The 2018 Fall Season: Tuesdays

The New Fall Season

The New Fall Season

Cops and hospitals, hospitals and cops have been the staple of broadcast TV way too long. It continues with the new shows on Tuesdays this season — two law shows, and one new hospital show. We are going through the new broadcast TV fall schedule day by day this week, and things aren’t getting much better, though the wraps are still tightly covered on the one new show that abruptly adapts a hit from last year. 

NEW SHOWS

Goodman“The Connors” (ABC, 8 p.m., premiering Oct. 16). The one big question for the season is what happens when you remove the star of your first year hit reboot. Roseanne Barr was cut from “Roseanne” because of a racist tweet, and she’s gone from the renamed series reportedly because of sudden death. There were still a talented cast left, though, with John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and more, who will try to make a go of it without the former centerpiece; they haven’t released any advance episodes to hint how it will be.

“The Kids Are Alright” (ABC, 8:30 p.m., Oct. 16). Mary McCormack is tough matriarch in this Irish Catholic period piece, set in 1972, where kids fend for themselves and survive her eccentric household rules. Sort of amusing but only because little of this kind of parenting would fly today.

“FBI” (CBS, 9 p.m., today). Dick Wolf, whose franchises have proliferated on NBC, returns to CBS for the first time in 20 years with a procedural about the recently embattled agency, with Missy Peregrym another one of those slight women who seems better suited as teachers’ assistant a tough agent working alongside Zeeko Zaki in explosive-prone New York City. Back in the office are Jeremy Sisto and, starting next week, Sela Ward.

“New Amsterdam” (NBC, 10 p.m., today). Stop us if you’ve seen this before: Idealistic administrator jumps into a troubled city hospital and turns it upside down, looking more to heal people than do paperwork. Ryan Eggold stars as the administrative savior. The cast also includes Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims and Tyler Labine.

“The Rookie” (ABC, 10 p.m., Oct. 16). TV staple Nathan Fillion doesn’t even look old enough to be chided for his age as he returns to police work in the Los Angeles force But that’s the pressing backstory for this procedural in Los Angeles that might just seem like another season of “Castle” if you close your eyes.

RETURNING SHOWS

“NCIS” (8 p.m., returns today), “The Gifted” (Fox, 8 p.m., today), “The Flash” (CW, 8 p.m., Oct. 7), “Lethal Weapon” (Fox, 9 p.m., today), “This Is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m., today), “Blackish” (ABC, 9 p.m., Oct. 16), “Black Lightning” (CW, 9 p.m., Oct. 9), “Splitting Up Together” (ABC, 9:30 p.m., Oct. 16), “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 p.m., today).

OF NOTE ON CABLE

“Mr Inbetween” (FX, 11 p.m., today). Kicking off a series of imported fare on FX, this series follows a ruthless hitman who is also a softie single father at home. Scott Ryan makes a remarkable debut as central character; he also created, wrote and executive produced, based somewhat on his movie “The Magician.” If it’s like HBO’s “Barry,” he pitched it to HBO first.

“Loudermilk” (Audience Network, 10 p.m., Oct. 16). A second season starts for the series starring Ron Livingston as a recovering alcoholic, in a show directed by Peter Farrelly.

“Real Country” (USA, 10 p.m., Nov. 13). Looks like “The Voice” for country singers only, with Shania Twain, Travis Tritt and Jake Owen.

 

 

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