CBS Fall Schedule: New Nights for 'Survivor,' 'CSI: Miami' and 'Big Bang Theory'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Today CBS announced its plans for the fall, and while the vast majority of the schedule comes from returning shows, some of the biggest series are getting new timeslots.  CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Survivor and The Big Bang Theory are all moving to new nights.

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In addition, CBS is adding two new comedies, including the Twitter-based $#*! My Dad Says and three dramas, including the remake of Hawaii Five-0 starring Alex O'Loughlin.

In addition, the much-talked about Criminal Minds spin-off was picked up for mid-season.  On the other side, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, Cold Case, Gary Unmarried, Accidentally on Purpose and The New Adventures of Old Christine have all been canceled.

Here's the new schedule:

8pm: How I Met Your Mother
8:30pm: Rules of Engagement
9pm: Two and a Half Men
9:30pm: Mike and Molly (NEW)
10pm: Hawaii Five-0 (NEW)

8pm: NCIS
9pm: NCIS: Los Angeles
10pm: The Good Wife

8pm: Survivor
9pm: Criminal Minds
10pm: The Defenders (NEW)

8pm: The Big Bang Theory
8:30pm: $#*! My Dad Says (NEW)
9pm: CSI
10pm: The Mentalist

8pm: Medium
9pm: CSI: NY
10pm: Blue Bloods (NEW)

8pm: The Amazing Race
9pm: Undercover Boss
10pm: CSI: Miami


Mike and Molly: Chuck Lorre's third CBS sitcom (joining Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory), this show is about a couple who meet and fall in love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.
My First Thought: Any show with a Gilmore Girls alum (Melissa McCarthy as Molly) is good in my book, though Lorre doesn't have a great track record.

Hawaii Five-0: A remake of the Hawaii-based cop show starring Alex O'Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park.
My First Thought: Getting the stars of Moonlight, Lost and Battlestar Galactica makes this feel more like a new Joss Whedon show rather than a crime procedural.  That might make this one pretty good, as could the fact that it's a sexy cast in Hawaii.

The Defenders: A dramedy about a pair of Las Vegas lawyers starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell.
My First Thought: The stars of According to Jim and Do Not Disturb in a legal drama?  I guess anything's possible.

$#*! My Dad Says: Based on the Twitter account of the same name and starring William Shatner as the titular curmudgeon.
My First Thought: Basing a show on a Twitter account is a bit like basing a show on a commercial, and we all know how well that worked out for Cavemen.  Also, as a journalist, I don't appreciate having to write out various random symbols every time I want to refer to the title.

Blue Bloods: A drama about a family of cops in New York City starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg.
My First Thought: This could be really good, especially since it's from writers who worked on Northern Exposure and The Sopranos.

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