CBS announces fall season premiere dates


With fewer holes to fill in its schedule than any other network, CBS is teeing up new seasons for most of its series, but it does have some newbies coming. The new season will kick off Monday, September 19th.

That first day will feature the special series debut of its new comedy, 2 BROKE GIRLS, which premieres at a special time behind the season premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN. And that will be a big audience draw, since the hit show will feature Ashton Kutcher in place of ousted Charlie Sheen.
CBS will once again launch the majority of its new and returning programming during premiere week, September 19-25.  SURVIVOR premieres one week earlier (Wednesday, Sept. 14) for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons, and the comedies MIKE & MOLLY (Monday, Sept. 26) and HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (Thursday, Sept. 29) will debut one week later.
The new drama, PERSON OF INTEREST, opens Thursday, Sept. 22 preceded by back-to-back episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY.  UNFORGETTABLE premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 and A GIFTED MAN on Friday, Sept. 23.

“Our playbook is pretty consistent: wherever and whenever possible we use established successful series to introduce new shows,” said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime.  “We’ve also asked a couple of our strongest series to work overtime during premiere week in order to support the new series and bolster our performance.”
CBS’s 2011-2012 Premiere Dates
Wednesday, Sept. 14
8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC (23rd edition premiere)
Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (7th season premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (S)
9:00-9:30 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN (9th season premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM            2 BROKE GIRLS (series debut)  
10:00-11:00 PM          HAWAII FIVE-0 (2nd season premiere)
Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS (9th season premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: LOS ANGELES (3rd season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM          UNFORGETTABLE (series debut)
Wednesday, Sept. 21
9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS (7th season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (12th season premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (5th season premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)
9:00-10:00 PM            PERSON OF INTEREST (series debut)
10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST (4th season premiere)
Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM              A GIFTED MAN (series debut)
9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: NY (8th season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM          BLUE BLOODS (2nd season premiere)
Saturday, Sept. 24
8:00-8:30 PM              RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (6th season premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS MYSTERY (season premiere)
Sunday, Sept. 25
7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES (44th season premiere)
8:00-9:00 PM              THE AMAZING RACE (19th edition premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM            THE GOOD WIFE (3rd season premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: MIAMI (10th season premiere)
Monday, Sept. 26
8:30-9:00 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS (time period premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM            MIKE & MOLLY (2nd season premiere)
Thursday, Sept. 29
8:30-9:00 PM              HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (series debut)