CBS is doing some significant tweaking of its prime-time schedule. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that with “Thursday Night Football” leaving the network in less than a month, the Thursday schedule is undergoing a rethink.
The 9:30 p.m. slot, where the new Jane Lynch-Maggie Lawson comedy “Angel From Hell” had been slotted, will now be filled by returning sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” which will now join the lineup Nov. 12.
“Angel From Hell” moves to midseason, but does not officially have a start date at this time. Neither does “Mike & Molly,” with THR noting: “The latter has been a pinch-hitter the past two seasons, held for when underperforming freshmen half-hours get pulled from the schedule.”
The first Thursday after football’s exit, Nov. 5, will see a “Big Bang Theory” repeat move into the 9:30 slot, the hope being that it will provide a better lead-in to the “Elementary” season premiere, the story notes.