Those are predictions based on feelings and CBS final schedule may end up very differently! It will be announced on Wednesday. Stay tuned and until then, enjoy the read!
NCIS | NCIS: LA | NCIS: NEW ORLEANS | CRIMINAL MINDS | HAWAII FIVE-O | BLUE BLOODS | ELEMENTARY | MADAM SECRETARY | CODE BLACK | BULL | MACGYVER
THE BIG BANG THEORY | MOM | LIFE IN PIECES | KEVIN CAN WAIT | MAN WITH A PLAN | SUPERIOR DONUTS
S.W.A.T. | INSTINCT | NAVY SEAL | WISDOM OF THE CROWD
YOUNG SHELDON | 9JKL | ME, MYSELF AND I | BY THE BOOK
Your grandpa network is dying, slowly but surely. CBS just had a rough year with more and more hits showing their age and new shows that flopped right out of the gate. Bull & MacGyver are the exceptions but it doesn’t feel like they’ll be there for the next 10 years: they’re already weak. CBS needs to go out of their comfort zone, take bigger risks and reflect America as how it really is (not juste male and white). Spoiler alert: that’s not gonna happen anytime soon. The new series they picked all sound very boring and generic… But let’s see how they could schedule them, ‘cos that’s their strength…
Unless CBS decides to make some unexpected moves within their comedy blocks like ABC just did, they’ll probably want to play it safe. Giving one more boost to Kevin Can Wait when football is on thursday, using once again The Big Bang Theory, certainly wouldn’t hurt. As a hallo effect, it will help new comedy 9JKL in the first weeks of its run. Then Man With a Plan can come back, paired with Kevin. They won’t do miracles but they only make sense together. Superior Donuts can move at 9.30 now 2 Broke Girls is sadly gone…
Keeping Tuesday as it is now is the best thing they can do if they want Bull to survive. Moved to another night or a later timeslot, it might very well collapse. They don’t want that. Too soon.
Criminal Minds should have been moved to 10 last year. It’s not strong enough to launch anything new and CBS just can’t leave fractional Code Black there one more year. It’s time to do the right thing. S.W.A.T., led by ex Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore, needs a fair chance and it can only grab it at 9. Plus, the action-packed procedural would fit well behind Survivor.
At first, I thought CBS should move Code Black to thursday at 10. And then, I realized that they’d better launch a new show there during fall. Castle-like Instinct is a good option after the comedies. If it doesn’t work, Code Black can always take the slot later. About Young Sheldon, I can see it leading monday night next year bur first, CBS needs to do everything in their power so it becomes a success.
Well. No need to change anything.
The David Boreanaz-led drama would fit well on this conservative sunday night between news magazine 60 Minutes and Madam Secretary (which is very weak by the way). There’s NCIS: Los Angeles in the middle and that’s a good thing. They’re not that different tonally, though the Navy SEAL drama is a little more serious.
ELEMENTARY could very well be dumped on saturday night, since it’s only been renewed for syndication purposes.
WIDSDOM OF THE CROWD is the usual spring show that will fail miserably, wherever they put it.
Comedies BY THE BOOK and ME, MYSELF AND I may very well end up on summer if both fall new entries work.