The CW has renewed several of their strongest shows. They have renewed: Arrow, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Beauty & The Beast, The 100.
These shows are in the Gone Club: Nikita, The Carrie Diaries, Star-Crossed, The Tomorrow People.
The highly anticipated spinoff to Supernatural, Supernatural: Bloodlines, did not get picked up. They did pick up five new shows, but only two are on their initial fall schedule. The highly anticipated spinoff to Supernatural, Supernatural: Bloodlines, did not get picked up. They're going to try for another Supernatural spin-off next year because why not.
Here's the fall schedule, with the new shows in ALL CAPS.
8 pm The Originals
9 pm JANE THE VIRGIN
8 pm THE FLASH
9 pm Supernatural
8 pm Arrow
9 pm The 100
8 pm The Vampire Diaries
9 pm Reign
8 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway?
8:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9 pm America’s Next Top Model
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Boilerplate: The Upfronts that I write about are for the five main broadcast networks- NBC and FOX (Monday), ABC (Tuesday), CBS (Wednesday), and The CW (Thursday). I don’t bother tracking the cable network Upfronts because I would never be able to stop writing. TBS, USA, HBO, and so forth all have wildly different schedules and more new programming than you can shake a stick at.
FOX has a long-standing tradition of killing off genre shows, but they also give more genre shows a chance than almost any other network, save perhaps The CW. This year, they really haven't added much new to the fall schedule.
In the gone club: Almost Human, Raising Hope, Enlisted, Surviving Jack, Dads, The X-Factor, and Rake. American Dad is moving to TBS.
FOX has renewed: Bob's Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Following, Glee, The Mindy Project, New Girl, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow.
Here's the fall line-up, not including midseason shows. As always, new shows are in caps.
8 pm GOTHAM
9 pm Sleepy Hollow
8 pm UTOPIA
9 pm New Girl
9:30 pm The Mindy Project
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
9 pm RED BAND SOCIETY
8 pm Bones
9 pm GRACEPOINT
8 pm Masterchef Junior
9 pm UTOPIA
Fox Sports Saturday
7 pm NFL
7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
8 pm The Simpsons
8:30 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9 pm Family Guy
9:30 pm MULANEY
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NBC has released their fall schedule. They cleaned house this year. They cancelled nearly all of their new shows and a bunch of their returning shows:
In the gone club: Ironside, The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves The World, Welcome To The Family, Crisis, Believe, Growing Up Fisher, Dracula, Revolution, and Community
I can’t say that I’m very surprised that Dracula didn’t rate a second season, and Community has been on its deathbed for a while, with the departures of Chevy Chase and Donald Glover.
NBC has renewed: The Blacklist, Parks & Recreation (final season), Grimm, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Law & Order: SVU, Hannibal, Parenthood (final season), and About A Boy. The Blacklist and Chicago PD were the only freshman shows this year to be considered hits, and The Blacklist was renewed very early.
Here's the NBC fall lineup, with new shows in all caps.
8 pm The Voice
10 pm The Blacklist (STATE OF AFFAIRS premieres Nov. 17)
8 pm The Voice
9 pm MARRY ME
9:30 pm About a Boy
10 pm Chicago Fire
8 pm THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Chicago P.D.
8 pm The Biggest Loser
9 pm BAD JUDGE (The Blacklist moves to the 9 o’clock hour starting Feb. 5)
9:30 pm A TO Z
10 pm Parenthood (final season)
8 pm Dateline
9 pm Grimm
10 pm CONSTANTINE
The network has tapped twelve new shows, but only a handful are actually on the fall schedule. Here's what we know about NBC's new shows. Most of the show descriptions are lifted right from the press releases, but have been trimmed down heavily by me:
Constantine: Based on the characters in DC Comics’ stories about John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond. Steven says: This is everything the Keanu Reeves movie of the same name was not. This series looks like they're trying to be very, very faithful to the original Hellblazer comic. I approve.
A to Z: A comedy set in an online dating company. Steven says: I’ll give this a shot just because it’s got Cristin Milioti.
Allegiance: This thriller introduces the O'Connor family and their son, Alex, a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst, a true patriot who loves his country and family. Unbeknownst to him, both his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Steven says: Pass.
Bad Judge: Centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance because she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system. Steven says: Pass.
Marry Me: This half-hour comedy tells the story of longtime couple Annie (Happy Endings star Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino), who get engaged only to quickly realize it's harder than it looks. Steven says: These two are both hilarious, so there's a really good chance this will be funny.
The Mysteries of Laura, about a female homicide detective and her evil twins. Steven says: I'm pretty sure they mean the twin kids, not that the female homicide detective has an evil twin of herself. Either way, pass.
Odyssey: Three families are torn apart when a stranded female soldier (Pushing Daisies' Anna Friel), a disillusioned corporate attorney and a political activist are pulled into the same shocking international mystery. Steven says: I still can't tell anything about this show from the log lines or single image. I'll wait until I have more information for this one.
State of Affairs: Katherine Heigl is a CIA attaché who counsels the president (Alfre Woodard) on international security. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life. Steven says: Pass. I have pretty much zero interest in watching Katherine Heigl in a Shonda Rimes joint.
In keeping with tradition, I will end my NBC post with the schedule of shows from this year's Upfronts that I will actually watch in the fall.
10 pm The Blacklist
9:30 pm A TO Z
9 pm Grimm
10 pm CONSTANTINE
Monday afternoon: FOX
Thursday: The CW