2013-14 Upfront Presentations: CBS

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Next up in our coverage of the 2013-14 Upfront Presentations is CBS, by far the most stable network of the big five. I can’t come up with a solid reason for that other than the fact that a lot more of their shows skew towards the latter half of the 18-49 demographic whereas most of the programming at other networks skew towards the former half. That said, CBS knows this and targets that audience well, which is why it’s the clear #1 and why it’s only adding a handful of new series this year.

Given how stable the network is, it’s entirely unsurprising that the network’s 2013-14 schedule does not feature a lot of moving around. That said, obviously the biggest move is the expansion of the Thursday night comedy block from one hour to two. Particularly, moving Two and a Half Men to 9:30 could do some real damage to perhaps NBC‘s most promising new sitcom The Michael J. Fox Show. Because of that expansion, that means that Person of Interest is moving to Tuesdays to be paired with their other high profile crime series, NCIS and NCIS: LA. The only other move is by Hawaii Five-0 moving to Fridays to leave room for CBS’s two new dramas, Hostages and Intelligence.

* – For the purposes of ease, any time listed is in Eastern Standard Time.

Here is CBS’s fall schedule (new shows in ALL CAPS, followed by a trailer/teaser)

CBS FALL 2013-14 SCHEDULE

MONDAY

8-8:30 PM – How I Met Your Mother

8:30-9 PM – WE ARE MEN

9-9:30 PM – 2 Broke Girls

9:30-10 PM – MOM

10-11 PM – HOSTAGES / INTELLIGENCE (Midseason)

TUESDAY

8-9 PM – NCIS

9-10 PM – NCIS: Los Angeles

10-11 PM – Person Of Interest

WEDNESDAY

8-9 PM – Survivor

9-10 PM – Criminal Minds

10-11 – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

THURSDAY

8-8:30 PM – The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9 PM – THE MILLERS

9-9:30 PM – THE CRAZY ONES

9:30-10 PM – Two And A Half Men

10-11 PM – Elementary

FRIDAY

8-9 PM – Undercover Boss

9-10 PM – Hawaii Five-0

10-11 PM – Blue Bloods

SATURDAY

8-8:30 PM – COMEDYTIME SATURDAY

8:30-9 PM – COMEDYTIME SATURDAY

9-10 PM – Crimetime Saturday

10-11 PM – 48 Hours

SUNDAY

7-8 PM – 60 Minutes

8-9 PM – The Amazing Race

9-10 PM – The Good Wife

10-11 PM – The Mentalist

Schedule TBA:

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We’ll provide more information and previews regarding some of the midseason shows as we get them. In the mean time, be on the lookout for more information from the other networks as that becomes available.

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