CBS Announces 2013-2014 Prime Time Schedule, 8 New Series

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Pictured L-R: Billy Gardell, Rhondi Reed, Melissa McCarthy, Louis Mustillo, Swoosie Kurtz, and Katy Mixon. (Source: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Pictured L-R: Billy Gardell, Rhondi Reed, Melissa McCarthy, Louis Mustillo, Swoosie Kurtz, and Katy Mixon. (Source: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — CBS introduced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule Wednesday, featuring eight new series.

Five new comedies and three new dramas will help build on the strength of America’s top-rated network. Five of the new series will premiere in the fall and three at mid-season.

For next fall, the Network is increasing its comedy lineup with four new comedies, expanding its comedy block on Thursdays from 8:00-10:00 PM and creating an encore hour for comedy broadcasts on Saturdays.

The new comedies are “The Crazy Ones” from executive producer David E. Kelley starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar; “The Millers”, a multi-generational family comedy from executive producer Greg Garcia starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and JB Smoove; “Mom”, an edgy family comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney; and “We Are Men”, an ensemble comedy starring Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, Chris Smith and Jerry O’Connell.

Two new dramas have been scheduled for Mondays at 10:00 p.m. “Hostages”, the serialized suspense thriller from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott, premieres in the fall, building to a season finale in January. Soon after, “Intelligence”, a high-octane action drama starring Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory, moves into the time period for the remainder of the season.

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The freshman series will be joined by 20 returning shows including “NCIS”, the season’s most watched show; “The Big Bang Theory”, the season’s #1 comedy in viewers and demos; “60 MINUTES”, the season’s #1 news magazine; and “Elementary”, the season’s #1 new drama.

The other returning series include: “How I Met Your Mother”, “2 Broke Girls”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Person of Interest”, “Survivor”, “Criminal Minds”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Two And A Half Men”, “Undercover Boss”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “Blue Bloods”, “48 HOURS”, “The Amazing Race”, “The Good Wife” and “The Mentalist”.

In addition, the proven hit returning comedy “Mike & Molly, starring Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell; the new steamy legal drama “Reckless”; and the new romantic comedy “Friends With Better Lives” are set for mid-season.

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