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CBS goes for laughs with 2013-14 TV schedule


  • Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar
Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Richard Cartwright / CBS )
May 15, 2013|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

CBS presented a 2013 fall schedule Wednesday morning that adds one drama and four new comedies for fall, two of which will debut on Thursday nights.

The network is expanding its Thursday comedy block into a second hour, moving “Two and a Half Men” to the night and introducing two new comedies, “The Crazy Ones,” starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and “The Millers,” which stars Will Arnett and Margo Martindale. All will follow “The Big Bang Theory.”

The Melissa McCarthy comedy “Mike & Molly” is being held until midseason, but CBS president Nina Tassler assured that the sitcom would bring a full season of 22 episodes. “Mike & Molly’s” Monday timeslot will be filled with another Chuck Lorre comedy, the new “Mom.”

“Hawaii Five-0” moves from Mondays to Fridays to make room for the new 15-episode thriller “Hostages.” The drama “Intelligence” starring Josh Holloway will take over the timeslot when “Hostages” ends.

“Person of Interest” moves to Tuesdays to follow “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles,” creating what the CBS execs consider an unstoppable night of programming.

The network added a total of eight new series--five comedies and three dramas. Check out the schedule and descriptions of the show below.

(All times CT; N=New, NT=New Time)

7 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
7:30 p.m. We Are Men (N)
8 p.m. 2 Broke Girls
8:30 p.m. Mom (N)
9 p.m. Hostages (N; fall) & Intelligence (N; midseason)

7 p.m. NCIS
8 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
9 p.m. Person of Interest (NT)

7 p.m. Survivor
8 p.m. Criminal Minds
9 p.m. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

7 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
7:30 p.m. The Millers (N)
8 p.m. The Crazy Ones (N)
8:30 Two and a Half Men (NT)
9 p.m. Elementary

7 p.m. Undercover Boss
8 p.m. Hawaii Fiver-0 (NT)
9 p.m. Blue Bloods

7 p.m. Comedytime Saturday (N)
7:30 p.m. Comedytime Saturday (N)
8 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
9 p.m. 48 Hours

6 p.m. 60 Minutes
7 p.m. The Amazing Race
8 p.m. The Good Wife
9 p.m. The Mentalist




Academy Award winner Robin Williams returns to series television in “The Crazy Ones,” a single-camera workplace comedy about a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired… if he weren’t the boss.  Simon Roberts (Williams) is the head of a powerful agency, with the biggest clients and brands in the world, but even more important to him is that his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is by his side. As his partner, Sydney is Simon’s exact opposite – focused, organized and eager to make a name for herself, but also too busy parenting her father, which she’d resent if he wasn’t so brilliant at what he does.  Joining them in the firm are the dashing and talented Zach (James Wolk); art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater), who’s as hard-working as he is neurotic; and the beautiful and deceptively smart assistant Lauren (Amanda Setton).  With his team and his daughter behind him, Simon continues to set the advertising world on fire, and it looks like they are definitely buying what these crazy ones are selling.  Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal” and “The Practice”), Bill D’Elia, Emmy Award winner Jason Winer (“Modern Family”), Dean Lorey, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television. Jason Winer directed the pilot.


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