julie-chen-big-brother-CBS.jpgCBS has announced its summer 2014 schedule, including return dates for “Big Brother” and “Unforgettable,” plus premiere dates for “Extant” and “Reckless,” two new hour-long dramas.

“Big Brother 16” returns early again this year, premiering Wednesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The Thursday show premieres June 26 at 9 p.m., but the first live eviction is slated for Thursday, July 3. The Sunday broadcast premieres June 29 at 8 p.m.

The June 29 “Big Brother” also leads into the premieres of new legal thriller “Reckless” at 9 p.m. and the return of Poppy Montgomery’s cop drama “Unforgettable” at 10 p.m., which is kicking off its third season.

“Under the Dome’s” premiere date remains on Monday, June 30 at 10 p.m., while Halle Berry’s summer event series “Extant” is now premiering on Wednesday, July 9 at 9 p.m., instead of its previously-announced premiere date of July 2.

The full summer lineup:

Wednesdays, effective June 25

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (Wednesday premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS

Thursdays, effective June 26

8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30-9:00 PM              THE MILLERS
9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER (Thursday premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM          ELEMENTARY

Sundays, effective June 29

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (Sunday premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM            RECKLESS (series premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM          UNFORGETTABLE (Season 3 premiere)

Mondays, effective June 30

8:00-8:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS
8:30-9:00 PM              FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES
9:00-9:30 PM              MIKE & MOLLY
9:30-10:00 PM            MOM
10:00-11:00 PM          UNDER THE DOME (Second Season Premiere)

Wednesdays, effective July 9

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER
9:00-10:00 PM            EXTANT (series premiere)
10:00-11:00 PM          CRIMINAL MINDS

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."