CBS Fall Debut dates

CBS Gets Jump on Fall with Next ‘Survivor’
LOS ANGELES ( – FOX has pretty much abandoned the idea of a mass launch of its lineup for the 2003-04 season, largely because it has to work around coverage of the major league baseball playoffs in October.
CBS has no such problem, and will roll out nearly its entire schedule in the traditional first week of the season, following the Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 21.
With only a couple of exceptions, CBS’ lineup will debut the week of Sept. 22. “Survivor: Pearl Islands,” the seventh edition of the network’s reality standard-bearer, will get a one-week jump on the regular season by premiering Thursday, Sept. 18.
“Becker,” which is moving to Wednesdays, will open its season Oct. 1 to allow for a one-hour season premiere of “The King of Queens” the previous week.
Here’s a rundown of CBS’ premiere dates (new shows in bold, all times Eastern):
Thursday, Sept. 18
* 8 p.m.: “Survivor: Pearl Islands”
Monday, Sept. 22
* 8 p.m.: “Yes, Dear” (new timeslot)
* 8:30 p.m.: “Still Standing” (new timeslot)
* 9 p.m.: “Everybody Loves Raymond”
* 9:30 p.m.: “Two and a Half Men”
* 10 p.m.: “CSI: Miami”
Tuesday, Sept. 23
* 8 p.m.: “Navy NCIS”
* 9 p.m.: “The Guardian”
* 10 p.m.: “Judging Amy”
Wednesday, Sept. 24
* 8 p.m.: “60 Minutes II”
* 9 p.m.: “The King of Queens” (one-hour premiere; new timeslot)
* 10 p.m.: “The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H.”
Thursday, Sept. 25
* 9 p.m.: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
* 10 p.m.: “Without a Trace”
Friday, Sept. 26
* 8 p.m.: “Joan of Arcadia”
* 9 p.m.: “JAG” (new timeslot)
* 10 p.m.: “The Handler”
Saturday, Sept. 27
* 8 p.m.: “48 Hours Investigates” (new timeslot)
* 9 p.m.: “Hack” (new timeslot)
* 10 p.m.: “The District” (new timeslot)
Sunday, Sept. 28
* 7 p.m.: “60 Minutes”
* 8 p.m.: “Cold Case”
* 9 p.m.: CBS Sunday Movie
Wednesday, Oct. 1
* 9:30 p.m.: “Becker” (new timeslot)