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Fans of CBS' Mom will have to wait a bit longer for the show to return for its sophomore season, but The Millers will kick off Season 2 sooner than expected.

The network has moved Mom to Thursday nights temporarily, and pushed the Season 2 premiere back to Oct. 30. (It was originally scheduled to premiere on Monday, Sept. 29.) In addition, The Millers season premiere has been moved up to Monday, Oct. 20 at 8:30/7:30c. (It was originally scheduled to premiere on Thursday, Oct. 30.)

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For the next three weeks, as it did this week, CBS will double up on The Big Bang Theory on Monday nights, showing back-to-back episodes (the first an original; the second a rerun) beginning at 8/7c.

CBS' new Thursday lineup, which will launch on Oct. 30 following its coverage of Thursday Night Football, is as follows: The Big Bang Theory (8/7c); Mom (8:30/7:30c); Two and a Half Men (9/8c); The McCarthys (9:30/8:30c); Elementary (10/9c).

But wait! It doesn't end there. Mom will return to Monday nights at 8:30/7:30c beginning Jan. 5; The Millers will return to Thursday nights at 8:30/7:30c on Jan. 8.

Confused yet? Here's a breakdown:

Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 30, 8:30/7:30c
Oct. 30 to Jan. 5: airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c
Starting Jan. 5: airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c

The Big Bang Theory:
Sept. 29 to Oct. 13: airs back-to-back episodes on Mondays at 8/7c (new) and 8:30/7:30c (rerun)
Monday, Oct. 20: airs one episode at 8/7c (followed by premiere of The Millers)
Starting Oct. 30: airs Thursdays at 8/7c

The Millers:
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 20, 8:30/7:30c
Oct. 20 to Jan. 7: airs Mondays, 8:30/7:30c
Starting Jan. 8: airs Thursdays, 8:30/7:30c

Got all that?

Which shows are you looking forward to returning?

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