CBS Announces 2013-2014 Premiere Dates Including 'How I Met Your Mother', 'Intelligence', 'Survivor', 'Mom', 'Person of Interest' & More

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June 17th, 2013


via press release:




America's #1 Network Will Premiere Nearly All of its New and Returning Series During Official Premiere Week (Sept. 23-29)


"The 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards" to Air Live on Sunday, Sept. 22


The Final Season of "How I Met Your Mother" Returns with a Special One-Hour Episode on Monday, Sept. 23

"Mom" and "Hostages" Premiere Monday, Sept. 23

"The Millers" and "The Crazy Ones" Premiere Thursday, Sept. 26

"We Are Men" Debuts Monday, Sept. 30

"Survivor" to Open a Week Earlier with a Special 90-Minute Premiere on

Wednesday, Sept. 18


Mid-Season Drama "Intelligence" Premieres Feb. 24


CBS, America's #1 network, will premiere nearly all of its new and returning series during official premiere week (Sept. 23-29), following the Network's Sept. 22 broadcast of THE 65TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, which will air live, 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/5:00-8:00 PM, PT.


HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, entering its final season, returns with a special one-hour episode on Monday, Sept. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).


The new comedy MOM premieres Monday, Sept. 23 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) followed by the freshman drama HOSTAGES (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).  Freshman comedy WE ARE MEN will premiere a week later on Monday, Sept. 30 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).


CBS's new Thursday two-hour comedy block premieres Sept. 26 with the return of THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), new comedies THE MILLERS (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and THE CRAZY ONES (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) followed by TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).  


For the 11th time in the past 12 seasons, SURVIVOR will get an early start to the season when it returns with a special 90-minute premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 18.


CBS's mid-season drama INTELLIGENCE will premiere Monday, Feb. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).


CBS's 2013-2014 Premiere Dates


Wednesday, Sept. 18

8:00-9:30 PM              SURVIVOR (27th edition premiere)


Sunday, Sept. 22


5:00-8:00 PM, PT


Monday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (9th season premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS (3rd season premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM            MOM (Series Debut)

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


Tuesday, Sept. 24

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS (11th season premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: LOS ANGELES (5th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          PERSON OF INTEREST (3rd season premiere)


Wednesday, Sept. 25

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

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (14th season premiere)


Thursday, Sept. 26

8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (7th season premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS (Series Debut)

9:00-9:30 PM              THE CRAZY ONES (Series Debut)

9:30-10:00 PM            TWO AND A HALF MEN (11thseason premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          ELEMENTARY (2nd season premiere)


Friday, Sept. 27

8:00-9:00 PM              UNDERCOVER BOSS (5th season premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            HAWAII FIVE-0 (4th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          BLUE BLOODS (4thseason premiere)


Saturday, Sept. 28

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


Sunday, Sept. 29

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES (46th season premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM              THE AMAZING RACE (23rd edition premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE GOOD WIFE (5th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST (6thseason premiere)


Monday, Feb. 24

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



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  • TV Viewer

    Could people please wait to see how Person of Interest does in it’s new time slot before they pronounce judgement on it?
    It will be months before the season premiere, and people are already complaining about when it airs.
    A show following NCIS and NCIS: LA should be grateful for it’s lead ins. Person of Interest will probably do very well where CBS put it.

    The only real death slot is Saturday Night (any network), unless it’s a cheap program that cost the network almost nothing to make.

  • Dan

    CBS could have considered an hour TBBT but it would just be a waste of 1 Big Bang episode. CBS porobably wants to get the ball rolling on that night and see how all comedies do during their regular lineup.

    Also Unforgettable will likely either move to Saturdays at 9 or 10 for its remaining episodes or air sometime during midseason.

  • Dan

    And its still possible for Partners along with Friend Me to burn through their 7 and 8 episodes respectively this summer Saturdays at 8 or if CBS wanted to take the FOX route Mondays at 8:30 replacing Rules of Engagement repeats.

  • Ultima

    CBS could have considered an hour TBBT but it would just be a waste of 1 Big Bang episode.

    This. An hour long episode means only 23 weeks of The Big Bang Theory instead of 24.

    Also, messing around with your schedule in order to give big lead-ins for the premieres of your new shows doesn’t necessarily lead to success; just look at NBC last fall.

    If Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kelly Clarkson isn’t enough to get people’s eyes on CBS, then maybe it was a mistake to order it to series.

  • Dan

    @Ultima – But that 1 less week could be crucial for CBS. It sounds silly but CBS relies on Big Bang as a suitable lead in. How The Millers and Crazy Ones perform depends largely on Big Bang Theory. Since CBS already has 2 comedy series for midseason (Friends With Better Lives and Bad Teacher) I can see The Millers getting a full season and The Crazy Ones getting 15 episodes timesharing with Bad Teacher.

    CBS’s focus this year is comedy and with HIMYM ending, Two and a Half Men likely ending and M&M’s future uncertain CBS only has Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls so hopefully they get a few hits this season. Out of the 6 comedy series I can see CBS renewing Mom and The Millers. I cant see either single camera show surviving.

  • Michael1

    I think that either “Mom” or “2 Broke Girls” would be a better fit in the 8:30 pm Monday time slot. That time slot airs opposite the first half hour of Monday Night Football, which caters to a male audience, in the Eastern and Central Time Zones and the last half hour in the Pacific Time Zone. In 2011, “2 Broke Girls”, a show with 2 female leads, thrived in that time slot, actually getting more viewers than “How I Met Your Mother”. In 2012, “Partners”, a show with 2 male leads, retained approximately 70% of that same lead-in.

  • HV

    I think that CBS definately will have a couple of hits this season, probably two of Mom, We Are Men, and The Crazy Ones will end up a success. I agree with you about Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly, and I think that, even though Will Arnet is funny, The Millers will flop. I hope, but don’t think, that Friends with Better Lives will do well, and I doubt it will end up on the schedule until summer, as I think that all three of Mom, We Are Men, and The Crazy Ones will get full seasons. I have no idea why CBS even picked up Bad Teacher, there is absolutely no chance of it ending up on the schedule.

  • jake3988

    Posted June 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM
    The past THREE shows that aired in that timeslot on CBS were canceled! It’s been a full two seasons since they had a show there that was renewed… that’s basically forever!

    PoI is in third season, which means syndication potential. It also has a very consistent stable audience and is following the NCIS twins. Even if it bombs (which won’t happen) anything short of catastrophe will get it renewed. Don’t worry.

  • Tom Shaw

    Huh, thought it’d be safe to skip the news this time of year… and then CBS, of all people, puts out the press releases!

    Only thing that strikes me as odd is Intelligence. Isn’t Feb 24th rather late? I believe the math works out if you want to air 13 episodes and end at the same time as the rest of the CBS shows (and also avoids the Olympics), but:
    1) Why would Intelligence get the no repeat treatment? Is it just getting the no Olympics treatment and no repeats are just an unintended side effect?
    2) What is CBS airing there through Feb 17th? CBS could technically get through 15 episodes of Hostages before 2014 even starts, so does a highly serial (for CBS, anyway) show get numerous breaks and repeats for those 15 episodes to cover into February?

    Just strikes me as odd.

  • platypus Perry

    Abc worst timeslot= Thursdays @ 8

    CW worst timeslot= Tuesday @ 9 (Well I guess CW technically has a lot of timeslot issues but Tues is the worst)

    CBS worst timeslot is Tues at 10, Good Wife was actuslly solid compared to the other shows

    NBC Worst timeslot is Thursdays at 10, was ER the last solid performer?

    FOX could use a boost with ratings on Tuesdays in the 830/930 slot of Mindy but that slot hasn’t been a bad timeslot over the years.

    Out of all the above mentioned I say ABC thurs at 8 is a deathslot as well as NBC at 10 On Thursdays, however with the right program kmBut one day their luck will change with the right scheduling. Revamping is the key or trying something different.

  • Josh

    @The End

    via Theisssuesarenow

    “So 9/24 is when POI will be victim of a crime! When it gets the death slot! Wish could be like a character on the show and prevent the crime from happening on 9/24! In the CBS death slot where all shows fail.”

    “But why ignore the total failure of Good Wife on Tuesday night so much that it had to be moved! It was a total failure and everything was going in its favor! It was supposedly on a great night! It had great reviews! It had Julianna Margulies! A great cast! A hot woman for men and hot man for women! It supposedly had it all and it was dying on Tuesday’s at 10! Then it was renewed for strictly Emmy reasons! CBS isn’t going to make any money on the good wife! when all is said and done it will be a money loser! ALl the money they made from it is going to spent on it! I doubt one cent is actually made! Now POI is going to die in the 10 slot because of all the overkill that night with crime drama! I know what a death slot is and POI is going right to one! I would like to see something about why POI was moved to where everything fails no matter quality! Cops lawyers sugar producers or something!


  • Cj morton

    Woah, someone’s wanting to set the tone early!

  • HV

    @Tom Shaw
    I think that CBS is trying to avoid airing shows durring the Olympics as much as possible. I imagine that Hostages will air 10 episodes September 23-November 25 and then repeats in December, and then 5 episodes from January 6-February 3, and then repeats for the next two weeks durring the Olympics. Seems very logical to me, Hostages only has repeats in December and during the Olympics, and Intelligence begins after the Olympics and runs for 13 straight weeks ending on May 19.

  • Jon

    POI will do just fine Tuesdays at 10pm. I can’t see the fans suddenly jumping ship because its moving to a new night. You have a good show and they will follow. I still didn’t see the need to move it though, it sure had a good thing going Thursday.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    I want POI to do great and think it deserves to do well because it’s so good!! But this move to Tuesday is all wrong!! I want it to save the slot and make it not a death slot I just don’t know if it can!! There is no hating of poi here! None!! Just looking s the slot history and so much pressure for poi to save a slot!

  • Andrew

    I’m glad CBS grew a pair this year and is airing two single cams. I think Crazy Ones will be a hit and kick the pants off of Sean Saves the World and We Are Men has a chance of succeeding (like The Millers). I’m actually looking forward to new CBS comedies more than new NBC comedies this year and that’s like a first ever for me.

  • Theisssuesarenow

    To ultima Tuesday at 10 was also free for elementary! CBS didn’t want to move elementary to the death slot.

  • Billy

    CBS is showing very little confidence in We Are Men by preempting it the first week for a HIMYM hour premiere. We Are Men will have little buzz or promotion by coming in the second week. That show is destined to fail.

  • Ava

    I hope that the dreaded show Mike and Molly doesn’t return..I tried to watch it, and can’t do it.. These people are so disgusting.. sorry guys.. not for me..

  • Michael1


    I don’t understand the love for single cams. They get to do more scenes outside, whoopee. They’re more expensive to produce, and they appeal to smaller audiences. That’s a steep price to pay just to satisfy a couple of hipsters. CBS has ridden multi-cams to the top while everyone else has ridden single cams to the bottom. And it’s not just established shows. “Partners” and “Malibu Country” were among the 3 most watched new sitcoms this season. And it’s not like single camera shows aren’t doing everything they can to “break the fourth wall.” Whether it’s pretending to be a documentary, using a narrator, or using post-it notes, I’m not sure why that makes them better. Also, live audiences are uniquely qualified to help actors utilize their non-verbal gifts.

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