CBS Begins Mid-Season Show Changes

After a temporary schedule shuffle, CBS is introducing three new series.

Beginning tonight, CBS’s Friday night hit BLUE BLOODS moves to Wednesdays at 10:00pm for the next four weeks. BLUE BLOODS stars Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg as members of a family of New York cops. It is this season’s #2 new series among viewers and Friday night’s top program. It returns to its regular time, Fridays at 10:00pm, on February 11th.

THE DEFENDERS, the legal dramedy starring Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell, will move to Fridays at 8:00pm, where it will stay through the end of March, at which point it will have completed its run for the season.

This temporary switch paves the way for CBS to introduce a brand new series, CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR, a spinoff to CRIMINAL MINDS, on Wednesday, February 16th at 10:00pm. Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garafolo are starring in this new crime drama. CRIMINAL MINDS remains a top 10 hit for CBS.

Then on Monday, February 21st, MAD LOVE becomes a part of the CBS Monday night comedy block. The new comedy focuses on a quartet of New Yorkers, two of whom are falling in love while the other two despise each other. Jason Biggs, Sarah Chalke, Tyler Labine and Judy Greer star.

When MAD LOVE arrives, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT will move to Thursday nights at 8:30pm, following BIG BANG THEORY. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT will replace $#*! MY DAD SAYS, which CBS says will have completed its order for the season. There’s no definitive word, yet, on whether the William Shatner comedy will return next year.

And mark your calendar for Friday, April 1st at 8:00pm: that’s when the comedic drama CHAOS premieres. CHAOS follows a group of rogue spies in the Clandesting Administration and Oversight Services, and stars Freddy Rodriguez, Eric Close and Tim Blake Nelson.

That’s a lot of switching around, so here’s a look at the new schedule, change by change:

Wednesdays Effective Jan. 19th

8:00pm-9:00pm LIVE TO DANCE
9:00pm-10:00pm CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00pm-11:00pm BLUE BLOODS

Fridays Effective Feb. 4th

8:00pm-9:00pm THE DEFENDERS
9:00pm-10:00pm CSI: NY
10:00pm-11:00pm TBA

Fridays Effective Feb. 11th

8:00pm-9:00pm THE DEFENDERS
9:00pm-10:00pm CSI: NY
10:00pm-11:00pm BLUE BLOODS

Wednesdays Effective Feb. 16th

8:00pm-9:00pm SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND
9:00pm-10:00pm CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00pm-11:00pm CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR

Mondays Effective Feb. 21st

8:00pm-8:30pm HOW I MET YOU RMOTHER
8:30pm-9:00pm MAD LOVE
9:00pm-9:30pm TWO AND A HALF MEN
9:30pm-10:00pm MIKE & MOLLY
10:00pm-11:00pm HAWAII FIVE-0

Thursdays Effective Feb. 24th

8:00pm-8:30pm THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30pm-9:00pm RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
9:00pm-10:00pm CSI
10:00pm-11:00pm THE MENTALIST

Fridays Effective April 1st

8:00pm-8:30pm CHAOS
8:30pm-9:00pm RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
9:00pm-10:00pm CSI:NY
10:00pm-11:00pm BLUE BLOODS

Keep watching CBS, and thanks for making LIVE 5 WCSC the Lowcountry’s #1 station!

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