CBS announces premiere week lineup


CBS will roll out the majority of its fall schedule during premiere week, the week of Sept. 24.

The announcement was made Wednesday morning during the network's portion of Television Critics Assn. summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton.

CBS' reality series, buzzworthy newcomer "Kid Nation" and veteran "Survivor" (with its China edition), will get an early start the previous week, debuting Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, respectively.

Premiering the night before the official start of the season will be CBS' returning Sunday series "60 Minutes," "Cold Case" and "Shark."

Their companion on the night, the freshman series "Viva Laughlin" will join them Oct. 21 after a preview on Thursday, Oct. 18, following "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

The premiere of "Laughlin" is timed to coincide with a two-week break from football overruns on Sunday.

CBS' 2007-08 premiere dates

Wednesday, Sept. 19
8-9 p.m. Kid Nation (series premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 20
8-9 p.m. Survivor: China

Sunday, Sept. 23
7-8 p.m. 60 Minutes
9-10 p.m. Cold Case
10-11 p.m. Shark

Monday, Sept. 24
8-8:30 p.m. How I Met Your Mother
8:30-9 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (series premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. Two and a Half Men
9:30-10 p.m. Rules of Engagement
10-11 p.m. CSI: Miami

Tuesday, Sept. 25
8-9 p.m. NCIS
9-10 p.m. The Unit
10-11 p.m. Cane

Wednesday, Sept. 26
9-10 p.m. Criminal Minds
10-11 p.m. CSI: NY

Thursday, Sept. 27
9-10 p.m. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
10-11 p.m. Without a Trace

Friday, Sept. 28
8-9 p.m. Ghost Whisperer
9-10 p.m. Moonlight (series premiere)
10-11 p.m. Numbers

Saturday, Sept. 29
8-9 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
9-10 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
10-11 p.m. 48 Hours Mystery

Thursday, Oct. 18
10-11 p.m. Viva Laughlin (preview)

Sunday, Oct. 21
8-9 p.m. Viva Laughlin (time period premiere)