CBS Sets a Premiere Date For Supergirl

The Big Bang Theory will be used as a lead-in for the Supergirl pilot episode.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last month, the Supergirl pilot was leaked online several months ahead of its premiere on CBS. While it’s too soon to tell if that will have an impact on Supergirl’s ratings, CBS is taking no chances with its new comic book show.

The 2015 Fall TV schedule of CBS was formally unveiled today with premiere dates for all of the new and returning shows on that network. For Supergirl, the series premiere has been moved ahead to Monday, October 26. And to kick off the series, CBS is placing a new episode of The Big Bang Theory at 8pm to act as a lead-in for Supergirl at 8:30pm. The following week, Supergirl will take over the 8pm timeslot on Mondays and go head-to-head with Gotham on Fox.

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It’s worth noting that CBS has tried this strategy before with Scorpion. Last fall, a new episode of The Big Bang Theory was used to entice viewers to stick around for the Scorpion pilot, and it helped build that show’s audience. The question is whether that strategy will work a second time with a program that has already been illegally viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

CBS also announced that the two hour series finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will air on Sunday, September 27.

The full lineup of CBS’ Fall premiere dates is reproduced below.


Thursday, Sept. 17

7:30-8:25 PM, ET THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW

8:25 PM, ET NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Denver @ Kansas City)

PREMIERE WEEK

Monday, Sept. 21

8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (9th Season Premiere)

8:30-9:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (Series Debut)

9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION (2nd Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES (7th Season Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 22

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS (13th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (2nd Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM LIMITLESS (Series Debut)

Wednesday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:30 PM SURVIVOR (90-Minute, 31st Season Premiere)

9:30-11:00 PM BIG BROTHER (90 Minute Season Finale)

Friday, Sept. 25

8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE (27th Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-0 (6th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (6th Season Premiere)

Saturday, Sept. 26

10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS (28th Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 27

7:30-9:00 PM 60 MINUTES (48th Season Premiere)

9:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (Two Hour Series Finale)

Wednesday, Sept. 30

8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR

9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS (11th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM CODE BLACK (Series Debut)

Sunday, Oct. 4

8:00-9:00 PM MADAM SECRETARY (2nd Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE (7th Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CYBER (2nd Season Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 26

8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Original Episode)

8:30-9:30 PM SUPERGIRL (Series Debut)

9:30-10:30 PM SCORPION

10:30-11:00 PM COMEDY REBROADCAST TBD

Monday, Nov. 2

8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (Regular Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM SCORPION

10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Thursday, Nov. 5

8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (Regular Time Period)

8:30-9:00 PM LIFE IN PIECES (Regular Time Period)

9:00-9:30 PM MOM (3rd Season Premiere)

9:30-10:00 PM ANGEL FROM HELL (Series Debut)

10:00-11:00 PM ELEMENTARY (4th Season Premiere)