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PSA: Fall TV schedules inside

We’ve made it to the most exciting time of year! Well, it is for me at least. New TV series premiere and favorite ones return in late September, so it’s time to take a look at each of the network’s fall schedules and decide which shows you’ll be tuning into this season. This season I’ve decided to consolidate it all in one post, so without further adieu, jump after the break to view the fall schedules for the Big Four networks (namely, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS) plus The CW. READ MORE PSA: Fall TV schedules inside

2014 Upfronts: NBC intros 16 new series

The Upfronts have come and gone and now it’s time for you to figure out which new shows you’ll be watching when the new TV season kicks off this fall. The networks have picked up their respective pilots to series and you can preview them with tantalizing trailers and juicy synopses. First up is the Peacock!

NBC picked up a whopping 16 new series. This fall three dramas, State of AffairsThe Mysteries of Laura, and Constantine will premiere. Three comedies will also launch in the fall and they are Marry MeBad Judge, and A to Z. The rest are being held on the bench to air sometime later in the year: A.D.AllegianceAquariusEmerald CityHeroes Reborn, and Odyssey and comedies Mission ControlMr. RobinsonOne Big Happy, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Also being held for midseason are returning series Hannibal, the final season of Parks and RecreationCelebrity Apprentice, and Hollywood Game Night.

The Voice returns to open Monday night where it will be paired with red-hot The Blacklist; on Nov. 17 The Blacklist will go on break and new drama State of Affairs will takeover the 10PM slot. The Blacklist will return on Feb. 1 landing the prime post Super Bowl slot. That special episode will be the first of a two-parter which will resolve when the James Spader drama falls into its brand new timeslot Thursdays at 9 starting Feb. 5. Moving onto Tuesdays, The Voice will air its second hour at 8 followed by new sitcom Marry Me; that, in turn, is followed by returning sitcom About a Boy and Dick Wolf drama Chicago Fire. Wednesdays opens with new Debra Messing procedural The Mysterious of Laura followed by Law & Order: SVU and spinoff Chicago P.D. Reality veteran The Biggest Loser relocates to Thursdays leading into new comedies Bad Judge and A to Z and the final season of Parenthood closes the night at 10 (later in the season drama Allegiance takes over Parenthood‘s slot). NBC expands its genre night on Fridays pairing Grimm with DC comic book based Constantine. Elsewhere, football dominates Sundays.

Jump after the break to view the full fall schedule, trailers for the new fall CBS series, and synopses. READ MORE 2014 Upfronts: NBC intros 16 new series

2014 Upfronts: FOX intros 12 new series

FOX is packing 12 new series in total for the upcoming TV season. Three dramas, GothamRed Band Society, and Gracepoint, one comedy, Mulaney, and one reality series Utopia will premiere in the fall. The rest are on tap for midseason: dramas BackstromEmpireHieroglyph, and Wayward Pines and comedies BordertownThe Last Man on Earth, and Weird Loners. Also being held for midseason are returning series American IdolThe Following and the final season of Glee.

The network is putting a lot of faith in the highly anticipated new drama series Gotham to open Monday night; it’s paired with Sleepy Hollow. New reality series Utopia starts Tuesdays and it will lead into that night’s comedy staples New Girl and The Mindy Project. Another reality series Hell’s Kitchen will open the next night followed by new hospital drama Red Band Society. Veteran Bones makes a comeback to Thursday nights where it will provide cushion for new “event series” GracepointUtopia will air again on Fridays following Masterchef Junior. And Sundays, which have been dominated solely by animated series for some time, are now being injected with some live action: following Bob’s Burgers and The Simpsons is the returning Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and following Family Guy at 9:30 is new multi-cam sitcom Mulaney.

Jump after the break to view the full fall schedule, trailers for the new fall FOX series, and synopses. READ MORE 2014 Upfronts: FOX intros 12 new series

2014 Upfronts: ABC intros 12 new series

ABC has 12 new series on tap for next season: two dramas–Forever and How to Get Away with Murder–will launch in the fall alongside four sitcoms SelfieManhattan Love StoryBlack-ish, and Cristela. The rest will follow later in the year: dramas American CrimeMarvel’s Agent CarterSecrets and Lies, and The Whispers and comedies Fresh Off the Boat and Galavant. Also being held for midseason are returning series The Bachelor and The Taste.

Dancing with the Stars and Castle remained paired on Mondays. Two new sitcoms Selfie and Manhattan Love Story will open Tuesdays leading into one returning drama, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and a new one, Forever. Wednesdays pack four comedies starting with The MiddleThe Goldbergs lands a great slot between that and Modern Family. The veteran, award-winning sitcom will serve as a launching pad for newbie Black-ish and then returning Nashville closes the night at 10. Thursdays are completely dominated by Shonda Rhimes: Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal will lead into her latest offering How to Get Away with Murder at 10 (new drama Secrets and Lies will take over Murder‘s timeslot later in the season. Elsewhere, Latina sitcom Cristela is paired with Last Man Standing on Fridays and Sunday’s lineup of Once Upon a Time, Resurrection, and Revenge is unchanged (new drama American Crime will replace Resurrection at 9 when that show’s second season comes to a close). Once Upon a Time‘s season will be aired in two distinct halves again and so will S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s; taking over their slots on the schedule during their extended hiatuses are musical fairytale Galavant and origin story Marvels Agent Carter, respectively.

Jump after the break to view the full fall schedule, trailers for the new fall CBS series, and synopses. READ MORE 2014 Upfronts: ABC intros 12 new series

2014 Upfronts: CBS intros 8 new series

CBS has eight new series lined up for next season. In the fall, four new dramas will premiere–Scorpion, spinoff NCIS: New Orleans, Stalker, and Madam Secretary–alongside a new comedy The McCarthys. Two dramas–Battle Creek and spinoff CSI: Cyber–will land on the schedule in midseason with new comedy The Odd Couple. Also being held for midseason are returning series The MentalistMike & Molly, and Undercover Boss.

The Big Bang Theory returns to Mondays to kick the night off leading into another sitcom Mom, and these are followed by new drama series Scorpion and the returning NCIS: LATBBT will revert to its Thursday 8PM timeslot when Thursday Night Football concludes in late October; at that point 2 Broke Girls will premiere its third season in its regular Monday 8PM slot. On Tuesdays the flagship NCIS will lead into the latest franchise spinoff NCIS: New Orleans and Person of Interest will follow at 10PM. New drama Stalker is paired with Criminal Minds on Wednesdays and new sitcom The McCarthys is sandwiched between the final season of Two and a Half Men and Elementary on Thursdays. Elsewhere, The Amazing Race relocates to Fridays at 8 and newbie Madam Secretary opens Sunday nights leading into The Good Wife and CSI. Spinoff CSI: Cyber will take over the flagship CSI on Sundays at 10 in midseason.

Jump after the break to view the full fall schedule, trailers for the new fall CBS series, and synopses. READ MORE 2014 Upfronts: CBS intros 8 new series

2014 Upfronts: The CW intros 4 new series

The CW introduced four new series for next season; Jane the Virgin and The Flash will premiere in the fall, and iZombie and The Messengers will bow in midseason. Also being held for later in the year are returning series Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the BeastThe Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals will serve as a lead-in for Jane the Virgin on Mondays and The Flash will open Tuesdays paired with veteran Supernatural.

Jump after the break to view the full fall schedule, trailers for the new fall CW series, and synopses. READ MORE 2014 Upfronts: The CW intros 4 new series

2013 Fall TV Schedule: NBC

The majority of NBC’s fall lineup hits the airwaves the week of September 23–the official premiere week. Perhaps the fall’s buzziest new drama The Blacklist starring James Spader premieres Monday, September 23 at 10PM following The VoiceRevolution returns on its new night Wednesday, September 25 at 8PM. The Peacock’s new Thursday night comedy lineup doesn’t air in full until October 3 when Welcome to the Family and Sean Saves The World enter the mix; the week before NBC will air the one-hour premiere of Parks And Recreation followed by two episodes of The Michael J. Fox Show. Drama Ironside with Blair Underwood premieres Wednesday, October 2 and Dracula with Jonathan Rhys Meyers comes later paired with Grimm on Friday, October 25.

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2013 Fall TV Schedule: FOX

FOX is getting a jump on the other big broadcasters by premiering the majority of its show one week before the official premiere week of September 23. The X Factor and Masterchef already started on Wednesday, September 11. And this Monday, Sleepy Hollow gets its big debut at 9PM following Bones (the Emily Deschanel/David Boreanaz crime dramedy relocates to Fridays at 8 starting November 8). The net’s Tuesday night comedy lineup premieres September 17 with Seth MacFarlane’s Dads, the fall’s buzziest new comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, New Girl, and The Mindy ProjectGlee enters the scene with a tribute to The Beatles the following week on Thursday, September 26 at 9PM and Masterchef Junior sees its series premiere on Friday the 27th at 8. Starting Sunday, September 29 FOX’s Animation Domination lineup premieres with The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, and American Dad. J.H. Wyman’s new sci-fi crime drama Almost Human is being held until Monday, November 4 (it will take Bones‘ place at 8PM) and Greg Garcia’s sitcom Raising Hope comes to the schedule Friday, November 8 at 9PM. Rookie army comedy Enlisted was supposed to debut that Friday too, but FOX has pushed it to midseason.

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2013 Fall TV Schedule: ABC

Much like NBC, the Alphabet network is premiering most of its shows during the official premiere week of September 23. A few shows enter the ring before that week: Reality series Dancing with the Stars kicks off Monday, September 16 and on Friday the 20th Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing returns along with The Neighbors and Shark Tank. Enter premiere week: Tuesday the 24th introduces four brand new shows–sitcoms The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife sandwiched between buzzy drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Lucky 7; Wednesday the 25th is home to The Middle, new Bad News Bears inspired sitcom Back in the Game with James Caan and Maggie Lawson, the one-hour season premiere of Modern Family, and Nashville. ABC’s sudsy Sunday night lineup premieres the following week on September 29 with Once Upon A TimeRevenge, and new marital drama Betrayal. Three shows won’t make their mark until October: the new Rebel Wilson half-hour Super Fun Night (Wednesday, October 2), Shonda Rhimes’ red-hot Scandal (Thursday, October 3), and the spinoff Once Upon A Time In Wonderland (Thursday, October 10).

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2013 Fall TV Schedule: CBS

Not including Survivor (returning Wednesday, September 18 at 8), almost every show on CBS will start on premiere week. On Monday, September 23 buzzy drama Hostages headlined by Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette premieres along with Chuck Lorre’s latest sitcom Moms2 Broke Girls, and How I Met Your Mother (the final season kicks off with a one-hour premiere). Person of Interest gets comfortable in its new timeslot on Tuesday the 24th at 10PM following the NCIS‘. On Thursday the 26th buzzy new comedy The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar is bolstered by two new back-to-back episodes of The Big Bang TheoryTwo and a Half Men and Elementary enter the fold that night as well. Hawaii Five-0 airs on Fridays this season starting Sept. the 27th and on Sunday the 29th The Amazing RaceThe Good Wife, and The Mentalist return. New sitcoms We Are Men starring Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, and Jerry O’Connell and The Millers starring Will Arnett and Margo Martindale come to the sked Monday, September 30 and Thursday, October 3, respectively. Sci-fi action drama Intelligence with Josh Holloway and Marg Helgenberger is being held until Monday, February 24 when it will replace Hostages in the 10PM slot.

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2013 Fall TV Schedule: The CW

Just like last year, The CW is letting the big four networks premiere their fall lineups ahead of its own October debuts. CBS’ sister network begins the fall season on Thursday, October 3 by airing The Vampire Diaries and that show’s spinoff The Originals back-to-back from 8-10PM (The Originals moves to its regular Tuesday at 8 timeslot on October 8). The week of October 7 sees the premieres of new series like The Tomorrow People and Reign.

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2013 Midseason TV preview & schedule: FOX

As the holiday season approaches, many of your favorite shows go on hiatus so you can spend time with your loved ones. Most will return to the airwaves in early January and with them comes some new programming–some of which are worth checking out. In this year’s midseason TV preview posts, I will recommend which new shows are worth watching as well as offer schedules provided by the networks themselves. Midseason is on the horizon; out your calendars and let’s do this thing!

This midseason FOX is adding six series to its schedule, two of which include a new drama and a new comedy. The buzziest new midseason drama is The Following, a psychological thriller from Kevin Williamson (The Vampire DiariesScream) starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy. When a serial killer (Purefoy) escapes from death row, he embarks on a new killing spree and forms a cult of believers and a former FBI agent (Bacon) is tasked with putting a stop to the madness. Bacon’s character has a unique connection to Purefoy’s–he is the one who was responsible for locking him up before in 2003. Critics who have seen the pilot describe it as a terrifying thrill ride. Some say it’s the scariest pilot ever aired on network TV. We’ll see how it compares to the likes of cable offerings such as American Horror Story and The Walking Dead when The Following premieres Monday, January 21 at 9PM. Watch an extended trailer after the break.

The new FOX comedy waiting to enter the fold is The Goodwin Games from the executive producers of How I Met Your Mother Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Chris Harris starring Scott Foley, Becki Newton, Felisha Terrell, and Melissa Tang. The wacky single camera sitcom follows three estranged siblings forced to reconnect after their father’s death while competing against each other to inherit his vast fortune. Now because FOX’s Tuesday night comedy lineup is packed with shows that all received back orders this fall (namely Raising HopeBen And KateNew GirlThe Mindy Project), the network has not decided when it will add The Goodwin Games into the mix. Since Ben And Kate has the smallest episode count this season at 19, FOX will likely replace it with The Goodwin Games after its finale airs. Speaking of episode count, FOX cut Games‘ original 13 episode order to 7, also due to there being little wiggle room in the schedule. With the HIMYM auspices behind it, I wouldn’t count it out just yet. When a premiere date is announced, you’ll know it.

My recommendation: Do not miss The Following. If you’ve only got room for one new drama, this is it. And even if you don’t, make room. And whenever The Goodwin Games airs, I’d say give it a go. Though if it doesn’t perform well out of the gate, it probably won’t last long.

Shows that are returning to FOX’s schedule include Tim Kring’s Touch starring Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, and Mario Bello (premiering Friday, February 8 at 8PM), American Idol is back with a new judges panel including Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban (Wednesday, January 16 at 8PM), Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, and Cops.

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