With the 2013 fall tv season about to get underway, my good friend Laura Yee-Lim, TV Guru, gives us her take on the new shows this season on CBS. As always you can follow Laura on Twitter and keep up to date on everything happening in the land of TV!
The majority of the new shows on CBS this season make up their Monday night lineup. With this being the last season for How I Met Your Mother, execs are probably trying to find a show that can successfully step into their quirky, dysfunctional shoes.
Sandwiched between HIMYM and 2 Broke Girls is We are Men, a comedy about four unlucky in love men living in an apartment complex. It’s a nice departure from the usual comedies surrounding women who can’t find Mr. Right and with Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell and Kal Penn starring, it’s sure to be pretty darn funny. Just based on the talent of these three actors, I’ve added it to my already packed roster. The next half hour comedy on Monday is Mom with Anna Faris playing a recently sober mother of two who has recently reconciled with her estranged mother. While the rest of the cast of Allison Janney, French Stewart & Nate Corddry is comedy genius, I have enough issues with my own mother to want to watch some else deal with theirs.
Monday night is also host to two new dramas this season but they will share the 10pm timeslot. The first half of the season will include Hostages with Dermot Mulroney & Toni Collette. The story centres on the politically charged blurring of the line between right & wrong when a surgeon & her family are taken hostage by an FBI Agent & his team in a plot to assassinate the President. The good guys might be bad but are they doing it for the right reasons? The second half of the season will introduce us to the world of Intelligence where Josh Holloway with the help of a special microchip implanted in his brain will become an upgraded version of the Million Dollar Man.
Like with Mondays, there are two new additions to the Thursday comedy lineup. First off is The Millers about a news reporter (Will Arnett) who unintentionally inspires his father to leave his mother with the news of his recent divorce. To make matters worse, his mother then moves in with him while his father moves in with his sister’s family. It just sounds confusing &, let’s face it, really annoying – which probably means it’ll be a huge hit! The second new comedy is The Crazy Ones & if you haven’t seen a single episode of Mork & Mindy then you won’t understand how excited I am for this show. The comedic genius of Robin Williams returns to TV in this series about an unpredictably brilliant advertising executive who runs an ad agency with his type A daughter. I know, it sounds boring… but it’s Robin Williams, people! Come on!
Below is the full schedule for the network including premiere dates & highlighted are the CBS shows included in my schedule this coming season:
8pm – How I Met Your Mother (1 hr premiere – Sept 23rd)
8:30pm – We are Men (Sept 30th)
9pm – 2 Broke Girls (Sept 23rd)
9:30pm – Mom (Sept 23rd)
10pm – Hostages (Sept 23rd)
10pm – Intelligence (midseason replacement – Feb 24th)
8pm – NCIS (Sept 24th)
9pm – NCIS: Los Angeles (Sept 24th)
10pm – Person of Interest (Sept 24th)
8pm – Survivor (Sept 18th)
9pm – Criminal Minds (Sept 25th)
10pm – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Sept 25th)
8pm – The Big Bang Theory (Sept 26th)
8:30pm – The Millers (Sept 26th)
9pm – The Crazy Ones (Sept 26th)
9:30pm – Two and a Half Men (Sept 26th)
10pm – Elementary (Sept 26th)
8pm – Undercover Boss (Sept 27th)
9pm – Hawaii Five-0 (Sept 27th)
10pm – Blue Bloods (Sept 27th)
8pm – Comedytime Saturday
9pm – Crimetime Saturday
10pm – 48 Hours (Sept 28th)
7pm – 60 Minutes (Sept 29th)
8pm – The Amazing Race (Sept 29th)
9pm – The Good Wife (Sept 29th)
10pm – The Mentalist (Sept 29th)