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CBS Upfront: 'Mentalist' Shifts, Monday Comedy Shuffles

CBS is shifting first-year hit "The Mentalist" to Thursdays and slightly shaking up its Monday comedy lineup.

The generally stable network is taking a couple of dice-rolls next season, though compared to ABC and NBC, it promises to be an island of stability, according to the fall schedule just released by the network in New York.

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Highlights include "The Mentalist" moving to Thursdays at 10 p.m., behind "CSI," and "The Big Bang Theory" shifting to 9:30 p.m. Monday behind "Two and a Half Men." New drama "Three Rivers" has landed at Sundays at 10 p.m. NBC drama "Medium" will relocate to CBS on Fridays at 9 p.m.

And Tuesday nights will be a double dose of "NCIS" and spinoff "NCIS: Los Angeles," leading into new drama "The Good Wife."

The full CBS schedule follows:

MONDAY
8: How I Met Your Mother
8:30 Accidentally On Purpose
9: Two and a Half Men
9:30 The Big Bang Theory
10: CSI Miami

TUESDAY
8: NCIS
9: NCIS: Los Angeles
10: The Good Wife

WEDNESDAY
8: Old Christine
8:30: Gary Unmarried
9: Criminal Minds
9:30 CSI:NY

THURSDAY
8: Survivor
9: CSI
10: The Mentalist

FRIDAY
8: Ghost Whisperer
9: Medium
10: Numb3rs

SATURDAY
8: Crime Drama
9: Crime Drama
10: 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7: 60 Minutes
8: The Amazing Race
9: Three Rivers
10: Cold Case

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