Come Monday, Sept. 19, we will know the fate of Charlie Harper.
That's the day that Two and a Half Men will return to the air (obviously without Charlie Sheen). The network announced Wednesday that Sept. 19 will "officially open" its season, with the Season 7 premiere of How I Met Your Mother bowing at 8/7c, the Season 9 premiere of Two and a Half Men showing up at 9/8c, new show 2 Broke Girls debuting at 9:30/8:30c (a special time) and Hawaii Five-O returning for Season 2 at 10/9c.
Sept. 19 is not strictly the first time CBS will begin airing its fall slate of programming — Survivor: South Pacific is set to begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 8/7c.
"Our playbook is pretty consistent: wherever and whenever possible we use established successful series to introduce new shows," said CBS prime-time executive Kelly Kahl. "We've also asked a couple of our strongest series to work overtime during premiere week in order to support the new series and bolster our performance."
Aside from 2 Broke Girls, those new shows are Unforgettable (debuting Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c), Person of Interest (debuting Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c), A Gifted Man (premiering Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/9c) and How to Be a Gentleman (premiering Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8:30/9:30c).
The full premiere schedule:
Wednesday, Sept. 14
8/7c - Survivor: South Pacific
Monday, Sept. 19
8/7c - How I Met Your Mother
8:30/7:30c - How I Met Your Mother
9/8c — Two and a Half Men
9:30/8:30c — 2 Broke Girls
10/8c — Hawaii Five 0
Thursday, Sept. 22
Monday, Sept. 26
8:30/7:30c — 2 Broke Girls (time period premiere)
9:30/8:30c — Mike & Molly
Thursday, Sept. 29
8:30/7:30c How to Be a Gentleman