CBS Sets Fall Premiere Dates for New & Returning Series
CBS announced today a multi-phase rollout for its new season with fall premiere dates ranging from the kick-off of NFL Thursday Night Football on Sept. 11 to the launch of its top-rated Thursday entertainment lineup on Oct. 30.
"The addition of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL provides the flexibility to strategically roll out our fall season in multiple waves, maximizing promotional platforms and scheduling opportunities to give our new and returning series the best possible launch," said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 21
Sunday, Sept 21: The Network debuts most of its Sunday lineup the night prior to the official launch of the season, beginning with 60 Minutes (7:00-8:00 PM), the premiere of the new drama Madam Secretary (8:00-9:00 PM) and the award-winning, critically acclaimed The Good Wife (9:00-10:00 PM).
Monday, Sept. 22: Back-to-back episodes of The Big Bang Theory (8:00-9:00 PM) leads into the debut of the humorous, high-octane drama SCORPION (9:00-10:00 PM), followed by the season finale of the summer series Under the Dome (10:00-11:00 PM).
Saturday, Sept. 27: 48 Hours premieres (10:00-11:00 PM).
Sunday, Sept. 28: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation debuts in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM).
SECOND WEEK PREMIERES
Monday, Sept. 29: MOM makes its time period premiere (8:30-9:00 PM) and NCIS: Los Angeles debuts in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM).
Wednesday, Oct. 1: The season premiere of Criminal Minds (9:00-10:00 PM) and the series premiere of the new drama STALKER (10:00-11:00 PM) launch a new, two-hour suspense thriller block.
MONDAY, OCT. 27 AND THURSDAY, OCT. 30
Monday, Oct. 27: 2 Broke Girls returns with its fourth season premiere (8:00-8:30 PM).
Thursday, Oct. 30: CBS's Thursday entertainment lineup returns with The Big Bang Theory in its regular time period (8:00-8:30 PM), followed by The Millers (8:30-9:00 PM) and Two and a Half Men (9:00-9:30 PM), leading into the new family comedy The McCarthys (9:30-10:00 PM) and Elementary (10:00-11:00 PM).