CBS' 2011-2012 Schedule: New Nights for The Good Wife and CSI

CBS gave its schedule a makeover Wednesday morning, when it announced its lineup for the 2011-2012 season. In addition to adding new shows throughout the week, some major franchises are on the move: CSI, once a juggernaut on Thursday nights, will relocate to Wednesdays at 10pm. And new critical favorite The Good Wife is getting a bit of a promotion, exchanging its 10pm Tuesday slot for Sundays at 9pm. Here's what else The Eye has in store for next season (all times subject to change):

Mondays: Mondays next season will look a lot like Mondays this season, with the exception of new comedy 2 Broke Girls, about two young women just trying to get by. It will grab the 8:30pm slot, right after How I Met Your Mother and right before the revamped Two and a Half Men with new man Ashton Kutcher. Mike & Molly and Hawaii Five-0 round out the night.

Tuesdays: NCIS night! The original is followed by its Los Angeles spin-off, repeating this season's one-two punch. The franchise will lead into new series Unforgettable at 10pm. Unforgettable is a procedural that follows a female detective who can remember everything—except the details of her sister's unsolved murder. How inconvenient!

Wednesdays: Survivor heads to the South Pacific this fall as it runs out of places to play games. Criminal Minds stays at 9pm, and the new kid on the Wednesday block is veteran CSI at 10pm. This is probably CBS' biggest move, but it can afford to move CSI because its schedule is so strong.

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Thursdays: CBS took an interesting approach to the Thursday-night fight for eyeballs, adding two new shows to one of TV's busiest nights. The Big Bang Theory anchors the evening at 8pm, with CBS hoping that can boost new comedy How to Be a Gentleman at 8:30pm. J.J. Abrams' Person of Interest—starring Lost's Michael Emerson as a billionaire who finances an ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) who fights crime—will air at 9pm. CBS must have high hopes for the show to put it such a high-profile slot. The Mentalist ends the evening at 10pm.

Fridays: CBS isn't taking Friday off, starting things off at 8pm with new show A Gifted Man, about a doctor who gets advice from his dead wife. Bubble survivor CSI: NY and Blue Bloods follow at 9pm and 10pm, respectively.

Saturdays: While the other networks are out on dates or recovering from hangovers on Saturday, CBS will try something different by offering new episodes of Rules of Engagement at 8pm. That will be followed by repeats (one comedy, one drama). New TV on a Saturday? I'm impressed, CBS!

Sundays: The Amazing Race stays put on Sundays, but it will have a new buddy in The Good Wife, which moves into the 9pm slot. That's followed by CSI: Miami at 10pm.

So far, only the Robert De Niro-produced The 2-2 is planned as a new midseason show. Formerly titled Rookies, it's an ensemble cop drama starring Leelee Sobieski.


What do you think of CBS' new schedule?

CBS' Fall 2011-2012 schedule

(New programs in UPPER CASE and bold)


MONDAY
8-8:30 pm — How I Met Your Mother
8:30-9 pm — 2 BROKE GIRLS
9-9:30 pm — Two and a Half Men
9:30 - 10 pm — Mike & Molly
10-11 pm — Hawaii Five-0

TUESDAY

8-9 pm — NCIS
9-10 pm — NCIS: Los Angeles
10-11 pm — UNFORGETTABLE

WEDNESDAY

8-9 pm — Survivor

9-10 pm — Criminal Minds

10-11 pm — CSI

THURSDAY

8-8:30 pm — The Big Bang Theory
8:30-9 pm — HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN
9-10 pm — PERSON OF INTEREST
10-11 pm — The Mentalist

FRIDAY
8-9 pm — A GIFTED MAN
9-10 pm — CSI:NY

10-11 pm — Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8-8:30 pm — Rules of Engagement
8:30-9 pm — Comedy repeat
9-10 pm — Drama repeat
10-11 pm — 48 Hours Mystery

SUNDAY

8-9 pm — The Amazing Race

9-10 pm — The Good Wife
10-11 pm — CSI: Miami

UPFRONTS 2011: TV.COM'S COMPLETE COVERAGE

New Fall Schedules:
+ CBS: New Nights for The Good Wife and CSI
+ FOX: The X Factor Marks Its Spot
+ ABC: Tim Allen Is Back
+ NBC: Music Mondays, Chuck Fridays

Video Previews:
+ CBS's New Shows for 2011-2012
+ FOX's New Shows for 2011-2012
+ ABC's New Shows for 2011-2012
+ NBC's New Shows for 2011-2012


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I think CBS's "new" fall schedule SUCKS!!!!!!
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I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, BuzzPenny.com
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CBS new comdies won't make it this season. We will see them on the cancelled list.
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CSI Miami on a Sunday? Seems odd to me to have any big show on a Sunday night.
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i think that mondays are going to suck until they drop mike and molly and 2 1/2 men and bring back rules and bang. saturdays are going to have new rules of engegement thats just not right at all. i think these moves are going to kill cbs on monday this fall
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Think CBS has a great line. I am worried about 2 1/2 men. Love the show and Charlie.... Think it will not be the same.
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"The Good Wife" is te only show on CBS that doesn't bore me to tears.
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I've enjoyed "The Good Wife". The actors are excellent as is the writing. http://bit.ly/mCgvZT
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Who needs cable tv with CBS? They have the best shows on television with the exception of Merlin (BBC or SyFy) and Supernatural. The Big Bang Theory - Best Comedy and Criminal Minds - Best Drama. Love CBS!!!!!
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I think that CBS has done a terrific job gluing me to the TV set this fall on Wednesday, which is normally a day that I search for stuff to be on.
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Oh, great. CBS is now screwing over not 1, but 2 of my favorite shows by putting them on Sunday nights and have Golf and NFL run over them. **rolleyes**
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thanks CBS, you've made my tv life easier. Know I have no reason at all to turn to your channel.
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I don't like CSI moving to Wednesdays, it has a super awesome combo with the Mentalist right now! Ugh. The only good thing about this is that if Bones stays on at the same time it is now, I won't have to choose between CSI and Bones anymore :)
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What happened to Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior?? It isn't listed as a mid-season show. I will be extremely bummed if it doesn't come back. I liked it. But I am happy that all of the CSI's are coming back and that Mike & Molly, Big Bang, Criminal Minds and Amazing Race are coming back. Also what about Undercover Boss? I watched it sometimes and it was interesting.
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The Good Wife deserved Thursday this new show seems like crap.
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a new show on a saturday night i can't believe it.
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A new show produced by JJ Abrams, and starring Michael Emerson, now that's something to look forward too.
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Person of Interest & Unforgettable are gonna be on my radar
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sounds ok
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person of interest... oooo I am interested
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I guess CBS has never heard the old saying " If it ain't broke, don't fix it ". But I guess it doesn't matter. They will just cancel most of their new shows after only one or two episodes anyway.
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Moving Good Wife to sunday is a bad idea!!!
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Never been a fan of CBS shows but I must say Person of Interest looks incredible, I'll definitely be checking it out.
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Is it fall yet? :) CBS pleases me.
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CSI:NY and Blue Bloods are back - delightful! :) Unforgettable looks interesting. I enjoyed Poppy Montgomery on Without A Trace. Person of Interest and Unforgettable deserve a look, I think.
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CBS's new shows sound a lot better than any of the new shows on the other networks.
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I am shocked that all of the CSI's have made it especially NY. I think CSI NY is even wondering, holy cow we are coming back. When you have a season finale called Exit Strategy. Hmmm... And Rules of Engagement, it's ONE new episode per Saturday. It's not the whole night of new stuff. If it was the whole night of new stuff, I think Rules of Engagement plus the other shows could have made it, but ONE new show on a Saturday I don't think it will make it!
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It's good to see that CBS is taking a chance on Saturday programming, albeit a small one. But with Fridays coming back it may be time to get Saturday going again. Some of my favorite shows have aired on Saturday.
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wow moving the good wife to sundays is a terrible idea. bet the ratings tank now that it doesn't have good front runners like ncis for it. meanwhile i wonder if the next show they put on tuesdays will be another ncis spinoff? gotta go for that trinity lol.
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Person of Interest sounds like a good show -- I've always liked Caviezel.
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So "CSI: NY" is all upper case even though it's not new so you added bold. Now that you know how to make it bold, the new shows should be in proper case.
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Unforgettable sounds like its not going to work. CSI should have been on 9pm instead of 10 on Wednesdays. And putting Rules of Engagement on a Saturday, bad move. They should have just cancelled it instead of putting it there.
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I'm excited for 2 Broke Girls. It looks like a winner!
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So Happy Blue Bloods is coming back! : ) That show is so good, one of my favorites!
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I gave up on CSI Miami when it moved to Sunday, because it was frequently delayed because of Sunday sports. Could never DVR correctly. I'm afraid the same thing will happen to Good Wife -- you call this a promotion?
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Persons of Interest sounds really good =)
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Person of Interest sounds not bad, hope it will survive in that timeslot. Looking forward to new The Mentalist, Hawaii Five-0, Criminal Minds and NCIS :)
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Not a good time slot for Person of Interest, I doubt it will survive staying on that night.
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Really looking forward to Peson of Interest. Hope it is'nt too procedural though. Did CBS have video previews for new shows or did I miss it?
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Did I miss something. Does this mean Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior has been cancelled?
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I'm so glad CBS renewed all the shows I watch!!!! Can't wait for more Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds and CSI!!!!!
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I would like to check out person of interest but Thursdays are horrible what are networks trying to do to viewers?!
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Ugh that's a difficult timeslot for Person of Interest. Hopefully it does really well. This is CBS after all...
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