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TV Bulletin Board (Thurs., Sept. 25) -- CBS replants a trio of comedies


Allison Janney, Anna Faris and Mom are moving. CBS photo

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CBS is making a triple play involving three of its popular comedies.

The Big Bang Theory, originally scheduled to usher in Mom at 7:30 p.m. (central) on Mondays, instead will continue to double up on that night until Thursday Night Football ends its run.

New episodes of Big Bang are set for 7 p.m., followed by 7:30 p.m. repeats through Monday, Oct. 13th. CBS had opened the new TV season on Sept. 22nd with two new Big Bangs in that hour.

Mom, which had been set for a Monday, Sept. 29th Season 2 premiere, is going to Thursdays instead. Its season premiere now won’t be until Oct. 30th at 7:30 p.m., with Big Bang leading off the night after CBS’ half-season with the NFL ends on Oct. 23rd.

The Millers, originally scheduled for a Thursday, Oct. 30th Season 2 launch, will get the post-Big Bang Monday slot on Oct. 20th and 27th. The Millers then will call Thursdays home again, beginning on Jan. 8th. On Jan. 5th, Mom will go to Mondays.

Not yet hopelessly confused? There’s this, too.

The 2 Broke Girls season premiere will be on Monday, Oct. 27th at 7 p.m. And on Thursday, Oct. 30th, Big Bang and Mom will be followed by the season premiere of Two and a Half Men, the first episode of a new sitcom The McCarthys and the season premiere of Elementary.

Don’t bother marking your calendars. They’d be a hopeless mess by the time you finished.

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TV Bulletin Board (Tues., Sept. 23) -- Farrell, Vaughn set for Season 2 of True Detective

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Vince Vaughn and Colin Ferrell will front the new True Detective.

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After a lengthy search, HBO has settled on Colin Ferrell and Vince Vaughn as the principal two stars of True Detective, Season 2. The network announced their pairing Tuesday.

Vaughn, however, will play “career criminal” Frank Semyon, who’s “in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprises is upended by the murder of a business partner.”

Farrell has been cast as Ray Velcoro, whom HBO describes as a “compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”

Production on an eight-episode season is set to begin later this fall in California. Nic Pizzolatto, who very memorably brought Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson together in Season 1, again will write the entire story., with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) directing the first two episodes.

HBO says that additional casting will be announced later.

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TV Bulletin Board (Thurs., Sept. 4) -- Dancing with the Stars(???) announces latest cast


The stars again got smaller for the 19th edition of DWTS. ABC photo

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Another star power outage hit ABC Thursday morning.

Dancing with the Stars, amid the usual over-the-top hoopla on Good Morning America, announced the hoofers and puffers for its 19th edition. And it may be tough for the show’s dwindling fan base to get excited when the biggest brand name is super-inhaler Tommy Chong.

Whether or not his lungs are shot, Chong will be partnered with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd when DWTS resumes on Monday, Sept. 15th with a two-hour floor show. The first two weeks will have elimination Tuesdays before DWTS settles back into last season’s pattern of one Monday outing per week with same-night eliminations.

Here are the dozen other people joining DWTS, which as previously announced is adding veteran dance professional Julianne Hough to its judging panel. Charter judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are all returning. Your hosts are Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

Actor Jonathan Bennett (with rookie pro partner Allison Holker)
Martial arts dude Randy Couture (Karina Smirnoff)
Fashion designer Betsey Johnson (Tony Dovolani)
Hurdler Lolo Jones (rookie Keo Motsepe)
Social media maven Bethany Mota (Derek Hough)
Singer/actress Janel Parrish (Valentin Chmerkovskiy)
Actor Alfonso Ribeiro (Witney Carson)
Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson (Mark Ballas)
Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. (Cheryl Burke)
PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley (Sharna Burgess)
Actress Lea Thompson (Artem Chigvintsev)
NASCAR racer Michael Waltrip (Emma Slater)

***ABC also has announced that Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace will round out the revamped panel of The View when its new season launches on Monday, Sept. 15th. Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover, with former View fire-starter Rosie O’Donnell returning after a stormy exit in 2007.

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