Fall TV Preview

CBS' Fall Schedule Kicks Off With Thursday Night Football; 2-1/2 Men, Elementary Premiere in Late October

Fall TV Schedule CBS

CBS is second out of the gate this year in detailing its premiere plan for the 2014-15 TV season. It kicks off (appropriately enough) with its brand-new Thursday Night Football offering, starting Sept. 11.

The Eye’s non-sports fare starts unspooling on Sunday, Sept. 21 — with the debut of Tea Leoni’s Madam Secretary followed by The Good Wife. Then, as previously and well-reported, The Big Bang Theory will open Season 8 in a new time slot (Mondays at 8/7c, stating Sept. 22). But by Oct. 30, it’s business as usual for America’s most watched network, as TBBT, The Millers, Two and a Half Men (entering its final season) and Elementary all reclaim their Thursday home.

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On tap for midseason: The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, Undercover Boss as well as new series Battle Creek, CSI: Cyber and The Odd Couple (the latter of which is being retooled).

All told, the CBS schedule looks like this; click new show titles for details.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11
7:30 pm Thursday Night Football Pre-Game Show
8:25 pm Thursday Night Football (Pittsburgh @ Baltimore)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 21
7 pm 60 Minutes (Season 47)
8 pm MADAM SECRETARY (new)
9 pm The Good Wife (Season 6)

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MONDAY, SEPT. 22
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (Season 8)
8:30 pm The Big Bang Theory (New episode)
9 pm SCORPION (new)
10 pm Under the Dome (Season 2 finale)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 23
8 pm NCIS (Season 12)
9 pm NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (new)
10 pm Person of Interest (Season 4)

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24
8 pm Survivor (Season 29)
9 pm Extant (2-hour season finale)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 26
8 pm The Amazing Race (Season 25)
9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (Season 5)
10 pm Blue Bloods (Season 5)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27
10 pm 48 Hours (Season 27)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28
10 pm CSI (Season 15)

MONDAY, SEPT. 29
8:30 pm Mom (Season 2)
10 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 6)

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1
9 pm Criminal Minds (Season 10)
10 pm STALKER (new)

MONDAY, OCT. 27
8 pm 2 Broke Girls (Season 4)

THURSDAY, OCT. 30
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (Regular time slot premiere)
8:30 pm The Millers (Season 2)
9 pm Two and a Half Men (Final Season Premiere)
9:30 pm THE MCCARTHYS (new)
10 pm Elementary (Season 3)

NOT RETURNING NEXT SEASON: Bad Teacher, The Crazy Ones, Friends With Better Lives, Hostages, Intelligence and We Are Men