2014-15 CBS Fall Schedule: ‘Amazing Race’ to Fridays; ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ to Mondays

CBS -CBS is not a network that likes to really initiate much change. Instead, they are more of the network version of the guy who sits on his porch and talks about old times to anyone and everyone who approaches him.

Therefore, it is a pretty big deal almost any time that they actually do opt to swap things around, and in between Thursday Night Football and a few other things that are on their plate, they had to do that for the new schedule below. Note that all times are tentative, and are in Eastern.

Mondays

8:00-8:30 – “The Big Bang Theory” (during Thursday Night Football), “2 Broke Girls” (after Thursday Night Football)

8:30-9:00 – “Mom”

9:00-10:00 – “Scorpion” (new drama)

10:00-11:00 – “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Tuesdays

8:00-9:00 – “NCIS”

9:00-10:00 – “NCIS: New Orleans”

10:00-11:00 – “Person of Interest”

Wednesdays 

8:00-9:00 – “Survivor”

9:00-10:00 -“Criminal Minds”

10:00-11:00 – “Stalker”

Thursdays (after football ends)

8:00-8:30 – “The Big Bang Theory”

8:30-9:00 – “The Millers”

9:00-9:30 – “Two and a Half Men”

9:30-10:00 – “The McCarthys” (new comedy)

10:00-11:00 – “Elementary”

Fridays

8:00-9:00 – “The Amazing Race”

9:00-10:00 – “Hawaii Five-0”

10:00-11:00 – “Blue Bloods”

Sundays

8:00-9:00 – “Madam Secretary” (new drama)

9:00-10:00 – “The Good Wife”

10:00-11:00 – “CSI” / “CSI: Cyber” (at midseason)

The biggest miss to us out of the whole schedule is whatever CBS is trying to pull off there on Sundays. Do you think people are really going to keep track of football overruns for a new drama? “The Amazing Race” at least has a fanatical following that will watch it, which is maybe why the network feels like it could still do okay on Fridays. We’re a little more worried about that, mostly because unlike “Undercover Boss” or “Shark Tank,” you really have to commit to it every week.

Most of the other moves are at least serviceable, but we do have to comment that this is the first time in decades that CBS has scheduled a Monday with only an hour of comedies, and that should serve as a hefty indication that the genre is really struggling right now.

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