CBS Sets Fall Lineup, Two and a Half Men Coming To An End
Network TV faces challenges from many sources today. Amazon Fire, Netflix, Apple TV and others are competing for viewers. CBS has revealed its 2014 fall lineup with some favorites returning, some going away.
Thursday Night Football will temporarily move “The Big Bang Theory” to Mondays for 5 or 6 weeks.
NCIS: LA is shifting to Mondays at 10/9c (following new drama Scorpion), The Amazing Race is headed to Fridays at 8/7c, and CSI is Sunday-at-10/9c-bound (spin-off CSI: Cyber will replace it at midseason). Also, CBS confirmed that Two and a Half Men is entering its final season.
Oh, and despite reports to the contrary, How I Met Your Dad is dead. Turns out CBS was not satisfied with the pilot that Craig Thomas and Carter Bays turned in. “We reached out [to Bays and Thomas], tried to get a redo,” said CBS president Nina Tassler. “It wasn’t what they wanted to do.” (20th Century Fox is said to already be shopping the project to other networks; click here for more on those efforts.)
On tap for midseason: The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, Undercover Boss as well as new series Battle Creek and The Odd Couple (the latter of which is being retooled).
All told, the CBS schedule looks like this:
8 pm The Big Bang Theory/2 Broke Girls
9 pm SCORPION
10 pm NCIS: LA
8 pm NCIS
9 pm NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
10 pm Person of Interest
8 pm Survivor
9 pm Criminal Minds
10 pm STALKER
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8 pm Thursday Night Football
THURSDAY (after football concludes)
8 pm The Big Bang Theory
8:30 pm The Millers
9 pm Two and a Half Men (FINAL SEASON)
9:30 THE MCCARTHYS
10 pm Elementary
8 pm The Amazing Race
9 pm Hawaii Five-0
10 pm Blue Bloods
8 pm Crimetime Saturday
9 pm Crimetime Saturday
10 pm 48 Hours
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm MADAM SECRETARY
9 pm The Good Wife
10 pm CSI/CSI: CYBER
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