the big bang theory, cbs, fall premiere dates, fall 2016CBS announced its premiere dates for the upcoming fall TV season on Tuesday, revealing a staggered approach that metes out returning and new series over the course of seven weeks.

The schedule officially begins on September 15 with the season debut of Thursday Night Football, featuring a showdown between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. The last of the new and returning series, meanwhile, won't premiere until October 27.

Sandwiched between those dates are a bunch of new shows, including limited series "Case Closed" (September 18), Kevin James sitcom "Kevin Can Wait" (September 19), former "NCIS" star Michael Weatherly's "Bull" (September 20), the "MacGyver" reboot (September 23), Matt LeBlanc-starrer "Man With a Plan" (October 24), sitcom "The Great Indoors" (October 27), and drama "Pure Genius" (October 27).

Here's the full lineup for CBS's fall 2016-2017 shows:

Thursday, Sept. 15
7:30 PM, ET: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW
8:25 PM, ET: THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NY Jets @ Buffalo Bills)

Sunday, Sept. 18
8:30-10:30 PM: CASE CLOSED (LIMITED SERIES, PART 1)

Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY (10th Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM: KEVIN CAN WAIT (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-11:00 PM: CASE CLOSED (Part 2)

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-9:00 PM: NCIS (14th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM: BULL (SERIES DEBUT)
10:00-11:00 PM: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (3rd Season Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:30 PM: SURVIVOR (90-Minute 33rd Season Premiere)
9:30-11:00 PM: BIG BROTHER (90-Minute Season Finale)

Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 PM: MACGYVER (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-10:00 PM: HAWAII FIVE-0 (7th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM: BLUE BLOODS (7th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 24
10:00-11:00 PM: 48 HOURS (29th Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30-8:30 PM: 60 MINUTES (49th Season Premiere)
8:30-10:30 PM: CASE CLOSED (Part 3)

Monday, Sept. 26
8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM: KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:00-11:00 PM: Presidential Debate

Wednesday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM: SURVIVOR (Regular Time Period)
9:00-10:00 PM: CRIMINAL MINDS (12th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM: CODE BLACK (2nd Season Premiere)

Sunday, Oct. 2
8:00-9:00 PM: NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8th Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM: MADAM SECRETARY (3rd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM: ELEMENTARY (5th Season Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 3
8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM: KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:00-11:00 PM: SCORPION (2-Hour 3rd Season Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 10
8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM: KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:00-10:00 PM: 2 BROKE GIRLS (1-Hour 6th Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM: SCORPION (regular time period)

Monday, Oct. 17
8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM: KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:00-9:30 PM: 2 BROKE GIRLS (regular time period)
9:30-10:00 PM: THE ODD COUPLE (3rd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM: SCORPION

Monday, Oct. 24
8:00-8:30 PM: KEVIN CAN WAIT (New Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM: MAN WITH A PLAN (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-9:30 PM: 2 BROKE GIRLS
9:30-10:00 PM: THE ODD COUPLE
10:00-11:00 PM: SCORPION

Thursday, Oct. 27
8:00-8:30 PM: THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)
8:30-9:00 PM: THE GREAT INDOORS (SERIES DEBUT)
9:00-9:30 PM: MOM (4th Season Premiere)
9:30 -10:00 PM: LIFE IN PIECES (2nd Season Premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM: PURE GENIUS (SERIES DEBUT)

[via: Coming Soon]

Photo credit: ​Michael Yarish/CBS

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