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CBS Shakes Up Schedule; Set To Add 6 New Fall Series

CBS Shakes Up Schedule; Set To Add 6 New Fall Series

Traditionally, the most stable network of the all major broadcasters is CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS), but when its executive team changes gears, they go full tilt.

On Wednesday, CBS revealed its new fall schedule, which will feature six new series. The biggest change, however, is CBS is going back to a two-night comedy block after ditching laughers on Monday night last year for the first time in decades.

With "Supergirl" flying to the CW, CBS saw an opening to shift "Scorpion" to 10 p.m. and use Monday's slot to launch its prized pickups, headlined by Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc. Joel McHale's "The Great Indoors" will then get the coveted post "The Big Bang Theory" slot after "Thursday Night Football" wraps in late October.

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On the drama side, CBS is using "NCIS" to launch "Bull," which stars former "NCIS" star Michael Weatherly. The new drama will be sandwiched between the original "NCIS" and its New Orleans spinoff.

The new changes mean network mainstays "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Elementary" will again be on the move as the pair shuffle off to Sunday, where they will air following "60 Minutes" and "Madame Secretary."

Reality series "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss" will return mid-season, as will "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders." CBS also has freshman drama "Training Day" and "Doubt" queued up for a 2017 debt.


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