Yesterday, it was revealed that CBS had cut their episode order of Rules of Engagement to make way for a new comedy starring Rob Schneider — ¡ROB!. Some involved with the production of Rules believe that the show is finished but CBS has not officially cancelled it. They just didn’t need as many new episodes. The Tiffany network has announced that the first of eight installments of ¡ROB! will kick off on January 12th, in Rules’ Thursday night timeslot.
In addition, the Undercover Boss reality series will return on January 15th, taking The Amazing Race’s usual place on the schedule. You may recall that Boss was a big hit in its first season but lost a lot of seam in season two. It’ll be interesting to see how it fares this time around.
Here’s the press release from the network:
CBS ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON PREMIERE DATES FOR “¡ROB!” AND “UNDERCOVER BOSS”
“¡ROB!,” A New Comedy Starring Rob Schneider, Premieres Thursday, Jan. 12 at 8:30 PM
“Undercover Boss” Returns Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8:00 PM
CBS announced mid-season premiere dates for the new comedy ¡ROB! and the return of the Emmy-nominated reality series UNDERCOVER BOSS.
¡ROB!, a new comedy starring Rob Schneider as a lifelong bachelor who just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family, premieres Thursday, Jan. 12 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). ¡ROB! also stars Cheech Marin, Claudia Bassols, Diana Maria Riva, Eugenio Derbez and Lupe Ontiveros.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT will return to its Thursday (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) time period later this season.
Two-time Emmy Award-nominated UNDERCOVER BOSS returns with its third season premiere on Sunday, Jan. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Each week, UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies.
The eight-time Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE will also return at mid-season with a premiere that will be announced at a later date.
CBS Thursday, Effective Jan. 12
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM ¡ROB! (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST
CBS Sunday, Effective Jan. 15
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (3rd Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: MIAMI
Rob Schneider, Lew Morton, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers of ¡ROB! for CBS Television Studios.
Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and Chris Carlson are executive producers of UNDERCOVER BOSS for Studio Lambert.
What do you think? Will you give ¡ROB! a try? Will you be watching Undercover Boss when it returns?
Image courtesy CBS.