CBS's fall schedule includes five new series, one comedy, three dramas and one reality show.
In "Viva Laughlin," Lloyd Owen, right, plays Ripley Holden, who strives to open a casino in Laughlin, Nev. The show features Hugh Jackman, left, as both the executive producer (for the first time on a primetime series) and a cast member. The series is billed as part drama, part thriller, part musical. It airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.
Actor James Woods, star of the CBS series "Shark," speaks during the CBS Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 18, 2007. His show, which premiered last fall, is moving to a new time slot. Returning CBS shows on Sunday this fall: 7 -- 8: "60 Minutes" 9 -- 10: "Cold Case" 10 -- 11: "Shark"
Kaley Cuoco plays the beautiful neighbor of two socially awkward techies, played by Jim Parsons, left, and Johnny Galecki, in the new comedy "The Big Bang Theory," which will be shown at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday.
The new Monday comedy was created by the same people who thought up "Two and A Half Men," cast pictured. Returning CBS series on Mondays are "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men," "Rules of Engagement" and "CSI: Miami."
Jimmy Smits returns to television in "Cane," a new drama about the heir to a powerful family that runs an empire of rum and sugar cane out of South Florida. Also in the cast are Lina Esco, left, and Paola Turbay, right, and such stalwarts as Hector Elizondo and Rita Moreno. It will air Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET.
"The Unit" is one of two shows returning on CBS' Tuesday night lineup. Others are "NCIS" and "The Unit."
"Kid Nation," a new reality show, puts 40 children ranging from 8 to 15 years of age into a New Mexico ghost town (which has doubled frequently as a movie set) without their parents. Their mission: to improve the town, and vie for $20,000 that's awarded in every episode. It will air at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesdays.
"CSI: NY" and "Criminal Minds" are back for another season on Wednesday nights.
Host Jeff Probst travels to China for the 15th year of "Survivor." Thursday's lineup: 8 - 9: "Survivor: China" 9 - 10: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" 10 - 11: "Without a Trace"
Mick St. John, played by Alex O'Loughlin, has two identities, private investigator, and vampire, in "Moonlight," which will air at 9 p.m. ET on Fridays.
David Krumholtz, left, and Rob Morrow are back for another season in "Numbers," one of two returning shows on Friday night. The other is "Ghost Whisperer."
"Crimetime Saturday" will present some of the favorite procedurals from the rest of the week, such as "Cold Case" (pictured). The schedule: 8 - 10: "Crimetime Saturday" (and "Crimetime Saturday" continued) 10 - 11: "48 Hours Mystery:
The network also announced four midseason series, including a new game show called "Power of 10," to be hosted by Drew Carey, in which contestants are asked to guess the views and preferences of the American public -- sort of like what network executives are expected to do.