CBS announces 2010 fall premiere dates
CBS announced today that most of its new and returning series will premiere during the week of Sept. 20, the official start of the 2010-2011 season. The exceptions are Survivor: Nicaragua, which launches a week earlier, and The Good Wife and CSI: Miami, which both debut a week later.

CBS will get an early start on the season with the premiere of Survivor: Nicaragua, the 21st edition of the hit reality series, which launches in its new time period on Wednesday, Sept. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

CBS's new season rollout officially begins on Monday, Sept. 20 with the season six debut of How I Met Your Mother (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), followed by the fifth season premiere of Rules of Engagement (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), the eighth season premiere of television's #1 comedy, Two and a Half Men (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT), the series premiere of Mike & Molly (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the series debut of Hawaii Five-0 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

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NCIS, television's #1 drama, returns for its eighth season on Tuesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the two-hour second season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), last season's #1 new scripted series.

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Criminal Minds (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) returns for its sixth season followed by the series debut of The Defenders (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

On Thursday, Sept. 23, CBS opens its new one-hour comedy block on television's biggest night with the fourth season premiere of The Big Bang Theory (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) -the fastest-growing series on television and the #1 scripted program in adults 18-49 - heading into the irreverent new comedy, $#*! My Dad Says (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). CSI: Crime Scene Investigation returns for its 11th season (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by the third season premiere of The Mentalist (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

The Network's new Friday lineup premieres Sept. 24 with Medium's second season on CBS (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by a new two-hour block of New York-based crime dramas featuring the seventh season premiere of CSI: NY in its new (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) time period and the series debut of the new police drama Blue Bloods (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

48 Hours Mystery, Saturday's most-watched program, returns on Sept. 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

Premiering on Sunday, Sept. 26 is the 43rd season of 60 Minutes, television's longest- running and highest-rated newsmagazine (7:30-8:30 PM, ET/PT, time approximate following late-running football), followed by a 90-minute premiere of the multi-Emmy Award-winning The Amazing Race (8:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and the Emmy Award-nominated Undercover Boss, last season's #1 new program (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

The Emmy Award-nominated The Good Wife returns for its sophomore season on Tuesday, Sept. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

On Sunday, Oct. 3, CSI: Miami makes its ninth season premiere in its new time period (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

CBS's 2010-2011 Premiere Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 15

  • 8:00-9:00 PM Survivor: Nicaragua (21st Edition Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 20

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Thursday, Sept. 23

Friday, Sept. 24

  • 8:00-9:00 PM Medium (2nd Season Premiere on CBS)
  • - 9:00-10:00 PM CSI: NY (7th Season Premiere)
  • - 10:00-11:00 PM Blue Bloods (Series Debut)

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • 8:00-9:00 PM Crimetime Saturday
  • - 9:00-10:00 PM Crimetime Saturday
  • - 10:00-11:00 PM 48 Hours Mystery (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 26

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Sunday, Oct. 3