CBS Fall 2012 Premiere Dates: 'The Good Wife,' 'Criminal Minds' And More Return In September

CBS is betting on the week of Sept. 24-30 to launch the fall 2012 season. The network announced that almost all of its programs will return during the week of Sept. 24-30, except for "Survivor: Philippines," which will have a 90-minute premiere on Wed., Sept. 19.

"The Good Wife" Season 4 kicks off on Sun., Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. ET with an episode filled with guest stars such as Nathan Lane and Kristin Chenoweth. Jeanne Tripplehorn joins the BAU team on "Criminal Minds" on Wed., Sept. 26.

Meanwhile, CBS's new comedy "Partners" debuts on Mon., Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET, Dennis Quaid's "Vegas" premieres on Tues., Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET, Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu's modern spin on Sherlock Holmes, "Elementary," begins on Thurs., Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. ET and "Made In Jersey" hits the schedule on Fri., Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. ET.

Check out the full schedule below; new shows are marked with an *. All times are ET.

Wed., Sept. 19
8-9:30 p.m. "Survivor: Philippines" (Season 25)

Mon., Sept. 24
8-8:30 p.m. "How I Met Your Mother"
8:30-9 p.m. "Partners"*
9-9:30 p.m. "2 Broke Girls"
9:30-10 p.m. "Mike & Molly"
10-11 p.m. "Hawaii Five-0"

Tues., Sept. 25
8-9 p.m. "NCIS"
9-10 p.m. "NCIS: Los Angeles"
10-11 p.m. "Vegas"*

Wed., Sept. 26
9-10 p.m. "Criminal Minds"
10-11 p.m. "CSI"

Thurs., Sept. 27
8-8:30 p.m. "The Big Bang Theory"
8:30-9 p.m. "Two and a Half Men"
9-10 p.m. "Person of Interest"
10-11 p.m. "Elementary"*

Fri., Sept. 28
8-9 p.m. "CSI: NY"
9-10 p.m. "Made In Jersey"*
10-11 p.m. "Blue Bloods"

Sat., Sept. 29
10-11 p.m. "48 Hours Mystery"

Sun., Sept. 30
7-8 p.m. "60 Minutes"
8-9 p.m. "The Amazing Race" (Season 21)
9-10 p.m. "The Good Wife"
10-11 p.m. "The Mentalist"

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