'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Hawaii Five-0' and more CBS fall premieres

big-bang-theory-cast.jpgCBS has set premiere dates for its fall shows, and as the network usually does, it will unveil nearly all of its schedule in the first official week of the season.

All of the big four networks are loading up in premiere week (The CW is starting a little earlier), which means that all 20 new series on ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC will have to fight it out against each other and against returning shows. It could get bloody fast.

CBS will have one early starter: "Survivor: Nicaragua" will premiere Sept. 15 in the show's new 8 p.m. Wednesday home. The bulk of the network's schedule, including five new shows and a new Thursday timeslot for "The Big Bang Theory," will debut the week of Sept. 20. "The Amazing Race" will have a 90-minute premiere on Sunday, Sept. 26, and "CSI: Miami" joins the Sunday lineup at 10 p.m. Oct. 3.

"NCIS: Los Angeles" is getting a two-hour premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 21, pushing the debut of "The Good Wife" back to Sept. 28.

Here are all of CBS' premiere dates (all times Eastern, new shows in bold):

Wednesday, Sept. 15

8 p.m. "Survivor: Nicaragua" (new timeslot)

Monday, Sept. 20

8 p.m. "How I Met Your Mother"
8:30 p.m. "Rules of Engagement"
9 p.m. "Two and a Half Men"
9:30 p.m. "Mike & Molly"
10 p.m. "Hawaii Five-0"

Tuesday, Sept. 21

8 p.m. "NCIS"
9 p.m. "NCIS: Los Angeles" (two hours)

Wednesday, Sept. 22

9 p.m. "Criminal Minds"
10 p.m. "The Defenders"

Thursday, Sept. 23

8 p.m. "The Big Bang Theory" (new timeslot)
8:30 p.m. "$#*! My Dad Says"
9 p.m. "CSI"
10 p.m. "The Mentalist"

Friday, Sept. 24

8 p.m. "Medium" (new timeslot)
9 p.m. "CSI: NY" (new timeslot)
10 p.m. "Blue Bloods"

Saturday, Sept. 25

10 p.m. "48 Hours Mystery"

Sunday, Sept. 26

7:30 p.m. "60 Minutes" (times approximate due to NFL games)
8:30 p.m. "The Amazing Race" (90 minutes)
10 p.m. "Undercover Boss"

Tuesday, Sept. 28        

10 p.m. "The Good Wife"

Sunday, Oct. 3

8 p.m. "The Amazing Race" (time period premiere)
9 p.m. "Undercover Boss" (time period premiere)
10 p.m. "CSI: Miami" (new timeslot)

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