Category Archives: Fall TV Preview

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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The New Fall TV Season: Mondays

The year-round nature of television, dominance of cable and streaming services in providing quality new shows  and the increasing likelihood to have entire seasons binged in single weekends all conspire to make the broadcast networks’  big fall TV season rollout seem more quaint by the year. And yet its still notable that the once prevailing [...]

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One ‘Crazy’ New Fall Show from The CW

The CW closed out the broadcaster’s up fronts Thursday with a schedule that included just one new fall show and another two new titles in midseason. Mostly it continues its current shows, including those that get very low ratings, moving them around a bit. “Reign,” for example, moves to Fridays. Here are the new shows: [...]

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CBS Upfronts: ‘Supergirl,’ Last ‘CSI’

CBS jumps into the superhero game and schedules the last episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” quite early in the season on the new 2015-16 schedule announced Wednesday at the network’s upfronts. With 22 returning shows, the network is bringing just three new dramas and two comedies to the schedule in the fall, with two [...]

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‘Muppets’ Among 10 New Shows for ABC

ABC announced 10 new shows at its upfronts Tuesday in New York, including a couple that sounded a little familiar. “The Muppets” is an update of that series in part from “The Big Bang Theory” producers, and a black remake of “Uncle Buck” starring Mike Epps. Six dramas and four comedies were unveiled at an [...]

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Fox Upfronts: Eight New Shows, Last ‘Idol’

Fox unveiled a new fall schedule with four new comedies, four new dramas Monday as part of the network’s annual upfront rituals in New York. It also announced the final season of “American Idol” and the establishment of its own live musical (of “Grease”), on top of their planned revival of “The X-Files.” Plus there is [...]

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