CBS to Launch Premiere Thursday With One Hour Of 'The Big Bang Theory' September 26; 'The Millers' To Premiere One Week Later

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July 29th, 2013

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via press release:


"The Millers" to Premiere One Week Later on Thursday, Oct. 3

CBS will launch its premiere Thursday with one hour of THE BIG BANG THEORY on Sept. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).  The back-to-back original episodes will lead into the series premiere of THE CRAZY ONES.

CBS's new comedy THE MILLERS will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 3 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

CBS's Updated 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 BIG BANG THEORY (original episode)
9:00-9:30 PM              THE CRAZY ONES (Series debut)
9:30-10:00 PM            TWO AND A HALF MEN (11th season 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 (4th season 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 (6th season premiere)
Monday, Sept. 30

8:30-9:00 PM              WE ARE MEN (Series debut)

Thursday, Oct. 3

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

  • Hubert R

    Makes sense. Millers look awful and I think this is the one that will bomb hard, not We Are Men.

  • Survivor Fan

    I actually think that The Millers looks good, but it is wise to give the TBBT lead-in to as many shows as possible. For the record, I also hope that We Are Men does not bomb, but it will.

  • Petar

    @Makes sense. Millers look awful and I think this is the one that will bomb hard, not We Are Men.

    Both will bomb. But if and The Millers bomb than cbs are in danger.

  • rob60990

    I questioned why CBS wasn’t going to do this. The Crazy Ones should have a strong premiere.

  • rob60990

    We Are Men is sexist trash that deserves to bomb hard.

  • James

    This will help The Crazy Ones a lot. Now it should do better against The Michael J Fox Show and Sean Saves the World.

  • Samunto

    Basically Michael J Fox will have to be a self-starter not unless NBC airs a special episode of The Voice at 8. And let the ratings battles (or showdown) begin!

  • Petar

    NBC should use the voice lead-in for Michael J Fox show. That will be batle.

  • TV Viewer

    CBS should have brought back Mike and Molly in September instead of greenlighting The Millers and/or We Are Men. The later two series look as though they will not be that popular with the viewers, while Mike and Molly is a program with decent ratings and a movie star, (Melissa McCarthy), in the lead. I wonder why Mike and Molly is now “schedule spackel” for CBS (taking the place of cancelled Rules of Engagement), instead of one of being one of their reliable, dependable September to May series?

  • SVU: Hannibal


    Which if you know how NBC works (and since the new head of scheduling was king of ‘counter programming’ at ABC), there will be a “very special” episode of The voice before MJF, pushing P&R and Family til October.

  • James

    @SVU: Hannibal

    NBC did air a special episode of The Voice on Wednesday to boost Chicago Fire. But since MJF is on Thursday, the Voice may have to stretch over four nights.

  • NBC Fan


    They don’t have to stretch out to four nights. It could just be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during premiere week.

  • Dan

    @Hubert R – Nahh, We Are Men is in that horrible slot that partners failed in, my guess is that it will last a few eps and be replaced by Mike & Molly.

    Mom will get a full season, The Crazy Ones will probably get 16 eps and replaced by Bad Teacher and The Millers will likely get 18 and replaced by Friends With Better Lives

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