CBS Reveals Midseason Schedule Including Series Premieres for CHAOS, MAD LOVE AND CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR

     December 22, 2010

Finishing off the midseason schedule updates for network television, today CBS revealed premiere dates for their three new series along with some schedule changes. In addition to the premiere of the half-hour comedy Mad Love, the crime drama spin-ff Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and the comedic drama Chaos, running series like Blue Bloods and Defenders will see a shift in their timeslots. For details on all the new series from CBS and a detailed schedule for the network’s midseason changes, hit the jump.

slice_cbs_network_logoJoining the ranks of crime dramas like Law & Order and CSI which have inspired several spin-off series, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior will premiere on Wednesday, February 16th At 10/9c. This new series follows an elite team of agents within the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) who use unconventional methods of investigation and aggressive tactics to capture the nation’s most nefarious criminals. Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo star in the series along with the lovely Beau Garrett (Tron Legacy)

Mad Love will premiere Monday, February 21st at 8:30/7:30c and follows a quartet of New Yorkers – two who are falling in love and two who despise each other… at least for now. Ben (Jason Biggs), a lawyer, is a hopeless romantic trying to build a relationship with Kate (Sarah Chalke), a beautiful, smart girl whom Ben thinks is the woman of his dreams. Larry (Tyler Labine), Ben’s unrefined best friend and co-worker, is a guy who doesn’t believe in love and has a long track record as the third wheel. Connie (Judy Greer), Kate’s roommate, works as a nanny and finds Larry aggravating… or does she? Larry and Connie have a lot in common, but refuse to let their guard down long enough to see it.

Chaos joins CBS on Friday, April 1st at 8/7c and follows a group of rogue CIA spies in the Clandestine Administration and Oversight Services (CHAOS), who combat threats to national security amidst bureaucratic gridlock, rampant incompetence and political infighting. The team tackles high risk foreign intelligence missions using manipulation, deception and wit to succeed. Starting off on Friday doesn’t inspire too much confidence, but CBS isn’t exactly shooting for the moon with a lot of their new series as of late. Freddy Rodriguez, Eric Close, Tim Blake Nelson, James Murray, Kurtwood Smith, Carmen Ejogo and Christina Cole all star in the series.

To see when your favorite shows return for the midseason and find out the timeslot changes for Blue Bloods and Defenders, you can check out the whole schedule below.

Wednesdays, Effective Jan. 19

9:00-10:00 PM            Criminal Minds

10:00-11:00 PM          Blue Bloods

Fridays, Effective Feb. 4

8:00-9:00 PM              The Defenders

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: NY

Fridays, Effective Feb. 11

8:00-9:00 PM              The Defenders

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: NY

10:00-11:00 PM          Blue Bloods

Wednesday, Effective Feb. 16

9:00-10:00 PM            Criminal Minds

10:00-11:00 PM          Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (Series Debut)

Monday, Effective Feb. 21

8:00-8:30 PM              How I Met Your Mother

8:30-9:00 PM              Mad Love (Series Debut)

9:00-9:30 PM              Two and a Half Men

9:30-10:00 PM            Mike & Molly

10:00-11:00 PM          Hawaii Five-0

Thursday, Effective Feb. 24

8:00-8:30 PM              The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9:00 PM              Rules of Engagement

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI

10:00-11:00 PM          The Mentalist

Friday, Effective April 1

8:00-9:00 PM              Chaos (Series Debut)

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: NY

10:00-11:00 PM          Blue Bloods