CBS is one of those networks whose moves I always find interesting. They've got a pretty strong lineup these days (even if I watch very little of it), and seem to "tweak" things every season, moving a few shows around, and doing their best to position new shows. Perhaps it's interesting because it seems kind of old school.
Got a new comedy? Put it after your strongest one. Got another comedy that has performed well behind your strongest comedy? Use it to launch a different night of programming and another comedy. Position new dramas between strong performers. It's all very simple and explainable. I like that.
Anyway, here's how the fall schedule looks:
|NCIS||The New Adventures
of Old Christine
|8:30||How I Met
|Two and a
So, there are going to be five new shows on the fall schedule, two comedies and three dramas. No new reality shows? Wow, who would have thought such a thing would occur in this day and age? Go, CBS. I hope the strategy works.
The first new comedy is Worst Week, which has a poor fellow played by Kyle Bornheimer trying to impress his in-laws. Sadly, whenever he's at their house, there's always some sort of problem. I think we've all been there. I think we all know what that's about. Plus, it airs between Two and a Half Men and CSI: Miami.
The other new comedy is Project Gary and has Jay Mohr as the lead. Gary (Mohr) is a divorced guy with two kids, a new girlfriend, and an ex-wife. His life is complicated. And funny… one hopes. It doesn't sound like a terribly different idea, but sometimes the old ideas are the best.