CBS Announces Premiere Dates for Fall 2014 Schedule

CBSBecause of Thursday night football, CBS will be rolling out their Fall 2014 programming in “phases,” rather than all at once. Football begins on September 11th. The regular TV shows will start to roll out on Sunday, September 21st.

New and returning shows include 2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, The McCarthys, The Millers, Mom, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest, Scorpion, Stalker, Survivor, and Two and a Half Men.

Here’s the press release:


“NFL Thursday Night Football” Debuts on CBS on Sept. 11

New Sunday Night Lineup Launches Sept. 21 on the Eve of the New Season

Premiere Week Opens with One Hour of “The Big Bang Theory” Leading into the Series Premiere of “Scorpion,” Monday, Sept. 22

“NCIS: Los Angeles” Debuts in Its New Time Period One Week Later, Monday, Sept. 29

Suspense Thriller Block of “Criminal Minds” and New Drama “Stalker” Also Launch in Week Two, Along with Sophomore Comedy “Mom”

CBS’s Thursday Entertainment Lineup, with “The Big Bang Theory” at 8:00 PM, Returns Oct. 30

CBS announced today a multi-phase rollout for its new season with fall premiere dates ranging from the kick-off of NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on Sept. 11 to the launch of its top-rated Thursday entertainment lineup on Oct. 30.

“The addition of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL provides the flexibility to strategically roll out our fall season in multiple waves, maximizing promotional platforms and scheduling opportunities to give our new and returning series the best possible launch,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment.


Thursday, Sept. 11: NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL premieres on CBS with the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Baltimore Ravens (Pre-Game at 7:30 PM/ET; Kick-Off at 8:25 PM/ET).


Sunday, Sept 21: The Network debuts most of its Sunday lineup the night prior to the official launch of the season, beginning with 60 MINUTES (7:00-8:00 PM), the premiere of the new drama MADAM SECRETARY (8:00-9:00 PM) and the award-winning, critically acclaimed THE GOOD WIFE (9:00-10:00 PM).


Monday, Sept. 22: Back-to-back episodes of THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-9:00 PM) leads into the debut of the humorous, high-octane drama SCORPION (9:00-10:00 PM), followed by the season finale of the summer series UNDER THE DOME (10:00-11:00 PM).

Tuesday, Sept. 23: The season premiere of NCIS (8:00-9:00 PM) leads into the series premiere of its new spinoff, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (9:00-10:00 PM), and PERSON OF INTEREST (10:00-11:00 PM).

Wednesday, Sept. 24: The season premiere of the 29th edition of SURVIVOR (8:00-9:00 PM) is followed by the special, two-hour season finale of EXTANT (9:00-11:00 PM).

Friday, Sept.26: The 25th edition of THE AMAZING RACE debuts in its new time period (8:00-9:00 PM), followed by the season premieres of HAWAII FIVE-0 (9:00-10:00 PM) and BLUE BLOODS (10:00-11:00 PM).

Saturday, Sept. 27: 48 HOURS premieres (10:00-11:00 PM).

Sunday, Sept. 28: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION debuts in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM).


Monday, Sept. 29: MOM makes its time period premiere (8:30-9:00 PM) and NCIS: LOS ANGELES debuts in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM).

Wednesday, Oct. 1: The season premiere of CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM) and the series premiere of the new drama STALKER (10:00-11:00 PM) launch a new, two-hour suspense thriller block.


Monday, Oct. 27: 2 BROKE GIRLS returns with its fourth season premiere (8:00-8:30 PM).

Thursday, Oct. 30: CBS’s Thursday entertainment lineup returns with THE BIG BANG THEORY in its regular time period (8:00-8:30 PM), followed by THE MILLERS (8:30-9:00 PM) and TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00-9:30 PM), leading into the new family comedy THE McCARTHYS (9:30-10:00 PM) and ELEMENTARY (10:00-11:00 PM).

CBS’s 2014 – 2015 Premiere Dates

Thursday, Sept. 11
8:25 PM/ET NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Pittsburgh @ Baltimore)

Sunday, Sept. 21
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES (47th Season Premiere)
8:00-9:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (Series Debut)
9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (6th Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 22
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (8th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM UNDER THE DOME (Season Finale)

Tuesday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (12th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (4th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 24
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (29th Edition Premiere)
9:00-11:00 PM EXTANT (Two-Hour Season Finale)

Friday, Sept. 26
8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (25th Edition Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (5th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (5th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 27
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS (27th Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 28
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (15th Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 29
8:30-9:00 PM MOM (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (6th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Oct. 1
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (10th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM STALKER (Series Debut)

Monday, Oct. 27
8:00-8:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS (4th Season Premiere)

Thursday, Oct. 30
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM THE MILLERS (2nd Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN (12th Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM THE McCARTHYS (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (3rd Season Premiere)

What do you think? Which CBS shows will you be watching next season?

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14 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. BRENDA says

    I am so disappointed in the new night change for CSI. This is the death of a show. They did this with the CSI: Miami. There is a delayed start because of football. The DVR doesnt record properl, ratings tank and our favorite shows are not renewed. I am forced to view in Hulu or on demand. I don’t have time for that. I’m disappointed in CBS. SHAME on them

  2. Ronald K Smith says

    I am highly disappointed that there is NO INFORMATION about the return and date of Mike & Molly. Is there a trade high level secret on preventing this information???.

  3. Lori Orton says

    While I find it nice that you feel “The addition of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL provides the flexibility to strategically roll out our fall season in multiple waves, maximizing promotional platforms and scheduling opportunities to give our new and returning series the best possible launch,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. You completely messed up the airing of the brand new show that you probably spent quite a bit of money on all the advertising you did for Madam Secretary! I was so excited about seeing it and so I set my DVR, but I was so excited about it that I decided to watch it live and what do I find? F’g football! I didn’t think my night could get any worse but it did! Because then you messed up the season premiere of The Good Wife! The show I’d been waiting all summer to watch! Oh, no worries, my local station put up a scrolling banner letting me know that you all messed everything up. So your wonderful exciting opportunity to stagger the premieres with the wonderful flexible strategy TANKED! The only thing you maximized was thousands of viewer’s DISAPPOINTMENTS! I personally think football should have its own channel so us who don’t like football aren’t forced to watch it or most importantly don’t have to miss our favorite shows! I think it’s your responsibility to make sure your affiliates don’t screw up! The time zones aren’t new and football games never end on time and you can’t sooth our massive disappointment by showing reruns of old CSI episodes! Then to top it all off while I was searching the internet for the reschedule information I had to be bombarded with spoilers of both shows! Found out the CBS app is horribly useless as is your website but I got to read hundreds of blog comments reporting the anger & disappointment of so many! So I’m begging you please make sure that both coasts get to see any future premieres and keep in mind many satellite companies tv guides can’t predict preempts and also don’t pick up on schedule changes because YOUR IRRESPONSIBLE AFFILIATES don’t update their schedules to reflect the schedule change! Just like last Sunday the guide said “Madam Secretary ” but recorded CSI so the DVR recorded the episode which is registered in the memory as recorded so when it is rescheduled the DVR won’t record it because it “thinks” it already has. You’re in the entertainment business and frustrating, disappointing & passing off your viewers is NOT ENTERTAINING!

  4. Bob Yeager says

    I know one show I won’t be watching………..INTELLIGENCE ! ! ! ! !

    Thank You very much CBS………..

  5. says

    The only show I am still watching on CBS is “The Good Wife.” — I dropped “60 Minutes” when it started catering to network executives. I only watch CNN, BBC America and BBC World News, and otherwise depend on the and

  6. nemo f says

    This year, CBS will experience the ratings drop that the other networks saw several years ago. Their new shows suck and the returning shows are lame and old news. ( like the old reference to lame? no, oh well)

    Oh and Intelligence was a HORRIBLE show. The premise was bad, the acting was bad, the writing was bad, the characters were one dimensional cardboard cutouts, etc etc.

  7. PATTI says

    Blue Bloods is one of my favorite shows. The strong family ties and situations makes it stand alone in my book! I also like NCIS the original and look forward to another season with my favorite characters. Thanks for some decent programming!

  8. Tran says

    Guess I couldn’t stand Thursday Night Football even if nobody cares about it. The McCarthys should be CBS’ first casualty and get canceled and give it three episodes tops before Thursday Night Football wraps up on November 20th. Really looking forward to watch Scorpion on Sept. 22nd and it does have potential to be one of breakout hits of the Fall TV season. Don’t know if NCIS: New Orleans is a hit or miss for CBS. Stalker looks scary good and great performances by Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott. Time for The Millers to go ’cause it’s downright horrible and it’s weird that it got renewed and I can’t wait for October 27th for the new season of 2 Broke Girls ’cause I’ve always dreamed of Kat Dennings & Beth Behrs.

  9. Devlin says

    CBS has lost their minds.. three NCIS’s.. I new they were going to make a NCIS:NO but I figured it would be after they finally end the original.. now they’re just going to end up killing all three with their terrible marketing department…

  10. Karen Thornton says

    CBS remains hopelessly misguided. Cancel Intelligence and keep Person of Interest. Then have the gall to believe Extant will be watchable because of Halle Berry. The network is run by very out of touch executives who have a conflicted and confused concept of what entertainment should be and how the casting of programs should be represented. Failure is the only long term outcome.

  11. Sara says

    I loved Intelligence. I cannot believe that you would drop a show that is that great. I always DVR all of my shows so that I can watch it at my convenience and this was one of my favorite shows. Wish you would bring it back

  12. says

    CBS…… made a huge mistake. You dropped a rock solid new show like it was a rock. I’m talking about the show Intelligence. If you threw away this show because of ratings the you threw the baby out with the bath water.

    This show was left twisting in the wind all by itself in a very poor time slot. Had it been given a time slot where it could grow, let’s say Friday at 9:00 pm EST, moving Hawaii 5-O to 8:00 pm EST, and leaving Blue Bloods at 10:00 pm, you would have seen much better results.

    If you go to, you will find a lot of people begging you to bring this show back to TV. A lot of people would DVR Intelligence and watch it when it was a good time to watch it, ( Probably Friday night.) Intelligence was very worthy of a second season, I can speak for thousands of CBS viewers who feel the same way.

    TV is not an exact science, and you guys proved that.

    Yours Truly,

    Bob Yeager

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