mom-big-bang-theory-scheduling.jpgCBS is going to keep doubling up “The Big Bang Theory” on Monday nights for a while, which will delay the Season 2 premiere of “Mom” until late October.

The game of comedy musical chairs also includes a temporary new night for “The Millers,” which will move to Mondays for its fall run. Starting Monday (Sept. 29), a new “Big Bang” will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT Mondays, followed by a repeat at 8:30 leading into new drama “Scorpion.” That pattern will hold until Oct. 20, when “The Millers” — initially scheduled to premiere Thursday, Oct. 30 — premieres its second season in the 8:30 spot.

“Mom” will then take the 8:30 Thursday timeslot following “The Big Bang Theory” starting Oct. 30. It’s not a permanent change, though: “Mom” and “The Millers” will switch places again in early January.

The moves seem designed to help “Scorpion” — which premiered to 14 million viewers and a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating — and “Mom” by giving them CBS’ biggest show as a lead-in for several weeks. “The Millers” appears to be the odd show out in the shuffle. While it will debut behind “Big Bang” on Oct. 20, it will have the less potent (though still solidly rated) “2 Broke Girls” as a lead-in for the remainder of the fall.

Posted by:Rick Porter