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Did you ever imagine that life would become so complicated you'd need a text message to tell you whether Cold Case was going to start on time? CBS has. The network announced it will launch a service that will alert viewers when a prime-time show is delayed due to sports or news coverage. The problem occurs most frequently during the NFL season, when late games delay the start times of Sunday shows. This fall, once an NFL game runs beyond 7 pm/ET, viewers will get a "CBS Eye-lert" detailing the specific start time for that night's shows. You can register for the service through CBS.com, CBSNews.com and Sportsline.com. - Reporting by Stephen Battaglio