CBS Shifts Sunday Night Slate for NFL Doubleheaders

by | September 11, 2012 at 2:18 PM | TV News

Former 'ER' stars Maura Tierney (L) and Julianna Margulies (R) reunite when Tierney guest stars on 'The Good Wife' (Photo: CBS)

Frustrated NFL fans (and football widows) rejoice! You know how NFL overruns on CBS cause your recording devices to go haywire, leading you to curse the TV universe when you miss who got eliminated on “The Amazing Race”?!

Well, CBS is finally addressing the issue (ie, is tired of all our complaining) and making a move to hopefully help ease your DVR fumbles on Sunday nights when extended doubleheaders disrupt the regularly scheduled prime-time lineup.

The network announced it will officially push back its prime-time programming by 30 minutes on Sunday nights in the Eastern and Central time zones on the days when CBS broadcasts NFL doubleheader games. (Note: Start times in Mountain and Pacific time zones will not change.)

The scheduling change only affects those Sundays when there are back-to-back football games on CBS this season, so mark your calendars for the following dates: Sept. 16 and 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; and Dec. 2, 16 and 30.

Here Are the Shifted Start Times for the CBS Shows on the Affected Sundays:

7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT60 Minutes

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8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CTBig Brother” (through Sept. 23) and “The Amazing Race” (beginning Sept. 30)

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9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. CTThe Good Wife

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10:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. CTThe Mentalist

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