CBS: 19 series return to 2011-12 primetime lineup
Five new series have been ordered by CBS for the 2011-12 primetime season, while 19 shows will be returning.
Information on the five new series, provided by CBS, is as follows:
The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: “Person of Interest,” a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; “Unforgettable,” starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every detail from every day of her life; “A Gifted Man,” about a preeminent surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife returns, starring Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Ehle; “2 Broke Girls,” a comedy about two strikingly different young waitresses who form an unlikely friendship, starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs; and an odd-couple comedy, “How to Be a Gentleman,” starring David Hornsby and Kevin Dillon, about a refined magazine columnist and his very unrefined personal trainer.
Returning series include: “NCIS,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “60 Minutes,” “Mike & Molly,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “NCIS: Los Angeles, “Criminal Minds,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “The Mentalist,” “CSI: NY,” “Blue Bloods,” “Rules of Engagement,” “48 Hours Mystery,” “The Good Wife” and “CSI: Miami.”
“Undercover Boss” returns at midseason while “The 2-2″, a new drama from Tribeca Productions and Executive Producers Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, is set to premiere midseason as well.
Time period changes for three shows are involved in the 2011-12 fall season as well.
“CSI” relocates to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; “The Good Wife” moves to 8 p.m. Sundays; and “Rules of Engagement” changes to 7 p.m. Saturdays.
The 2011-12 CBS primetime schedule, provided by the network, is as follows (N=New, NT=New Time):
7:00-7:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
7:30-8:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (N)
8:00-8:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN
8:30-9:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
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