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CBS Will Stagger Its Fall Premieres -- Here's the Full Schedule EW

CBS is breaking with tradition this year and will employ a staggered schedule of fall premieres. EW.com's Inside TV reports that the schedule change is partly in response to the network's new "Thursday Night Football" programming.

Additionally, CBS will experiment with wrapping some of its summer dramas during fall premiere week.

Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS Entertainment, said: “The addition of 'Thursday Night Football' provides the flexibility to strategically roll out our fall season in multiple waves, maximizing promotional platforms and scheduling opportunities to give our new and returning series the best possible launch."

The network's blockbuster comedy series "The Big Bang Theory" will launch on Monday night, Sept. 22, with a one-hour block before shifting in October to Thursday nights.

Here's the CBS schedule of fall premiere dates:

Thursday, Sept. 11
7:30-8:25 p.m./ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW
8:25 p.m./ET NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Pittsburgh at Baltimore)

Sunday, Sept. 21
7-8 p.m. 60 MINUTES (47th Season Premiere)
8-9 p.m. MADAM SECRETARY (Series Debut)
9-10 p.m. THE GOOD WIFE (6th Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 22
8-8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (8th Season Premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (New Episode)
9-10 p.m. SCORPION (Series Debut)
10-11 p.m. UNDER THE DOME (Season Finale)

Tuesday, Sept. 23
8-9 p.m. NCIS (12th Season Premiere)
9-10 p.m. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (Series Debut)
10-11 p.m. PERSON OF INTEREST (4th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 24
8-9 p.m. SURVIVOR (29th Edition Premiere)
9-11 p.m. EXTANT (Two-Hour Season Finale)

Friday, Sept. 26
8-9 p.m. THE AMAZING RACE (25th Edition Premiere)
9-10 p.m. HAWAII FIVE-0 (5th Season Premiere)
10-11 p.m. BLUE BLOODS (5th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 27
10-11 p.m. 48 HOURS (27th Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 28
10-11 p.m. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (15th Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 29
8:30-9 p.m. MOM (2nd Season Premiere)
10-11 p.m. NCIS: LOS ANGELES (6th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Oct. 1
9-10 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS (10th Season Premiere)
10-11 p.m. STALKER (Series Debut)

Monday, Oct. 27
8-8:30 p.m. 2 BROKE GIRLS (4th Season Premiere)

Thursday, Oct. 30
8-8:30 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period Premiere)
8:30-9 p.m. THE MILLERS (2nd Season Premiere)
9-9:30 p.m. TWO AND A HALF MEN (12th Season Premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. THE McCARTHYS (Series Debut)
10-11 p.m. ELEMENTARY (3rd Season Premiere)