"CBS FALL PREVIEW," A PRIMETIME SPECIAL HOSTED BY JIM BELUSHI AND JERRY O'CONNELL, STARS OF THE NEW DRAMA SERIES, "THE DEFENDERS," WILL BE BROADCAST MONDAY, SEPT. 6, 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
"CBS Fall Preview" Will also Be Available On Demand to Customers of AT&T� U-verse TV, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Frontier 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 and/or Websites Prior to Start of New Season
CBS FALL PREVIEW, a primetime special previewing CBS's new fall lineup, hosted by Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell, stars of the new drama series, THE DEFENDERS, will be broadcast Monday, Sept. 6 (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 HAWAII FIVE-0, THE DEFENDERS and BLUE BLOODS and the comedy series $#*! MY DAD SAYS and MIKE & MOLLY. Hosts Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi will introduce the video previews for each new series with a fun mix of banter during what appears to be a wardrobe fitting for their Vegas lawyer characters, surrounded by bold suits and pinky rings galore.
Additional information about the new series follows:
HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands' sun-drenched beaches. HAWAII FIVE-0, which stars Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, premieres Monday, Sept. 20 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
THE DEFENDERS is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot. No matter the offense, Nick and Pete aim to prove that when the stakes are high, they're willing to bet the house on the clients they defend in Sin City. THE DEFENDERS, which stars Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell, Jurnee Smollett and Tanya Fischer, premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
BLUE BLOODS is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement and to each other. BLUE BLOODS, which stars Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes and Len Cariou, premieres Friday, Sept. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
$#*! MY DAD SAYS (pronounced "Bleep My Dad Says"), based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern, is a comedy about Ed Goodson, a forthright and opinionated dad who expresses his unsolicited and often wildly politically incorrect observations to anyone within earshot. $#*! MY DAD SAYS, which stars Emmy Award winner William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Nicole Sullivan and Will Sasso, premieres Thursday, Sept. 23 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT).
MIKE & MOLLY is a comedy about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. MIKE & MOLLY, which stars Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Swoosie Kurtz, Katy Mixon and Nyambi Nyambi, premieres Monday, Sept. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
The special will also be available as Video On Demand to customers of AT&T U-verse TV, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Frontier Communications, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS TV. CBS stations will have the option for multiple encore showings on their primary and digital channels and/or Web sites prior to the start of the new season.