The New Fall Season 2017: Fridays

The New Fall Season

The New Fall Season

We’re nearing the end of a week of looking at the new fall season on broadcast TV night by night with an evening that just has one new show. And what a lousy one it is. Luckily, it’s also the night of the week when Netflix tends to issue its new programming. 

NEW SHOW

“Marvel’s Inhumans” (ABC, 8 p.m., tonight) is the only new network title, and this one also has the distinction of being one of the worst Marvel adaptations, despite the fact that ABC is owned by Disney, which also owns the comic book line. Stranded Inhumansmembers of a royal family try to reunite and go home except that a conflict develops between Black Bolt and Maximus (about who has the more ominous name?). The characters include a giant dog and a woman who can’t control her hair. Serinda Swan, Iwan Rheon (from “Game of Thrones”) and Anson Mount star in a production that has already bombed at IMAX screens.

RETURNING SHOWS

“Hell’s Kitchen” (Fox, 8 p.m., returns tonight), “MacGyver” (CBS, 8 p.m., tonight), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW, 8 p.m., Oct. 13), “Once Upon a Time” (ABC, 8 p.m., Oct. 6), “Blindspot” (NBC, 8 p.m., Oct. 27), “The Exorcist” (Fox, 9 p.m., tonight), “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 9 p.m., tonight), “Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m., tonight), “Jane the Virgin” (The CW, 9 p.m., Oct. 13), “Blue Bloods” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

OF INTEREST ELSEWHERE

“Tin Star” (Amazon, starts today) has Tim Roth as a small town police chief up against organized crime in a new series that also features Christina Hendricks of “Mad Men.”

“Big Mouth” (Netflix, today) is an animated series about middle schoolers, employing the voices of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, John Mulaney, Jordan Peele and Nick Kroll, who helped devise it.

“Mindhunter” (Netflix, Oct. 13), a new crime drama is set in an elite FBI unit, tracking down serial killers, starring Jonathan Groff, and Anna Torv.

“Stranger Things” (Netflix, Oct. 27). The award-winning retro feeling thriller returns for a second season.

“Alias Grace” (Netflix, Nov. 3) a Canadian import about a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland imprisoned for the murder of her employer and his housekeeper. Based on the 1996 book by Margaret Atwood (“The Handmaid’s tale”). With Sarah Gadon, Anna Paquin and Zachary Levi.

“The Crown” (Netflix, Dec. 8). A second season for the lavish streaming series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

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