Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CBS Fall 2013 Keeps Things the Same with some New Blood Infused

CBS announces their Fall 2013 with a yawn, no major shake-ups, although the line-up is already pretty solid.  Their comedies are staying in the same place, and the only shows  which are switching spots are Hawaii Five-O, which is moving to Friday at 9 (a sign of a lack of faith), and Person of Interest is moving from Thursday at 9 to Tuesday at 10 (which will help it).  The other major news is that Mike & Molly (starring Melissa McCarthy) is being held until mid-season to let another Chuck Lorre series launch.  Lorre does good business for the eye network, and Mom (which is is that spot) should be another successful show for the network.
CBS is showing great faith in its new comedies expanding Thursday nights comedy line-up to two full hours, which will be in direct competition with NBCs no longer named Must See TV.  Putting The Millers, and  The Crazy Ones in between Two and a Half Men is a brilliant move.  CBS is using their highest rated comedies to help launch two of their more promising comedy series.  Listed below is the schedule and a description of the new shows.
8/7c How I Met Your Mother
8:30 pm WE ARE MEN
9 pm Two Broke Girls
9:30 pm MOM
8 pm NCIS
9  pm NCIS: LA
10 pm Person of Interest

8 pm Survivor
9 pm Criminal Minds
10 pm CSI: Crimie Scene Investigation
8 pm The Big Bang Theory
9:30 pm Two and a Half Men
10 pm Elementary 
8 pm Undercover Boss
9 pm Hawaii Five-0
10 pm Blue Bloods
8 pm N/A

60 Minutes
8 pm  
The Amazing Race
9 pm The Good Wife
10 pm The Mentalist
Crazy Ones (Comedy)
EP | David E. Kelley (Harry’s LawAlly McBeal)
DIRECTOR | Jason Winer (Modern Family)
CAST | Robin Williams (Mork & Mindy), James Wolk (Political Animals), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ringer), Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Amanda Setton (Mindy Project)
A father/daughter workplace comedy set in the world of advertising.
The Millers (Comedy)
EP | Greg Garcia (Raising Hope)
DIRECTOR | James Burrows
CAST | Will Arnett (Up All Night), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Beau Bridges (My Name Is Earl), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Michael Rapaport (The Mob Doctor)
The multi-cam project revolves around a recently divorced man living with his parents.
Mom (Comedy)
EPs | Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker (Two and a Half Men)
DIRECTOR | Pam Fryman (How I Met Your Mother)
CAST | Anna Faris (The House Bunny), Allison Janney (The West Wing), Nate Corddry (Harry’s Law), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), French Stewart (3rd Rock From the Sun), Spencer Daniels (The Office), Sadie Calvano (J. Edgar), Blake Garrett Rosenthal
A newly sober single mom tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley in the multi-cam sitcom.
We Are Men (Comedy)
EP | Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother)
CAST | Jerry O’Connell (The Defenders), Kal Penn (House), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3)
A ditched groom moves into a short-term housing complex and makes friends with some older, divorced dudes in the single-cam sitcom.
Hostages (Drama)
EPs | Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI), Rick Eid (CSI, Dark Blue)
CAST | Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Tate Donovan (Deception), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Rhys Coiro (Entourage), Billy Brown (The Following), James Naughton (Gossip Girl), Mateus Ward, Quinn Shephard
Based upon the Israeli format, the project centers on a family caught in the middle of a grand political conspiracy and a righteous FBI agent at the center of said conspiracy whose role will come as a surprise.
Intelligence (Drama)
EPs | Michael Seitzman, David Semel (No Ordinary Family), Tripp Vinson, Rene Echevarria (Terra Nova)
DIRECTOR | David Semel (No Ordinary Family)
CAST | Josh Holloway (Lost), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Michael Rady (Emily Owens, M.D.), James Martinez (Breaking Bad), John Billingsley (True Blood)
Centered at US Cyber Command, and focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift, a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

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