Upfronts 2013: CBS Announces Fall Schedule; Expanded Thursday Comedy Block, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ To Fridays

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And now its CBS’ turn. The eye network has just unveiled details of its fall 2013-2014 schedule. Just like ABC did, the network is sticking with what has worked in the past in addition to trying out some new scheduling strategies. At a glance, the network will debut 5 of its new series this fall, while the remaining three (Friends With Better Lives, Intelligence and Reckless) are slated for mid-season. The only returning series not on the schedule is Mike & Molly, which will also debut mid-season.

The network is keeping solid performers How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls in their Monday night time-slots and will use them to lead into new sitcoms We Are Men and Chuck Lorre’s latest entry Mom. Following behind Mom on Monday nights at 10pm is freshman drama series Hostages, while fellow freshman drama Intelligence will assume that same slot mid-season. The network’s Tuesday programming block remains more or less unchanged. NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles are staying put in their time-slots (guaranteeing a ratings war between NCIS and ABC’s SHIELD), while Person Of Interest will now take the 10pm slot behind NCIS: Los Angeles.

Wednesday’s are unchanged with Survivor kicking things off at 8pm, leading into the new seasons of Criminal Minds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Thursdays are getting a slight shake-up, with the comedy block expanding somewhat. The Big Bang Theory will kick things off at 8pm, leading into The Millers at 8:30pm, The Crazy Ones at 9pm and Two And A Half Men‘s new time-slot at 9:30pm. Following up at 10pm is Elementary. The only other substantial change is Hawaii Five-0 relocating to Friday nights at 9pm, leading into Blue Bloods. Both The Mentalist and The Good Wife are staying put on Sunday nights.

CBS’ Fall 2013 -2014 Schedule:


8/7c – How I Met Your Mother

8:30/7:30c – We Are Men

9/8c – 2 Broke Girls

9:30/8:30c – Mom

10/9c – Hostages/Intelligence


8/7c – NCIS

9/8c – NCIS: Los Angeles

10/9c – Person Of Interest


8/7c – Survivor

9/8c – Criminal Minds

10/9c – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


8/7c – The Big Bang Theory

8:30/7:30c – The Millers

9/8c – The Crazy Ones

9:30/8:30c – Two And A Half Men

10/9c – Elementary


8/7c – Undercover Boss

9/8c – Hawaii Five-0

10/9c – Blue Bloods


8/7c – Comedytime Saturday

9/8c – Crimetime Saturday

10/9c – 48 Hours


7/6c – 60 Minutes

8/7c – The Amazing Race

9/8c – The Good Wife

10/9c – The Mentalist


Friends With Better Lives



Mike & Molly