CHICAGO – “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg’s latest release of the same star wattage is “Happy Christmas,” an even lower-fi story than the Olivia Wilde beer comedy, steered even more by the casting that it was able to assemble. However, with this movie Swanberg doesn’t so much worry about having a story that could be confused with a more mainstream romantic comedy if it were to have a bigger budget.
TV News: CBS Announces Premiere Dates For Fall 2010
CHICAGO – CBS announced their Fall 2010 premiere dates for their new and returning series this week and most of their programming will launch during the same premiere week, which kicks off on Monday, September 20th, 2010.
The fun actually starts on the Thursday before premiere week with the return of “Survivor” and its 21st edition, “Survivor: Nicaragua” in its new time slot on Wednesdays at 7pm CST, starting September 15th, 2010.
The fun of premiere week starts for CBS fans with the return of the revamped Monday night comedy block and the debut of the new version of “Hawaii Five-0” on Monday, September 20th. The season six debut of “How I Met Your Mother” starts the night followed by the fifth season premiere of “Rules of Engagement, the eighth season premiere of “Two and a Half Men,” and the series premiere of “Mike & Molly.” The night ends with the series premiere of “Hawaii Five-0.”
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Tuesdays start on September 21st with the eighth season premiere of “NCIS,” television’s #1 drama, followed by the two-hour season premiere of last year’s #1 new series, “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
Wednesday, September 22nd features the sixth season premiere of “Criminal Minds” at 8pm CST followed by the series premiere of “The Defenders.”
A drastically-revamped Thursday nights on CBS starts on September 23rd with the fourth season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” followed by the series premiere of “*! My Dad Says” with William Shatner. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “The Mentalist” return the same night in the same time slots as last season.
Fridays have been revamped and start on September 24th with “Medium,” “CSI: NY,” and the new cop show “Blue Bloods.” “48 Hours Mystery” returns the next night, September 25th, at 9pm CST.
Presuming that football runs late, CBS is launching the 43rd (!!!) season premiere of “60 Minutes” at 6:30pm CST on Sunday, September 26th. It will be followed by a 90-minute premiere of “The Amazing Race” and the return of “Undercover Boss.”
Juliana Margulies in The Good Wife
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Finally, “The Good Wife” returns on Tuesday, September 28th and “CSI: Miami” returns on Sunday, October 3rd in a new time period.
Recap by night of the week and standard time period (all times CST):
6pm “60 Minutes” — September 26th
7pm “The Amazing Race” — September 26th
8pm “Undercover Boss” — September 26th
9pm “CSI: Miami” — October 3rd
7pm “How I Met Your Mother” — September 20th
7:30pm “Rules of Engagement” — September 20th
8pm “Two and a Half Men” — September 20th
8:30pm “Mike & Molly” — September 20th
9pm “Hawaii Five-0” — September 20th
7pm “NCIS” — September 21st
8pm “NCIS: Los Angeles” — September 21st
9pm “The Good Wife” — September 28th
7pm “Survivor: Nicaragua” — September 15th
8pm “Criminal Minds” — September 22nd
9pm “The Defenders” — September 22nd
7pm “The Big Bang Theory” — September 23rd
7:30pm “$#*! My Dad Says” — September 23rd
8pm “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” — September 23rd
9pm “The Mentalist” — September 23rd
7pm “Medium” — September 24th
8pm “CSI: NY” — September 24th
9pm “Blue Bloods” — September 24th
7pm “Crimetime Saturday” — September 25th
8pm “Crimetime Saturday” — September 25th
9pm “48 Hours Mystery” — September 25th