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CBS announces midseason debut of 'Criminal Minds' spinoff, plus a new night for 'Blue Bloods'

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CBS announced its midseason lineup on Tuesday, including debut dates for the Criminal Minds spinoff and the new comedy Mad Love plus new nights for Blue Bloods and The Defenders.  Blue Bloods, the season’s No. 2 freshman series among viewers and Friday’s top program in viewers and adults 25-54, will move to Wednesdays at 10 for four consecutive weeks beginning Jan. 19 and return to its regular Friday time period on Feb. 11.

The Defenders, currently airing Wednesdays, relocates to Fridays at 8 starting Feb. 4.  Rules of Engagement will also move from Mondays to Thursdays at 8:30 beginning Feb. 24.

Here’s the full midseason lineup:

Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 19

8 p.m.  Live to Dance

9 p.m. Criminal Minds

10 p.m. Blue Bloods

Fridays, beginning Feb. 4

8 p.m. The Defenders

9  p.m. CSI: NY

Fridays, beginning Feb. 11

8 p.m. The Defenders

9 p.m. CSI: NY

10 p.m. Blue Bloods

Wednesday, beginning Feb. 16

8 p.m. Survivor: Redemption Island

9 p.m. Criminal Minds

10 p.m. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Monday, beginning Feb. 21

8 p.m. How I Met Your Mother

8:30 p.m. Mad Love

9 p.m. Two and A Half Men

9:30 p.m. Mike & Molly

10 p.m. Hawaii Five-0

Thursday, beginning Feb. 24

8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory

8:30 p.m. Rules of Engagement

9 p.m. CSI

10 p.m. The Mentalist

Friday, beginning April 1

8 pm. Chaos

9 p.m. CSI: NY

10 p.m. Blue Bloods

Show descriptions: Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior stars Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo and Kirsten Vangsness. Mad Love stars Jason Biggs, Sarah Chalke, Tyler Labine, and Judy Greer and is about four New Yorkers, two of whom are falling in love while the other two hate each other. And Chaos, which features Freddy Rodriguez, Eric Close, Tim Blake, and Kurtwood Smith, is a comedic drama about a group of rogue CIA spies in the Clandestine Administration and Oversight Services.