'Odd Couple' with Matthew Perry & Thomas Lennon Among 8 New CBS Series


By CBS News

It was CBS' turn Wednesday to unveil its new lineup during the annual upfront announcements and viewers can say goodbye to "midseason" and hello to more original, year-round content at the network.

The network's new 2014-2015 primetime schedule will feature eight new series -- with five to launch in the fall. CBS is also picking up NFL Thursday Night Football and ending the long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men, which runs for just one more season.

Among others, CBS is banking on established sitcom star Matthew Perry -- who'll star alongside Reno 911! actor Thomas Lennon in an update of the classic sitcom The Odd Couple -- to fill out its comedy offerings.

"We're going to have 90 hours of original programming this summer...The September to May doesn't work like it used to when you have that kind of quality of original programming," said CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, who cited the success of last year's summer hit, Under the Dome.

Nine dramas will return this fall, including NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Criminal Minds, Elementary, The Mentalist, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Hawaii Five-O, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods.

The five returning comedies are Mike and Molly, The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, 2 Broke Girls and Two and a Half Men, which will begin its 12th and final season. Reality series Undercover Boss, The Amazing Race and Survivor will also be back on the small screen.

Click here for a full list of the new CBS shows and schedule.