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Fall TV: CBS Launch Dates Include How I Met Your Mother's Hour-Long Final Premiere

CBS Premiere Dates 2013CBS is the first network out of the gate with premiere dates for the 2013-14 TV season, and it will kick things off with the Season 27 premiere of Survivor.

Premiere Week officially arrives, however, the day after the Eye hosts the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted Primetime Emmy Awards, beginning with its rejiggered Monday sitcom lineup — opening Sept. 23 with How I Met Your Mother‘s hour-long final season premiere — and which now is paired with the 13-episode thriller Hostages.

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CBS’ premiere plan by and large wraps Sunday, Sept. 29 with the tried-and-true combo of 60 Minutes/The Amazing Race/The Good Wife/The Mentalist.

CBS also locked in one midseason launch date: Intelligence, which stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time) and Marg Helgenberger (CSI), will premiere Monday. Feb. 24 at 10/9c. (Also on tap for midseason but not yet scheduled: Mike & Molly and the new series Bad Teacher,  Friends With Better Lives and Reckless.)

All told, the network’s launch plan will play out like this:

Wednesday, Sept. 18
8 pm Survivor (Season 27 premiere, 90 minutes)

Sunday, Sept. 22
8 pm The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards

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Monday, Sept. 23
8pm How I Met Your Mother (Season 9/final season)
9 pm 2 Broke Girls (Season 3)
9:30 pm MOM (new series)
10 pm HOSTAGES (new series)

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Tuesday, Sept. 24
8 pm NCIS (Season 11)
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 5)
10 pm Person of Interest (Season 3)

Wednesday, Sept. 25
9 pm Criminal Minds (Season 9)
10 pm CSI (Season 14)

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Thursday, Sept. 26
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (Season 7)
8:30 pm THE MILLERS (new series)
9 pm THE CRAZY ONES (new series)
9:30 pm Two and a Half Men (Season 11)
10 pm Elementary (Season 2)

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Friday, Sept. 27
8 pm Undercover Boss (Season 5)
9 pm Hawaii Five-0 (Season 4)
10 pm Blue Bloods (Season 4)

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Saturday, Sept. 28
10 pm 48 Hours (Season 26)

Sunday, Sept. 29
7 pm 60 Minutes (Season 46)
8 pm The Amazing Race (23rd Edition)
9 pm The Good Wife (Season 5)
10 pm The Mentalist (Season 6)

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Monday, Sept. 30
8:30 pm WE ARE MEN (new series)

Monday, Feb. 24
10 pm INTELLIGENCE (new series)

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