CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates

"Survivor: Phillippines" is first CBS show to return, on Sept. 19

CBS will start its fall season with "Survivor" on Sept. 19, letting NBC keep the early start it is getting on the other networks by launching shows during the Olympics. CBS will premiere its new shows, including "Partners," "Vegas," "Elementary," and "Made in Jersey" during the official premiere week of Sept. 24.

CBS, the most-watched network, is taking a traditional approach to premieres, and following a pattern of "Survivor" premiering the week before the offical start of the season. It opted not to compete with NBC in the summer, when the third-place network is debuting its new shows "Animal Practice" and "Go On" commercial-free during the Olympics in an attempt to get the jump on its competition.

Also read: NBC Staggering Fall Premieres, Will Debut Shows During Olympics

CBS has previously announced plans to move "Two and a Half Men" from Mondays to Thursdays, where it will be paired with "Big Bang Theory." That should create a huge lead-in for the returning "Person of Interest" and "Elementary," the new Sherlock Holmes update that will follow it.

Here are the premiere dates, provided by CBS:

CBS's 2012-2013 Premiere Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 19

8:00-9:30 PM              SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES (25th edition premiere)

Monday, Sept. 24

8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8th season premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              PARTNERS (Series Debut)

9:00-9:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS (2nd season premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM            MIKE & MOLLY (3rd season premiere)  

10:00-11:00 PM          HAWAII FIVE-0 (3rd season premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 25

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS (10th season premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: LOS ANGELES (4th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          VEGAS (Series Debut

Wednesday, Sept. 26

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS (8th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (13th season premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 27

8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY (6th season premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM              TWO AND A HALF MEN (10th season premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            PERSON OF INTEREST (2nd season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          ELEMENTARY (Series Debut

Friday, Sept. 28

8:00-9:00 PM              CSI: NY (9th season premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            MADE IN JERSEY (Series Debut)

10:00-11:00 PM          BLUE BLOODS (3rd season premiere)


Saturday, Sept. 29

10:00-11:00 PM          48 HOURS MYSTERY (26th season premiere)


Sunday, Sept. 30

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES (45th season premiere)

8:00-9:00 PM              THE AMAZING RACE (21st edition premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE GOOD WIFE (4th season premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST (5th season premiere)