CBS Announces Fall 2014 Premiere Dates for The Good Wife, Big Bang Theory, Stalker, POI , and More

By Kaitlin Thomas

Jun 24, 2014

CBS has joined NBC in announcing its fall premiere dates, and with the addition of Thursday Night Football to the network's lineup, we're looking at a few weeks' worth of rollouts. The network's fall season officially kicks off on Thursday, September 11 when the Steelers take on the Ravens, but the good stuff  (i.e. shows that aren't football) won't premiere until Sunday, September 21 when Tea Leoni's new political drama Madam Secretary debuts at 8pm, followed by the Season 6 premiere of The Good Wife at 9pm. Season 15 of CSI will premiere a week later, on Sunday, September 28 at 10pm.

The Big Bang Theory will return to Mondays for five weeks with back-to-back episodes on September 22 at 8pm, followed by the network's new geniuses-saving-the-world drama Scorpion at 9pm. Mom and NCIS: Los Angeles will premiere one week later, on Monday, September 29 at 8:30pm and 10pm, respectively, while 2 Broke Girls will return for Season 4 on Monday, October 27 at 8pm after Sheldon and the gang return to Thursdays on October 30

Gibbs, DiNozzo, McGee, and Abby will kick off Season 12 of TV's most-watched drama NCIS on Tuesday, September 23, followed by the series premiere of the franchise's newest spin-off, NCIS: New Orleans at 9pm. Person of Interest will also premiere that evening, remaining in its usual 10pm time slot for Season 4.

Survivor leads Wednesdays beginning September 24 at 8pm, with the premieres of Criminal Minds (Season 10) and Kevin Williamson's new drama Stalker debuting one week later on October 1. 

When The Big Bang Theory makes its way back to Thursdays on October 30, it will be followed by the Season 2 premiere of The Millers, the final season premiere of Two and a Half Men, and the series debut of new comedy The McCarthysElementary's Season 3 premiere will then air in the show's usual 10pm time slot.

The season premieres of The Amazing RaceHawaii Five-0, and Blue Bloods will all debut Friday, September 26.

Now, here's that same information in a handy list format (new shows are in ALL CAPS):


7:30-8:25pm Thursday Night Football Pre-game show

8:25pm NFL Thursday Night Football (Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens)



7pm 60 Minutes (Season 47 premiere)

8pm MADAM SECRETARY (Series premiere) 

9pm The Good Wife (Season 6 premiere)



8pm The Big Bang Theory (Season 8 premiere)

8:30pm The Big Bang Theory (New episode)

9pm SCORPION (Series premiere) 

10pm Under the Dome (Season finale)


8pm NCIS (Season 12 premiere)

9pm NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (Series premiere) 

10pm Person of Interest (Season 4 premiere)



8pm Survivor (Cycle 29 premiere)

9pm-11pm Extant (Two-hour season finale)


8pm The Amazing Race (Cycle 25 Premiere) 

9pm Hawaii Five-0 (Season 5 premiere)

10pm Blue Bloods (Season 5 premiere)


10pm 48 Hours (Season 27 premiere)


10pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 15 premiere)


8:30pm Mom (Season 2 premiere) 

10pm NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 6 premiere) 


9pm Criminal Minds (Season 10 premiere)

10pm STALKER (Series premiere)


8pm 2 Broke Girls (Season 4 premiere) 


8pm The Big Bang Theory (Regular time period premiere) 

8:30pm The Millers (Season 2 premiere)

9pm Two and a Half Men (12th and final season premiere)

9:30pm THE MCCARTHYS (Series premiere) 

10pm Elementary (Season 3 premiere)

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  • telvisnostic Jul 06, 2014

    9pm The Good Wife (Season 6 premiere)

    That's all I needed to know. Thank you. :)

  • thechiwawa Jun 25, 2014

    guess NCIS: LA will slowly die away....

  • Gonzai Jun 25, 2014

    Ahem. Begging to differ here (and I'm a big Good Wife and POI fan) but football can be the good stuff, too. Especially Ravens/Steelers. And after last season, that game will have more storylines than all CBS' Monday shows put together.

  • enjoi_anime_016 Jun 25, 2014

    This may, very well, be the first time I've been happy about Person of Interest making the switch to Tuesday night.

  • m4lwin4 Jun 25, 2014

    Big Bang- my favourite!

  • quickclean100 Jun 24, 2014

    They have a lot of crap shows. Good luck with that!

  • saizen33 Jun 24, 2014

    I don't see The Mentalist on this list???

  • twayney Jun 25, 2014

    The Mentalist's season 7 is supposed to be an "encore" season, which means it'll probably be a short season that starts after Christmas.

  • docspector Jun 25, 2014

    It will get dropped in wherever CBS needs it.

  • mrjimmyjames Jun 24, 2014

    CBS would be smart to start scheduling sports on Saturdays in prime time. It's surprising they haven't done that already.

  • jackwagon Jun 25, 2014

    They do have college football on Saturday nights periodically throughout the fall, mostly when there's a big SEC game on the schedule.

  • mrjimmyjames Jun 24, 2014

    CBS' decision on football will pay major dividends for their schedule. It's too bad they couldn't get the entire season of Thursday Night Football.

  • mrjimmyjames Jun 24, 2014

    It seems as though CBS is finally catching up with the rest of the world and acknowledging cable has redefined what the traditional tv season is. Good to see that. Now we'll begin to maybe see shows start during the spring and run through the summer, etc.

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