Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CBS Upfront 2012-13: Fall 2012 Schedule; MeTV Coming to Portland Oregon

CBS 2012-13

Fall 2012

8:00PM How I Met Your Mother
8:30PM Partners  (NEW!)
9:00PM 2 Broke Girls
9:30PM Mike & Molly
10:00PM Hawaii Five-0

9:00PM NCIS: Los Angeles 
10:00PM Vegas (NEW!)

8:00PM Survivor
9:00PM Criminal Minds
10:00PM CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

8:00PM The Big Bang Theory
8:30PM Two and a Half Men
9:00PM Person of Interest
10:00PM Elementary (NEW!)

8:00PM CSI: NY
9:00PM Made In Jersey (NEW!)
10:00PM Blue Bloods

8:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
9:00PM Crimetime Saturday (encores)
10:00PM 48 Hours Mystery

7:00PM 60 Minutes
8:00PM The Amazing Race
9:00PM The Good Wife
10:00PM The Mentalist
Returning series: Undercover Boss
New series: Friend Me (comedy), Golden Boy (drama), and The Job (reality)

NOTES: CBS mentioned that Rules of Engagement is still in play, but no official announcement yet on a new season. CBS also has one new sitcom, one new drama (although they showed no clips or a mention of this one at upfront presentation) and one new reality coming in mid-season. CBS practically made the decision to cancel CSI Miami over CSI NY because they wanted to move The Mentalist to Sunday nights at 10, and that meant CSI Miami was the odd one out. And finally, CBS went with the 1-2 punch of Big Bang and Two and a Half Men on Thursdays in the Fall to take Person of Interest to the next level next season.

Discuss CBS's 2012-13 line-up and view the full press release.

Turning to other news, MeTV announced an affiliation agreement with Fisher Communications-owned KATU-TV, Portland, OR. The station will launch MeTV on June 24, 2012 and will be seen over-the-air on channel 2.2 as well as on Comcast channel 302, Charter channel 292 and Wave Broadband channel 60. MeTV Network now clears more than 79% of the country, serving more than 122 affiliates. MeTV of course features a wide range of programming which audiences and advertisers find comfortable and engaging. MeTV's library includes almost 100 series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, CBS Television Distribution, NBCUniversal Television as well as independent series owners and producers. MeTV's line-up include some of the most beloved television programs ever produced, including: M*A*S*H, Perry Mason, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Gunsmoke, That Girl, and the original Star Trek and Hawaii Five-O series

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, March 19

Kevin Can Wait - "Delivery Guy" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa convinces Kevin to go on a TV talk show with the “baby boy” he helped deliver years ago as a cop, but her plan to promote Monkey Fist backfires when Kevin runs into his arch-nemesis, Frank Munson (Ricardo Chavira), at the appearance. Michael Yo returns as Tom, a morning show host.

Man with a Plan - "March Madness" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam and Andi lose footage of an intimate moment they accidentally recorded, they have to track it down before anyone can see it.

Superior Donuts - "The Chicago Way" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Randy, who just passed the detective’s exam, is asked by her former supervisor, Ted (guest star Christopher McDonald), to talk to a female rookie who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. Also, Arthur’s usual arrangement with a city health inspector to ignore violations in the shop goes awry when a new by-the-book inspector shows up.

Living Biblically - "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Chip infuriates his colleagues when he decides to follow the commandment “Thou Shalt Not Steal” and begins returning office supplies he stole.

American Dad - "" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Stan deals with childhood issues of abandonment, which affects his performance at work; Klaus builds a website based on Smith family fails.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Monday, March 19

  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Watch Drew on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Burt Reynolds (Evening Shade) - Burt appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Zach drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still The King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of You Me Her - Greg Pohler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love & Money/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie talks about The Dangerous Book for Boys on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia talks about Roxanne Roxanne on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay talks about Unsane on the BUILD Series at 1pm.