CBS Releases Details About Returning Series Premiere Episodes Including ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘NCIS’ & ‘Hawaii Five-0’

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CBS has released summaries for the season premiere episodes of their returning series.

ROBIN SUFFERS FROM ANXIETY ON HER WEDDING DAY TO BARNEY AND LOOKS TO TED TO CALM HER DOWN, ON THE EIGHTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER,” MONDAY, SEPT. 24

“Farhampton” — Robin’s anxiety on her wedding day to Barney prompts Ted to recount the time he insisted on leaving Victoria’s jilted fiancé a note before they drove off into the sunset together, on the eighth season premiere of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Monday, Sept. 24 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911”) guest stars as Klaus, Victoria’s ex-fiance, and Michael Trucco (“Fairly Legal”) guest stars as Nick, Robin’s boyfriend.

AFTER MARTHA STEWART’S POSITIVE RESPONSE TO ONE OF THEIR CUPCAKES, MAX AND CAROLINE EAGERLY AWAIT A CALL FROM HER, ON THE SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF “2 BROKE GIRLS,” MONDAY, SEPT. 24

“And the Pearl Necklace” – Max and Caroline attempt to keep faith that Martha Stewart, who tasted and liked one of their cupcakes in last season’s finale, will call and help support their business. Meanwhile, Caroline loses a lucky keepsake, on the second season premiere of 2 BROKE GIRLS, Monday, Sept. 24 (9:00 – 9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

MIKE AND MOLLY RETURN FROM THEIR HONEYMOON IN PARIS AND WONDER HOW THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY MANAGED WITHOUT THEM, ON THE THIRD SEASON PREMIERE OF “MIKE & MOLLY,” MONDAY, SEPT. 24

“The Honeymoon is Over” — Mike is inspired by their honeymoon trip to Paris to change his life and travel the world, while Molly worries how their family and friends fared at home without them, on the third season premiere of MIKE & MOLLY, Monday, Sept. 24 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

AS McGARRETT DEALS WITH THE RETURN OF HIS THOUGHT-TO-BE-DECEASED MOTHER, THE TEAM GOES AFTER WO FAT TO AVENGE THE DEATH OF A MEMBER OF THEIR FAMILY, ON THE THIRD SEASON PREMIERE OF “HAWAII FIVE-0,” MONDAY, SEPT. 24 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

“La O Na Makuahine*” – Following McGarrett’s mother’s (guest star Christine Lahti) surprise return and Chin’s gut-wrenching decision in last season’s finale cliffhanger, the team is determined to track down Wo Fat and Delano for killing an important member of their family, on the third season premiere of HAWAII FIVE-0, Monday, Sept. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

AFTER HARPER DEARING’S BOMB DESTROYED THE NAVY YARD AND NCIS HEADQUARTERS, THE EMOTIONALLY AND PSYCHICALLY DAMAGED NCIS TEAM MUST PICK UP THE PIECES AND CONTINUE THE HUNT FOR THE ELUSIVE SUSPECT, ON THE 10TH SEASON PREMIERE OF “NCIS,” TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

“Extreme Prejudice” – Harper Dearing’s latest act of terrorism ripped through NCIS headquarters in last season’s cliffhanger finale, sparking a cross-agency manhunt for the criminal mastermind on the 10th season premiere of NCIS, Tuesday, Sept. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”) returns as Harper Dearing.

THE NCIS: LA TEAM IS SHAKEN AND DIVIDED FOLLOWING CALLEN’S PUBLIC SHOOTING OF THE CHAMELEON AND HETTY’S SUBSEQUENT RESIGNATION, ON THE FOURTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

“Endgame” – Following Callen’s public shooting of the Chameleon on last season’s finale cliffhanger, all is not well with the NCIS: LA team, as Callen is placed on suspension and Hetty adjusts to retired life, on the fourth season premiere of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

THE CSI TEAM RACES TO FIND D.B. RUSSELL’S MISSING GRANDDAUGHTER, ON THE 13th SEASON PREMIERE OF “CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION,” WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

 

Guest Stars Include Peri Gilpin (“Frasier”) as D.B. Russell’s Wife, Barbara; Enrique Murciano (“Without a Trace”) as Detective Carlos Moreno; and Conor O’Farrell (“Justified”) Reprises His Role as Imprisoned Former Undersheriff Jeffrey McKeen

Jon Wellner Returns as Henry Andrews

“Karma To Burn” — D.B. Russell’s granddaughter was kidnapped in last season’s finale cliffhanger and now he leads the CSI team on a hunt to find her, on the 13th season premiere of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Wednesday, Sept. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Guest stars include Peri Gilpin as D.B. Russell’s wife, Barbara, Enrique Murciano as Detective Carolos Moreno and Conor O’Farrell as former undersheriff Jeffrey McKeen.  Jon Wellner returns as Henry Andrews.

 

THE BAU IS CALLED TO TEXAS TO SEARCH FOR AN ESCAPED KILLER KNOWN AS “THE SILENCER,” WHILE THE TEAM WELCOMES ITS NEWEST MEMBER INTO THE FOLD, ON THE EIGHTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “CRIMINAL MINDS,” WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

 

Emmy Award-Nominated Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn Joins the

Cast as Linguistics Expert Alex Blake

“The Silencer” – When a Texas prisoner escapes during a transfer, he leaves behind victims with his unique trademark, sewing their mouths shut, a signature the BAU remembers as unique to the UnSub “The Silencer.”  While they investigate who he was and who he’s become, the BAU also gets to know the newest member of the team, on the eighth season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS, Wednesday, Sept. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Emmy Award-nominated actress Jeanne Tripplehorn joins the cast as linguistics expert Alex Blake, the newest member of the BAU team.

WALDEN PLANS A BIG SURPRISE FOR ZOEY’S BIRTHDAY, ON THE 10TH SEASON PREMIERE OF “TWO AND A HALF MEN,” THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

Grammy Award-Winning Musician Michael Bolton Guest Stars As Himself;

Brit Morgan (“True Blood”) Guest Stars As a Woman Walden Meets at a Bar

“I Changed My Mind About the Milk” – Walden plans a big surprise for Zoey’s birthday, on the 10th season premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN, Thursday, Sept. 27 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Grammy Award-winning musician Michael Bolton guest stars as himself and Brit Morgan (“True Blood”) guest stars as a woman Walden meets at a bar.

WOLOWITZ DISCOVERS THAT HE CAN’T ESCAPE HIS MOTHER EVEN IN SPACE, ON THE SIXTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE BIG BANG THEORY,” THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

“The Date Night Variable” – With his friends on dates, Raj must face his loneliness. Also, Wolowitz is caught in an argument between Bernadette and his mom, even while he’s in space, on the sixth season premiere of THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Sept. 27 (8:00 – 8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REESE, CARTER AND FUSCO SEARCH FOR THE KIDNAPPED FINCH, ON THE SECOND SEASON PREMIERE OF “PERSON OF INTEREST,” THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

Ken Leung (“Lost”) Guest Stars as the Latest POI

Amy Acker (“Dollhouse”) Reprises Her Role as “Root,” Finch’s Kidnapper

“The Contingency” – With Finch missing – kidnapped by his hacker nemesis, Root, in last season’s finale cliffhanger – Reese enlists Detectives Carter and Fusco to get his friend back, on the second season premiere of PERSON OF INTEREST, Thursday, Sept. 27 (9:00 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Meanwhile, The Machine never sleeps, disseminating a new number to Reese.  Ken Leung (“Lost”) guest stars as the latest POI, and Amy Acker (“Dollhouse,” “Angel”) reprises her role as Root.

THE CSIs INVESTIGATE WHEN A FIRE CHIEF IS KILLED IN A BLAZE THAT USED THE SAME TECHNIQUE AS A RECENTLY PAROLED ARSONIST, ON THE NINTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “CSI: NY,” FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Rob Morrow (“Numb3rs”) Guest Stars as Leonard Brooks, the Arsonist

“Reignited” — The CSIs investigate when a fire chief – a friend of Mac’s – is killed in a blaze that used the same technique as a recently paroled arsonist, on the ninth season premiere of CSI: NY, Friday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Rob Morrow (“Numb3rs”) guest stars as Leonard Brooks, the arsonist.

JACKIE IS KIDNAPPED BY A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL SEEKING REVENGE ON DANNY, WHILE JAMIE GETS A NEW PARTNER, ON THE THIRD SEASON PREMIERE OF “BLUE BLOODS,” FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

 

Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs”) Guest Stars as Benjamin Walker, a Dangerous Criminal From Danny’s Past, and Corbin Bleu Guest Stars as Officer Blake, A Distraught Young Officer

“Family Business” — A dangerous criminal from Danny’s past comes back to seek revenge and kidnaps Jackie.  Meanwhile, Jamie meets his new partner, while a young officer is shaken after he accidentally shoots an innocent man, on the third season premiere of BLUE BLOODS, Friday, September 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Michael Madsen (“Reservoir Dogs”) guest stars as Benjamin Walker, a dangerous criminal from Danny’s past, and Corbin Bleu (“High School Musical”) guest stars as Officer Blake, the distraught young officer.

WHILE JANE TRIES TO DECIPHER LORELEI’S CONNECTION TO RED JOHN, THE CBI TEAM IS FORCED TO PARTNER WITH THE FBI TO SOLVE THE MURDER OF

“The Crimson Ticket” — While Jane tries to decipher Lorelei’s connection to Red John, the CBI team is forced to partner with the FBI to solve the murder of a hotel employee, on the fifth season premiere of THE MENTALIST on Sunday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”) returns as Lorelei Martins, Polly Walker (“Rome”) guest stars as Senior FBI Agent Alexa Schultz and Ivan Sergei guest stars as FBI Agent Gabe Mancini. A HOTEL EMPLOYEE, ON THE FIFTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE MENTALIST,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

ALICIA FIGHTS FOR ZACH’S RIGHTS, KALINDA’S ESTRANGED HUSBAND FORCES HIS WAY BACK INTO HER LIFE, AND WILL AND DIANE TRY TO RESCUE THE FIRM FROM FINANCIAL RUIN, ON THE FOURTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “THE GOOD WIFE,” SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

Kristin Chenoweth Guest Stars as Political Reporter Peggy Byrne, Nathan Lane Guest Stars as Clarke Hayden, the Firm’s Appointed Trustee, and British Actor Marc Warren Guest Stars as Nick, Kalinda’s Estranged Husband

“I Fought the Law” – Alicia goes on the offensive when Zach is targeted by an overzealous state trooper.  Meanwhile, after her estranged husband tracked her down in last season’s finale, Kalinda decides to stand her ground rather than continue hiding, and Diane and Will delve into the firm’s financial problems, on the fourth season premiere of THE GOOD WIFE, Sunday, Sept. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Kristin Chenoweth guest stars as political reporter Peggy Byrne, Nathan Lane guest stars as Clarke Hayden, the firm’s appointed trustee and British actor Marc Warren guest stars as Nick, Kalinda’s estranged husband.

 

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