11:30am PT by Michael O'Connell
CBS Pushes 'Angel From Hell' to Midseason, '2 Broke Girls' Returning In Its Place
With less than a month left to go before it loses Thursday Night Football for the rest of the season, CBS is playing with its Thursday lineup. The network will delay the premiere of comedy Angel From Hell until midseason.
The shift means that 2 Broke Girls, one of two returning comedies not on the original fall schedule, will make an early return on Nov. 12 in the 9:30 p.m. slot originally intended for Angel From Hell. Though CBS is eager to give more space between launching new shows, it's also worth noting that 2 Broke Girls just went into syndication and started airing off-net repeats. Though the series has been slow out of the gate, it would be worth capitalizing on any kind of bump in interest. (Syndication did wonders for The Big Bang Theory's CBS ratings back in 2011.)
2 Broke Girls won't be there for the first new Thursday, Nov. 5, after football. The slot will go to a Big Bang Theory repeat that night in an effort to give a likely-better lead-in to the season premiere of Elementary. Life in Pieces will also make the move with The Big Bang Theory in the Monday migration next month, but the network has yet to commit to a back-nine order.
As of Wednesday, there are no official plans for when Angel From Hell — starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson — might join the schedule. The same goes for fellow unscheduled comedy Mike & Molly. The latter has been a pinch-hitter the past two seasons, held for when underperforming freshmen half-hours get pulled from the schedule.
Full scheduling plans follow...
Thursday, Nov. 5
8:00-8:31 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (Regular time period)
8:31-9:01 p.m. Life In Pieces (Regular time period)
9:01-9:30 p.m. Mom (3rd season premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (Rebroadcast)
10:00-11:00 p.m. Elementary (4th season premiere)
CBS Thursday, Effective Nov. 12
8:00-8:31 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
8:31-9:01 p.m. Life In Pieces
9:01-9:30 p.m. Mom
9:30-10:00 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (5th season premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. Elementary