CBS Sets Fall 2013 Premiere Dates

CBS LogoCBS is the first broadcast network to set its fall premiere dates. The net once again went for a traditional rollout, debuting virtually its entire lineup during premiere week, which starts September 23. It will be preceded by CBS’ coverage of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, which will no doubt be used to promote the network’s fall launch. Providing a seamless transition, the hourlong premiere of How I Met Your Mother‘s final season will kick off premiere week at 8 PM on Sept. 23 featuring star Neil Patrick Harris who will host the Emmys the night before. As usual, reality veteran Survivor is starting a bit early, with a 90-minute premiere September 18. (Survivor is getting an early start for the 11th time in the past 12 seasons.) CBS also has set up a February 24 premiere date for new midseason drama Intelligence, which is slated to alternate with new fall drama Hostages in the Monday 10 PM slot. No dates yet for new drama Reckless, new comedies Friends With Better Lives and Bad Teacher and returning Mike & Molly. Here are CBS’ 2013-2014 premiere dates so far (new shows in bold caps): (more…)

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