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CBS Announces Midseason Schedule

New Shows Include Sitcom "Angel From Hell" and Drama "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders"

CBS has unveiled its programming plans for midseason, which will include the debuts of sitcom “Angel From Hell” (which was delayed from the fall) and “Criminal Minds” spin-off “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders;” and the returns of “Mike & Molly,” “The Odd Couple” and “Undercover Boss.”

“Undercover Boss” is up first with three airings in the Sunday 8 p.m. hour on Dec. 20, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. It moves to the Friday 8 p.m. hour on Jan. 8 until the next edition of “The Amazing Race” returns on Feb. 12. CBS is positioning comedies in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour in between editions of “Survivor,” with relocated “2 Broke Girls” at 8 p.m. into returning “Mike & Molly” at 8:30 p.m. “Angel From Hell” with Jane Lynch will debut Thursday at 9:30 p.m. (out of “Mom”) on January 7, while sophomore “The Odd Couple” steps in for “Life in Pieces” (which will have concluded the season) in the Thursday 8:30 p.m. half-hour (out of “The Big Bang Theory”) on April 7.

“Criminal Minds: Without Borders,” meanwhile, launches in the Wednesday 10 p.m. hour on March 2 (in place of “Code Black,” which concludes the season, or series, on Feb. 24). And two scripted hours – newbie “Rush Hour” and returning “Person of Interest” are still waiting in the wings.

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Written by Marc Berman

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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