Category Archives: Fall TV Preview

Upfronts: ABC Has a Dozen New Shows

ABC announced the most new shows of any network so far — 12 — in its 2017-18 upfront presentation. But many of its series have limited eight-to-10 episode runs, including an eight episode revival of “Roseanne” with Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalfe is also coming for 2018. Of the five new [...]

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Upfronts: Fox Brings more ‘X-Files’

Fox brings four new hour-long series and a pair of half hour comedies to its 2017-18 season and will bring back a 10-episode new season of   “X-Files” midseason, it said in its upfronts Monday. The comedies include Seth MacFarlane’s live-action sci-fi spoof “The Orville” in which he will star and a paranormal buddy comedy [...]

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NBC Upfronts: Three New Fall Shows

NBC kicks off the week of network upfronts — announcing plans for the upcoming TV season — by invoking its old phrase “Must See TV” for a Thursday night lineup that includes a new night for first season hit, “This is Us” and the return of the comedy “Will & Grace” as well as Dick [...]

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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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