(NEW YORK) — TV’s highest-rated network is keeping its primetime lineup mostly intact for the 2012-2013 season.
CBS confirmed Wednesday that it is bringing back 19 of its series in the fall, though a couple of them are switching to new nights. Two and a Half Men, which will retain Ashton Kutcher for a second season, will move from Mondays to Thursdays, where it will air after The Big Bang Theory.
The Simon Baker drama The Mentalist will shift from Thursdays to Sundays.
CBS will introduce four new shows in the fall:
— Elementary, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes drama starring Jonny Lee Miller as the legendary detective and Lucy Liu as a female version of his sidekick Watson.
— Vegas, a 1960s-era drama starring Dennis Quaid as a Las Vegas sheriff and Michael Chiklis as his gangster-rival.
— Made in Jersey, a drama about a young woman with street smarts who works at a New York law firm.
— Partners, a comedy about two guys whose “bromance” is tested when one of them gets engaged.
CBS also has three midseason programs in the works: the cop drama Golden Boy, the comedy Friend Me, and the Mark Burnett reality series The Job.
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Scott Stuntz, Teton Valley News