Fall TV Schedule 2016: New & Returning Shows for ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC & The CW

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Marlon Wayans, Hayley Atwell and Joel McHale headline new series this fall. (NBC & ABC & Getty)

Network TV’s upfront presentations are upon us as ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW roll out their 2016-2017 schedules for advertisers in New York City. Most of the networks have already announced the shows returning for the fall and are picking up new series to fill the holes left vacant by cancelled shows and series that took their final bow this spring.

The total tally for new shows on the networks are (so far) ABC with eight, CBS with eight, Fox with nine, NBC with nine and The CW with three (four with the arrival of CBS’s Supergirl). Click here for the full list of new shows and their descriptions.

See below for each network’s fall schedule, which shows will premiere midseason and which shows aren’t coming back.


ABC

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ABC will premiere at total of five new shows this fall. (ABC)

Shonda Rhimes no longer rules Thursday nights, at least for a few months. ABC will use the 9 p.m. slot on Thursdays for its new series, Notorious, while Scandal takes an extended hiatus to accommodate its star Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. Notorious is one of five new shows making its debut this fall.

ABC also expanded its comedy roster, adding an extra hour of laughs on Tuesday and pushing back Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to 10 p.m. The Middle will move to Tuesdays at 8 p.m. to give a lead-in to the new series, American Housewife. The Goldbergs will play the same role on Wednesdays for Speechless, the new comedy starring Minnie Driver and featuring a child with special needs.

(New shows bolded)

Sunday

America’s Funniest Home Videos at 7 p.m. (Season 27)
Once Upon a Time at 8 p.m. (Season 6)
Secrets and Lies at 9 p.m. (Season 2)
Quantico at 10 p.m. (Season 2)

Monday

Dancing With the Stars at 8 p.m. (Season 23)
Conviction at 10 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Tuesday

The Middle at 8 p.m. (Season 8)
American Housewife at 8:30 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Fresh Off the Boat at 9 p.m. (Season 3)
The Real O’Neals at 9:30 p.m. (Season 2)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 10 p.m. (Season 4)

Wednesday

The Goldbergs at 8 p.m. (Season 4)
Speechless at 8:30 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Modern Family at 9 p.m. (Season 8)
Black-ish at 9:30 p.m. (Season 3)
Designated Survivor at 10 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Thursday

Grey’s Anatomy at 8 p.m. (Season 13)
Notorious at 9 p.m. (Series Premiere)
How to Get Away With Murder at 10 p.m. (Season 3)

Friday

Last Man Standing at 8 p.m. (Season 6)
Dr. Ken at 8:30 p.m. (Season 2)
Shark Tank at 9 p.m. (Season 8)
20/20 at 10 p.m. (Season 40)

Shows Premiering at Midseason

American Crime
The Bachelor
The Catch
Downward Dog
Imaginary Mary
Scandal
Still Star-Crossed
Time After Time

Shows Canceled

Blood & Oil
Castle
The Family
Galavant
Marvel’s Agent Carter
The Muppets
Nashville
Of Kings and Prophets
Wicked City


CBS

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CBS will premiere six new series this fall including new comedies from Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc.

CBS will have their viewers laughing every Monday and Thursday with two nights of comedy. After Thursday Night Football wraps, the network will air two hours of comedy series each night including new shows from Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale.

On the drama side, NCIS star Michael Weatherly returns to CBS in Bull, a show inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. The network also reboots the ’80s series MacGuyver and Dermot Mulroney stars in the medical drama, Pure Genius.

(New shows bolded)

Sunday

60 Minutes at 7 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles at 10 p.m. (Season 8)
Madam Secretary at 9 p.m. (Season 3)
Elementary at 10 p.m. (Season 5)

Monday

The Big Bang Theory at 8 p.m. (Season 10)
Kevin Can Wait at 8:30 p.m. (Series Premiere)
2 Broke Girls at 9 p.m. (Season 6)
The Odd Couple at 9:30 p.m. (Season 3)
Scorpion at 9 p.m. (Season 3)

Starting in October

Kevin Can Wait at 8 p.m.
Man With a Plan at 8:30 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Tuesday

NCIS at 8 p.m. (Season 14)
Bull at 9 p.m. (Series Premiere)
NCIS: New Orleans at 10 p.m. (Season 3)

Wednesday

Survivor at 8 p.m. (Season 33)
Criminal Minds at 9 p.m. (Season 12)
Code Black at 10 p.m. (Season 2)

Thursday

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff at 8 p.m. (Premieres Sept. 15)
Thursday Night Football at 8:30 p.m.

Starting on October 27

The Big Bang Theory at 8 p.m. (Season 10)
The Great Indoors at 8:30 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Mom at 9 p.m. (Season 4)
Life in Pieces at 9:30 p.m. (Season 2)
– Pure Genius at 10 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Friday

MacGyver at 8 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Hawaii Five-0 at 9 p.m. (Season 7)
Blue Bloods at 10 p.m. (Season 7)

Shows Premiering at Midseason

The Amazing Race
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
Doubt
Hunted
Training Day
Undercover Boss

Shows Canceled

Angel from Hell
CSI: Cyber
The Good Wife
Limitless
Mike & Molly
Person of Interest
Rush Hour
Supergirl (Renewed for Season 2 on The CW)


Fox

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Fox will premiere three new shows this fall and hold anticipated reboots of 24 and Prison Break to midseason.

Don’t expect any repeats from Fox this 2016-2017 season. The network boasts 90 percent original programming thanks to new series sliding in at midseason or filling the gaps during winter hiatus. Three new shows will premiere this fall including reboots of classic movies, Lethal Weapon and The Exorcist, and Jason Sudeikis’ new live action/CGI hybrid comedy, Son of Zorn.

Fox will hold the anticipated returns of 24 and Prison Break until midseason as well as another seven shows. Network bosses Dana Walden and Gary Newman are still planning for more X-Files, but a new installment may not come until the 2017-2018 season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

(News shows bolded)

Sunday

NFL on Fox at 7 p.m.
The OT/Bob’s Burgers at 7:30 p.m. (Season 8)
The Simpsons at 8 p.m. (Season 28)
Son of Zorn at 8:30 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Family Guy at 9 p.m. (Season 15)
The Last Man on Earth at 9:30 p.m. (Season 3)

Monday

Gotham at 8 p.m. (Season 3)
Lucifer at 9 p.m. (Season 2)

Tuesday

Brooklyn Nine-Nine at 8 p.m. (Season 4)
New Girl at 8:30 p.m. (Season 6)
Scream Queens at 9 p.m. (Season 2)

Wednesday

Lethal Weapon at 8 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Empire at 9 p.m. (Season 3)

Thursday

Rosewood at 8 p.m. (Season 2)
Pitch at 9 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Friday

Hell’s Kitchen at 8 p.m. (Season 16)
The Exorcist at 9 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Shows Premiering at Midseason

24: Legacy (Premieres during Gotham winter hiatus)
APB (Premieres during Lucifer winter hiatus)
Bones (Replaces Pitch timeslot in the winter)
Kicking & Screaming (Replaces Scream Queens timeslot)
Making History (Replaces Son of Zorn timeslot)
MasterChef Junior (Replaces Hell’s Kitchen timeslot)
The Mick (Replaces Brooklyn Nine-Nine timeslot/B99 replaces New Girl timeslot)
My Kitchen Rules (Reality)
Prison Break (Replaces Bones timeslot in spring)
Shots Fired (Replaces Lethal Weapon timeslot in spring)
Sleepy Hollow (Replaces The Exorcist timeslot)
Star (Premieres during Empire winter hiatus)

Shows Canceled

American Idol
Bordertown
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life
Grandfathered
The Grinder
Minority Report
Second Chance


NBC

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NBC will premiere three new shows this fall. (NBC)

NBC will premiere three of their 12 news shows this fall including dramas Timeless and This Is Us as well as the comedy, The Good Place. The network will bring comedy back to Thursdays with new series The Good Place and the return of Superstore, which will air a special original episode during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.

Following the end of Sunday Night Football in January, NBC will premiere the second season of the popular unscripted series Little Big Shots plus Shades of Blue season two and the debut of Dick Wolf’s fourth Chicago series, Chicago Justice.

(New shows bolded)

(New shows bolded)

Sunday

Football Night in America
NBC Sunday Night Football

Monday

The Voice at 8 p.m. (Season 11)
Timeless at 10 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Tuesday

The Voice at 8 p.m. (Season 11)
This Is Us at 9 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Chicago Fire at 10 p.m. (Season 5)

Wednesday

Blindspot at 8 p.m. (Season 2)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 9 p.m. (Season 18)
Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. (Season 4)

Thursday

Superstore at 8 p.m. (Season 2)
The Good Place at 8:30 p.m. (Series Premiere)
Chicago Med at 9 p.m. (Season 2 Premiere)
The Blacklist at 10 p.m. (Season 4)

Friday

Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon at 8 p.m. (Season 2)
Grimm at 9 p.m. (Season 6)
Dateline at 10 p.m. (Season 26)

Shows Premiering Midseason

The Blacklist: Redemption
Chicago Justice (Series Premiere in January on Sundays)
Great News
Little Big Shots (Season 2 in January on Sundays)
Marlon
Midnight, Texas
Powerless
Shades of Blue (Season 2 in January on Sundays)
Taken (Drama)
Trial & Error (Comedy)
The Wall


The CW

(New shows bolded)

Monday

Supergirl at 8 p.m. (Season 2 – Moved from CBS)
Jane the Virgin at 9 p.m. (Season 3)

Tuesday

The Flash at 8 p.m. (Season 3)
No Tomorrow at 9 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Wednesday

Arrow at 8 p.m. (Season 5)
Frequency at 9 p.m. (Series Premiere)

Thursday

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at 8 p.m. (Season 2)
Supernatural at 9 p.m. (Season 12)

Friday

The Vampire Diaries at 8 p.m. (Season 8)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend at 9 p.m. (Season 2)

Shows Premiering at Midseason

The 100
iZombie
The Originals
Reign
Riverdale

Shows Renewed

The 100
Arrow
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash
iZombie
Jane the Virgin
The Originals
Reign
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries

Shows Canceled

Beauty and the Beast
Containment
America’s Next Top Model (Revived by VH1)

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Jerry Stone

Really like Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Hope it gets renewed. Also like Rush Hour. Sorry to see it cancelled.

Angelia M Humphrey

I watched The Grinder and Grandfathered and I watched every episode of Family on ABC.I hate all 3 are gone because of low ratings. Can’t you rerun over the summer?

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