CBS Announces Summer Schedule Including Premiere Dates for 'Under the Dome', 'Unforgettable' & 'Big Brother'

Categories: 1-Featured,Network TV Press Releases

Written By

January 12th, 2013

via press release:



New Reality Competition Series Based on the Hit UK Format "The Great British Bake Off," Premieres Wednesday, May 29, 8:00-9:00 PM

"Under the Dome," a New Drama Based on Stephen King's Best-Selling Novel and Produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment,

Debuts Monday, June 24, 10:00 PM

Expanded "Big Brother" Gets an Earlier Summer Premiere on

Wednesday, June 26 at 9:00 PM


The Second Season of "Unforgettable" Premieres Sunday, July 28, 9:00 PM


CBS announced today summer premiere dates for two original scripted dramas, a new alternative series and an expanded season of BIG BROTHER.


A new reality competition series based on the hit UK format "The Great British Bake Off," premieres Wednesday, May 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The series features skilled amateur Americans competing in baking challenges with one ultimately being crowned the winner.


UNDER THE DOME, a new 13-episode serialized drama based on Stephen King's best-selling novel and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, opens Monday, June 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). HAWAII FIVE-0 will move to Friday (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) during the summer.


UNDER THE DOME is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.


The summer reality hit BIG BROTHER will have a longer edition this summer, premiering two weeks earlier than previous years on Wednesday, June 26 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).


BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly — Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning July 2), the LIVE eviction show hosted by Julie Chen will be broadcast on Wednesdays (9:00-10:00 PM live ET/delayed PT, beginning July 3) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning June 30). The Wednesday live eviction show will move to 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on July 17 after the reality baking series completes its season order.


NCIS: LOS ANGELES will move to Tuesday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) beginning July 2.

UNFORGETTABLE, starring Poppy Montgomery as a police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that everything is embedded in her mind, and Dylan Walsh as her ex-boyfriend and partner, returns for its second season on Sunday, July 28 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).


UNFORGETTABLE replaces summer rebroadcasts of THE GOOD WIFE.


CBS Wednesday, Effective May 29

8:00-9:00 PM UNTITLED BAKING SERIES (Premiere)




CBS Monday, Effective June 24



9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY

10:00-11:00 PM UNDER THE DOME (Premiere)


CBS Wednesday, Effective June 26


9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Season Premiere)



CBS Sunday, Effective June 30

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST


CBS Tuesday, Effective July 2

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES


CBS Wednesday, Effective July 17

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (New Time Period)




CBS Sunday, Effective July 28

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER

9:00-10:00 PM UNFORGETTABLE (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST



The executive producer of the new reality competition series is Richard McKerrow and produced by Love Productions USA.


UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, will serve as executive producers. Acclaimed director Niels Arden Oplev will direct the first episode.


BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan in association with Endemol USA.


UNFORGETTABLE is produced by Sony Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios. Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Ed Redlich are executive producers.


  • Raykov

    So that Friend Me comedy is not happening?

  • Sam

    Hmmm, under the Dome is based off a Stephen King novel. I hope it’s up to my expectations.

  • CrystalBall

    Does that hint Hawai 50 will move to friday next year ?

  • Greg

    Unforgettable premiering only in the end of July is weird. I’m assuming it’s a 13-episode, which means some of these episodes will have to air on fall unless they air two episodes in some nights.

  • tommie

    If Unforgettable is still getting a 13 episode second season as reported then it’s set to air well into October?!

  • Greg

    Also, if CBS are willing to air summer rebroadcasts of The Good Wife and The Mentalist, that means they plan on renewing both shows (obviously they could always change their minds, but I’d say it’s a VERY strong possibility at this point).

  • David Howell

    Wow, Friend Me not even airing in the summer.

    The baking show is probably their most promising summer show in a while on paper. The Great British Bake-Off was an absolute ratings juggernaut, at least for BBC Two – the final won its timeslot against a big international soccer game! – and I can see it at least gaining big total audiences even if it has the usual CBS older skew.

    Interesting too that Unforgettable isn’t going to be the only summer drama on the schedule. CBS probably need one more unscripted summer hit.

    Rules airing in the summer is a good sign that it might be coming back for yet another season on the bench in 2013-14.

  • Greg

    Oops, nevermind, I just saw that they aired CSI Miami reruns last summer, so that doesn’t mean anything. :D

  • SJ

    Hmm… if Unforgettable keeps its time slot for its entire 13-episode run, The Good Wife won’t be able to premiere until October 20. :/

  • SJ

    …make that October 27. CBS has the Emmys this year.

  • Ccemerson

    Yay for two extra weeks of Big Brother !!! Why such a late start on Unforgivable ??? Haven’t they already begun production w/episodes completed ??

  • Joie

    No summer repeats for CSI: NY? Uh-oh.

  • Robert Seidman

    @Ccemerson, to give you more time to remember the show’s correct name!

  • ToXiX

    Why is this even coming back?

    I don’t hate Unforgettable but it seems like CBS scheduled it expecting to flop hard by the fourth episode.

  • Karen

    There’s no Friday schedule, Sunday andWednesday is listed twice. Maybe you should pay your proofreaders better. I really hope moving Hawaii Five-0 to Fridays isn’t an omen of things to come. Come on get with it CBS if aint broke, don’t fix it. Keep H5-0 right where it is and move the new show somewhere else.

  • joel

    If Revolution doesn’t fade in the spring H50 could move, but I think it would still end up on a better night than Friday.

  • Pepper

    I think they’ll move H50 to Sundays

  • rob60990

    Looks like Hawaii 5-0 may move to Fridays if Golden Boy doesnt work out. Either way it seems CSI NY is done.

    Weird they will be airing reruns of Rules and The Mentalist. Rules will probably be ending this season unless they try a 2 hour comedy block on Thursday. Then they might need it.

    Not a great timeslot for either Under the Dome or Unforgettable. Under the Dome will get no lead in support. The comedy reruns at best will do mid 1s. While Unforgettable will get a decent lead in, cable competition on Sundays is always fierce.

  • PhilipM

    @SJ: How about they cancel TM and move TGW to 10 PM? TGW’s ratings are disastrous anyway and it’s only on the network to eventually grab a syndication deal and receive some critical acclaim while doing so. Why not try to achieve that in the worst timeslot CBS has to offer?

    Canceling TM at the expense of TGW means that they have to move one of their established shows to 10 PM as they would probably never premiere a new show in that timeslot. Which show would CBS realistically want to put at 10 PM on Sundays instead of TM?

    That “problem” is one of the reasons why I think a TM renewal isn’t all that unrealistic. It’s a show they don’t really care about too much in a timeslot they don’t care about too much. If TGW stays at 9 PM, CBS will have to either keep TM at 10 PM or move an established show and basically kill it in the process.

  • SJ


    I assume Hawaii 5-0 will move to 10pm as it’s likely getting cancelled in 2014 as it is.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures