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CBS announces 2014-15 primetime schedule

Published On: May 14 2014 12:03:05 PM CDT
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CBS unveiled its 2014-15 primetime schedule on Wednesday. Twenty-one shows will return, eight new series and “NFL Thursday Night Football” premieres on the Network.

The 2014-2015 night-by-night schedule follows:

  • MONDAYS – The #1 scripted series THE BIG BANG THEORY moves to 7 PM to start the season. When THE BIG BANG THEORY returns to its Thursday night home, 2 BROKE GIRLS moves to the 7 PM slot, paired with the critically acclaimed MOM, this year’s #2 new comedy, which is moving to 7:30 PM. At 8 PM, SCORPION, a new high-octane drama with a lot of humor, leads into NCIS: LOS ANGELES, which moves to Monday at 9 PM
  • TUESDAYS – Television’s most-watched drama, NCIS, is back at 7 PM as a lead-in to its spinoff, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, at 8 PM. PERSON OF INTEREST returns at 9 PM.
  • WEDNESDAYS – The reality series SURVIVOR returns at 7 PM. CRIMINAL MINDS, which increased its audience this year and was the #1 program of the night, returns at 8 PM as an ideal lead-in for the gripping new psychological thriller STALKER at 9 PM.
  • THURSDAYS–NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL kicks off on Sept. 11. The Network’s top-rated entertainment schedule resumes on Oct. 30, offering virtually all new episodes for the rest of the season. THE BIG BANG THEORY moves back to its 7 PM slot, leading into THE MILLERS at 7:30 PM.  TWO AND A HALF MEN returning at 8 PM, the new multi-camera family comedy THE McCARTHYS has three top comedies leading into its 8:30 PM slot. ELEMENTARY caps the night, returning to its time period-winning 9 PM slot.
  • FRIDAYS – At 7 PM, THE AMAZING RACE airs, followed by HAWAII FIVE-0 at 8 PM and BLUE BLOODS at 9 PM.
  • SATURDAYS – CBS’s Saturday lineup features CRIMETIME SATURDAY, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas at 7 PM and 8 PM, followed by the night’s top-rated series for the last eight years, 48 HOURS, at 9 PM.
  • SUNDAYS –The renowned 60 MINUTES, television’s #1 news program, returns at 6 PM. Joining the night at 7 PM is the new stately drama series MADAM SECRETARY, providing an ideal bridge between 60 MINUTES and THE GOOD WIFE, at 8 PM. The popular CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is new to the night at 9 PM. When it completes its run of original episodes, the new CSI spinoff, CSI: CYBER, will take over, creating an extended run of original episodes in the time period.  

The returning series to be launched later in the season are MIKE & MOLLY, THE MENTALIST, and UNDERCOVER BOSS.

Here are the new series:

  • MADAM SECRETARY (drama)— starring Téa Leoni as the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State
  • NCIS: NEW ORLEANS—a spin-off of the #1 drama series NCIS, starring Golden Globe Award winner Scott Bakula
  • SCORPION— a high-octane drama starring Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick and Katharine McPhee, inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats
  • STALKER, a psychological thriller, starring Maggie Q and Golden Globe Award winner Dylan McDermott as detectives who investigate stalking incidents
  • THE McCARTHYS—ensemble comedy starring three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, Jack McGee, Tyler Ritter and Joey McIntyre as members of a sports-crazed Boston family.
  • BATTLE CREEK, the unique police drama series from Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”) and David Shore (“House”), starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters
  • BATTLE CREEK, the unique police drama series from Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”) and David Shore (“House”), starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters
  • CSI: CYBER, a CSI spinoff from the creative team behind the signature series, starring Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette as an investigator who delves into the world of digital crime
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