Category Archives: Fall TV Preview

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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Upfronts: NBC Announces Three for Fall

There’s still a lot of fuss around the annual tradition of network upfronts, when the big five broadcasters announce plans for the new season in order to excite advertisers. Truth to tell, Netflix probably presents more new shows in a week than all of broadcasters will in a season. Nevertheless, the annual announcements give a [...]

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The 2018 Fall Season: Sundays

We close out our week-long look at broadcast TV’s new fall season on a night traditionally dominated by big time football and the best of what cable has to offer. (We skipped Saturday altogether because the networks have completely abandoned what was once their prestige night). So there’s a Sunday school-type new show, along with [...]

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The 2018 Fall Season: Fridays

Our week-long look at the new shows of the fall season would normally stall on Fridays, a night that, as on Saturdays, have been used for reruns and newsmagazines in recent years. Now, ABC is trying to resurrect its TGIF series of family comedies in a couple of weeks, largely with returning shows. And a [...]

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The 2018 Fall Season: Thursdays

Thursday’s still thought to be the most important day of the broadcast week, so that might explain why there are the fewest new fall shows yet planned for tor that night. They mostly stick with what’s been working. On our daily look at the 2018-2019 TV season, Thursday’s light crop even has one show that’s [...]

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The 2018 Fall Season: Wednesdays

Hump day already during premiere week and there’s nothing exactly great yet to define the new fall TV season. In our week long look at what the broadcast networks are planning for you, we do find a couple of shows in the not so bad category today, though, which may be an improvement. I guess [...]

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The 2018 Fall Season: Tuesdays

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 [...]

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