Friday, December 5, 2014

CBS Sets Premiere Dates for 'The Odd Couple,' 'Battle Creek' & 'CSI: Cyber'; Series Finale Date for 'Two and a Half Men'

This afternoon CBS announced premiere dates for new midseason series The Odd Couple, Battle Creek and CSI: Cyber as well as the one-hour series finale date for Two and a Half Men.

Two and a Half Men starring Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher will conclude its twelfth and final season with a special one-hour series finale on Thursday, February 19 at 9/8c.

Additionally, new comedy The Odd Couple, starring Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Feix Unger, will make its series premiere Thursday, February 19 at 8:30/7:30c. between an original episode of The Big Bang Theory and the Two and a Half Men series finale.

The Odd Couple also stars Wendell Pierce, Lindsay Sloane and Yvette Nicole Brown. Matthew Perry, Bob Daily, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.

Lastly for Thursday nights, Mom will move to its new time period at 9:30/8:30c. on February 26 following encore episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

Battle Creek, from Emmy winners David Shore and Vince Gilligan, will premiere Sunday, March 1 at 10/9c. - current time slot holder CSI will air its season finale two weeks prior to that. The drama stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as two mismatched law enforcement officers whose polar opposite views of the world and crime-solving breed frustration, disdain and humor as they clean up the hardscrabble streets of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Battle Creek also stars Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Aubrey Dollar and Edward Fordham, Jr. David Shore, Vince Gilligan, Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Thomas L. Moran, Bryan Singer and Mark Johnson are executive producers for Sony Pictures Television in association with CBS Television Studios.

CSI: Cyber (or as CBS puts it: the next generation in the successful global CSI franchise) will premiere Wednesday, March 4 at 10/9c. Fellow freshman drama and current time slot holder Stalker - which has been picked up for a full season - will return to the schedule later in the season.

CSI: Cyber stars Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow), Charley Koontz and Hayley Kiyoko. Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, Anthony Zuiker, Pam Veasey, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.