Analyzing the 2019 Fall Schedule: CBS Analyzing the 2019 Fall Schedule: CBS
KSiteTV's Craig Byrne and Shilo Adams turn their attention to CBS and analyze the Eye Network's first schedule in many years without Les Moonves. Analyzing the 2019 Fall Schedule: CBS


CRAIG: I’m still annoyed that Bull is even still a thing. The best way to say “we’ve moved on from the Moonves era” was to kick that show – which cost the network way too much in settlement fees because someone couldn’t behave himself – to the curb. I was surprised that Bob Hearts Abishola went to Mondays, but I’m also a little uncomfortable by the stalkery aspects of the trailer.

All Rise looks really good, and Simone Missick is a star. CBS needs more All Rises and fewer Bulls.

SHILO: It’s interesting that CBS is all about format rigidity this season when what few single cams they’ve launched recently (e.g. Young Sheldon, The Crazy Ones, Life in Pieces, Angel From Hell) have all aired after multi-cams. I don’t think Bob Hearts Abishola is a bad pick for Mondays at 8:30 at all since The Neighborhood is a good lead-in anyway and the idea of pairing their predominantly black comedies makes sense. It helps that Bob has the Chuck Lorre stamp of approval and comes with a familiar face in Mike & Molly‘s Billy Gardell, which should further assist in sampling. 

The scheduling for All Rise honestly works for me. Its trailer makes it look much lighter in tone than the typical CBS drama, so having it airing at 9:00 out of a comedy hour is good. It’s also one of the CBS newbies with a POC lead, making a Neighborhood/Bob lead-in pretty decent, while pairing it with another legal drama in Bull is a cohesive way to end the night. I don’t know if the night as a whole is going to pop for CBS, but I feel like I get what they’re doing and it doesn’t seem like a bad plan.

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