The latest example of this very thing going down is this. For the next few weeks, the network has decided that they are going to air new episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” alongside a repeat, which is a strange move, but one we feel like they are doing to try and boost up the ratings for new show “Scorpion” as high as they possibly can. Apparently, they have more faith in a rerun of their biggest show than a new episode of something else.
“Mom” was originally going to fill this spot, but the Anna Faris sitcom will now debut on Thursday, October 30. The only benefit that comes from this is that the show will have a longer period of time after “The Big Bang Theory” for the later months of the season, and with the recent Emmy win for Allison Janney, the show knows that they have something here they want to show off.
For those curious, thing change means that “The Millers” will now premiere on Monday, October 20 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, which is a real test to see how this show fares without the same sort of solid lead-in that it has had for its entire run so far. The biggest thing we don’t understand here is that “Mom” and “The Millers” are still likely to swap timeslots later in the season, almost like CBS cannot make up its mind. Wait, isn’t this America’s #1 network in total viewers? Well, that doesn’t mean they keep it simple.
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