PERSON OF INTEREST is a crime thriller from J.J. Abrams...

PERSON OF INTEREST is a crime thriller from J.J. Abrams starring James Caviezel as Reese, a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using state-of-the-art technology and their own brand of vigilante justice. Credit: CBS Photo/

In recent years, CBS has slowly turned into the Mount Rushmore of TV networks. Not much seems to change up there in the aerie heights of ratings stability. "NCIS" . . . "CSI" . . . "60 Minutes." They all look down upon their minions -- well, that would be mostly sadsack NBC -- content in their greatness, superiority and 25-to-54 supremacy.

Oh wait, was that a big chunk of rock that broke off the nose of "CSI" yesterday? Indeed, it was. In the most dramatic move of the least dramatic new schedule on network TV, CBS moved the old warhorse to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. to make room for a new drama on Thursday. No big deal, except that "CSI" -- which has lost a big chunk of its audience -- has been a Thursday fixture since what seems like when Teddy Roosevelt was president (actually, it's just since 2001).

Meanwhile, "The Good Wife" was moved from Tuesdays to Sundays, while "Rules of Engagement" has moved from Mondays to Saturdays at 8 -- the first original series on Saturday in quite a spell.


The lineupMonday"How I Met Your Mother" (8 p.m.); "Two Broke Girls" (8:30), about a couple of waitresses in a diner looking for their big break; "Two and a Half Men" (9); "Mike & Molly" (9:30); "Hawaii Five-0" (10).Tuesday"NCIS" (8); "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9); "Unforgettable" (10), with Poppy Montgomery as a detective who forgets nothing -- at all -- and who is suddenly forced to get back together with ex-boyfriend and NYPD partner (Dylan Walsh).Wednesday "Survivor: South Pacific" (8); "Criminal Minds" (9); "CSI" (10). "The Big Bang Theory" (8); "How to Be a Gentleman" (8:30), about a friendship between a writer and his personal trainer, with Kevin Dillon and Dave Foley; "Person of Interest" (9), with Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P. Henson, about a former CIA agent who hooks up with a billionaire and who deploys a new type of technology that can ID people about to be involved in a violent crime; "The Mentalist" (10).Friday"A Gifted Man" (8), about a surgeon whose dead wife teaches him "the meaning of life from the hereafter"; "CSI:NY" (9); "Blue Bloods" (10).Saturday"Rules of Engagement" (8); various repeats (8:30-10); "48 Hours Mystery" (10).Sunday"60 Minutes" (7); "The Amazing Race" (8); "The Good Wife" (9); "CSI: Miami" (10).

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