The last official schedule! But check back next week for my annual Season in Review!
Past Years: 2013 2012 2011
8:00 (Sep) The Big Bang Theory (8th Season)/(Nov) 2 Broke Girls (4th Season)
8:30 Mom (2nd Season)
10:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (6th Season)
8:00 NCIS (12th Season)
9:00 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
10:00 Person of Interest (4th Season)
8:00 Survivor (29th Edition)
9:00 Criminal Minds (10th Season)
8:00 CBS Thursday Night Football
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (8th Season)
8:30 The Millers (2nd Season)
9:00 Two and a Half Men (12th Season)
9:30 THE MCCARTHYS
10:00 Elementary (3rd Season)
8:00 The Amazing Race (25th Edition)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (5th Season)
10:00 Blue Bloods (5th Season)
CBS will barely be messing with its solid Friday lineup. Instead of Undercover Boss or Unforgettable, The Amazing Race moves over from its longtime Sunday home. While this is a sign that the franchise is fading, it also might revitalize the show in a lower pressure slot, just like Boss and Hawaii Five-0 experienced. The successful drama pairing of Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods continues from 9-11pm.
10:00 48 Hours (28th Season)
7:00 60 Minutes (47th Season)
8:00 MADAM SECRETARY
9:00 The Good Wife (6th Season)
10:00 CSI (15th Season)
MIDSEASON: BATTLE CREEK, CSI: CYBER, THE ODD COUPLE, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, Undercover Boss
CBS has more on deck for midseason than usual. I already talked about a placement for CSI: Cyber, but it's hard to see where the other shows get slotted unless their freshmen fail because all of the returning shows are pretty established. If the freshmen work, it's possible that at least a couple shows (perhaps Battle Creek and The Mentalist) could be saved for summer 2015.
CANCELLED/ENDED: Bad Teacher, The Crazy Ones, Friends With Better Lives, Hostages, How I Met Your Mother, Intelligence, We Are Men
TO SUM UP:
I think CBS did a nice job with this schedule because they did address some lingering problems like Mondays and Sundays. They also included gave a chance for new shows to succeed in decent slots, particularly Stalker on Wednesdays and NCIS: New Orleans on Tuesdays. It's weird to not see a two hour comedy block on Mondays but that was falling apart when How I Met Your Mother ended. The biggest surprise was that CBS did not pick up How I Met Your Dad, but I think that's the right move because it always seemed like a disaster waiting to happen for me.