CBS Updates 2011-12 Premiere Schedule, Delays Rules of Engagement

CBSThe eye network has made some changes to their upcoming premiere dates, including a 90-minute special kick-off for Survivor (September 14th) and a delay for the season premiere of Rules of Engagement (October 8th). The former is paired with a 90-minute season finale of Big Brother.

Here’s the press release from CBS:


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 returns one week earlier (Wednesday, Sept. 14) for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons with a 90-minute premiere, paired with the 90-minute finale of BIG BROTHER for an all-reality night. The comedies MIKE & MOLLY (Monday, Sept. 26) and HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (Thursday, Sept. 29) will debut one week later. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT premieres on its new night and time period on Saturday, Oct. 8.

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
8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC (23rd edition premiere)
9:30-11:00 PM BIG BROTHER (finale)

Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (7th season premiere)
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)
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
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)

Saturday, Oct. 8
8:00-8:30 PM RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (6th season premiere)

What do you think? Which CBS shows are you looking forward to seeing? What do you think about Rules moving to Saturday night?

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Paula Allen says

    I really enjoy Rules Of Engagement and think it would be a shame if it was cancelled or moved to a different day.

  2. Christin says

    Rules of Engagement is hilarious! I cannot believe CBS is killing it off by moving it to Saturday night! Bad move, CBS…

    • Anonymous says

      I agree. The line up of Rules after Big Bang was the best. It definitely seems like CBS Wants Rules to fail. Guess they don’t care about the viewers. Love that show!!!

  3. says

    That was a horrible move. If they were trying to get the show canceled they most likely have succeeded. This show was extremely funny and should have stayed behing The Big Bang Theory.

  4. Jeremy Rynek says

    Person of interest and Unforgettable are catching my attention the most. But I’ll check out the 2 new sitcoms too though. On the fence about A gifted man. I was on the fence for The defenders and they axed that. So I don’t know.

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