Let’s start things off with the final season of the long-running police procedural. Criminal Minds season 15 is starting on Wednesday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time with a two-hour episode. The plan currently is for the show to end in mid-February, which means that there is probably going to be another two-hour block that is wedged in there at some point during the season.
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Meanwhile, the plan is for MacGyver season 4 to air on Friday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, moving Hawaii Five-0 back an hour where it will air at a new timeslot at 9:00. (There are going to be 22 episodes for MacGyver this season, meaning that you’re probably going to get a number of two-hour blocks — it’s either that or it will continue moving into the summer.) Meanwhile, FBI: Most Wanted is set to come on the air Tuesday, January 7 at 10:00 p.m., where it will follow the flagship series. New drama Tommy begins on Thursday, February 6 at 10:00.
So what are some of the big takeaways from this lineup? Mostly, it is showing us that CBS is really banking on scripted fare this winter more than they have in the past. There’s no mention of a new Big Brother season, and we think that it’s pretty unlikely that there is going to be a new season of The Amazing Race coming until later this spring, if not later. It’s a shame that we’re losing some of that, especially with Undercover Boss still coming on the air.
Here are some of the dates in a way that is easier to see them sequentially…
Tuesday, January 7
10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
Wednesday, January 8
9:00 – Criminal Minds (two hours)
Thursday, February 6
10:00 – Tommy
Friday, February 7
8:00 – MacGyver
What do you think about Criminal Minds season 15 having such a quick season?
Also, what are your thoughts on CBS’ midseason schedule as a whole? Be sure to share in the comments, and remember to stick around for some other news. (Photo: CBS.)