CBS Updates Fall Lineup: Mom to Follow The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays

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CBS is switching things up for fall. 

Due to the success of its premiere Monday night, the network will continue double episodes of The Big Bang Theory Season 8,  leading into Scorpion. As both shows are about geeks and skew toward male viewers, this isn't a package they're willing to break up as of yet.

Anna Faris and Allison Janney - Mom

They're also fully committed to the success of Mom, which they feel would benefit from The Big Bang Theory lead in as well. To make sure that happens, ratings success The Millers will switch nights with Mom for fall when The Big Bang Theory moves to Thursdays. 

Mom was originally slated to premiere on Monday, October 20, but that night and time will now belong to The Millers, with Mom debuting on October 30 when The Big Bang Theory moves to Thursdays.

Confusing? Sure. But capitalizing on the success of The Big Bang Theory by giving three shows the benefit of its lead-in numbers seems fair.

To make things easier on you, all of the dates can be found below, as well as information on the programs' return to their original time slots in January. 

Updated Monday, Sept. 29

8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)

9:00-10:00 PM: SCORPION

10:00-11:00 PM: NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Season Premiere)

Updated Monday, Oct. 6

8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)

9:00-10:00 PM: SCORPION

10:00-11:00 PM: NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 13

8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)

9:00-10:00 PM: SCORPION

10:00-11:00 PM: NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 20

8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM: THE MILLERS (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM: SCORPION

10:00-11:00 PM:  NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 27

8:00-8:30 PM: 2 BROKE GIRLS (Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM: THE MILLERS

9:00-10:00 PM: SCORPION

10:00-11:00 PM: NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Thursday, Oct. 30

8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY (New Time Period)

8:30-9:00 PM: MOM (Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM: TWO AND A HALF MEN (Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM: THE McCARTHYS (Series Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM: ELEMENTARY (Season Premiere)

Updated Monday, Jan. 5

8:00-8:30 PM: 2 BROKE GIRLS

8:30-9:00 PM: MOM (New Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM: SCORPION

10:00-11:00 PM: NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Thursday, Jan. 8

8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM: THE MILLERS (New Time Period)

9:00-9:30 PM: TWO AND A HALF MEN

9:30-10:00 PM: THE McCARTHYS

10:00-11:00 PM: ELEMENTARY

If an hour block just isn't enough, you can watch The Big Bang Theory online via TV Fanatic!

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.

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