"CBS FALL PREVIEW," A PRIMETIME SPECIAL HOSTED BY THE CAST OF THE HIT NETWORK COMEDY SERIES "THE BIG BANG THEORY," WILL BE BROADCAST THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
"CBS Fall Preview" Will also Be Available on TV On Demand to Customers of
AT&T(R) U-verse(R) TV, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Frontier Communications,
Midcontinent Communications, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS TV
CBS Stations Have Opportunity to Present the Special in Encore Showings
On their Primary and Digital Channels Prior to Start of New Season
CBS FALL PREVIEW, a primetime special previewing CBS's new fall lineup, hosted by Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, stars of the Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-nominated #1 comedy series, �The Big Bang Theory,� will be broadcast immediately following an episode of �The Big Bang Theory� on Thursday, Sept. 8 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This CBS fall preview offering has been an annual tradition since 2004.
CBS FALL PREVIEW will feature sneak peeks of the five new additions to CBS's primetime schedule this fall: the drama series UNFORGETTABLE, PERSON OF INTEREST and A GIFTED MAN and the comedy series 2 BROKE GIRLS and HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN. The hosts, appearing as themselves, will introduce the video previews for each new series while interjecting some fun, character-related jokes about one-another.
Additional information about the new series follows:
2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner who strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash. Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite and Matthew Moy star in the series co-created by "Sex in the City" executive producer Michael Patrick King and comedian Whitney Cummings. It premieres Monday, Sept. 19 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
UNFORGETTABLE is a drama about a female NYPD detective with the rare, real-life ability to remember every moment of her life, which is both a professional blessing and personal burden. UNFORGETTABLE, which stars Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, Michael Gaston, Kevin Rankin and Daya Vaidya, premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 (10:00�11:00 PM ET/PT).
HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN, inspired by the book of the same name, is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer. Andrew Carlson is an etiquette columnist whose devotion to ideals from a more civilized time has lead to a life detached from modern society. Infectiously optimistic, Bert Lansing is a reformed "bad boy" from Andrew's past who inherited a fitness center, but can still be rude, loud and sloppy. Though Andrew and Bert's views may be centuries apart, they may find they're each other's missing link. HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN stars David Hornsby, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Kevin Dillon, Dave Foley, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nancy Lenehan and Rhys Darby, premieres Thursday, Sept. 29 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT).
PERSON OF INTEREST, from Executive Producers J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, is a crime thriller about a former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes using their own brand of vigilante justice. PERSON OF INTEREST, which stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy and Emmy Award nominated Taraji P. Henson, premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
A GIFTED MAN is a drama about a brilliant, charismatic surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the "hereafter." A GIFTED MAN, which stars Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominated actor Patrick Wilson, Tony Award-winning actress Jennifer Ehle, Emmy Award nominated actress Margo Martindale and Tony Award nominated actor Pablo Schreiber premieres Friday, September 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
The special will also be available on TV On Demand to customers of AT&T(R) U-verse(R) TV, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Frontier Communications, Midcontinent Communications, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS TV. CBS stations will have the option for multiple encore showings on their primary and digital channels prior to the start of the new season.
THE BIG BANG THEORY will begin its fifth season on Thursday, Sept. 22 with two new back-to-back episodes (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT). The series, which normally airs Thursdays (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), features Leonard (Galecki) and Sheldon (Parsons), who are brilliant physicists � wizards in the laboratory, but are socially inept outside of it. Enter beautiful, free-spirited neighbor, Penny (Cuoco), who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. While Leonard spends his days looking for love, Sheldon is quite content video-chatting with platonic partner Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), or playing Star Trek 3D Chess with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow scientists Koothrappali (Nayyar) and Wolowitz (Helberg), and Wolowitz� fianc�e, the adorable micro-biologist, Bernadette (Melissa Rauch).