CBS is tweaking their Fall schedule ever so slightly. In a departure from previously announced plans, the network has pushed their Jane Lynch comedy Angel From Hell to midseason and called up 2 Broke Girls to fill the Thursday night 9:30 time-slot as of November 12th.
Originally the plan had been to Angel From Hell, which CBS execs were high on back when it was picked up to series, to fill the slot when the network’s Thursday night comedy block gets underway next month, after the network’s has finished with Thursday night football.
That plan had cause some concern, especially at 2 Broke Girls studio Warner Bros, as the Kat Dennings fronted comedy had always debuted in the Fall and had been a strong performer for the network for the past four years. And while CBS will try to spin this scheduling change, the decision to push Angel From Hell cannot be viewed as anything but a lack of faith in the comedy.
From CBS Television Studios and Tad Quill, Angel From Hell is a single camera comedy which tells the story of Amy who enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel. Before long they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts. The cast includes Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer and Kevin Pollak.