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)


  • CarShark


    How are they lucky? Good Wife was the second-lowest-rated non-Friday show on the entire network. The lowest- and third-lowest were the ones saddled with its horrible lead-in. It’s a fairly significant ratings sinkhole on Sunday night, and I believe it will get absolutely pummeled by a Once Upon a Time-fueled Revenge. Even with this announcement, I say it’s not too late to kick it to next summer before Unforgettable and giving the Sunday @ 9:00 slot back to its rightful owner: Undercover Boss.

  • Nick


    Are you seriously suggesting that Parenthood, which gets like a 1.7 on a good day, will be able to beat CBS’ most buzzed-about new drama? Are you furthermore suggesting that The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and The Mentalist will do better than Once Upon a Time, Revenge and 666 Park Ave? CBS will be dead last on Sundays for the whole year, just like they were last year. No question about that. ABC will come in second on nights when Fox isn’t carrying football and they’ll be first from March to May.

    First of all, Vegas is not CBS’s most buzzed about new drama. That would be Elementary. It’s a reasonable prediction to say that Vegas will be the latest casualty in the slew of now-defunct period dramas trying to take some of Mad Men’s success (The Playboy Club, Pan Am).

  • Holly


    Here is on Dreck

    Also, I’d be really shocked if Vegas can’t beat Parenthood at least at first. They haven’t had a fall drama fail that bad in several years.

  • Doug

    “Dreck” are shows that are of poor quality, or offer nothing new. Mike and Molly is definitely “dreck” (although watchable dreck), while 2BG is pure garbage. And yes, I’ve watched both for at least a few episodes.

  • Nick

    Sorry I was cut off.

    Second of all, Parenthood won its slot this Sept. against Unforgettable’s series premiere if I’m not mistaken. It will certainly beat Vegas, which has a much smaller audience overlap with its lead-in.
    Third of all, I said before that CBS was fourth on days with no football overrun . 60 Minutes, TAR, and TGW all have a shaky audience. It’s very easy for viewers to not watch every single episode, so when they have a strong lead-in, they get a larger increase than say, a serial like Revenge, in which the casual viewer would be lost if they missed some episodes.
    Lastly, NBC carries football on Sunday evenings, not Fox, and yes, when there are no overruns, ABC will get second. However, ABC may want to burn off 666 Park Avenue so it can fit in its new thriller Zero Hour. We’ll have too see how (or if) that does.

  • Holly


    Second of all, Parenthood won its slot this Sept. against Unforgettable’s series premiere if I’m not mistaken.

    You are mistaken. Parenthood’s season high was a 2.2 (its premiere and two other episodes in the fall). It had a 2.0 against Unforgettable’s premiere, which got a 2.9. Unforgettable didn’t fall to a 2.2 until November 22. The best Parenthood did was tie Unforgettable with a 1.9 in February.

  • Nick

    Although dreck is slang, not an official word, it means “worthless trash; junk”
    Very similar to @Oliver’s views on TV.

    I have to disagree with you on that. In my opinion, 2BG and M&M are among the funniest comedies on TV. They’re not always the best, but never have any of the “that’s so stupid I’m gonna throw up” jokes that make The Office and Two and A Half Men some of the worst comedies on TV.



  • psychic

    Is The Mentalist screwed?

  • Tommy

    When are ABC going to announce their premiere dates? They are taking bloody ages!!!

  • bob

    CBS will kick the a$$ of the other networks Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The other networks should just shut down those days. They will be crushed!!!!!

  • Nick

    CBS will lose Fridays to ABC, like they have all season long.

  • Austin Lauran

    When is the day that Fox, ABC, or NBC will have most of the highest-rated shows on TV and be the number #1 network while CBS has most of the lowest-rated shows and is in 4th place behind the other big 4 networks (Fox, ABC, and NBC)?

  • Joseph

    Monday will be a solid night, it might not win the demo but it should at least be near the demo of the leading network.
    Tuesday here is when CBS easily wins in viewers and has a strong showing in the demo.
    Wednesday a solid night here for CBS , maybe not the top in demo but still respectable numbers.
    Thursday a win in Demo ad Viewers versus the other Broadcast Networks.
    Friday , a solid night for CBS in both viewers and demo.
    Sunday, will have okay numbers but not seeing CBS leading the night against the NFL and a strong ABC lineup, but still the numbers will be solid.

  • Nick

    @Austin Lauran

    Probably never. ;-)

  • Nick

    ^Adding to my post above, there is a 99% chance of CBS winning the next year in demo and viewers after Fox’s 8 year winning streak. Ask Bill or Robert.

  • Dean_W

    It’s a really good thing if CBS has bad new Shows like ‘Made in Jersey’ and ‘Partners’ (both will be cancelled) it offers a chance for ‘CSI: NY’ to be Renewed !

  • Justin121

    Thursdays CBS will win in viewers and demo.

  • Austin Lauran


    CBS has been the number #1 network for the past couple of years, but Fox has had the number #1 TV show for the past 7 seasons. Sunday Night Football was the number #1 TV show this year and it’ll probably be number #1 again next year because lots of Americans like football and they’ll NBC during football season. Fox has been number #1 in the 18-49 demo for the past 8 seasons while CBS hasn’t. CBS will obviously be the number #1 network again for next season and it might have a chance of being number #1 in the 18-49 demo also.

  • Austin Lauran

    CBS will always be the number #1 network on TV and Fox, ABC, and NBC will never be number #1. People think that CBS has the best shows ever, so they watch the shows on CBS because they think CBS has high quality shows. It’s arguably true that CBS has the best shows ever and the network’s shows are better than Fox, ABC, and NBC’s shows. No wonder why it has most of the highest-rated shows on TV. CBS doesn’t have a lot of reality TV shows compared to the other big 4 networks and it doesn’t cancel a lot of those shows compared to the other big 4 networks that usually cancel shows before the TV season is over (Fox, ABC, and NBC).

    Would CBS be number #1 if it didn’t have all the high quality cop shows, reality TV shows, and laugh track sitcoms that people watch? Does it mean that CBS has high quality shows if lots of people watch the channel all the time?

    By the way, when was the last time that CBS had a sitcom without a laugh track in it?

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