CBS Sets Mid-Season Premieres for 'Criminal Minds' Spin-Off, Wednesday Comedies and More
CBS has set mid-season premiere dates for several new and
returning shows in 2016, including the
Criminal Minds spin-off
Beyond Borders, Jane Lynch's
Angel from Hell and a new comedy block on Wednesday nights.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, starring Gary Sinise, will premiere Wednesday, March 2 at 10pm, following the original Criminal Minds. It will take over for Code Black after the freshman medical drama ends its season on February 24.
Wednesday nights on CBS will also get a change at the start of 2016 with a new hour-long comedy block at 8pm. Starting Wednesday, January 6, 2 Broke Girls will move to 8pm, followed by the season 7 premiere of Mike and Molly at 8:30pm. They will air until Survivor begins season 32 on February 17, though CBS has yet to reveal what will happen to the comedies at that point.
As for the Thursday comedies, Angel from Hell, starring Jane Lynch, will debut Thursday, January 7 at 9:30pm, taking over the time slot from 2 Broke Girls. And once Life in Pieces ends its freshman run, season 2 of Matthew Perry's The Odd Couple will air at 8:30pm starting Thursday, April 7.
Finally, a new season of Undercover Boss will air for three Sundays starting on December 20 before moving to Fridays at 8pm on January 8. It will air until The Amazing Race returns for a new season on February 12.
The CBS schedule has lots of moving pieces filling in gaps, but no real permanent homes for the mid-season roster. And there's still no premiere date for the new season of Person of Interest or the new drama Rush Hour. That's a perfect example of CBS having a problem of riches, with too many successful shows, as well as full-season orders for new dramas like Limitless and Supergirl.