For the primary time in a decade (‘member when Particular person of Curiosity used to air at 9?), CBS’ newly released fall schedule options solely two sitcoms on Thursday, with Younger Sheldon and Ghosts — TV’s high two comedies — main into the freshman dramedy So Help Me Todd, adopted by Season 2 of CSI: Vegas.
The shift was largely dictated by the truth that CBS cancelled United States of Al, B Optimistic and How We Roll, whereas greenlighting zero new sitcoms for the 2022-23 season.
“You play the hand you’re dealt,” CBS Leisure president Kelly Kahl advised TVLine. “Every year it’s, ‘How can we put the perfect schedule collectively?’ We had some [new sitcom] selections for positive, however the room stored coming again to, ‘What’s the perfect schedule? What’s the perfect numbers? Whats the perfect stream throughout your entire week?’”
Apart from, pairing Ghosts with Sheldon can solely bolster the supernatural comedy, which beforehand needed to struggle the nice struggle located between lower-rated friends.
“Ghosts was a little bit of an island this season,” airing between Al and B Optimistic (after which How We Roll), Kahl identified. “It impressively grew by itself, and this can be a present we need to proceed to construct. There’s nonetheless a ton of people that haven’t seen it, theres a ton of progress potential left, so this can be a method we couldn’t solely help it, however use it to assist So Assist Me Todd, which is a lighter form of drama with a number of comedy. It gained’t really feel like a jarring transition from 8:30 to 9.”
Kahl stated that whereas there may be nothing at the moment in improvement to presumably be a part of the Thursday sitcom slate later this season — plus, “you probably have one [new sitcom], you want two,” he notes — that isn’t an indication that CBS has completely dialed down the evening’s potential for laughs.
“We’re not working away from comedy by any means,” he made clear. “We’ll proceed to develop, and if we’ve the products to get again to 4 on any given evening, we’ll look to do this.”