CBS has set its fall premiere dates for 2016, and as has been the case the past two years, the presence of “Thursday Night Football” early in the season means some shuffling.

Per usual, “The Big Bang Theory” will start its season on Monday nights before moving to Thursdays on Oct. 27. “Mom” and “Life in Pieces” will also debut that night, along with new comedy “The Great Indoors” and new drama “Pure Genius.”

“Kevin Can Wait” will get “Big Bang” as a lead-in for several weeks before moving to 8 p.m. ET/PT and leading into another new comedy, “Man with a Plan.” CBS also has a miniseries, “Case Closed” — about the JonBenet Ramsey murder — airing over three nights starting Sept. 18.

Here are the dates. All times are ET/PT unless noted, with new shows in italics.

Thursday, Sept. 15

8:25 p.m. ET/5:25 PT: “Thursday Night Football”

Sunday, Sept. 18

8:30 p.m. “Case Closed” part 1 (miniseries, two hours)

Monday, Sept. 19

8 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30 p.m. “Kevin Can Wait”
9 p.m. “Case Closed” part 2 (two hours)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8 p.m. “NCIS”
9 p.m. “Bull”
10 p.m. “NCIS: New Orleans”

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8 p.m. “Survivor” (90 minutes)
9:30 p.m. “Big Brother” finale (90 minutes)

Friday, Sept. 23

8 p.m. “MacGyver”
9 p.m. “Hawaii Five-0”
10 p.m. “Blue Bloods”

Saturday, Sept. 24

10 p.m. “48 Hours”

Sunday, Sept. 25

7:30 p.m. “60 Minutes” (follows NFL doubleheader)
8:30 p.m. “Case Closed” part 3 (two hours)

Wednesday, Sept. 28

9 p.m. “Criminal Minds”
10 p.m. “Code Black”

Sunday, Oct. 2

8 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles”
9 p.m. “Madam Secretary”
10 p.m. “Elementary”

Monday, Oct. 3

9 p.m. “Scorpion” (two hours)

Monday, Oct. 10

9 p.m. “2 Broke Girls” (one hour)
10 p.m. “Scorpion” (time period premiere)

Monday, Oct. 17

9:30 p.m. “The Odd Couple”

Monday, Oct. 24

8 p.m. “Kevin Can Wait” (time period premiere)
8:30 p.m. “Man with a Plan”

Thursday, Oct. 27

8 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory” (time period premiere)
8:30 p.m. “The Great Indoors”
9 p.m. “Mom”
9:30 p.m. “Life in Pieces”
10 p.m. “Pure Genius”

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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