2013-2014 TV preview: What’s next from CBS?

We’re keeping an eye on CBS, the perennial top broadcast network and the one with the least new fare relative to the seven-day-a-week full prime time schedule. Here’s what’s on tap starting September:

cbs-blue-logoNumber of new shows: 5
Number of returning shows: 18 (+1 with mid-season bench-warmer Mike & Molly)
Number of “neither of the above” shows: Saturday nights have two hours slated for encore programming, which means second viewings of the week’s comedy and crime drama offerings
The mix: 12 dramas | 9 comedies | 3 reality | 1 news | 0 sports
The shuffle: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday feature all returning series | the other nights are a combination of new and returning, with no night getting a complete overhaul
Big names: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, James Spader, Will Arnett, Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Obscure fact: Of the broadcast nets, CBS has the highest number of returning show which also means the least new programming – possibly a double-edged sword when it comes to attracting fresh viewers

New fall 2013 shows with links to each show’s promotional page and trailer:

New mid-season show waiting in the wings:

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