By Lynette Rice
Updated June 24, 2009 at 11:50 PM EDT

CBS has announced its fall premiere schedule, which features a preseason launch for Survivor: Samoa on Thursday, Sept. 17. All of the Monday comedies, including the debut of Accidentally on Purpose starring Jenna Elfman, and CSI: Miami bow on Sept. 21. The new Julianna Margulies legal drama, The Good Wife, premieres on Sept. 22, the same night as NCIS’ return and the debut of its spinoff, NCIS: Los Angeles, starring Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. The Eye’s Wednesday comedy block of The New Adventures of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried returns on Sept. 23, along with Criminal Minds and CSI: NY. CSI and The Mentalist fire up on Sept. 24, and Ghost Whisperer, the network debut of Medium, and Numb3rs bow Sept. 25.

A special two hour-launch of The Amazing Race, followed by the return of Cold Case, premieres on Sept. 27 behind 60 Minutes. The new drama Three Rivers starring Alex O’Loughlin debuts Oct. 4.