CBS Sets Premieres for Week of Sept. 18

Aug 2, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Broadcaster CBS has set the week of Sept. 18 for 20 of its 22 fall series premieres, with two of its reality offerings debuting the week before.

Longtime reality veteran “Survivor: Cook Islands” will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 14, with CBS’s other reality stalwart “The Amazing Race 10” moving to its new Sunday timeslot on Sept. 17 with a special 90-minute broadcast.

With only four debuting series and few schedule changes, CBS has one of the most stable fall lineups among the networks. CBS has claimed the top spot among all viewers for the last four seasons while struggling to gain ground among the 18- to 49-year-old viewers coveted by advertisers. The network last season was ranked third among that age group behind an “American Idol”-powered Fox and a resurgent ABC.

The rest of CBS’s premiere schedule is listed below:

Monday, Sept. 18

8p.m. (ET) “The Class” (Series Premiere)

8:30p.m. “How I Met Your Mother” (2nd Season Premiere)

9p.m. “Two and a Half Men” (4th Season Premiere)

9:30 p.m. “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (2nd Season Premiere)

10p.m. “CSI: Miami” (5th Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 19

8p.m. “NCIS” (4th Season Premiere)

9p.m. “The Unit” (2nd Season Premiere)

10 p.m. “Smith” (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 20

8p.m. “Jericho” (Series Premiere)

9p.m. “Criminal Minds” (2nd Season Premiere)

10p.m. “CSI: NY” (3rd Season Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 21

8p.m. “Survivor: Cook Islands”

9p.m. “CSI” (7th Season Premiere)

10p.m. “Shark” (Series Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 22

8p.m. “Ghost Whisperer” (2nd Season Premiere)

9p.m. “Close to Home” (2nd Season Premiere)

10p.m. “Numb3rs” (3rd Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 23

8 p.m. “Crimetime Saturday” (two hour procedural repeat block)

10 p.m. “48 Hours Mystery” (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 24

7p.m. “60 Minutes” (39th Season Premiere)

8p.m. “The Amazing Race 10”

9 p.m. “Cold Case” (4th Season Premiere)

10p.m. “Without a Trace” (5th Season Premiere)