CBS Presents 2014-15 Schedule with Revamped Monday Lineup


NEW YORK: CBS is leading off its 2014-15 prime-time schedule, which features eight new series, on Monday nights with The Big Bang Theory, followed later in the evening by the freshman drama Scorpion.

The Big Bang Theory, which is currently the number one scripted series, moves to 8 p.m. to start the season. When The Big Bang Theory returns to its Thursday night slot (after football season), 2 Broke Girls will take the 8 p.m. slot, paired with the returning comedy Mom. At 9 p.m., Scorpion, a high-octane drama about a group of brilliant misfits who serve as a line of defense against high-tech threats of the modern age, makes its CBS premiere. This leads into NCIS: Los Angeles, which moves to Mondays at 10 p.m.

On Tuesdays, NCIS is back at 8 p.m., as a lead-in to its spin-off NCIS: New Orleans at 9 p.m. Person of Interest returns at 10 p.m.

Survivor returns to Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Criminal Minds returns at 9 p.m., leading into the new psychological thriller Stalker at 10 p.m.

NFL coverage kicks off September 11 on Thursday nights, with regular programming returning October 30. The Millers will be running at 8:30 p.m. and Two and a Half Men returns to 9 p.m., though the season will be its last. The new multi-camera comedy The McCarthys gets a lead-in from those top comedies for its 9:30 p.m. slot. Elementary rounds out the evening, returning to its 10 p.m. slot.

The Amazing Race opens Fridays at 8 p.m., joined by the top-rated pairing of Hawaii Five-0 at 9 p.m. and Blue Bloods at 10 p.m.

CBS's Saturday lineup features Crimetime Saturday, encore broadcasts of the network's popular dramas at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., and the long-running 48 Hours at 10 p.m.

There are two key time-period changes on Sunday nights. 60 Minutes returns at 7 p.m. Joining the night at 8 p.m. is the new drama Madam Secretary, followed by The Good Wife at 9 p.m. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is new to the night at 10 p.m. After it completes its run of original episodes, the new CSI spin-off, CSI: Cyber, will take over.

Additional new series orders include Battle Creek, a police drama from Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan and House's David Shore. There's also a modern take on the classic comedy The Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. Returning series to be launched later in the season are Mike & Molly, The Mentalist and Undercover Boss.

"These eight new series and Thursday Night Football add to the strength and stability of a network that is returning 21 shows," said Nina Tassler, the chairman of CBS Entertainment. "They will be part of an all-season, year-round strategy of original programming that starts in the summer with Under the Dome and Extant, rolls into the fall with football and new series premieres, and extends into 2015 with the launch of more new and returning shows."