Upfronts

With the Network Upfronts happening this week, there are a lot of shows coming and going. If you’re curious about your favorite shows, I’ve updated the Fall TV and Midseason TV pages with cancellations. (If you don’t see a strikethrough in the title, consider it renewed or still to be determined.)

Before we get into the new line-ups for NBC and FOX, here’s a look at TV this week: (See last post for additional finale info.)

More finales…

MONDAY – Mike & Molly, Bates Motel

TUESDAY – Chicago Fire, Chicago MED

WEDNESDAY – Survivor

THURSDAY – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Mom, The Blacklist

FRIDAY – The Originals, Grimm, Shark Tank

SATURDAY – Saturday Night Live

SUNDAY – Call the Midwife, Wallander, Bob’s Burgers, Fear the Walking Dead (midseason finale)

New stuff and returning shows…

Royal Pains returns to USA this Wednesday at 10/9c.

I feel like I’ve seen a lot of LBJ in shows and movies in the last year or two, but I’m still looking forward to Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of the former President on HBO.  Based on the play, All The Way debuts on HBO this Saturday at 8/7c.

Also debuting this week: Preacher on AMC this Sunday at 10/9c. There’s been a lot of buzz about this new show based on the comic, but I’m not sure that it’s gonna be my thing. I’ll give it a chance, though, if only for the sensational Dominic Cooper.

Music Award fan? The 2016 Billboard Music Awards airs on ABC this Sunday at 8/7c.

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Ok, now on to this Upfront business! Y’all know I love trailers, so maybe grab a snack before you continue…

Here’s NBC’s 2016/2017 schedule.

Timeless has some rough dialogue and looks a little cheesy, in my opinion.

This Is Us, on the other hand, looks like it has potential and a great cast. (Mandy Moore! Sterling K. Brown! Milo Ventimiglia!)

And, finally, I will watch absolutely anything with Kristen Bell, so thankfully, The Good Place looks quirky and funny.

FOX added a couple of new shows to its fall lineup, but the most drastic changes are coming at midseason. You can read more about their 2016-2017 schedule here.

The Exorcist

Um, hell no.

Lethal Weapon

Still no.

24: LEGACY

It feels strange without Keifer, but maybe.

STAR

Queen Latifah! Lenny Kravitz! Benjamin Bratt! Definitely worth checking out.

Pitch

I wish I cared more about baseball, because this has potential.

APB

I love Justin Kirk, but I don’t love police shows.

Prison Break

I never watched the original series, but I know at least one of my friends is about to pee herself with excitement over the return.

SHOTS FIRED

Sanaa Lathan deserves a good show, and this is definitely a timely topic, but I fear this one might be more sensational than thoughtful with this subject matter.

The Mick

Nope.

Making History

Ok, this did make me giggle, so I’m on board. Plus, Adam Pally and Leighton Meester!

More to come from the rest of the networks!

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