CBS Announces 2008-2009 Premiere Dates

With CBS announcing the premiere dates for their fall season today, this TV Addict can’t help but wonder how many minutes it will take for the first anti—CBS, pro—MOONLIGHT comment to appear under this post! Cue angry fans in 3…2…1…

Thursday, Sept. 18
8:00-9:00 PM, SURVIVOR (17th Installment Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 22
8:00-8:30 PM, THE BIG BANG THEORY (2nd Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (4th Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM, TWO AND A HALF MEN (6th Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM, WORST WEEK (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM, CSI: MIAMI (7th Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM, NCIS (6th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM, THE MENTALIST (Series Debut)
10:00-11:00 PM, WITHOUT A TRACE (7th Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 24
8:00-8:30 PM, …OLD CHRISTINE (4th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM, PROJECT GARY (Series Debut)
9:00-10:00 PM, CRIMINAL MINDS (4th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM, CSI: NY (5th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 27
8:00-9:00 PM, CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM, CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM, 48 HOURS MYSTERY (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 28
7:00-8:00 PM, 60 MINUTES (41st Season Premiere)
8:00-9:00 PM, THE AMAZING RACE (13th Edition)
9:00-10:00 PM, COLD CASE (6th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM, THE UNIT (4th Season Premiere)

Friday, Oct. 3
8:00-9:00 PM, GHOST WHISPERER (4th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM, THE EX LIST (Series Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM, NUMB3RS (5th Season Premiere)

Thursday, Oct. 9
9:00-10:00 PM, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (9th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM, ELEVENTH HOUR (Series Debut)

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  • Hil

    Looks like I can program them out of my lineup now. (anti-CBS/pro-MOONLIGHT post)

  • I can’t wait for How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, The Amazing Race, and Survivor. All the crime dramas, not so much.

    Mort
    http://www.myblogisonfire.com/couchpotato/

  • shanna

    Is it sad that I just marked down fall shows in my planner?

  • Shanna,

    Isn’t that the first step of TV Addicts Anonymous. Admitting you have a problem. Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

  • allie

    Shanna, I just did exactly the same thing. (Although I excluded ‘The Ex-List’ because it has stolen Moonlight’s timeslot. Unfortunately I just can’t bring myself to boycott all the other CBS shows I watch like WAT, Criminal Minds, NCIS etc)

  • As The Eye (of Mordor) is no longer is my schedule, I’ll just have to miss their pap…uh…shows.

    Doesn’t help that they strung along the cast and crew of Moonlight, as well, and dropped the axe on them just before the upfronts. The cast and crew were given every reason to believe the show was going to be picked up for a second season and then the carpet was jerked out from under them

    How many other shows has this happened to? How many people want to fight a questionable ratings system?

    Leeser
    MoonlightLine.com
    ViewersMatter.com
    (562) 256-0910.

  • Hil

    Oh, thank god for that.

  • Hil

    ooops, wrong post. lol!

  • SimplyKimberly

    yawn!

    Moonlight left a really bad taste in my mouth for this network. So, yeah, I’m not so much going to be tuning in to watch their shows – that are all the same thing!

  • It would be hard not to tune in to the Eye next season. I love NCIS and Criminal Minds as well as a ton of thier new shows so it would be hard to boycott them. I just hope the ratings show that Ex-List can’t stand up to Moonlight.

    And we aren’t angry….we just want our show back!

  • ewanspotter

    NCIS!

  • Thanks to CBS canceling Jericho (again) and Moonlight, I’m back to watching only Survivor on CBS. I would now have a very hard time giving their new shows a try.

  • CT

    I will never, ever understand what CBS was thinking when they brought back JERICHO. Talk about a lose/lose situation! They knew it wouldn’t bring in new viewers, and all they were going to do was disappoint fans when it was cancelled yet again. And the whole MOONLIGHT fiasco… I didn’t particularly care for the show, but its ratings weren’t bad enough to deserve the treatment it got and the backlash they’re going to suffer because of us.

    Meanwhile, there is absolutely nothing on CBSS’ schedule that I’m excited about. That’s kinda sad. Usually, there’s at least one new show per network that I’m psyched by or at least intrigued about. CBS? Nada.

  • nick

    Hey CT,i understand being sad about JERICHO but at least we got a few more episodes,and i think they were damn good ones.I loved Jericho and the short season gave us at the very least some closure on the bomb story line….
    Jake Green rules!
    Can’t wait for CRIMINAL MINDS,NCIS,and(i know im the only one)NUMB3RS.

  • David D

    OKAY!!! EVERYONE WHO HAS NOT SEEN “THE UNIT” PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY TO A BLOCKBUSTER AND RENT IT!

    I must say that this little GEM completly escaped my eyes for the past three seasons!!! I am catchinjg up with dvd’s an MUST TELL EVERYONE!!! that this show is MUST SEE TV!

    Those who know me know that I am VERY had to stun…and well…THE UNIT has officially STUNNED me!!!

  • momof3tinyvamps

    I TOTALLY agree with Leeser, why in the world would CBS string along the cast and crew AND FANS, to just leave them hanging……Shame on you CBS!!!

  • Craig

    I won’t be watching any more new shows on CBS this year. Moonlight was the last time I will get hooked into a show that CBS replaces with some piece of crap!

  • Cara

    Cue in the Moonlight fans! I can’t believe that CBS thinks that a stupid and downright insulting show like the Ex-List will draw in viewers that Monnlight did not. Way to go CBS! Just wait and see if GW and Numbers loose their viewers without a show that people want to watch like Monnlight is in place.
    Telling people to get on with their lives by watching a silly and inane Ex-list is not going to work and GW is pass it’s prime. She talks to ghosts, enough already! I only watched GW last season because it was before Moonlight and I didn’t want to miss a minute of it but I don’t have a Nelson Box so I don’t count and my voting for Moonlight as PCA and TV Guide doesn’t count so we will see what happens if CBS is not on anyone’s Friday night schedule.

  • LINDA

    I am excited they are bringing back THE UNIT, CRIMINAL MINDS, THE AMAZING RACE, CSI, NCIS, NUMBERS, GHOST WHISPERER, WITHOUT A TRACE. I am also glad they are bring back HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE BIG BANG THEORY & TWO IN A HALF MEN. I hope these new shows can meet the expectations of the viewers that give them a chance. I just wish the new seasons started sooner than late September.
    Good Luck CBS with the new and existing shows.

  • Tracy

    I guess we will actually be going out on Friday nights this year. Last year, even with TIVO, we stayed home to watch Moonlight and LOVED IT! I am disgusted at what CBS has done and will NOT be watching anymore shows on CBS. Period. The movie industry will be pleased, however.

  • lynx

    I would like to know why we can’t even watch the reruns of Moonlight. I know both Mick and Beth are making movies. So I get why they are not coming back to the show, but why can’t we watch the reruns?

  • Joy Hall

    Moonlight was my favorite show on T.V. The other show that is just as good as Moonlight is C.S.I.Miami. Those are your best shows.

  • Kim

    I am very disappointed that CBS cancelled Moonlight. I always made a point to be home every Friday night to watch this program. I can’t believe it is actually off the air. Very upset that CBS is not bring this show back for a 2nd season. No reason to tune into CBS!!!!!!! Maybe you will come to your senses and bring it back.

  • Hillary

    I am disappointed that Moonlight has been axed by CBS. Yes, it was a crazy concept but it made me laugh! It brought a little lightheartedness to Fridays nights. BRING IT BACK!

  • Liz piche

    CBS YOU HAD A FANTASTIC SHOW IN YOUR HANDS AND REALLY SCREWED IT UP. YOU HAVE LOST 3 MORE VIEWERS I HAVE BEEN WAITING ALL SUMMER FOR SEASON 2 AND IF YOU DON’T BRING IT BACK THERE IS NO POINT IN WATCHING TV ANYMORE I MIGHT AS WELL RENT MOVES. IT WAS THE ONLY SHOW I REALLY LIKED. AS FOR THIS NEW SHOW YOU HAVE REPLACED IT WITH IT JUST DOESN’T COME CLOSE TO WHAT THIS ONE WAS. YOU HAVE DROPPED MANY GOOD SHOWS BUT THIS ONE IS THE BEST I’VE SEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME AND THAT GOES FOR ALL THE STATIONS. BRING IT BACK OR LOSE A LOT OF VIEWERS.

  • Dorothy

    Glad to see that CBS will be bringing back NCIS, Criminal Minds and NUMB3RS. Disappointed that they didn’t give Moonlight at least one more season…..Doesn’t seem quite fair with the writer strike last season. The show never really had a chance to develope a larger fan base.

  • laurie

    THERE ARE AT LEAST A DOZEN OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT ARE DISAPPOINTED ABOUT MOONLIGHT NOT RETURNING!!! PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR VIEWERS AND NOT SOME NUMBERS ON A PRINTOUT!!! WE WANT MOONLIGHT BACK!!!

  • Krissy

    So, Moonlight will not be coming back. And yet again CBS attempts to attract viewers by taking off yet another new show, which does not give the population enough time to be engrossed in the story line, and replacing it with a new show that really has no appeal. It’s kind of like reading only half of a great book and when the plot gets to the climax, the book burns and the rest of the story is lost. You’ll always wonder what happened. Thanks CBS for burning many books, especially Moonlight, what’s next. How else are you going to disappoint your viewers? When will CBS learn that seasons have highs and lows and if they want a show to last, then it has to stay on the air through the good times and the bad.

  • TK

    I can’t believe they aren’t bringing Moonlight back. I really liked that show it was a lot different then the rest of the crime shows out there. That is so disappointing. I may protest CBS after all

  • Amber

    So im really upset that moonlight has been cancelled. the only reason i will be watching cbs now is for ghost whisperer. GW and moonlight were my favourite shows and now i can only watch one. cbs is gonna loose a lot of viewers becuase of this

  • Tim

    Everyone dogging CBS shows like CSI can go jump you know where they are the best shows on t.v. The othere channels have some really junk programming.

  • TJ

    I am a total TV freak, and i was totally into Moonlight. i can’t believe CBS is taking it off the air for a piece of Crap like the Ex-List. Who cares if some physic tells a woman she’s met her soulmate already. All woman are looking for their soulmate but we don’t need to watch a show about a desparate patheic woman trying to find a husband!!!! I love alot of shows on CBS but i will no longer watch this channel due to sucking us in and then giving us the shaft year after year.

  • lisa

    I truly wish you would consider strongly consider all the Moonlight fans out there ! I will continue with Ghost Whisperer but I truly loved my Friday nites with two of my favorite shows !!!

  • Nikki

    BOO CBS!!! Bring back Moonlight, you can’t just leave its loyal fans hanging! Didn’t it win a people’s choice award or something like that last year?!?! And what’s this “ex-list” crap? nobody cares, i can just watch all the pathetic women who live in my piddly little town run around trying to find a man, I NEED Mick St John!!!!!!

  • Sarah

    wwaaaiiitttt….. wtf happened with moonlight???? i missed sumthin! they cant cancel it!! its like the best show ever!!! im lacking vampire shows!!!! neeeeeeeedddd moonlight! BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lindsey

    I can’t believe you cancelled my FAVORITE show! Moonlight was the only show I watched on your network. You’ve lost another viewer unless you bring it back. We need Mick and Beth!

  • Hannah

    ok, cbs is seriously jankified now. moonlight was brilliant. and what with all the vampire hysteria surrounding the release of twilight this fall, why would you cancel a vampire show? that’s what the viewers obviously want to see!!!! come on. i will continue watching GW, but nothing else. you’ve really screwed up big time, cbs. =[

  • T

    well I went looking for the fall lineup. Very dissapointed that Moonlight will not be on. CBS you left us hangin on the plotline.. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? does mick and Beth get together for good. was that his grandson? does he know how many great grandkids he has. Can beth and Mick have kids.. I would at least liked to know what the writers had in store for us??? i THINK THAT IF YOU CANCEL A SHOW YOU SHOULD HAVE TO RELEASE THE SCRIPT Right up to the last show that was written.OR GIVE US SOME SORT OF ENDING.
    Thanks once again CBS

  • RLM

    What this sucks…. Moonlight was my favorite show, other than Ghost Whisper! Now what Am i going to watch? the Ex-List sucks if i wanted to watch little kid drama like that I would open my window…i live next to an elementry school…I honestly thought that CBS was going to bring it back… my DVR was even set up to record if i Wasn’t able to be home in time…. I’m completely upset and disappointed. THEY NEED TO BRING MOONLIGHT BACK!!!!!!!!!

  • heidi

    WTF!!!!!! Moonlight and CSI las vegas are the only shows i watch and moonlight is my favorite. I hate all these other shows. They are all the same and what’s with the new reality tv show craze? it’s pointless and dumb. Moonlight was like CSI with romance woven into it. DAMN IT!!! go to hell CBS i’m never watching anything you air ever again!!! and No T that wasn’t his grandson go back and rewatch the episode. I’m not even going to watch ghost whisperer it isn’t nearly as good as moonlight and as an undergrad trying to work up to a doctorate in psychology, my time is precious. I don’t get a lot of free time and i’m not going to waste the time i do get on a station that would rather experiment with new shows than to develope the shows that the public is dying to see. magic and mythology and crime investigation is an ‘in’ thing right now. If CBS isn’t intelligible enough to see that then i’ll find a station willing to stick with a show. And that poor cast…talk about cruel and unusual punishment!! for the audience and for the cast. CBS, I have never hated a station or group…in fact. I don’t hate. I dislike certain things but hate is a strong word as Mick says. I hate you CBS!!!!! HATE!!!!!

  • it’s unfair!!! I love Moonlight you can’t just cancel it! it is diffrient from others it’s better than HBO’s True Blood and it’s just amazing. Why don’t you want it anymore??? I don’t undurstand ;(