That’s the only major change in CBS’ schedule for 2012-13, which will feature four new series in the fall and two more on midseason. The network did not decide to add any more comedies to its lineup, despite widespread speculation that it would — “A lot of the bloggers got it wrong,” CBS CEO Les Moonves said — instead opting for stability.
The new shows on the schedule are period drama “Vegas,” a drama set in 1960 and starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis; “Elementary,” a modern-day Sherlock Holmes; “Made in Jersey,” a drama about a street-smart lawyer; and “Partners,” a comedy starring David Krumholtz and Michael Urie.
“Vegas” will go into the 10 p.m. Tuesday spot following the two “NCIS” shows. “Elementary” will have “Person of Interest” as a lead-in on Thursdays, while “Made in Jersey” will be sandwiched between “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods” on Friday for an all-New York-set block of dramas. “Partners,” meanwhile, will get the spot between “How I Met Your Mother” and “2 Broke Girls” on Mondays. (See CBS’ full schedule.)
One other change: “The Mentalist” will air Sunday nights after “The Good Wife,” which is staying in its 9 p.m. timeslot. For midseason, CBS has picked up the character-driven cop show “Golden Boy” and a comedy called “Friend Me.”