Many shows that were originally planning for — or at least hoping for — a fall debut have been pushed and we break down all the latest during this week’s “Watch With Us” podcast.
NBC was one of the only networks to set premiere dates for their biggest scripted shows including This Is Us, but they also were forced to push others to midseason.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Good Girls, Making It, Manifest, New Amsterdam, Who Do You Think You Are? and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist have all been put on hold to midseason. Some of their new series that they had hoped would make the fall lineup have also been put on pause, including Kenan, Small Fortune, That’s My Jam, True Story, Young Rock and the highly-anticipated Law & Order: Organized Crime.
The CW is also lacking when it comes to the fall, with the exception of Supernatural, which will return with its final episodes in October. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, In the Dark, Roswell, New Mexico and Supergirl will all get midseason premieres, as will new shows Kung Fu and The Republic of Sarah. Meanwhile, Riverdale, All American, Black Lightning, The Flash, Nancy Drew and Legacies will all return in January.
Fox is specifically leaning on its animation and reality series when fall begins, with new episodes of The Masked Singer, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and Bless the Harts set to premiere. Dramas Next and Filthy Rich — were originally on last year’s fall lineup but were held — will also debut. 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Duncanville and Hell’s Kitchen will all debut in midseason.
Although CBS’ fall lineup is filled with Love Island and Big Brother, the network is also depending on CBS All Access’ Star Trek Discovery, Pop TV’s One Day at a Time and Spectrum’s Manhunt: Deadly Games to help for the fall. Blood & Treasure, Clarice and Survivor will debut in the fall.
The other renewed series — including Blue Bloods, Young Sheldon, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, MacGyver, Magnum P.I. and Mom — are hoping for a November release.
Lastly, ABC’s fall slate is full of unscripted hits, with $100,000 Pyramid, American Idol, The Bachelor, For Life, mixed-ish and new show Call Your Mother pushed to midseason.
Premiere dates have not yet been revealed for favorites like Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things, Station 19, American Housewife, black-ish, The Conners, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, The Rookie or Stumptown.
For more on the fall and midseason schedules, listen to this week’s podcast above.
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