CBS crime drama 'Blue Bloods' moving to Wednesday night - KMOV.com

CBS crime drama 'Blue Bloods' moving to Wednesday night

(KMOV) -- CBS announced its midseason schedule, swapping The Defenders with Blue Bloods on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m.

Blue Bloods, which is averaging more than 12 million viewers nationally on Friday nights, will begin its tryout Jan. 19 displacing The Defenders, which will move to Fridays at 7 p.m. effective Feb. 4. Previously announced Live to Dance, with Paula Abdul will get the 7 p.m. Wednesday slot beginning Jan. 5.

The Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior will fill Blue Bloods slot after it concludes its four-week run.

Mad Love bows Monday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Rules of Engagement which currently airs on Mondays, will move to Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 24 in the slot now occupied by $#*! My Dad Says, which would have completed its season order.

And new drama Chaos, about rogue CIA spies, will bow Friday April 1.

Below is CBS' midseason lineup:

Wednesdays, Effective Jan. 19
7:00-8:00 PM              LIVE TO DANCE
8:00-9:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS
9:00-10:00 PM          BLUE BLOODS (new time period)
 
Fridays, Effective Feb. 4
7:00-8:00 PM              THE DEFENDERS (new time period)
8:00-9:00 PM            CSI: NY
 
Fridays, Effective Feb. 11
7:00-8:00 PM              THE DEFENDERS
8:00-9:00 PM            CSI: NY
9:00-10:00 PM          BLUE BLOODS
 
Wednesday, Effective Feb. 16
7:00-8:00 PM              SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (Premiere)
8:00-9:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS
9:00-10:00 PM          CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR (Series Debut)
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Monday, Effective Feb. 21
7:00-7:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
7:30-8:00 PM              MAD LOVE (Series Debut)
8:00-8:30 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN
8:30-9:00 PM            MIKE & MOLLY
9:00-10:00 PM          HAWAII FIVE-0
 
Thursday, Effective Feb. 24
7:00-7:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY
7:30-8:00 PM              RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (new time period)
8:00-9:00 PM            CSI
9:00-10:00 PM          THE MENTALIST
 
Friday, Effective April 1
7:00-8:00 PM              CHAOS (Series Debut)
8:00-9:00 PM            CSI: NY
9:00-10:00 PM          BLUE BLOODS

About the Shows

BLUE BLOODS stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou and Jennifer Esposito. Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green and Leonard Goldberg are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR stars Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garafolo, Matt Ryan, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett and Kirsten Vangsness. Edward Allen Bernero, Mark Gordon, Deborah Spera and Chris Mundy are executive producers for ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios.

THE DEFENDERS stars Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell, Jurnee Smollett and Tanya Fischer. Carol Mendelsohn, Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller, Joe Gantz, Harry Gantz and Greg Walker are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

MAD LOVE stars Jason Biggs, Sarah Chalke, Tyler Labine and Judy Greer. Matt Tarses and Jamie Tarses are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.

CHAOS stars Freddy Rodriguez, Eric Close, Tim Blake Nelson, James Murray, Kurtwood Smith, Carmen Ejogo and Christina Cole. Tom Spezialy, Brett Ratner and Martha Haight are executive producers for Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with CBS Television Studios.

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