CBS Announces 2012-2013 Fall Premiere Dates

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July 11th, 2012

via press release:


America's Most-Watched Network Will Premiere Virtually All of its New and Returning Series During Official Premiere Week (Sept. 24-30)

"Survivor: Philippines" to Open a Week Earlier with a Special 90-Minute Premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 19


CBS, America's most-watched network, will premiere virtually all of its new and returning series during official premiere week (Sept. 24-30).


The new comedy PARTNERS premieres Monday, Sept. 24, followed by freshman dramas VEGAS debuting Tuesday, Sept. 25, ELEMENTARY on Thursday, Sept. 27 and MADE IN JERSEY on Friday, Sept. 28.


For the 10th time in the past 11 seasons, SURVIVOR will get an early start to the season, returning with a special 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 19.


CBS's 2012-2013 Premiere Dates



Wednesday, Sept. 19

8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (25th edition premiere)



Monday, Sept. 24

8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8th season premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM PARTNERS (Series Debut)

9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (2nd season premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY (3rd season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (3rd season premiere)



Tuesday, Sept. 25

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (10th season premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (4th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM VEGAS (Series Debut)


Wednesday, Sept. 26

9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (8th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (13th season premiere)


Thursday, Sept. 27

8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (6th season premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (10th season premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (2nd season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (Series Debut)


Friday, Sept. 28

8:00-9:00 PM CSI: NY (9thseason premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM MADE IN JERSEY (Series Debut)

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (3rdseason premiere)


Saturday, Sept. 29

10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS MYSTERY (26th season premiere)


Sunday, Sept. 30

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES (45th season premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (21st edition premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (4th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST (5thseason premiere)


  • Jeff (Canada)

    So it’s basically the opposite strategy all of the other networks are taking.

  • rob60990

    Pretty boring as mostly everything except Survivor is premiering in premiere week.

    ABC is going to be last. LMAO.

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Smart move to stick with premiere week. While other networks are airing more reruns than usual in months like October, December, March and April, CBS will have debuted their seasons late enough to air originals some of those weeks.

  • disney rocks

    CBS is the most predictable network.

  • Oliver

    CBS has premiere dates that are very easy to follow. Compare with NBC.

    I guess life it easy when you’re the #1 network, because you don’t need to put lots of effort into promoting your shows as they’re already hits.

  • SJ


    Actually, CBS is really rerun-heavy in March and April, usually only airing 3 new episodes within an 8-week period. Hopefully with the season starting a week later this year, they’ll save more episodes for those months.

  • John A

    CBS are predictable what is wrong with that? NBC schedule was a utter mess.

  • Bee

    finally. now hurry up ABC!

  • hubertwentland5

    Hmm, I expected tbbt to get one hour premiere just to beat x factor, but the schedule involves no surprises. or maybe it does – debuting everything in one week is somewhat unlike nowadays.

  • fringewillget5seasons

    I didn’t realize how young their Mondays are. Only HIMYM is actually old.

    Easy to follow premieres.. all at once. The way to do it.

  • Oliver

    TaaHM’s numbers are almost as big as TBBT’s. They’ll crush X Factor (and 30 Rock/Up All Night, and whatever inevitably doomed show ABC are putting for ritual sacrifice in that timeslot this year).

    Almost makes me happy NBC has moved Community from the Thursday death slot into the Friday death slot. Almost.

  • Oliver

    I actually think CBS are weak on Mondays 9pm. If someone put some decent scripted competition against it, instead of reality crap, then I think they could be taken down. 2BG isn’t established enough and Mike & Molly is dreck.

    Hell, Mob Doctor might even have a chance, despite the awful awful title.

  • Chris

    Since CBS is launching so few new shows, and it’s one of the top broadcast networks, it wouldn’t make sense to sprinkle its premieres from August to October like NBC feels it should in order to take advantage of its few ratings draws (AGT and the Olympics). Better for the Eye to dive right in.

  • Atmos

    Looking forward to season 2 of PoI

  • RG-X

    All new the last week of Sept – easy enough… CSI – The last Wednesday, same time,cool! less confusing then new every week for at least 4-6 weeks…sweet!

  • someone

    The only night that i would have scheduled differently is Monday night.
    What I would have done:
    8:00-9:00 How I Met Your Mother (two episodes)
    9:00-9:30 2 Broke Girls
    9:30-10:00 Partners
    10:00-11:00 Hawaii Five-0

    This way you give 2 Broke Girls big and known laid – In for it’s first airing in 9:00 pm while you give Partners bigger Laid – In then How I Met Your Mother (for it’s premiere).

    Then the next week (Oct.1):
    8:00-8:30 How I Met Your Mother
    8:30-9:00 Partners
    9:00-9:30 2 Broke Girls
    9:30-10:00 MIKE & Molly (3rd season premiere)
    10:00-11:00 Hawaii Five-0

  • Ricky

    And we now will have a straight week of premiere overload from CBS. Good thing most of these are returning shows that I like. The only CBS fall show I’m looking forward to at all is Elementary. Hope it’s good enough to really warrant The Mentalist being bumped into the Sunday night death slot.

    Now can ABC announce their start dates soon? I can’t wait to start Last Resort, or the new season of Castle.

  • Nick

    CBS has a good schedule except for Sundays and Fridays. Sundays will be solved once TGW gets canceled after it reaches 88 eps, but Fridays will be an easy win for ABC, while NBC and CBS fight for second. Here are my predictions;

    Mon- Easy win in the demo, but tied with ABC for viewers
    Tue- Easy win in demo and viewers from 8-10 pm, but crushed at 10 by NBC. Only time they lose are DWTS and Voice finales.
    Wed- Third to ABC and Fox in demo, but rules in viewers.
    Thu- Completely crushes all competition.
    Fri- Win in viewers, but second in demo
    Sat- Win in viewers, but third in demo to FOX sports and ABC reality repeats.
    Sun w/ both Fox and CBS football overrun- third place to Fox and NBC
    Sun w/ only CBS overrun- second to NBC
    Sun w/ only FOX overrun- fourth
    Sun w/ no overrun- fourth
    Post-football Sun- Third to ABC and Fox

    @ Oliver

    What are you talking about? Two Broke Girls was the highest rated new comedy of the past season. I don’t know what “dreck” is, but Mike and Molly is CBS’s fifth highest-rated comedy and one of the best comedies on TV quality-wise. Please go climb back under your rock and stop complaining about shows you don’t watch.

  • Kyle7

    What, premiering everything except Survivor during premiere week? What madness is this?

    I do understand why other networks spread the premieres out, but it is nice to have a simple starting schedule.

  • MG

    What happened to Law & Order:SVU? Does it premiere later in the fall or spring?

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