CBS Sticks With 'Big Bang Theory' Block, Flips 'Mom' and 'The Millers'

A repeat of TV's No. 1 comedy will air at Mondays at 8:30 as the network hopes viewers stick with similarly themed drama 'Scorpion' at 9 p.m., with 'The Millers' moving to Mondays
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"Mom"

A week into the new fall TV season and CBS has tweaked its Monday lineup.

The network, which successfully launched drama Scorpion at 9 p.m. this week after an hour of new episodes of The Big Bang Theory, is sticking with that formula.

CBS announced Thursday that the hourlong Big Bang block will stay put for the next three weeks, pushing back the return of Mom and giving it a more visible launchpad on Thursdays.

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Original episodes of Big Bang will continue to air on Mondays at 8 p.m., followed by a rebroadcast of a different episode at 8:30, leading into rookie genius drama Scorpion. The formula worked this week, with the series inspired by the life of Walter O'Brien opening to an impressive 14 million total viewers and 3.3 rating among adults 18-49.

The second season of Chuck Lorre comedy Mom will move its premiere from Monday, Sept. 29, to Thursday, Oct. 30, at 8:30 p.m., getting the benefit of a Big Bang lead-in after the comedy returns to its regular slot following Thursday night football. Mom will return to Mondays at 8:30 starting Jan. 5. The move comes after CBS looked to hook more viewers by repeating Mom's freshman run over a four-week run in the summer on TBS, where it was paired with syndicated repeats of Big Bang.

Meanwhile, the sophomore run of Greg Garcia's The Millers, originally set for Thursday, Oct. 30, will now debut on Monday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 p.m. and air in that time slot until it, too, returns to Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. starting Jan. 8.

A full updated schedule follows.

Updated Monday, Sept. 29
8:00-8:30 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)
9:00-10:00 p.m.            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 p.m.          NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Season Premiere)

Updated Monday, Oct. 6
8:00-8:30 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)
9:00-10:00 p.m.           SCORPION
10:00-11:00 p.m.          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 13
8:00-8:30 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)
9:00-10:00 p.m.            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 p.m.          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 20
8:00-8:30 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 p.m.              THE MILLERS (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m.            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 p.m.          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 27
8:00-8:30 p.m.              2 BROKE GIRLS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m.              THE MILLERS
9:00-10:00 p.m.            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 p.m.          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Thursday, Oct. 30
8:00-8:30 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 p.m.              MOM (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m.              TWO AND A HALF MEN (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m.            THE McCARTHYS (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m.          ELEMENTARY (Season Premiere)

Updated Monday, Jan. 5
8:00-8:30 p.m.              2 BROKE GIRLS
8:30-9:00 p.m.              MOM (New Time Period)
9:00-10:00 p.m.            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 p.m.          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Thursday, Jan. 8
8:00-8:30 p.m.              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 p.m.              THE MILLERS (New Time Period)
9:00-9:30 p.m.            TWO AND A HALF MEN
9:30-10:00 p.m.             THE McCARTHYS
10:00-11:00 p.m.          ELEMENTARY

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