game and halftime coverage each Thursday night.

CBS’s top-rated Thursday entertainment lineup will debut Oct. 30, with original episodes for most of the broadcast season.

For fall, the nine returning dramas are NCIS, television’s #1 drama; NCIS: LOS ANGELES, the #2 drama; time-period winners Person Of Interest, Criminal Minds, Elementary, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods; and the acclaimed drama THE Good Wife. The five returning comedies are The Big Bang Theory, the #1 scripted series; THE MILLERS, which is the #1 freshman comedy of the 2013-2014 season; 2 Broke Girls; the critically acclaimed MOM; and the long-running hit Two and a Half Men, which starts its 12th – and final – season. From alternative programming, the returning series are Emmy Award-winning reality series THE Amazing Race and SURVIVOR. From News comes 60 Minutes, television’s #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday’s #1 non-sports program.

The returning series to be launched later in the season are three established hits: the comedy MIKE & MOLLY, starring Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell; the drama THE Mentalist, starring Simon Baker; and the two-time Emmy Award-winning reality series Undercover Boss.

Additional new series orders include BATTLE CREEK, the unique police drama series from Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”) and David Shore (“House”), starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters; a modern take on the classic comedy THE ODD COUPLE, starring Matthew Perry as the loveable slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger; and CSI: CYBER, a CSI spinoff from the creative team behind the signature series, starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette as an investigator who delves into the world of digital crime.

“These eight new series and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL add to the strength and stability of a Network that is returning 21 shows,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “They will be part of an all-season, year-round strategy of original programming that starts in the summer with UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT, rolls into the fall with football and new series premieres, and extends into 2015 with the launch of more new and returning shows.”




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