CBS Mid-Season 2011 Schedule

In addition to making several time slot shifts, the eye network will premiere new series "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" on February 16, "Mad Love" on February 21 and "Chaos" on April 1.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior cast
December 21, 2010

CBS today announced mid-season series premiere dates and some time period moves for America's top-rated network.

"We're in the fortunate position of having a schedule with many successful shows and very few holes," said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President Primetime for CBS. "This allows us to be very targeted with our mid-season series. These are moves that maintain the core stability of a successful schedule, while giving us multiple looks for the future at a few time periods."

"Blue Bloods," the season's #2 freshman series among viewers and Friday's top program in both viewers and adults 25-54, will move to Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) for four consecutive weeks beginning January 19. "Blue Bloods" returns to its regular Friday time period (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on February 11.

"Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," a spin-off of CBS's top 10 hit, "Criminal Minds," premieres Wednesday, February 16 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

"The Defenders," currently airing Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and ranking as the third-highest-rated new drama, relocates to Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) effective February 4.

MAD LOVE, a comedy about a quartet of New Yorkers, two of whom are falling in love while the other two despise each other, premieres Monday, February 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

"Rules of Engagement" will move from Monday (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) to Thursdays (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning February 24, reuniting with another former Monday comedy, "The Big Bang Theory," to form a new Thursday comedy block. This season, "Rules of Engagement" has improved its time period by +13% in both viewers and adults 18-49 and by +17% in adults 25-54. "Rules of Engagement" will succeed $#*! MY DAD SAYS, which will have completed its on-air order for the season.

"Chaos," a comedic drama about a group of rogue CIA spies in the Clandestine Administration and Oversight Services, premieres Friday, April 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). "Chaos" will succeed "The Defenders," which will have completed its on-air order for the season.

CBS will close the first half of the 2010-2011 season as the #1 network in viewers (12.29m, up +3%), adults 25-54 (4.2/10, up +2%) and adults 18-49 (3.2/09, even with last year). Season-to-date, CBS has six of the season's top 10 programs, the top seven scripted programs and the top five new programs. CBS also has the two most played-back series - "Hawaii Five-0" and "The Mentalist" - with both gaining nearly three million additional viewers each week after 7-day playback is factored in.

CBS's Mid-Season 2011 Lineup:

Wednesdays, effective January 19

8:00-9:00 PM - "Live to Dance"

9:00-10:00 PM - "Criminal Minds"

10:00-11:00 PM - "Blue Bloods" (new time period)

Fridays, effective February 4

8:00-9:00 PM - "The Defenders" (new time period)

9:00-10:00 PM - "CSI: NY"

Fridays, effective February 11

8:00-9:00 PM - "The Defenders"

9:00-10:00 PM - "CSI: NY"

10:00-11:00 PM - "Blue Bloods"

Wednesdays, effective February 16

8:00-9:00 PM - "Survivor: Redemption Island" (season premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM - "Criminal Minds"

10:00-11:00 PM - "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" (series premiere)

Mondays, effective February 21

8:00-8:30 PM - "How I Met Your Mother"

8:30-9:00 PM - "Mad Love" (series premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM - "Two and a Half Men"

9:30-10:00 PM - "Mike & Molly"

10:00-11:00 PM - "Hawaii Five-0"

Thursdays, effective February 24

8:00-8:30 PM - "The Big Bang Theory"

8:30-9:00 PM - "Rules of Engagement" (new time period)

9:00-10:00 PM - "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

10:00-11:00 PM - "The Mentalist"

Fridays, effective April 1

8:00-9:00 PM - "Chaos" (series premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM - "CSI: NY"

10:00-11:00 PM - "Blue Bloods"