CBS.  First place, safe, boring, predictable CBS.  I can’t imagine that a number one network is going to shake the boat too much.  They certainly didn’t pick up any pilots that strayed too drastically from their formula.  However, CBS is finally venturing into single camera comedy.  They’ve picked up two in Crazy Ones and We Are Men.  The question is, where do you put them?  

The answer is Thursday at 9pm, or Friday at 8pm.  Sunday at 8pm is off limits due to football overruns.  Survivor is still strong enough to hold onto the Wednesday at 8pm slot.  Considering I see the new show Intelligence to be a perfect companion to Person of Interest, I’m figuring a new comedy block on Friday at 8pm can’t hurt.  CBS does well with the live watching older crowd and Robin Williams is a huge draw.  

Here’s the scorecard:

Dramas picked up:


Comedies picked up:

Crazy Ones
The Millers (formerly Greg Garcia Untitled)
We Are Men (formerly Ex-Men)
Friends With Better Lives

Pilots still in contention:

Backstrom, Bad Teacher, Gaffigan, The McCarthys, NCIS: Red (barely)

Dead Pilots:

The Advocates, Beverly Hills Cop, Reckless, Second Sight, The Surgeon General, The Anatomy of Violence, The Ordained, Jacked Up, Super Clyde, Mother’s Day (aka Untitled Rottenburg/Zuritsky), Untitled Tad Quill

Returning Shows:

2 Broke Girls
The Amazing Race
The Big Bang Theory
Blue Bloods
Criminal Minds
The Good Wife
Hawaii Five-0
How I Met Your Mother
The Mentalist
Mike & Molly
NCIS: Los Angeles
Person of Interest
Two and a Half Men
Undercover Boss

Here’s a list and description of the CBS pilots for those who can’t keep track (which is about all of us).;its-rabbit-season-its-duck-season-its-pilot-season-what-are-cbs-options&catid=54;general-television&Itemid=28

My 2013 CBS Fall Fantasy Schedule:


7:00 pm – 60 Minutes
8:00 pm – The Amazing Race
9:00 pm – The Good Wife
10:00 pm – Reckless


8:00 pm – How I Met Your Mother
8:30 pm – Mom
9:00 pm – Two Broke Girls
9:30 pm – Mike and Molly
10:00 pm – Hawaii Five-0


8:00 pm – NCIS
9:00 pm – NCIS LA
10:00 pm – Elementary


8:00 pm – Survivor
9:00 pm – Criminal Minds
10:00 pm – CSI


8:00 pm – The Big Bang Theory
8:30 pm – Two and A Half Men
9:00 pm – Person of Interest
10:00 pm – Intelligence


8:00 pm – The Crazy Ones
8:30 pm – We are Men
9:00 pm – The Mentalist
10:00 pm – Blue Bloods


8:00 – 10:00 pm – Crimetime Saturday
10:00 pm – 48 Hours Mystery


Hostages, Undercover Boss, The Millers, Friends With Better Lives, new pilots that CBS plans on picking up but still can’t decide for sure.  

So, what do you think?  Anything you would change, or does it matter since CBS will continue to rule the other networks?  


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