CBS Sets Fall Premiere Dates After 'Thursday Night Football's' September Return

Supergirl - H 2015

Supergirl - H 2015

CBS has finalized its fall premiere dates — and, keeping in line with last year, the network is using Thursday Night Football as a promotional springboard.

CBS will start rolling out originals the Monday night following the network's first weekday game of the NFL season (Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 17). The usual schedule, with scripted programming back on Thursdays, will resume as of Nov. 5.

“With many of the biggest hits on primetime television as well as Thursday Night Football, we have the ability to strategically roll out our new season over several weeks this fall,” said CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler. “We’ve created a very focused scheduling and promotional environment to provide the best possible launch platform for new and returning series across the schedule.”

Noteworthy nonpremiere week dates include Monday, Oct. 26, when Supergirl kicks off, and Sunday, Oct. 4, when Madam Secretary, The Good Wife and CSI: Cyber return a week late. Their time slot will be occupied on Sept. 27 by the two-hour CSI parent series sendoff.

Read on for the complete dates.

Thursday, Sept. 17
8:25 PM, ET               NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Denver @ Kansas City)

Monday, Sept. 21
8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY (9th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM             LIFE IN PIECES (Series Debut)
9:00-10:00 PM           SCORPION (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM         NCIS: LOS ANGELES (7th Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 22
8:00-9:00 PM             NCIS (13th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM           NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM         LIMITLESS (Series Debut)

Wednesday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:30 PM             SURVIVOR (90-Minute, 31st Season Premiere)
9:30-11:00 PM           BIG BROTHER (90 Minute Season Finale)

Friday, Sept. 25
8:00-9:00 PM             THE AMAZING RACE (27th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM           HAWAII FIVE-0 (6th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM         BLUE BLOODS (6th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 26
10:00-11:00 PM         48 HOURS (28th Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 27
7:30-9:00 PM             60 MINUTES (48th Season Premiere)
9:00-11:00 PM           CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (Two Hour Series Finale)

Wednesday, Sept. 30
8:00-9:00 PM             SURVIVOR
9:00-10:00 PM           CRIMINAL MINDS (11th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM         CODE BLACK (Series Debut)
Sunday, Oct. 4
8:00-9:00 PM             MADAM SECRETARY (2nd Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM           THE GOOD WIFE (7th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM         CSI: CYBER (2nd Season Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 26
8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY (Original Episode)
8:30-9:30 PM             SUPERGIRL (Series Debut)
9:30-10:30 PM           SCORPION
10:30-11:00 PM         COMEDY REBROADCAST TBD
Monday, Nov. 2
8:00-9:00 PM             SUPERGIRL (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 PM           SCORPION
10:00-11:00 PM         NCIS: LOS ANGELES         

Thursday, Nov. 5
8:00-8:30 PM             THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM            LIFE IN PIECES (Regular Time Period)
9:00-9:30 PM             MOM (3rd Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM           ANGEL FROM HELL (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM         ELEMENTARY (4th Season Premiere)