CBS‘s schedule is broken, so they are trying to fix it by moving things around on Wednesdays and Thursday.
I like that 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly will be paired together because they are CBS’s funniest comedies. I just wish it wasn’t only happening for a few weeks. Maybe they know that they will be using it to replace Angel From Hell when it fails miserably. But then again only one new fall show didn’t air all of its ordered episodes, so maybe they will stick with the comedy that is hell to watch until the end of the episode order.
Now the really bad new comes for fans of Person of Interest, the show still doesn’t have an air date. I have a feeling CBS will hold it for summer since they have some holes to fill due to the cancellation of Under the Dome and Extant. Personally, I am bummed that Rush Hour doesn’t have a start date because I enjoyed it so much more than Limitless.
It’s funny, I used to be a huge fan of CBS shows, but now I am down to watching just Supergirl, Scorpion, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, The Odd Couple and Blue Bloods. I guess I am just too young for them. Are you a person losing interest in them too? See what I did there?
CBS Wednesday, Jan. 6
8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT 2 BROKE GIRLS (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT MIKE & MOLLY (6th Season Premiere)
CBS Thursday, Effective Jan. 7
8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT LIFE IN PIECES
9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT MOM
9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT ANGEL FROM HELL (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT ELEMENTARY
CBS Friday, Effective Feb. 12
8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT THE AMAZING RACE (28th Season Premiere)
CBS Wednesday, Feb. 17
8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT SURVIVOR (32nd Season Premiere)
CBS Wednesday, Feb. 24
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT CODE BLACK (Season Finale)
CBS Wednesday, Effective March 2
10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (Series Premiere)
CBS Thursday, Effective April 7
8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT THE ODD COUPLE (2nd Season Premiere)
The last new fall show to find out its fate was Supergirl, but today she knows how many more episodes she is doing this season. CBS announced today that they picked up 7 more episodes from the superhero show, which is two short of the normal full season order. Normally, I would be concerned, but the positive family show (which I think is pretty much the only one they have) started later than all of the others. So it kind of makes sense why they would be doing a few less episodes. Although I think it is deserves more episodes than several of CBS’s other dramas and comedies. Please, Life in Pieces would’ve been cancelled if it was following the declining The Big Bang Theory. Seriously, who watching that unfunny comedy?
We know that Supergirl is The Bomb and tonight at 8p on CBS we find out how she handles bombs while babysitting her boss’ son Carter (Levi Miller).
When Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) goes out of town, Kara (Melissa Benoist) offers to take care of her son, who has a crush on Supergirl. Sounded like a good idea until someone targets Maxwell Lord’s companies with bombs. How will she handle being a nanny and Supergirl at the same time?
It will get really tough when someone plants a bomb at the airport and also on a train event that Lord is hosting at the same time. To make things even more complicated, Carter wiggles his way on to the doomed train. Which bomb will Supergirl choose? Will she put Carter’s life over all of the people at the airport? It is a tough decision and we will find out if she makes the right one. Either way, there will be consequences for her actions. You will have to tune in to see what that means in this exciting episode!
Then at 9p, Scorpion starts off with an intense ride through Los Angeles, so that Walter (Elyes Gabel) can pick up his parents, who he hasn’t seen in years because he doesn’t have a good relationship with him, at LAX. They flew in to say goodbye to Megan (Camille Guaty), who is close to the death. When they arrive at the hospital, someone is being rushed to the infectious disease ward.
Shortly after they get to Megan’s room, the hospital is put into lockdown and Scorpion is separated throughout the hospital. Walter, his parents, Paige (Katharine McPhee) and Sylvester (Ari Stidham) are in Megan’s room while Happy (Jadyn Wong) and Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) are trapped in the cafeteria with another victim and a woman who is about to give birth. Since the hospital is on lockdown, they are all stuck where they are located. If they can’t leave their positions how are they going to stop the spread of this quick moving deadly virus?
Walter only wants to get back to the warehouse, so that he can work on something that might save his sister’s life, but he can’t leave the building. Happy finds a way to open the doors to their ward, so that Paige and him can try to stop the spread of the contagion. While doing so, they find themselves trapped in a room and they can’t get out. Now, all Walter wants to do is be with his sister before she dies.
Back down in the cafeteria, Toby is also trying to find a way to contain it and help a woman give birth. Just when he thinks he knows what the virus is, he realizes it is worse than they thought. It is even more deadly with no cure. It looks like this is not only the end for Megan, but for Scorpion too.
Will they be able to stop the virus before it kills them? Will Walter make it back to see his sister before it is too late?
Tonight’s episode is not only emotional because of Megan’s condition, but also because they are all on a race of time to stop something that appears to be unstoppable. I have to say that tonight’s episode is the best one of the show’s run, and they have done a lot of great episodes that keep us entertained from the beginning until the end. I don’t know if tonight’s show is so great because they added a lot heart to it due to Walter about to lose his sister and Sylvester is about to lose his new wife, but it doesn’t hurt. What will hurt are you eyes and nose because you will be crying a lot tonight. So have the tissues ready because you are going to need them during this spectacular episode.
NBC only had one new comedy debut this fall and they just cut Truth Be Told‘s episode order down to 10 from 13. The news is no surprise because it got very poor ratings. Not only that, truth be told, it sucks. I wanted to like it because I like Mark Paul Gosselaar and the show’s creator DJ Nash, but I couldn’t even fake a chuckle while suffering through the premiere. Seems I wasn’t alone because it got it’s episode order cut after just two airings.
Personally, I am surprised that NBC is going to keep it on the air for all 10 episodes. I think they would be smarter to extend Undatebale Live to an hour leading in to Grimm. Now, both shows will be hurt by Truth Be Told. But what do I know, I am just a viewer who likes the bread in that Friday sandwich.
UPDATE: Seems whenever one show, basically, gets cancelled, another one gets a full season pick up. Hours after Truth Be Told was told the harsh truth, The Grinder was given news I won’t object to. Fox announced today that they picked up the comedy for a full season. No word about Fox’s other new fall comedy Grandfathered, which airs beforehand, but the writing is pretty much on the wall. I am sure Fox will let it air all 13 episodes before replacing it with New Girl sometime next year.
UPDATE 2: For some reason, CBS picked up Life in Pieces for a full season. A decision I am sure they will quickly regret the one time they air after a The Big Bang Theory repeat. Then the true rating numbers will be told.
My theory why they renewed the least funny sitcom of the fall, is they are hoping it will get them awards since TBBT’s time doing that is pretty much dunzo.
What this news means for The Odd Couple, Mike & Molly and Angel from Hell (which is almost as awful as Life in Pieces) is unknown at this time.
The good news is that CBS ordered the back 9 episodes for Limitless, the bad news is that NBC’s The Player had its episode order count cut down to 9 from 13. The news is not really a surprise for either show.
When it comes to The Player, I didn’t hate it. It just wasn’t the type of show I watch and I guess others felt the same way.
When it comes to Limitless, I stopped watching it midway through the second episode. While I got bored with that show, others did not. Thus, why it will be around until May.
How do feel about today’s TV news?
UPDATE: The well has run dry for Blood & Oil because ABC cut their episode order down to 10 from 13. Not shocking at all because the show was treacherous to watch.
CBS announced today that they are holding Angel From Hell until midseason and 2 Broke Girls will be back on November 12th.
No reason was given for the change, but here is my theory. Angel From Hell is painfully awful and with Life in Pieces being a disappointment, they don’t want to have their two new comedies off the air by the new year. Instead, they want to build up their Thursdays, when football season is over, and air 3 shows that have proven to do well for them. The Big Bang Theory will start off the night at 8p, followed by the unfunny Life in Pieces, Mom and 2 Broke Girls. Sadly, Mom and 2 Broke Girls are not a good fit with each other, but hopefully people won’t notice that. That’s because to me, 2 Broke Girls is the only CBS comedy on Thursdays to watch. Sorry, but TBBT has gotten really tired. Too many characters and they lost the feeling they had before they added Bernadette and Amy.
Now, at this point, Angel From Hell is slated to air in February. That makes me think that CBS will order enough episodes of LIP to get them through then. That is unless it completely plummets on Thursdays night.
I don’t know why CBS is trying to save this show because they still have The Odd Couple and Mike & Molly waiting in the wings. Two comedies that are a million times funnier than AFH and LIP combined.
What do I know, I am just a viewer.
Code Black is the newest medical drama on television and the show that debuts on CBS tonight at 10p is a lot like ER on 5 Red Bulls.
When I watched Code Black at the beginning of the summer, I hated the show. I thought it was all action and no emotion. As in there are so many cases that you can’t emotionally get involved in any of them, so how can you get emotionally attached to the show. Then I re-watched it, and I was able to get more emotionally involved with some of the cases. I think if they eliminate at least one case per episode, the show has a chance of becoming a hit. If they keep it at this rate, I think people will get tired of it because it is exhausting.
Code Black follows four first year interns (Benjamin Hollingsworth, Bonnie Somerville, Melanie Chandra and Harry Ford) working at Angels Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. It is one of the busiest ERs in the country. Code Black is when there are more patients than resources and that happens about 300 times a year there. Each week they will have to deal with being at Code Black and try not to kill any of their patients.
They will have help from Mama (Luis Guzman), a caring senior nurse, and Papa (Marcia Gay Harden), a tough doctor who will do anything to save her patients. There there is their cousin, Dr Hudson (Raza Jaffrey), who is the calm one in the storm. But the kids always listen to their parents, who are the best actors on the show and keep it from going flatline.
So if you want a medical drama on Speed, then Code Back is for you. I think that Code Black is on life support for the time being and it can either way. It is up to you, to help decide if CBS should pull the plug or not.
Tonight at 10p on CBS, Limitless goes from the big screen to the small one.
Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) is approaching 30 and he hasn’t done much with his life. He is in a band and everyone but him has given up on it. Things have gotten so bad that he takes a job as a temp and finds out his former best friend and bandmate works there. The two of them catch up over coffee and Eli gives his buddy an NZT pill. The pill gives him the ability to access everything in his brain. His two week temp job is completed in 2 hours.
Now with all that extra brain power to spare, he decides to use to it to find out what is ailing his dad. He figures it out, but his parents think he is crazy until his diagnosis proves true. Only problem is that they discover his dad needs a liver transplant, but he probably won’t get one in time.
Brian decides to ask Eli for another pill, so that maybe he can find another way to cure his dad. When he gets to his friend’s apartment, he discover his buddy’s dead body on the floor and he has been shot. Just as he is trying to figure out what to do the police knock on the door looking for Eli.
Brian is on the run and FBI Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter) is on his tail. He tells her that he is innocent but she doesn’t believe him until he proves it. Now the two of them are trying to figure out who killed Eli.
Meanwhile, Brian is visited by Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), who is now a Senator, who says he is willing to supply him with the NZT for the rest of his life because unlike other test subjects, he doesn’t suffer from the fatal side effect. Only thing is that he can’t tell anyone about their meeting.
Back to Agent Harris, she thinks that Brian would make a great consultant for the agency and convinces her boss to put him in a safe house.
And now you have he premise for the series, the two of them will work together to solve some of the toughest crimes each week.
If you are tuning in for Cooper, you will be greatly disappointed because he is only on the show for a few minutes. But there is more to the show than just him.
When I heard that the show was picked up for the fall, I was like why, the movie was completely forgettable. In fact, the first time I watched the pilot, I was bored. Then I rewatched it and I quite enjoyed it. So I suggest giving it a chance because it has potential. How much? We will just have to tune in each week to find out.
Before we get to Limitless, there are two NCISes that air before it. At 8p, NCIS picks up with Gibbs (Mark Harmon) being rushed into surgery after being shot. Dr Taft (Jon Cryer) is doing everything in his power to save the agent, but the second bullet exploded his chest and it caused a lot of damage. As the doctor works to save his patient, DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) is instructed to find the kid that shot his boss. By the end of the episode, Gibbs fate will be decided and DiNozzo will get his man. Which man that is, you will have to tune in to find out.
Cryer is a great addition to the cast, it is like he was born to play a surgeon.
Then at 9p, NCIS: New Orleans is back for its second season and it starts off with a bang. As in someone blows up a military convoy on the bridge. Now Pride (Scott Bakula), LaSalle (Lucas Black), Brody (Zoe McLellan) and Plame (Daryl ‘Chill’ Mitchell) have to figure out who did it. What they discover, is that it is a militia super group and this bombing was only the beginning. Will they be able to find out them before it is too late?
Life in Pieces is the first sitcom of the Fall season to make its debut and it’s the worst one of them all. In its defense that is not saying much because most of them are really bad.
The comedy that debuts at 8:30p on CBS is cross between the movie Parenthood and a Judd Apatow film. It’s the story of a family with problems, told in 4 vignettes.
Matt (Thomas Sadoski) just started dating Colleen (Angelique Cabral) and she is still living with her ex-fiance’ who thinks they are still engaged. They can’t have sex at her place, so they go to his place but he lives with his parents. What to do? Have sex in the car and get busted by the cops.
Then there is Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) who is giving birth to her first baby and poops on the table. Then when her husband Greg (Colin Hanks) and her are seen by their doctor, they are told they can’t have sex for six weeks. The doctor also tells her not to look down there until she sees her again. She doesn’t listen and looks down there.
Heather (Betsy Brandt) and Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) take their oldest child to look at colleges and the dad tells his son about how he lost his virginity. He says that he did a Scott Baio and mistook the couch for his girlfriend. He only knew about the mistake when he found lint and a coin on the tip of penis. To make matters worse for Heather and Tim, their daughter gets her period and their youngest daughter finds out everything is a lie. So Heather decides she wants to have another kid, but when Tim calls her old the mood is lost.
Finally, there are the patriarchs John (James Brolin) and Joan (Dianne Wiest). John is turning 70, so he decides to throw a funeral for his birthday party. After everyone leaves, he gets into the coffin and gets himself locked in. Now his family has to rush him to the Jiffy Lube to set him free.
If this sounds funny to you, enjoy. If you think this sounds like crap, you are just like me!
I love comedies, and this season is a huge disappointment starting off with this show. I am so sick of a shows trying so hard to be risque because their desperation ruins what could be a good show. Well, in this case it is just desperation and that’s sad.
Then at 9p, Scorpion is back and it is not suffering from the sophomore slump.
Walter (Elyes Gabel) has been in rehab recuperating from his accident (in the season finale) and he is not the same quite yet. The team has been working on their own projects now that Homeland refuses to work with them. And then there is Cabe (Robert Patrick), who has been working as a consultant on movies and he despises it. When he gets a call that they need Team Scorpion back together, he rushes over to the warehouse.
The old boss is gone and Adriana (Alana De La Garz) is the new person in charge. She believes in Scorpion, but she also isn’t going to let them get away with the stuff they used to.
What is the big emergency? A nuclear powered Russian satellite is plummeting down towards Earth and Los Angeles is its target. The team needs to reprogram it, so that it will crash into the ocean instead. But when that doesn’t work, it looks like all hope is lost? Will the satellite destroy LA or will they save the day?
Besides dealing with impending doom, they are also dealing with their internal relationships. Can they find love or will they be alone forever?
Scorpion is the show that gets your blood pumping for the week and we all need that. So tune in, to really get your week started on the right note.
NCIS is one of those shows where the male actors don’t have to take off their shirts, which is a shame after looking at this photo of Michael Weatherly. Seriously wouldn’t you like to see DiNozzo topless on the #1 show more often? I know I would and you don’t have to slap the back of my head for me to see that.