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CBS is hoping to provide new Monday series “Scorpion” with as strong a lead-in as possible in upcoming weeks, on Monday announcing that repeats of “The Big Bang Theory” will temporarily follow its originals on the night and serve as a lead-in for the comedic drama.

As part of the comedy re-shuffling, the Eye is also flipping the timeslots of its second-year comedies “Mom” and “The Millers,” with the former getting a Thursday residence and the latter coming over to Mondays.

“Scorpion,” whose geeky sensibilities make it a good fit with “Big Bang,” opened well on Monday of this week. It logged a 3.2 rating in adults 18-49, a 4.7 in adults 25-54 and nearly 14 million viewers overall.

It will follow “Big Bang” repeats on Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. One week later, second-year half-hour “The Millers” will move to Mondays at 8:30, where it will follow the final “Big Bang” original planned for Monday. Starting Oct. 27, “2 Broke Girls” will be the net’s Monday leadoff hitter.

“Big Bang” is airing Monday due to CBS’ new early-fall “Thursday Night Football” commitment, and will return to Thursdays on Oct. 30. On that night, it will be followed by the season premiere of “Mom,” which had been planned to debut next Monday.

The network said it plans to return “Mom” to Mondays starting Jan. 5, and “The Millers” will be back on Thursdays on Jan. 8, though it’s unclear why it would make this change a temporary one. CBS has two comedies set to air at midseason, the veteran “Mike & Molly” and newcomer “The Odd Couple,” timeslots for which will be announced at a later date.

The following are CBS’ schedules for nights affected by the changes:

Updated Monday, Sept. 29
8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)
9:00-10:00 PM            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES (Season Premiere)

Updated Monday, Oct. 6
8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)
9:00-10:00 PM            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 13
8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (R)
9:00-10:00 PM            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 20
8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Monday, Oct. 27
8:00-8:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS
9:00-10:00 PM            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Thursday, Oct. 30
8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM              MOM (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM            THE McCARTHYS (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM          ELEMENTARY (Season Premiere)

Updated Monday, Jan. 5
8:00-8:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS
8:30-9:00 PM              MOM (New Time Period)
9:00-10:00 PM            SCORPION
10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Updated Thursday, Jan. 8
8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS (New Time Period)
9:00-9:30 PM            TWO AND A HALF MEN
9:30-10:00 PM           THE McCARTHYS
10:00-11:00 PM          ELEMENTARY