1) Supergirl moves to The CW
After going with no comedies last season, barring for a late spring run of a few episodes of The Odd Couple, CBS went right back in with a two-hour comedy block this fall. As always, leading it off was The Big Bang Theory, followed by Kevin Can Wait, a new multi-cam comedy from Kevin James. Since then, Kevin Can Wait has shifted over to 8pm and is pulling solid numbers, making it one of this season's biggest, if not the biggest, comedy success. Lead-out Man with a Plan is dropping from Kevin, in average territory, as is 2 Broke Girls at 9pm, which is taking its typical above-average drop. At 9:30 is The Odd Couple, which after underperforming did not receive a backorder. CBS is still trying to figure out Monday comedy, as 2 Broke Girls will shift to 9:30 in the spring to make room for late pick-up Superior Donuts, but their efforts were far from a failure.
Many assumed that MacGyver, an old remake, would be one of the first cancellations of the season. Instead, it's hovering around the same levels as The Amazing Race did, but more importantly, is boosting Hawaii 5-0 so much that it's one of the only shows this season that is up in raw numbers. While it's not certain whether or not MacGyver will break the revival curse and get picked up for a second season, it has definitely helped improve the night enough to make Friday nights an unsung hero for CBS.
A little while ago, CBS picked up co-production Ransom, alongside Canada and France. It's assumed that the network is producing this for next to nothing, at least relative to their other shows. While many thought it may have been an addition to their summer schedule, it instead is set to air on Saturdays through the winter, a night that is usually reserved for reruns, burnoffs, and 48 Hours. They most likely have low standards for this, and are simply using it to test the waters and see if indeed there is an audience for original scripted programming on Saturdays.