Category Archives: Fall TV Preview

The 2016 Fall Season: Fridays

Networks long ago have given up on Fridays as a major day of their programming schedule. Nonetheless, they have been using it for genre shows. It also adds, eventually, the critical hit “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” later this fall, opposite the family comedies and newsmagazines. We’ve been sailing a daily look at what’s coming in the [...]

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The 2016 Fall Season: Thursdays

We are previewing the new network fall schedule day by day all week, and on Thursdays you can find examples of some of the best the season has to offer and some of the very worst. Our intent is to make it easier to step across this minefield.  NEW SHOWS “Pitch” (Fox, 9 p.m., tonight) [...]

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The 2016 Fall Season: Wednesdays

One of the fall broadcast season’s most promising shows gets a start, as well as two that are based on old movies. And there’s one that opens up the door to special needs actors. We’ve been spending day by day this week surveying the new fall shows. Here’s what’s in store for Wednesdays.  NEW SHOWS [...]

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The 2016 Fall Season: Tuesdays

We’re spending each day this week looking at what’s in store, mostly on broadcast networks, as they begin to roll out their fall seasons this week. Here’s what’s happening on Tuesdays.  NEW SHOWS “This is Us” (NBC, 10 p.m., starts tonight) seems to be a welcome addition to network schedules. Not a cop show or [...]

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The 2016 Fall TV Season: Mondays

The day after the Emmys means the new fall season is here, although you wouldn’t necessarily know it from the schedule. Networks are probably wise to roll out their fall schedules slowly, to prevent expensive new shows to be lost in the crush. Still, there’s just one new network show in its own time slot [...]

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The New Fall TV Season: Sundays

We end our week’s worth of looking at each day’s new network offerings with Sunday, traditionally one of the strongest nights of television, but mostly because of cable’s continued strong offerings.  But broadcast has done well on the night as well, which means room for only a couple of new shows — both on ABC. [...]

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The New Fall TV Season: Fridays

Is there a worse night for TV than Fridays? (Yes: Saturdays). But there are certain shows that have made their mark on the day, from family comedies to sci-fi slanted genre shows. That means more new shows than expected to close the workweek, but generally not up to par either. We’ve been taking a day-to-day [...]

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The Fall TV Season: Thursdays

Thursday nights, once considered the most important night of TV — because it’s when all the new movie ads run, as people are supposedly planning their weekend — is now one of the most static nights of the week. Men will watch football, women will watch everything Shonda Rhimes produces. In between, so far this [...]

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The Fall TV Season: Wednesdays

Hump day of premiere week has some surprisingly light pickings, with just two new network shows. The only day with fewer is Saturday. Some, like ABC and NBC are just fine with their offerings, unchanged from last year. We’re taking a night by night look at the new season all this week, so here’s what’s [...]

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The Fall TV Season: Tuesdays

We’re in the thick of it: The networks’ new fall season, and some networks are trying really really hard to bring some edgy stuff to the table. It’s all on display in the eight different network shows they’re presenting on Tuesdays this fall. With only about one or two of them worth a second look. [...]

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