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, Two 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 premieres one week earlier (Wednesday, Sept. 14) for the ninth time in the past 10 seasons, and the comedies Mike & Molly (Monday, Sept. 26) and How to Be a Gentleman (Thursday, Sept. 29) will debut one week later.

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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

  • 8:00-9:00 PM Survivor: South Pacific (23rd edition premiere)

Monday, Sept. 19

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Thursday, Sept. 22

Friday, Sept. 23

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • 8:00-8:30 PM Rules of Engagement (6th Season Premiere)
  • 8:30-9:00 PM Comedytime Saturday
  • 9:00-10:00 PM Crimetime Saturday
  • 10:00-11:00 PM 48 Hours Mystery (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25

Monday, Sept. 26

Thursday, Sept. 29