via press release:


CBS, America’s most watched network, will officially open the 2011-2012 season on Monday, Sept. 19, highlighted by the special series debut of its new comedy, 2 BROKE GIRLS, which premieres at a special time behind the season premiere of TWO AND A HALF MEN.

CBS will once again launch the majority of its new and returning programming during premiere week (Sept. 19-25).  SURVIVOR premieres one week earlier (Wednesday, Sept. 14) for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons, and the comedies MIKE & MOLLY (Monday, Sept. 26) and HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (Thursday, Sept. 29) will debut one week later.


The new drama, PERSON OF INTEREST, opens Thursday, Sept. 22 preceded by back-to-back episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY.  UNFORGETTABLE premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 and A GIFTED MAN on Friday, Sept. 23.


“Our playbook is pretty consistent: wherever and whenever possible we use established successful series to introduce new shows,” said Kelly Kahl, Senior Executive Vice President, CBS Primetime.  “We’ve also asked a couple of our strongest series to work overtime during premiere week in order to support the new series and bolster our performance.”


CBS’s 2011-2012 Premiere Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 14

8:00-9:00 PM              SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC (23rd edition premiere)

Monday, Sept. 19

8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (7th season premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (S)

9:00-9:30 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN (9th season premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM            2 BROKE GIRLS (series debut)

10:00-11:00 PM          HAWAII FIVE-0 (2nd season premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

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

9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: LOS ANGELES (3rd season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          UNFORGETTABLE (series debut)


Wednesday, Sept. 21

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS (7th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (12th season premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 22

8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (5th season premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)

9:00-10:00 PM            PERSON OF INTEREST (series debut)

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST (4th season premiere)


Friday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 PM              A GIFTED MAN (series debut)

9:00-10:00 PM            CSI: NY (8th season premiere)

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

Saturday, Sept. 24

8:00-8:30 PM              RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (6th season premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              COMEDYTIME SATURDAY

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMETIME SATURDAY

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


Sunday, Sept. 25

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES (44th season premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM              THE AMAZING RACE (19th edition premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE GOOD WIFE (3rd season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: MIAMI (10th season premiere)


Monday, Sept. 26

8:30-9:00 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS (time period premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM            MIKE & MOLLY (2nd season premiere)


Thursday, Sept. 29

8:30-9:00 PM              HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (series debut)



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