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Welcome to the Big Show: New Television Series Headed Your Way This Fall

This week, the primetime heavy hitters rolled out their fall schedules at the Upfronts, complete with a slew of renewals, new nights and new shows.

Roseanne paved the way for long-canceled show to make their way back to airwaves as the former “family hour” of television will see quite a few familiar faces come fall. Reboots in the new year include favorite ‘90s and ‘80s hits such as Charmed and Magnum P.I. make their way to the schedule.

Also set for a return is the perfectly-timed Murphy Brown, who sets her sights on the Trump, Pence and the current chaos of the world.

Next season also proves to be the return of a few favorite faces. Tim Allen proves you can’t keep a good man down  as his show Last Man Standing is resurrected by Fox, while Nathan Fillion returns to the tube as The Rookie.

It’s not only familiar faces in front of the camera who are making a bit of a comeback. Mad genius of the ‘80s Robert Zemeckis offers a sci-fi thriller for NBC with Manifest.  Meanwhile, Dick Wolf’s evolution from the Law & Order series continues with the show FBI on CBS.

Here is a small rundown of new shows set for the primetime schedule.


All new shows will be bolded.

*  = Shows with a new night, new time



9:30-10 p.m. — Rel
Rel is a multi-camera comedy starring (Lil Rel) Howery  as a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair. And not just any affair. An affair with Rel’s own barber…Rel must begin the difficult task of rebuilding his life as a long-distance dad. He also jumps back into the dating pool.“


8-8:30 p.m.  — Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing stars (Tim) Allen as Mike Baxter, a married father of three girls, who tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women.”

8:30-9 p.m. — The Cool Kids
The Cool Kids is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose.”




8-9 p.m. — Dancing with the Stars: Juniors

10-11 p.m. — The Alec Baldwin Show (new title)



8:30-9 p.m. — The Kids Are Alright
“Set in the 1970s, this ensemble comedy follows a traditional Irish-Catholic family, the Clearys, as they navigate big and small changes during one of America’s most turbulent decades”


10-11 p.m. — The Rookie
“Nathan Fillion is The Rookie. Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. “



8:30-9 p.m. — American Housewife*

9:30-10 p.m. — Single Parents
“A group of dysfunctional single parents lean on each other as they raise their kids, look for love, and ultimately realize survival is only possible with the help of each other.”


10-11 p.m. — A Million Little Things
“They say friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things; and that’s true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves.”



8-8:30 p.m. — Fresh Off the Boat*

8:30-9 p.m. — Speechless*

9-10 p.m. — Child Support*




10-11 p.m. — Manifest
“In 2013, Flight 828 disappeared into thin air. Today, it came home. From executive producer Robert Zemeckis, Manifest stars Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas.”



10-11 p.m.  — New Amsterdam
“Medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.”




8-9 p.m. — God Friended Me
“Brandon Micheal Hall stars in a humorous, uplifting drama about Miles Finer (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.”



8-8:30 p.m. — The Neighborhood
“Here’s a comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest moves his family (the Johnsons) to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him—or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. Cedric the Entertainer plays the Johnsons’ opinionated next-door neighbor, Calvin Butler, who is wary of the newcomers, and certain that the Johnsons will disrupt the culture on the block.


8:30-9 p.m. — Happy Together
“Damon Wayans Jr. and Amber Stevens West star in a comedy about a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when Cooper (Felix Mallard), an exuberant young pop star drawn to their superordinary suburban life, unexpectedly moves in with them.”


9-10 p.m. — Magnum P.I.
“This is a modern take on the classic series and stars Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.”



9-10 p.m. — FBI
“From Emmy Award-winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the Law & Order franchise comes a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”



9:30-10 p.m. — Murphy Brown
“As we move toward the series’ 30th anniversary, the revival will offer fans a look at how Murphy Brown (Candice Bergen) tackles the current state of cable news, clickbait, and a very different political and cultural climate.”


The CW


8-9 p.m. — Supergirl*

9-10  p.m. — Charmed
The Power of Three returns with a new crop of sisters and a slightly darker edge.


9-10  p.m. — “Arrow”*


9-10 p.m. — All American


9-10 p.m. — Legacies
The Vampire Diaries universe returns with this spin off, featuring folks born in a year I clearly remember.


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