CBS Announces 2010-2011 Premiere Dates


CBS announced its fall premiere dates this morning:

CBS announced today that most of its new and returning series will premiere during the week of Sept. 20, the official start of the 2010-2011 season. The exceptions are SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA, which launches a week earlier, and THE GOOD WIFE and CSI: MIAMI, which both debut a week later.

CBS will get an early start on the season with the premiere of SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA, the 21st edition of the hit reality series, which launches in its new time period on Wednesday, Sept. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

CBS’s new season rollout officially begins on Monday, Sept. 20 with the season six debut of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), followed by the fifth season premiere of RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the eighth season premiere of television’s #1 comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), the series premiere of MIKE & MOLLY (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the series debut of HAWAII FIVE-0 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

NCIS, television’s #1 drama, returns for its eighth season on Tuesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the two-hour second season premiere of NCIS: LOS ANGELES (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), last season’s #1 new scripted series.

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) returns for its sixth season followed by the series debut of THE DEFENDERS (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

On Thursday, Sept. 23, CBS opens its new one-hour comedy block on television’s biggest night with the fourth season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) -the fastest-growing series on television and the #1 scripted program in adults 18-49 – heading into the irreverent new comedy, $#*! MY DAD SAYS (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION returns for its 11th season (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the third season premiere of THE MENTALIST (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

The Network’s new Friday lineup premieres Sept. 24 with MEDIUM’s second season on CBS (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by a new two-hour block of New York-based crime dramas featuring the seventh season premiere of CSI: NY in its new (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) time period and the series debut of the new police drama BLUE BLOODS (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

48 HOURS MYSTERY, Saturday’s most-watched program, returns on Sept. 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Premiering on Sunday, Sept. 26 is the 43rd season of 60 MINUTES, television’s longest- running and highest-rated newsmagazine (7:30-8:30 PM, ET/PT, time approximate following late-running football), followed by a 90-minute premiere of the multi-Emmy Award-winning THE AMAZING RACE (8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the Emmy Award-nominated UNDERCOVER BOSS, last season’s #1 new program (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

The Emmy Award-nominated THE GOOD WIFE returns for its sophomore season on Tuesday, Sept. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

On Sunday, Oct. 3, CSI: MIAMI makes its ninth season premiere in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

CBS’s 2010-2011 Premiere Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 15

8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA (21st Edition Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 20

8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (6th Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (5th Season Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (8th Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY (Series Debut)

10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (Series Debut)

Tuesday, Sept. 21

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (8th Season Premiere)

9:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (2nd Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 22

9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (6th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM THE DEFENDERS (Series Debut)

Thursday, Sept. 23

8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (4th Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM $#*! MY DAD SAYS (Series Debut)

9:00-10:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (11th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST (3rd Season Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 24

8:00-9:00 PM MEDIUM (2nd Season Premiere on CBS)

9:00-10:00 PM CSI: NY (7th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (Series Debut)

Saturday, Sept. 25



10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS MYSTERY (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 26

7:30-8:30 PM 60 MINUTES (43rd Season Premiere)

8:30-10:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (17th Edition Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (2nd Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 28

10:00-11:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (2nd Season Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 3

8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS (Time Period Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM CSI: MIAMI (9th Season Premiere)