Network Upfronts: CBS Announces Their 2012 Fall Schedule

CBS revealed its schedule for the upcoming fall television season this morning.  As expected it is steady as she goes for the number one overall network.  The rumored two hours comedy block does not materialize on Thursday, but a few new shows do say hello.

A few changes on Monday as How I Met Your Mother still leads off the night but is now followed by Partners from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick.  2 Broke Girls moves back thirty minutes and leads into Mike & Molly.

Tuesday welcomes back both NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles which follows new drama Vegas starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis.  Vegas is inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a fourth-generation rancher tasked with bringing order to Las Vegas in the 1960s, a gambling and entertainment mecca emerging from the tumbleweeds.

There are no changes on Wednesday with the aging Survivor (which should consider bumping itself down to one season a year and sharing a timeslot with The Amazing Race), Criminal Minds, and the mothership CSI.

The Big Bang Theory opens Thursday with new cohort Two and a Half Men.  No word yet on the fate of Rules of Engagement.  Relative success story Person of Interest stays at 9 pm ET and is followed by new drama Elementary which stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases.

Friday finds our other surviving CSI, CSI:NY.  Made in Jersey is a drama about a young working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete among her pedigreed Manhattan colleagues at a prestigious New York law firm which follows CSI: NY at 9 pm. Blue Bloods caps of the night for the Eye Network.

Sunday begins just as we left it with 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, and The Good Wife but is followed by the relocated The Mentalist.  The real question is will any old people still be awake to watch The Mentalist after the countless NFL overruns in the fall?

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