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CBS Announces Multi-Phase Rollout For Its Fall Premiere Schedule

Following its addition of "Thursday Night Football," CBS is shaking things up this upcoming fall in a scheduling move that deviates a bit from the norm.

The network will roll out its fall shows in a multi-phase schedule that begins with "Thursday Night Football" on Sept. 11 and continues through Oct. 30 with shows like "The Big Bang Theory" and "The McCarthy's"

"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 of CBS Entertainment.

As if that wasn't enough, CBS is also changing the game by ending some of its summer series' seasons in the fall.  Newcomer "Extant" and summer darling "Under the Dome" each have finales after the fall season has officially begun.

Below is a complete schedule of when each show begins and when those summer seasons end.  Take a look and be well-prepared to set your DVR for the fall. 


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)


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