CBS Sets Fall Premiere Dates

Thursday, Friday dramas scheduled after premiere week in order to accommodate presidential, vice presidential debates.

CBS announced the schedule for the premieres of its fall 2008-09 schedule.

The network said the premieres of its Thursday- and Friday-night dramas were scheduled outside of premiere week in order to accommodate the scheduled presidential debate Sept. 26 and a vice presidential debate Oct. 2.

CBS’ premiere schedule follows:

• Thursday, Sept. 18:

8 p.m.-9 p.m.: Survivor (17th installment)

• Monday, Sept. 22:

8 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory (second season)

8:30 p.m.-9 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother (fourth season)

9 p.m.-9:30 p.m.: Two and a Half Men (sixth season)

9:30 p.m.-10 p.m.: Worst Week (series debut)

10 p.m.-11 p.m.: CSI: Miami (seventh season)

• Tuesday, Sept. 23:

8 p.m.-9 p.m.: NCIS (sixth season)

9 p.m.-10 p.m.: The Mentalist (series debut)

10 p.m.-11 p.m.: Without a Trace (seventh season)

• Wednesday, Sept. 24:

8 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine (fourth season)

8:30 p.m.-9 p.m.: Project Gary (series debut)

9 p.m.-10 p.m.: Criminal Minds (fourth season)

10 p.m.-11 p.m.: CSI: NY (fifth season)

• Saturday, Sept. 27:

8 p.m.-9 p.m.: Crimetime Saturday

9 p.m.-10 p.m.: Crimetime Saturday

10 p.m.-11 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (season premiere)

• Sunday, Sept. 28:

7 p.m.-8 p.m.: 60 Minutes (41st season)

8 p.m.-9 p.m.: The Amazing Race (13th edition)

9 p.m.-10 p.m.: Cold Case (sixth season)

10 p.m.-11 p.m.: The Unit (fourth season)

• Friday, Oct. 3:

8 p.m.-9 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer (fourth season)

9 p.m.-10 p.m.: The Ex List (series premiere)

10 p.m.-11 p.m.: Numb3rs (fifth season)

• Thursday, Oct. 9:

9 p.m.-10 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (ninth season)

10 p.m.-11 p.m.: Eleventh Hour (series debut)