Last year at this time, I wrote about how CBS was the #1 Network and wasn't changing their schedule around because they already had a schedule that was working. Now, oddly enough, that isn't the case anymore. For the first time in awhile, NBC is back on top and CBS is left getting whiplash and everyone wondering, "what happened?" That isn't to say the network is doing poorly, they still have The Big Bang Theory, but they're definitely going to need a new hit soon to get back in first place.

What's Staying: 

  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Amazing Race
  • The Big Bang Theory - Renewed through Season 10
  • Big Brother
  • Blue Bloods
  • Criminal Minds
  • CSI
  • Elementary
  • The Good Wife
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • The Mentalist
  • Mike & Molly
  • The Millers
  • Mom
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Person of Interest
  • Survivor
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Under the Dome - Season Two premieres this summer
  • Undercover Boss
  • Unforgettable

What's Cancelled:

  • Bad Teacher
  • The Crazy Ones
  • Friends With Better Lives
  • Hostages
  • Intelligence
  • We Are Men

​The Millers and Mom are both returning in the Fall because CBS just didn't have anything better. They get modestly good ratings but aren't the hits that CBS is used to, especially with Mom being a Chuck Lorre production. With only one new comedy premiering in the fall on CBS, the network is sticking with very CBS-looking dramas, including two spin-offs.

What's New:

Extant

It's airing this summer, so it will probably do well for a summer show because there isn't a lot to compete against. Also, it stars Halle Berry and it's pretty exciting to see her on TV. The trailer is all over the place and it seems like this show didn't know exactly what it wanted to be- so it went with everything: a sci-fi mystery thriller set in the future that has several different points of focus. 

Madam Secretary

This is CBS' answer to Scandal and I can't tell if it will work in the network's favor or not. I think people could gravitate to this show because of how it mixes political drama with a heartwarming drama, two things that usually don't get mixed together. The only show in the same timeslot with a possible demo-challenge will be Once Upon a Time, so Madam Secretary definitely has a shot at making a footprint.

The McCarthys

I don't know what people are saying about this show but I actually quite enjoyed the trailer. It's definitely a sitcom that belongs on CBS but it looks like a fun family comedy. The only comedies that it will compete against on Thursday nights are NBC shows, so this could find an audience. 

NCIS: New Orleans

CBS is aggressively sticking to what works, and that includes a spin-off of one of their most popular shows. It'll be interesting to see how it does against Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but I have no doubt it'll be fine holding its own. People love their procedurals.

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