The Big Bang Theory
CBS is shaking up its schedule this fall. The Big Bang Theory is moving to Mondays at 8/7c while the network airs NFL Thursday Night Football. But starting on Oct. 30, The Big Bang will return to Thursdays at 8/7c. That same week will also see the series debut of new comedyThe McCarthys and the premiere of Two and a Half Men's final season, which will air Thursdays at 9/8c.
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Other shows moving to new nights are NCIS: Los Angeles, which will head to Mondays at 10/9c, following new drama Scorpion; The Amazing Race, which will shift to Fridays at 8/7c to make way for Tea Leoni's Madam Secretary on Sundays at 8/7c; and CSI, which will relocate to Sundays at 10/9c and split the timeslot with new spin-off CSI: Cyber.
Kevin Williamson's new drama Stalker will air in CSI's old berth, Wednesdays at 10/9c.
Held for midseason are Mike & Molly, Undercover Boss, The Mentalist, new comedy The Odd Couple and Vince Gilligan's new drama Battle Creek.
Noticeably absent from the schedule is the much-hyped How I Met Your Mother spin-off How I Met Your Dad. Explaining why the show wasn't picked up, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said Wednesday at the network's schedule presentation, "There were elements of the pilot that didn't work out." The network reached out to producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas about redoing the pilot but "it wasn't what they wanted to do," Tassler said, adding that she was "heartsick" about the turn of events. 20th Century Fox, which produced the pilot, is free to shop HIMYD elsewhere, Tassler said.
Check out CBS' full fall schedule below.
8/7c: The Big Bang Theory / 2 Broke Girls (starting Oct. 27)
9/8c: Scorpion (NEW)
10/9c: NCIS: Los Angeles
9/8c: NCIS: New Orleans (NEW)
10/9c: Person of Interest
9/8c: Criminals Minds
10/9c: Stalker (NEW)
8/7c: Thursday Night Football / The Big Bang Theory (starting Oct. 30)
8:30/7:30c: NFL Thursday Night Football (Sept. 11-Oct. 23) / The Millers (starting Oct. 30)
9/8c: Thursday Night Football (Sept. 11-Oct. 23) / Two and a Half Men (starting Oct. 30)
9:30/8:30c: Thursday Night Football (Sept. 11-Oct. 23) / The McCarthys (starting Oct. 30)
10/9c: Thursday Night Football (Sept. 11-Oct. 23) / Elementary (startingOct. 30)
8/7c: The Amazing Race
9/8c: Hawaii Five-0
10/9c: Blue Bloods
10/9c: 48 Hours
7/6c: 60 Minutes
8/7c: Madam Secretary (NEW)
9/8c: The Good Wife
10/9c: CSI / CSI: Cyber (NEW)
(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)
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