CBS Releases Its Fall 2012 TV Schedule
CBS Releases Its Fall 2012 TV Schedule
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The network schedules just keep on coming! CBS released its schedule for the fall 2012 TV season on Wednesday at their upfront presentation. There are a whole bunch of shifts and a few new shows, so check out the CBS schedule here!

The CBS fall 2012 schedule follows those released by NBC, FOX and ABC in recent days. Because of CBS' strong 2011-2012 lineup, there aren't as many changes on this network's schedule as on some others.

But what's a new TV season without any changes?

The Changes

A few of CBS' veteran shows will undergo scheduling changes in the fall of 2012:

  • Two and a Half Men will leave its long-time Monday home and move to Thursdays at 8:30pm, following The Big Bang Theory.
  • 2 Broke Girls will move into Two and a Half Men's old slot at 9pm on Mondays.
  • The Mentalist is moving to Sundays at 10pm, following The Good Wife.
  • CSI: New York moves up one hour to Fridays at 8pm.

The New Shows

There isn't much room for new shows in the CBS fall 2012 schedule. But four new programs did manage to make the cut:

  • The new sitcom, Partners, joins the comedy block on Monday nights at 8:30pm.
  • Vegas, a drama series, follows the two NCIS series on Tuesdays at 10pm.
  • The Sherlock Holmes reboot, Elementary, will get the Thursday, 10pm timeslot, following Person of Interest.
  • Fridays at 9pm will feature the new legal drama, Made in Jersey.


Three new series are currently scheduled for midseason debuts on CBS. Golden Boy (a police drama), Friend Me (a buddy comedy) and The Job (a reality series about landing a dream job) will all appear on CBS in winter 2013. Returning series Undercover Boss is expected to return at midseason as well.

Still Waiting

Rules of Engagement, CBS' perpetual also-ran sitcom, is not officially dead yet. Negotiations are reportedly underway, but there is currently no place in the CBS schedule for the show.

The Schedule
(New shows bolded)

8pm: How I Met Your Mother
8:30pm: Partners
9pm: 2 Broke Girls
9:30pm: Mike & Molly
10pm: Hawaii Five-0

8pm: NCIS
9pm: NCIS: Los Angeles
10pm: Vegas

8pm: Survivor: Philippines
9pm: Criminal Minds
10pm: CSI

8pm: The Big Bang Theory
8:30pm: Two and a Half Men
9pm: Person of Interest
10pm: Elementary

8pm: CSI: New York
9pm: Made in Jersey
10pm: Blue Bloods

8pm: Crimetime Saturday
10pm: 48 Hours Mystery

7pm: 60 Minutes
8pm: The Amazing Race
9pm: The Good Wife
10pm: The Mentalist

How do you feel about the CBS fall 2012 schedule? Which shows do you plan to watch? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

(Images courtesy of CBS)