Category Archives: Fall TV Preview

The 2019 Fall TV Season: Sundays

We close out a week of night-by-night considerations of the new fall TV season with Sunday, still a strong showcase ( following Saturdays, a night so dismal we skipped it altogether).  Again, cable has the most ambitious titles for the evening, mostly later in the season. But broadcasters reboot a 50s format that few remember, [...]

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The 2019 Fall TV Season: Fridays

We’re approaching the end of a week-long look at broadcast TV’s fall premiere week and of course it starts to peter out at the end of the workweek in the same way that Fridays have for years. The one new title for the night isn’t new at all, of course, but the kind of over-the-top [...]

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The 2019 Fall TV Season: Thursdays

We’re taking a night by night look at the new fall season on broadcast television, and on what used to be the most stable night of the week, Thursdays this year sees the most new network shows premiering. By and large they’re comedies, which play on the half hours, immediately after established shows precede them [...]

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The 2019 Fall TV Season: Wednesdays

It’s the new fall season TV week, which we are reviewing night-by-night. Mostly this year that means new seasons for lots of returning shows — including three tonight from Chicago, covering fire, police and medicine. Even though Wednesday doesn’t seem to be night locked down by favorites (the way, say, Thursdays are), the five broadcast [...]

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The 2019 TV Season: Tuesdays

Fall TV season is here, and we’re reporting on the new offerings day by day. If nothing else, this time of year means new episodes of everything, which tonight means mostly returning shows, with just two newcomers on the broadcast networks. Yet both are instantly familiar as a TV type. On is a big mysterious [...]

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The 2019 Fall Season: Mondays

It’s coincidence this year that the first official day of the fall TV season actually occurs on the first day of fall. (The more decisive factor is: The day after the Emmys). Any fuss about the fresh new broadcast offerings is made quaint by the fact that Netflix alone releases more new titles weekly than [...]

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Upfronts: The CW Adds Three New Shows

The CW closed out the week of broadcast upfronts with a 2019-2020 slate that continues the network’s slide into a full service comic book store. “Batwoman” will join “Supergirl” on the recently-instituted Sunday night schedule of the network that already has “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “”DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Another new addition is  “Kate Keene” [...]

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Upfronts: CBS Adds Five Titles for the Fall

CBS announced eight new shows for the upcoming season, including there comedies and two dramas premiering this fall. But things will look much the same on the network, with two dozen returning shows. And many of the new shows have familia faces, from Pauley Perette and Patricia Heaton to Billy Gardell and Marg Helgenberger. “The [...]

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Upfronts: Three New Fall Shows on ABC

Stressing consistency, ABC named only three new fall shows for its 2019-2020 prime time schedule, with two more dramas and a comedy set for midseason. At least one of the new shows paid heed to the current roster, with “mixed-ish” playing off the ground paved by “black-ish,” returning for its sixth season. For late night, [...]

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Upfronts: More Dramas, Cartoons from Fox

The new Fox network, following the acquisition by Disney, presented a larger than usual slate for 2019-20. In addition to four new comedies (three of which are animated) and six dramas (just two of which start in the fall), they’re picking up WWE Smackdown weekly on Fridays. “Empire” will be having their final season, and [...]

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