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CBS will debut nearly all new programming during 'Premiere Week'

Forget about staggered schedules or focusing on one thing at a time. Top-rated network CBS is planning to premiere nearly all of its new and returning programming during one week in September.

"Premiere Week" will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the airing of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The next day, Monday, will see the one-hour season premiere of the final season of "How I Met Your Mother," the return of "2 Broke Girls," and the first episodes of Chuck Lorre's new sitcom "Mom," starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney, and the suspense thriller, "Hostages," starring Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott.

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On Tuesday, three dramas return -- "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest."

Wednesday brings the season's second episode of "Survivor" (more about that later) plus the return of "Criminal Minds" and "CSI," which is coming back for its 14th season premiere. (Kids who were born when "CSI" debuted are now entering high school).

Thursday is the season premiere of the top-rated comedy "The Big Bang Theory," the return of "Two and a Half Men" (with "half man" Angus T. Jones being reduced to recurring status while the actor attends college), and "Elementary." New series "The Millers," starring Will Arnett and Beau Bridges, and "The Crazy Ones," teaming Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, also debut that night.

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Friday marks the return of "Undercover Boss," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Blue Bloods."

On Saturday, the news program "48 Hours" returns for its 26th season.

The Sunday after the Emmy awards will feature the season premieres of "60 Minutes," "The Amazing Race," "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist."

What does that leave out? The long-running "Survivor" will get a special 90-minute season debut a few days early on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and the midseason drama "Intelligence," starring Josh Holloway, won't debut until Feb. 24.

Of the big four networks, CBS' schedule is the most steady, with 19 shows returning in the fall.


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