Over the last week or so, TV networks have been feverishly renewing, canceling, and in some cases un-cancelling their current roster of shows. All of these moves were made to make room for the new pilots that had been ordered to series.
So, if your favorite show was canceled, there is a silver lining to be found. Each of the major TV networks has ordered quite a few new shows to series.
This upcoming roster includes some off-the-wall concepts, such as Seth MacFarlane's live-action Star Trek spoof, to some more tried and true ideas, like Marvel & DC superhero shows, and everything in-between.
By the looks of these new shows, this is going to be one interesting fall. There are definitely some potential hits hidden among all of these shows, and there's sure to be a couple of duds as well.
If you're unsure as to what's coming this fall, have no fear. Here's a list of the new shows on every network, and a short description as to what you can expect.
ABC hasn't held its annual Upfronts event yet, so there isn't any kind of set schedule online. However, after cancelling quite a few shows, the network has plenty of new projects ready to debut this fall - 10 in total. Depending on scheduling, some of these shows may not premiere until the early months of 2018.
Cast: Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Rob Cambell, Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Grant Harvey, Tommy Bastow, John D'Leo, Kelley Missal, Marcuis W. Harris
Producers: Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, Jason Reed, Rob Bowman
Premise: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.
Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Amaury Nolasco, Lenora Crichlow, Vinnie Jones
Producers: Chris Fedak, Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero, Sarah Schechter, David Nutter, David Kwong
Premise: When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence: the FBI. He’ll become the world’s first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation and trap criminals and spies by using deception.
For The People
Stars: Britne Oldford, Lyndon Smith, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Rege-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Anna Deavere Smith
Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Paul Davies, Betsy Beers
Premise: The latest Shondaland drama follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution, handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country — all as their lives intersect in and out of the courtroom.
The Good Doctor
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Richard Schiff, Beau Garrett
Producers: David Shore, Daniel Dae Kim, Sebastian Lee, David Kim, Erin Gunn, Lindsay Goffman, Seth Gordon
Premise: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: Can a person who doesn’t have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives? Based on the 2013 South-Korean series of the same name.
The Gospel Of Kevin
Cast: Jason Ritter, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Cristela Alonzo, J. August Richards, India de Beaufort, Dustin Ybarra, Chloe East
Producers: Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters
Premise: The one-hour dramedy revolves around Kevin, a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.
Marvel's The Inhumans
Stars: Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, Ken Leung, Ellen Woglom, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores
Producers: Scott Buck, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chlory
Premise: The eight-episode series will explore the never-before-told adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. Based on the characters from Marvel Comics.
Stars: Brandon Michael Hall, Yvette Nicole Brown, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones, Marcel Spears
Producers: Jeremy Bronson, Daveed Diggs, Jamie Tarses, Jamie Griffiths
Premise: The Mayor is about a young rapper who needs his big break. For years, he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for him, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: an election victory. With the help of his mother and friends, including Valentina, Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.
Splitting Up Together
Stars: Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Diane Farr
Producers: Emily Kapnek, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen, Dean Holland
Premise: The story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Based on the 2016 Danish series.
Stars: Zach Braff, Michael Imperioli, Tiya Sircar, Hillary Anne Matthews
Producers: Matt Tarses, Zach Braff, John Davis
Premise: Based on the podcast of the same name, the comedy follows Alex Schuman, an inquisitive journalist, husband, and father who dives headfirst into the brave new world of entrepreneurship when he quits his stable job and starts his own business.
Ten Days In The Valley
Stars: Kyra Sedgewick, Erike Christensen, Malcom-Jamal Warner, Felix Solis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Francois Battista, Currie Graham, Nelson Lee, Abigail Pniowsky, Josh Randall, Ali Stroker, Ella Thomas, Beth Triffon, Mark L. Young
Producers: Tassie Cameron, Jill Littman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross
Premise: The 10-episode series centers on TV producer Jane Sadler, whose young daughter goes missing, mirroring the cop drama she produces.
NBC also has a lot on its upcoming slate. These projects are all over the board, ranging from a science teacher comedy, to a devastating military operation. Since NBC has already announced its fall schedule, some of these new shows already have a time-slot.
Stars: Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Jacob McCarthy
Producers: Mike O'Brien, Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer
Premise: A hilariously cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher where he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him.
Stars: Mike Vogel, Anne Heche, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills, Sofia Pernas, Hadi Tabbal, Natacha Karam
Producers: Dean Georgaris, Avi Nir, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
Premise: A heart-pounding look into the complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines. Airs Mondays at 10 pm ET
Watch the trailer for The Brave here.
Stars: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, Mindy Kaling
Producers: Mindy Kaling, Charlie Grandy
Premise: Champions tells the story of Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother, Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.
Stars: Retta, Mae Whitman, Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson
Producers: Jenna Bans, Avi Nir
Premise: Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back. Good Girls won't premiere until midseason.
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Stars: Edie Falco
Producers: Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Arthur W. Forney, Rene Balcer, Lesli Linka Glatter
Premise: This eight-episode installment of Dick Wolf's popular franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling. Airs Thursdays at 10 pm ET
Stars: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris, Jessica Lu
Producers: Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey
Premise: A grounded and dramatic thriller about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences. Reverie won't premiere until midseason.
Stars: Josh Radnor, Auli’i Cravalho, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Amy Forsyth, Casey Johnson, Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippett, Ted Sutherland, Taylor Richardson, Shannon Purser
Producers: Jason Katims, Jeffrey Seller, Michelle Lee, Flody Suarez
Premise: Based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove and the life of drama teacher Lou Volpe, the series revolves around a high school drama teacher and family man whose passion for the program and his students galvanizes the entire working class town.
Will & Grace
Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally
Producers: Max Mutchnick, David Kohan
Premise: Eleven years after going off the air, the former Must-See TV staple will return for 12 new episodes. Airs Thursdays at 8 pm ET
Unlike the other networks, Fox is only adding a few new shows to its line-up. While the amount of projects may be smaller, they certainly swing for the fences. Even the comedies in this new line-up will be fairly expensive. Almost all of these series' were already added to the official Fox fall line-up.
Stars: Angela Bassett
Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Angela Bassett
Premise: There is no official synopsis as of yet, but the series was given a 13-episode order, and it said to be filmed in the vein of ER.
Stars: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, Edi Patterson, Ally Walker, Adeel Akhtar
Producers: Tom Gormican, Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, Kevin Etten
Premise: A cynical skeptic (Robinson) and a genius "true believer" (Scott) in the paranormal are recruited by The Bureau Underground to look into the rampant "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles – all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Airs Sundays at 8:30 pm ET
Watch the full Ghosted trailer here.
Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Blair Redford, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White
Producers: Matt Nix, Jeph Loeb, Bryan Singer
Premise: The series follows two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Based on Marvel's X-Men, the series will air Mondays at 9 pm ET.
Watch the full trailer for The Gifted here.
Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kim Matula, Nathan Lee Graham, Ed Weeks, Olivia Macklin, Peter Stormare
Producers: Lon Zimmet, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Steve Levitan
Premise: LA>Vegas is an ensemble workplace comedy about an airline crew and the eccentric passengers who, every weekend, take the roundtrip flight from Burbank to Las Vegas with one goal in mind – to come back a winner.
Watch the trailer here.
Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J Lee, Halston Sage
Producers: Seth MacFarlane, Jon Favreau, Liz Heldens
Premise: Set 300 years in the future, the live-action dramedy follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before. Airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET
Check out the trailer for The Orville here.
Cast: Manish Dayal, Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Bruce Greenwood, Valerie Cruz
Producers: Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi, Oly Obst, Antoine Fuqua, Phillip Noyce
Premise: An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern-day medicine. Lives might be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.
Watch The Resident trailer here.
When you look at the new shows for CBS, you realize the network is doing what it does best. The line-up features familiar faces, plenty of comedies, and a spin-off of an existing series. It's the most CBS roster you could imagine.
Stars: Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould
Producers: Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor
Premise: A family comedy inspired by a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.
By The Book
Stars: Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez
Producers: Patrick Walsh, Johnny Galecki, Spencer Medof, Andy Ackerman (director)
Premise: A modern-day man at a crossroads in his life decides to live according to the Bible. Based on A.J. Jacobs' bestseller The Year of Living Biblically.
Me, Myself, And I
Stars: Bobby Moynihan, John Larroquette, Brian Unger, Kelen Coleman, Mandell Maughan, Jaleel White
Producers: Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Randall Einhorn
Premise: Examines one man’s life over a 50-year span, focusing on three distinct periods: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.
Stars: David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica Pare
Producers: Ben Cavell, Ed Redlich, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Chris Chulack
Premise: Follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them.
Stars: Shemar Moore, Jay Harrington, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati, Lina Esco, Levi Fiehler, Alex Russell
Producers: Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Shawn Ryan, Justin Lin, Marney Hochman, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Danielle Woodrow, Justin Lin
Premise: Inspired by the 2003 film that was based on the ’70s TV series, the drama revolves around a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant (Moore) torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.
Wisdom Of The Crowd
Stars: Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee
Producers: Ted Humphrey, Avi Nir, Alon Shtrusman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Dror Mishani, Shira Hadad, Adam Davidson
Premise: A tech wiz who attempts to revolutionize crime solving – specifically the unsolved case of his daughter's murder – with a crowdsourcing app that utilizes the public for information.
Stars: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan, Jim Parsons (narrator)
Producers: Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, Todd Spiewak, Jim Parsons, Jon Favreau
Premise: The Big Bang Theory prequel spin-off follows Sheldon Cooper (Armitage) at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.
Since The CW is a slightly smaller network, less new shows can be expected, and the network delivered accordingly. There will be three new series' added to CW's line-up. The most notable newcomer is easily Black Lightning, which will mark the network's fifth foray into the world of DC comics.
Stars: Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams
Producers: Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
Premise: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
Stars: Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, Rafael de la Fuente, Brianna Brown, Alan Dale
Producers: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick, original series creators Esther and Richard Shapiro
Premise: The modernized reboot of the '80s soap follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The drama will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington – daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington – and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.
Stars: Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett, Christina Ochoa, Nigel Thatch, Corbin Reid, Melissa Roxburgh, W. Tré Davis
Producers: Bill Haber, Kyle Jarrow
Premise: Set at a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions, the drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets, and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.
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