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Bengals-Browns Bumps ‘Big Bang,’ ‘Mom,’ ‘Elementary’

CBS Television

It’s elementary: When WKRC-TV (Channel 12) broadcasts prime-time Bengals games, some of your favorite shows get punted to another station or time period.

On Thursday, when Channel 12 airs the Bengals-Browns, here’s how you’ll find the season premieres for “Elementary” and “Mom,” plus new episodes of the “Big Bang Theory,”“Life in Pieces” and “Entertainment Tonight”:

 WSTR-TV (Channel 64) will air the CBS lineup 8-10 p.m. Thursday instead of MyNetworkTV drama repeats:

8 p.m. “Big Bang Theory,” new episode

8:30 p.m. “Life in Pieces,” new episode

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Allison Janney and Anna Faris star in CBS' "Mom"

9 p.m. “Mom,” third season premiere

9:30 p.m. “Big Bang Theory,” rerun

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Jonny Lee Miller stars as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu plays Watson on CBS’ “Elementary.”

 CW Cincinnati (Channel 12.2):

10 p.m. “Elementary,” fourth season premiere, replaces a “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” rerun.

WKRC-TV Channel 12 Thursday:

7:30 p.m. “Bengals Pregame Show”

8 p.m. “The NFL Today,” NFL Network pregame show

8:25 p.m. Bengals-Browns, NFL Network simulcast

11:15 p.m. “Local 12 News” (35 minutes)

11:50 p.m. “Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

12:52 a.m. “The Late Late Show with James Corden”

1:52 a.m. “Crazy Talk,” joined in progress

2:07 a.m. “Entertainment Tonight”

2:35 a.m. “Comics Unleashed”

3:05 a.m. “CBS Overnight News”

John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.