CBS announced today when their new and old shows are debuting and I feel scatterbrained trying to figure out their schedule. That is because they are scattered over a month.
Even though CBS added more comedies, they are burying them in October because of Thursday Night Football. Meaning their odds of getting another season are greatly reduced. Most shows that don’t debut in September get cancelled. Which is sad because I thought that The Great Indoors was the Fall’s best new Comedy. (Granted Fox hasn’t sent out the Son of Zorn pilot.)
Basically, if you want to know when your CBS will air, just let your DVR do the recording.
Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (10th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (SERIES DEBUT)
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (14th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM BULL (SERIES DEBUT)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (3rd Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR (90-Minute 33rd Season Premiere)
Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM MACGYVER (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (7th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (7th Season Premiere)
*Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30-8:30 PM 60 MINUTES (49th Season Premiere)
Wednesday, Sept. 28
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (12th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM CODE BLACK (2nd Season Premiere)
Sunday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (3rd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (5th Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 3
9:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (2-Hour 3rd Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 10
9:00-10:00 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (1-Hour 6th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (regular time period)
Monday, Oct. 17
9:30-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE (3rd Season Premiere)
Monday, Oct. 24
8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN (SERIES DEBUT)
Thursday, Oct. 27
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM THE GREAT INDOORS (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-9:30 PM MOM (4th Season Premiere)
9:30 -10:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM PURE GENIUS (SERIES DEBUT)
What if a meteorite came crashing down to Earth, landed in Russia, got transported to DC and the creepy crawlies inside of it starting taking over the brains of the people who work in Politics. That is the premise of BrainDead that debuts on CBS tonight at 10p. Even though ants and politicians are two of the things I hate most, I thoroughly enjoyed this campy drama.
Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is a documentary filmmaker, who needs money to finish her film. Her father (Zach Grenier) offers her the money, only if she is works for her brother, who is a US Democratic Senator (Danny Pino). She eventually agrees to work with for Luke as his Constituent Representative. Her first day seems to start off normally enough, even though the Government is set to shut down when the work day ends. But then the last person waiting to talk to her, will ask for her assistance on something that will change her life and everyone elses in DC.
The woman tells Laurel that her husband comes back from an expedition in Russia a changed man. He no longer drinks and he was an alcoholic before the long trip. Plus, she found a strange video on his phone, she can’t explain. When Laurel asks why she came to her for assistance, the woman says the Senator’s office signed off on it. Now Laurel will try to find out what happened on that boat and to its cargo that is now at the Smithsonian.
Although Laurel has a much more pressing issue to deal with first. Gareth Ritter (Aaron Tveit) comes to her and tells her that his boss Republican Senator Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub) will strike a deal with her brother, so that US Government won’t shut down, and she has just 90 minutes to find her brother and tell him that. She finds him just in the nick of time, he talks to Democratic Senators and they don’t agree to the offer.
Now 100,000 people are out of work including the Smithsonian. That means the meteorite is left alone and now the aliants (alien ants) have escaped. Their first target is Gareth’s boss. Once they enter his head, you will get to see what they do to you after they crawl inside your ear.
These aliants don’t only go after just Politicians, they have embedded themselves into the man, who is watching after their home aka the meteorite. When Laurel finds him, he is in extreme pain so she calls an ambulance. She travels with him to the hospital but he never makes it there. That’s because his head exploded all over her and the two EMTs.
His head is only the first one to explode, in the coming weeks more people will be splattered with brain matter. But not everyone’s head will explode, others will be willing to accept the aliants. What do the aliants want? Laurel and Gareth will work together to find out. Maybe they can also figure out why everyone, who is infected by the aliants, can’t stop listening to The Cars’ You Might Think.
Not only won’t you be able to get that song out of your head like the aliants, you won’t be able to get this campy drama out of your mind too. BrainDead is unlike anything else on CBS, it is like a ’60s B horror movie. It has a comedic feel even though it is a drama. And wait until next week, when they start off each episode with the most original and brilliant episode recaps.
Now when it comes to the political side of the show, I wonder if The Kings aka Robert and Michelle King, who gave us The Good Wife, knew how crazy our Presidential race would be when they pitched this show a year ago. As crazy as BrainDead is, it is not as crazy as the Presidential Race. Close, but no cigar.
Watch how close they have nailed politics with a Summer show that will enjoyably snatch up your Monday nights!
A week after the networks announced their schedules for next season, the one show that was still awaiting its fate found out its future today. Limitless’ Producer Craig Sweeny Tweeted, “I’m truly sad to report that #Limitless will not continue on any platform. Thanks so much to everyone who watched.”
You didn’t need to take a magic pill to figure out that even though CBS tried to shop Limitless around, no one was going to buy it. It had a loyal fan base, just not enough of one.
I could never get into the show because of the show’s lead. I know this is a stupid reason not to like an actor, but Jake McDorman’s beard drives me crazy. It is so light you can’t tell if he has one or he doesn’t; so I would fixate on this and couldn’t get past it. It drives me crazy.
CBS might be the #1 network, but is broken. Since it is broken, they decided to fix it.
They decided to go back to comedies on Monday after taking a season off. Plus, they are going back to 2 hours of sitcoms after taking 2 seasons off. Long live sitcoms.
Sad news is NCIS: LA is moving to Sundays at 8p. I think that is a bad slot for the show. The other NCIS spinoff NCIS: NoLA is moving to 10p on Tuesdays to make room for an NCIS original who left the show. Wednesdays remains the same. Thursdays, watch Life in Pieces fall hard without the help of The Big Bang Theory. On Fridays, they are giving up on reality at 8p and putting MacGuyver there. Sundays is just there.
I don’t think is a fix, but we shall see.
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (N)
8:00-8:30 PM KEVIN CAN WAIT (RTP)(Starting in October)
8:30-9:00 PM MAN WITH A PLAN (N) (Starting in October)
9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (NTP)
9:30-10:00 PM THE ODD COUPLE (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM SCORPION (NTP)
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (RTP) (Starting Oct. 27)
8:30-9:00 PM THE GREAT INDOORS (N) (Starting Oct. 27)
9:00-9:30 PM MOM (Starting Oct. 27)
9:30-10:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (NTP) (Starting Oct. 27)
10:00-11:00 PM PURE GENIUS (N) (Starting Oct. 27)
8:00-9:00 PM MACGYVER (N)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (NTP)
9:00-10:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (NTP)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY
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CBS is the only network with shows in limbo and today they crossed 4 of them off of their list. The Eye renewed The Odd Couple, Undercover Boss, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
I am really happy that The Odd Couple is coming back because it so funny and had a much a stronger second season. Plus, did well in the ratings without any promotion. It’s their new Yes Dear, Still Standing and Rules of Engagement. In other words, their safety sitcom that never seems to get cancelled. I am also glad that they bringing back Undercover Boss because it is the most positive show on television.
When it comes to the other dramas, they were so not for me.
The two shows we still don’t know about are Limitless and Rush Hour. There are rumors that Limitless is most likely going to be cancelled and the studio is shopping it around. I wonder if maybe CBS is thinking of switching the show over to their app where they be airing the new Star Trek series and possibly The Good Wife spinoff.
CBS picked up Life in Pieces yesterday (for some stupid reason because it’s heinous), and today they cancelled CSI: Cyber and Supergirl. But before you get too upset, Supergirl is flying over to The CW for its second season.
The expensive show is going to have its budget cut. According to Deadline, they will be move production from LA to Vancouver. I am sure this is only one of the many budget cutting changes ahead for the show. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some casting changes to help lower the budget.
I don’t know where The CW is going to put it because they picked up all of their shows except for Containment, which they just cancelled. On that note, today they also picked up three pilots to series Riverdale, Frequency and No Tomorrow. For a network that only has 10 hours of programming, I don’t know how they are going to fit in 15 hours of scripted television. That should be fun a job for the bosses to figure out.
UPDATE: NBC picked up Chicago Justice, while ABC cancelled Nashville and Agent Carter. The news wasn’t all bad at ABC, they picked up The Real O’Neals, The Catch and American Crime.
CBS announced today that NCIS: LA and NCIS: NoLA will be back on their lineup in fall along with NCIS. Those three shows and The Big Bang Theory will be joined by Scorpion, Survivor, Mom, 2 Broke Girls, Elementary, Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and Madam Secretary.
What’s missing from the renewals, all the new shows Supergirl, Limitless, Code Black, Life in Pieces and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. On that note, Criminal Minds is also missing, as is the last CSI show from the franchise, CSI: Cyber. The only reality show not on there is Undercover Boss and I hope that makes it back because it is an important show for CEOs to watch.
There are four other shows that were not mentioned today and they were already cancelled. They are Mike & Molly, Person of Interest, The Good Wife and Angel From Hell.
Granted there’s also no mention of Rush Hour and The Odd Couple, but they have yet to air this season. I am rooting for both to get picked up.
What do you think of the lucky 13 shows that will be back on CBS next season?
After months of waiting to find when Person of Interest would be back on CBS with all new episodes, fans finally got an answer today. The show returns on May 3rd and ends its 5 year run on June 21st.
This wasn’t CBS’s only news, they also announced the season finales for all of their shows.
You can put the dates in the calendar; but their schedule is so confusing, I am just letting my DVR do all of the work.
To see when your favorite shows on the Eye will air their season finales, then click here!
NCIS is in its 13th season and it is still the #1 drama and #1 scripted show on television in America and the world. So what I am about to tell you, should not surprise you. CBS picked it up for two more seasons today. As soon as the show’s lead Mark Harmon signed on the dotted line, so did they. Which you can’t blame them, can you?
What about the show’s two spinoffs NCIS: LA and NCIS: NoLA? We don’t know yet, but I am sure at least one if not both will be back.
Not many shows can say they were cancelled not once, not twice, but three times. Today, Unforgettable gets that strange and awful honor.
After its first season, CBS announced that they cancelled the show about a cop who remembers everything. Then a few weeks later, they picked it up for another season and moved it to summer. After two seasons of airing in the summer, they pulled the plug on the drama again.
Then a few months later, A&E announced they picked it up for a fourth season. Now that show aired all of its episodes for this season, Deadline reports it cancelled once again.
Since this is a Sony show, I really hope they pick up for a 5th season. I want to know if Al lives. Don’t you hate when a show ends on a cliffhanger and then gets cancelled?