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FOX has finally released their proposed fall schedule, along with premiere dates. The schedule to that follows includes the shows that have been picked up and new shows that will debut in the fall, as well as what will air mid-season.

As usual, I will primarily be focusing on the returning and new dramas.

The expected fall line-up for FOX is as follows: (please note this schedule could change):

SUNDAY [Starting September 11]
8 pm Monarch [NEW] (Series Premiere) [After NFL Double-Header]

This series is a Texas-sized, multigenerational musical drama about America’s first family of country music. The Romans are headed by the insanely talented, but tough as nails Queen of Country Music Dottie Cantrell Roman (Susan Sarandon). Along with her beloved husband, Albie (country artist Trace Atkins), Dottie has created a country music dynasty. But even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie. And when their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown Nicolette “Nicky” Roman (Anna Friel from Pushing Daisies) will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom. The cast includes Josh Sasse (Galavant and the Hallmark Channel movie Her Pen Pal).

MONDAY [Starting September 19]
8 PM – 9-1-1
9 PM – The Cleaning Lady

TUESDAY [Starting September 20]
8 pm The Resident
9 pm Monarch (Regular Time Slot Premiere)

WEDNESDAY [Starting September 21]
8 PM – The Masked Singer
9 PM – LEGO Masters

THURSDAY [Starting September 29]
8 PM – Hell’s Kitchen
9 PM – Welcome to Flatch (New Timeslot)
9:30 PM – Call Me Kat (New Timeslot)

FRIDAY
8 PM – Friday Night SmackDown

SUNDAY [Starting September 25]
8 PM – The Simpsons
8:30 PM – The Great North
9 PM – Bob’s Burgers
9:30 PM – Family Guy

The dramas Fantasy Island and 9-1-1: Lone Star will be held back until mid-season along with the new dramas Accused and Alert.

NOTE: Fantasy Island was to air this summer, and then it was bumped to the fall and now it’s been moved to mid-season of 2023.

Accused – The anthology drama opens in a courtroom with a defendant being accused of a crime, then backtracks to reveal how these people got caught up in the extraordinary situations in which they find themselves. Each season will focus on a different crime. The actors who will be seen in the show include Michael Chiklis, Jill Hennessy, Whitney Cummings, Abigail Breslin, Aisha Dee, Oakes Fegley and Robert Wisdom

Alert – This is a character-driven police procedural about the LAMPU — the Los Angeles Police Department’s missing person’s unit. When police officer Nikki Parker’s son goes missing, she joins the LAPD’s Missing Person’s Unit to help other people find their loved ones, even as she searches for her own. Six years later, her world is turned upside-down when her ex-husband, Devon Zoellner, shows up with a proof-of-life photo of their missing boy. Or is it? The cast has yet to be announced.

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Today’s upfront presentation was made by The CW, announcing its expected fall TV schedule, that includes the shows that have been picked up and new shows that will debut in the fall, as well as what will air mid-season.

As usual, I will primarily be focusing on the returning and new dramas.

The expected fall line-up for The CW is as follows: (please note this schedule could change):

MONDAY
8 PM – All American
9 PM – All American: Homecoming

TUESDAY
8 PM – The Winchesters [NEW]
9 PM – Professionals [NEW] [International Acquisition]

The Winchesters is the Supernatural prequel spinoff that will center round Dean and Sam’s parents, John (Drake Rodger from The In Between) and Mary Winchester (Meg Donnelly from American Housewife). This will be the epic, untold love story of how John met Mary and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world.”

Professionals is the international action series that follows Vincent Corbo (Tom Welling from Smallville), a top-tier security operative, who is paid to protect the interests of rich and powerful clients by any means necessary – legal or not. After a next-gen medical satellite explodes on launch, Corbo is hired by the rocket’s designer – billionaire futurist Peter Swann (Brendan Fraser from Doom Patrol) — who suspects sabotage. Complicating Corbo’s new gig is his former paramour and now Swann’s fiancée, medical visionary Dr. Grace Davila (Elena Anaya from Wonder Woman), who is racing to help stave off a global catastrophe.

WEDNESDAY
8 PM – DC’s Stargirl (New Night)
9 PM – Kung Fu

THURSDAY
8 PM – Walker
9 PM – Walker Independence [NEW]

The spin-off origin story, Walker Independence, is set in the late 1800s that follows Abby Walker (Katherine McNamara from Shadowhunters and Arrow), an affluent Bostonian whose husband is murdered before her eyes while on their journey out West. On her quest for revenge, Abby crosses paths with Hoyt Rawlins (Matt Barr), a lovable rogue in search of purpose. Abby and Hoyt’s journey takes them to Independence, Texas, where they encounter diverse, eclectic residents running from their own troubled pasts and chasing their dreams. Our newfound family will struggle with the changing world around them, while becoming agents of change themselves in a town where nothing is what it seems.

FRIDAY
8 PM – Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9 PM – Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9:30 PM – Whose Line Is It Anyway?

SATURDAY
8 PM – Magic with the Stars (New Reality Series)
9 PM – World’s Funniest Animals
9:30 PM – World’s Funniest Animals

SUNDAY
8 PM – Family Law [NEW] [International Acquisition]
9 PM – Coroner (New Night)

Family Law is a Canadian legal drama starring Jewel Staite (Firefly) as lawyer and recovering alcoholic Abigail Bianchi, who is putting her life and career back together while on probation. She’s forced to work at the law firm run by her estranged father Harry (Victor Garber from Alias and Legends of Tomorrow) while getting to know the half-brother (Zach Smadu) and half-sister (Genelle Williams from Bitten) she never knew.

The following dramas will be held until mid-season: The Flash, Nancy Drew, Superman & Lois and the final season of Riverdale as well as the new drama Gotham Knights.

Gotham Knight will focus on what happens in the wake of Bruce Wayne’s murder. His rebellious adopted son forges an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman’s enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader. And as the city’s most wanted criminals, this renegade band of misfits must fight to clear their names. But in a Gotham with no Dark Knight to protect it, the city descends into the most dangerous it’s ever been. However, hope comes from the most unexpected of places as this team of mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors known as the Gotham Knights. The cast includes Misha Collins (Supernatural) and Olivia Rose Keegan (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series).

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Today’s upfront presentation was made by CBS, announcing its expected fall TV schedule, that includes the shows that have been picked up and new shows that will debut in the fall, as well as what will air mid-season.

As usual, I will primarily be focusing on the returning and new dramas.

The expected fall line-up for CBS is as follows: (please note this schedule could change):

MONDAY
8 PM – The Neighborhood
8:30 PM – Bob Hearts Abishola
9 PM – NCIS
10 PM – NCIS: Hawai’i

TUESDAY
8 PM – FBI
9 PM – FBI: International
10 PM – FBI: Most Wanted

WEDNESDAY
8 PM – Survivor
9 PM – The Amazing Race
10 PM – The Real Love Boat (New Reality Series)

THURSDAY
8 pm Young Sheldon
8:30 PM – Ghosts (New Time)
9 PM – So Help Me Todd [NEW]
10 PM – CSI: Vegas (New Night)

So Help Me Todd is about a talented but directionless P.I. (Skylar Astin from Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) who is the black sheep of his family, who begrudgingly agrees to work as the in-house investigator for his overbearing mother (Marcia Gay Harden from Code Black), a successful attorney reeling from the recent dissolution of her marriage.

FRIDAY
8 PM – S.W.A.T. (New Night)
9 PM – Fire Country [NEW]
10 PM – Blue Bloods

Fire Country focuses on young convict Bode Donovan (Max Thieriot from SEAL Team), who, seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence, joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region. The cast includes Billy Burke (Zoo, Revolution), Kevin Alejandro (Lucifer) and Jordan Calloway (Black Lightning).

SATURDAY
8 PM – Drama encores
9 PM – Drama encores
10 PM – 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7 PM – 60 Minutes
8 PM – The Equalizer
9 PM – East New York [NEW]
10 PM – NCIS: Los Angeles (New Time)

East New York follows Regina Haywood (Amanda Warren from Dickinson), the newly promoted police captain of East New York, an impoverished, working class neighborhood at the eastern edge of Brooklyn. She leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, some of whom are reluctant to deploy her creative methods of serving and protecting during the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification. The cast includes Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue), Ruben Santiago Hudson (Castle) and Richard Kind (Mad About You).

The new drama True Lies, based on the box office movie, will debut during mid-season.  Steve Howey (Shameless) stars as a bland and unremarkable computer consultant, who is actually a skilled international spy.  This revelation propels his unfulfilled suburban housewife (Ginge Gonzaga from Kidding) into a life of danger and adventure when she’s recruited to work alongside him to save the world as they try to revitalize their passionless marriage.

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Today’s upfront presentation was made by ABC, announcing its expected fall TV schedule, that includes the shows that have been picked up and new shows that will debut in the fall, as well as what will air mid-season.

As usual, I will primarily be focusing on the returning and new dramas.

The expected fall line-up for ABC is as follows: (please note this schedule could change):

MONDAY
8 PM – Bachelor in Paradise
10 PM – The Good Doctor

TUESDAY
8 PM – Bachelor in Paradise
10 PM – The Rookie: Feds [NEW]

The spin-off series stars Niecy Nash (Claws) as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy, who was introduced during Season 4 of The Rookie, when Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and the L.A. division of the FBI enlisted Simone’s help when one of her former students was suspected in a terror attack. The series will also star Felix Solis (Ozark) and Frankie Faison (Banshee and The Wire).

WEDNESDAY
8 PM – The Conners
8:30 PM – The Goldbergs
9 PM – Abbott Elementary (New Night)
9:30 PM – Home Economics
10 PM – Big Sky (New Night)

THURSDAY
8 PM – Station 19
9 PM – Grey’s Anatomy
10 PM – Alaska [NEW]

Oscar winner Hilary Swank leads the show as a star journalist who moves to Alaska for a fresh start after a career-killing misstep and finds redemption personally and professionally after joining a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage. The cast includes Jeff Perry (Scandal).

FRIDAY
8 PM – Shark Tank
9 PM – 20/20

SATURDAY
8 PM – College Football

SUNDAY
7 PM – America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 PM – Celebrity Jeopardy! (New)
9 Pm – Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
10 PM – The Rookie

A Million Little Things, which according to TV Line is likely heading into its final season, has been held over until mid-season.

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It’s that time of year again; time for the networks to announce their fall TV schedules, including the new shows that have been picked up and the shows that will be held until mid-season. As usual, I will primarily be focusing on the returning and new dramas.

The first network to announce its expected fall line-up is NBC (please note this schedule could change):

MONDAY
8 PM – The Voice (2 hours)
10 PM – Quantum Leap [NEW]

The reboot of the original series, which starred Scott Bakula and the late Dean Stockwell that aired from March 1989 to May 1993, will star Raymond Lee (Here and Now) in the lead role. It’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now a new team has been assembled to restart the project in the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.

TUESDAY
8 PM – The Voice
9 PM – La Brea
10 PM – New Amsterdam (Final Season)

WEDNESDAY
8 PM – Chicago Med
9 PM – Chicago Fire
10 PM – Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8 PM – Law & Order
9 PM – Law & Order: SVU
10 PM – Law & Order: Organized Crime

FRIDAY
8 PM – College Bowl
9 PM – Dateline NBC

FRIDAY [Starting in November]
8 PM – Lopez vs. Lopez (NEW Comedy)
8:30 PM – Young Rock
9 PM – Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8 PM – Drama encores
9 PM – Dateline Weekend Mystery
10 PM – SNL Vintage

SUNDAY
8 PM – Sunday Night Football

It should be noted that starting this fall, current NBC series can be streamed next-day on Peacock instead of on Hulu. Also, The Blacklist has been held until mid-season.

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Thanks to the folks over at TV Line, Outlander fans can rejoice!

Season 6 will premiere on March 6 at 9 PM on Starz!!!

Diana Gabaldon made the announcement today at a launch event for Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone, the ninth book in her long-running franchise of books.

The show’s sixth season “sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s (series leads Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, particularly in the wild back country of North Carolina; and perhaps most significantly during a period of dramatic political upheaval. The Fraser family strives to maintain peace and flourish within a society which, as Claire knows all too well, is unwittingly marching towards Revolution. Against this backdrop, which heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a home together at Fraser’s Ridge.”

Claire and Jamie “must now defend this home — established on land granted to them by the Crown — not only from external forces, but also from the increasing strife and conflict in the community within their care. For the Frasers and their immediate family, ‘home’ is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place where they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives.

Mark your calendars, Outlander fans! March 6 at 9 PM on Starz!!

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Hey Outlander fans!

It looks like the show will be heading to New York Comic Con in October.

The show’s Twitter page made the announcement:

“You heard it here first: #Outlander is headed to @NY_Comic_Con! Tickets go on sale July 11. Visit New York Comic Con for more information.”

This announcement comes shortly after Starz revealed that Outlander will be back for Season 6 (hopefully) in early 2022, and marks the third time the series has made an appearance at the (normally) annual event. There has been no word on which cast members will be attending, but in the past series leads Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan have participated along with co-stars Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin.

New York Comic Con will take place from October 7 through October 10 with Outlander scheduled for Saturday, October 9. Most events are typically held at the Javits Center, but check the convention’s website to confirm.

Tickets will go on sale on Sunday, July 11.

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To My Fellow Outlander Fans!!!

Droughtlander has been upon us for a few months now – the season finale of season 5 of Outlander aired on Starz on May 10 – but there is more to look forward to while we wait (what will probably be a VERY long time) for season 6 to get underway. Check out the details below!

Thanks to the folks over at Deadline and TV Line for the following:

There may not be new Outlander episodes for a while, but there’s still fresh content coming your way: A four-part thematic conversation series will launch beginning this Sunday, Aug. 23, on the Outlander Collector Facebook in advance of the upcoming Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray release.

The planned installments include “Book Corner With Diana Gabaldon and Maril Davis” (on August 23), featuring a tease about the upcoming ninth book; “A Taste of Outlander” (on August 30), in which cast members Lauren Lyle (Marsali) and John Bell (Young Ian) learn to make a historically-inspired dish of fish and chips from Outlander Kitchen author Theresa Carle-Sanders; “The Music of Outlander” (on September 6), featuring composer Bear McCreary, singer Raya Yarbrough and a performance from Maria Doyle Kennedy (Aunt Jocasta); and “Catch Up With Caitriona and Sam” (on September 13), featuring stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.

The Facebook series will also raise funds for international humanitarian aid organization Doctors Without Borders.

Check out the video announcement below:

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Outlander is a little over a month away, and with that there is a new promo picture from the upcoming 5th season as well as a trailer.

Check them out below:

Here is the official trailer for season 5:

Here are a few other promo pictures from the upcoming season:

Outlander premieres on Starz on Sunday, February 16.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, Outlander Fans!!

The folks over at TV Line posted two new pictures from season 5 of Outlander, which will return for its fifth season premiere on Starz on Sunday, February 16.

You can check out the new pictures below:

[Photo Credit:  Starz/TV Line]

AND, the new opening credits for season 5 were just released as well.

You can see that video below:

Mark your calendars for February 16!!

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