CBS announces multi-phase rollout for fall premieres

CBS announces multi-phase rollout for fall premieres
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning kicks off CBS' fall season Sept. 17 on "NFL Thursday Night Football" in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs (David Zalubowski / AP)

CBS will institute a mullti-phase launch for its new season over several weeks, with its new fall season kicking off Sept. 17 with "NFL Thursday Night Football" and continuing until the return of its top-rated Thursday lineup on Nov. 5.

"NFL Thursday Night Football" will start with a match between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.

The season premiere of "The Big Bang Theory" will debut Monday, Sept. 21, followed by the premiere of the new comedy "Life In Pieces" and the season premieres of "Scorpion" and "NCIS: Los Angeles."

"NCIS" will launch its 13th season on Sept. 22, followed by the second season premiere of "NCIS: New Orleans" and the debut of the new drama "Limitless" at 10 p.m.

A block of reality will begin Sept. 23 with the 90-minute season premiere of the 31st edition of "Survivor," followed by the 90-minute season finale of the summer reality show "Big Brother."

The 27th edition of "The Amazing Race" debuts Sept. 25, followed by the sixth season premieres of "Hawaii Five-O" and "Blue Bloods."

"48 Hours" will return for its 28th season on Sept. 26.

"60 Minutes" launches its 48th season Sept. 27, followed by the special two-hour series finale of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

The second week of CBS premieres launches with the 11th season premiere of "Criminal Minds," followed by the series premiere of the new drama "Code Black."

"Madam Secretary" will kick off its second season Oct. 4, followed by the seventh season premiere of "The Good Wife" and the 10 p.m. time period launch of "CSI: Cyber."

New series "Supergirl" will premiere Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. following an original episode of "The Big Bang Theory." "Supergirl" moves into its regular time period at 8 p.m. Mondays on Nov. 2, while "Scorpion" moves to 9 p.m.

The network's Thursday entertainment lineup returns Nov. 5 with "The Big Bang Theory" and "Life In Pieces" moving to their regular time periods at 8 and 8:30 p.m., respectively. The third season premiere of "Mom" follows at 9 p.m., followed by the debut of the new comedy "Angel From Hell" and the fourth season premiere of "Elementary."