Our Most Anticipated 2017-2018 New Shows

It’s a less less than a week after the end of Upfronts and summer is nearly upon us. Summer programming now involves more original content, but we’re really looking ahead to the new fall-winter season. New shows won’t be debuting for severan months, but there’s some anticipation brewing for the new TV offerings coming down the pipeline.

After viewing all of the trailers released during Upfronts, we’ve put together a list of the shows we’re most interested in seeing on our screens in the fall and winter.

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BLACK LIGHTNING (TV Addict staff who are interested: Brianna, Araceli, Luciana). The series stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a former superhero who gave up his costume for the sake of his family. Years later, Jefferson realizes that his city needs his alter ego — Black Lightning. “From the first look, it felt like we’re seeing a superhero story from a different phase in the main vigilante’s life when he’s dealing with putting the suit back on and seeing that vigilantism runs in the family. It’s not an origin story in the usual superhero TV sense. I’m excited for this one,” Brianna said. “It fits into The CW’s superhero mold they’ve created for themselves, but at the same time it’s very different than anything they’ve done before with an older lead, crime fighting family and all African-American main cast,” Araceli explained.

BLACK LIGHTNING will air midseason on The CW.

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WILL & GRACE (TV Addict staff who are interested: Luciana, Rebecca, Shana and Clarissa). TV’s funniest quad is back! WILL & GRACE isn’t a new show, but it will finally be back on our screens after too many years off the air and we’re all excited about it. “I used to watch reruns of this show every day after school. My inner teenage self is overjoyed to see these characters again,” Luciana said happily.

WILL & GRACE will air Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. this fall on NBC.

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DYNASTY (TV Addict staff who are interested: Melissa and Clarissa).  This series will probably be our guilty pleasure, but will it take its place on the list of fun primetime soaps? We certainly hope so!  In the show we’re (re-)introduced to the Carrington family when the children of Blake Carrington return home to discover that their father is marrying a beautiful — and far younger — woman.  Cue the backstabbing, because there’s a lot of money and a company’s future at stake. “The CW is taking us back to the Carrington DYNASTY, and it looks like the lifestyles of the rich-and-self-absorbed have gotten more diverse,” Melissa said. “Mostly I will watch to see Alexis enter her first scene and see if she can wear a picture hat as well as Joan Collins. Not many people can pull that off. Since Collins has been reported to have based Alexis on Donald Trump, whose PR machine dubbed him the king-of-deals back in the ’80s, it will be interesting to see if this year’s model does the same.”

DYNASTY will air Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. this fall on The CW.

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THE CROSSING (TV Addict staff who are interested: Luciana and Rebecca). ABC has been trying to recreate the mystery of LOST since that show went off the air, but can THE CROSSING do that? Some of us are hoping to find out. The show revolves around 47 people who wash up on a beach and claim they’re from a future where a war has broken out and they’re looking for asylum. The show “has elements of mystery, syfy, romance, intrigue, and of course, drama. I’m already dying to know the how and why behind the unexplained arrival of 47 travelers, washed up on the beach of this small town,” Rebecca said. “This feels very reminiscent of THE 4400, which was show I absolutely loved when I was younger,” Luciana explained. “Mystery, conspiracy theories, people traveling back in time to escape a horrible future… I am so in.”

THE CROSSING will air midseason on ABC.

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THE GIFTED (TV Addict staff who are interested: Araceli, Shana and Clarissa). “Put ‘Marvel’ and ‘mutant’ in the same sentence, and you already own me. (Bonus: Amy Acker.)”, Shana gushed. ” And as Araceli point out, “unlike LEGION on FX, The GIFTED may be more like what audiences expect from an X-Men series.” The show revolves around the Strucker family, whose lives drastically change when parents Reed and Caitlin learn that their children have mutant powers, forcing the family on the run in order to protect teens Lauren and Andy.

THE GIFTED will air Mondays at 9:00 p.m. this fall on Fox.

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CBS Trailers: First Look at SEAL TEAM, S.W.A.T., 9JKL, ME MYSELF & I, YOUNG SHELDON and WISDOM OF THE CROWD

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CBS is bringing six new shows to their schedule in the fall of 2017 and holding two new shows for midseason. We’ve gathered together the trailers for each of the new fall shows, which you can watch below.

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2017 Upfronts Coverage

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The news of this show has been out there for a long time, but CBS finally revealed footage of it during its Upfront presentation. There’s not much news out there, but the network says that “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.” The series will air on CBS All Access in the fall.

SEAL TEAM. A military drama that “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. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds.” SEAL TEAM stars David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser, Neil Brown Jr. as Ray, A.J. Buckley as Sonny, Toni Trucks as Diaz and Jessica Paré as Mandy Ellis.

S.W.A.T. Inspired by the TV series and movie, S.W.A.T revolves around a “locally born S.W.A.T. sergeant newly tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Torn between loyalty to the streets where he was raised and allegiance to his brothers in blue, former Marine Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson (Shemar Moore) has everything it takes to successfully bridge the divide between his two worlds and excel at leading his dedicated team of brave men and women as they risk their lives to protect the community.” S.W.A.T. also stars Stephanie Sigman as Jessica Cortez, Alex Russell as Jim Street, Jay Harrington as David “Deacon” Kay, Lina Esco as Christina “Chris” Alonso, Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca and Peter Onorati as Mumford.

WISDOM OF THE CROWD. The series revolves around a “visionary tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionizes crime solving in the process. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) develops ‘Sophe,’ an online platform for publicly shared information, and recruits the original cop who searched for his daughter’s killer, Det. Tommy Cavanaugh (Richard T. Jones), to work with him. As Tanner taps into the ‘wisdom of the crowd,’ his unexpected success fuels his determination to solve even more cases than just the one that’s personal to him. WISDOM OF THE CROWD also stars Natalia Tena as Sara Morton, Blake Lee as Josh Novak, Jake Matthews as Tariq Bakari and Monica Potter as Alex Hale.

9JKL. The series stars Mark Feuerstein in a family comedy inspired by his real life. “Josh Roberts (Feuerstein) is a new divorcé and actor between projects who moves home to New York to regroup, living in an apartment sandwiched between his doting, meddlesome parents on one side and his competitive brother, sister-in-law and their new baby on the other. As Josh’s family literally comes at him from both sides, he realizes he desperately needs to establish some personal boundaries, because his loving family is always going to be right there for him. Always.” 9JKL also stars Linda Lavin as Judy, Elliott Gould as Harry, David Walton as Andrew, Liza Lapira as Eve and Matt Murray as Nick.

ME, MYSELF & I. The series stars Bobby Moynihan in “a comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods – as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042. During these pivotal periods of yesterday, today and tomorrow, Alex always finds a way to move forward with determination and humor, knowing his life story isn’t defined by the bad things that happen to him, but instead by how he chooses to deal with them.” ME, MYSELF & I also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (Alex, 1991), Brian Unger (Ron, 1991, present day), Jaleel White (Darryl, present day), Kelen Coleman (Abby, 2042), Skylar Gray (Abby, present day), Christopher Paul Richards (Justin, 1991), Mandell Maughan (Maggie, 1991), Reylynn Caster (Nori, 1991), with Sharon Lawrence (Eleanor, 2042) and John Larroquette (Alex, 2042).

YOUNG SHELDON. For 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. “Being a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science isn’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naïve Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way to deal with him. THE BIG BANG THEORY’s Jim Parsons narrates as Adult Sheldon.” YOUNG SHELDON also stars Zoe Perry as Mary, Lance Barber as George Sr., Raegan Revord as Missy and Montana Jordan as Georgie Jr.

CBS Announces its 2017-2018 Primetime Schedule

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CBS renewed a significant number of their existing shows, so they only picked up 8 pilots to series for the upcoming season. Some familiar faces will be moving to the network next season, including former BONES star David Boreanaz (SEAL TEAM), THE GOOD WIFE’s Alan Cumming (INSTINCT) and Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.). THE BIG BANG THEORY’s spin-off, YOUNG SHELDON, will also be debuting next season.

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2017 Upfronts Coverage

In terms of the schedule itself, there are a few shows on the move, including MADAM SECRETARY moving to a later time on Sunday nights. Also, three returning shows will beheld until midseason and the network is premiering the bulk of their new shows in the fall and only hold two back until midseason.

See CBS’ full fall schedule below.

Monday
8:00 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:30 p.m. YOUNG SHELDON (new series – watch trailer) (Special One Time Preview Sept. 25)
8:30 p.m. 9JKL (new series – watch trailer) (Premieres Oct. 2)
9:00 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT
9:30 p.m. ME, MYSELF & I (new series)
10:00 p.m. SCORPION

Monday (After Football Ends in Late October)
8:00 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT (regular time period) (Starting Oct. 30)
8:30 p.m. 9JKL
9:00 p.m. ME, MYSELF & I (regular time period – watch trailer) (Starting Oct. 30)
9:30 p.m. SUPERIOR DONUTS (Starting Oct. 30)
10:00 p.m. SCORPION

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. NCIS
9:00 p.m. BULL
10:00 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. SURVIVOR
9:00 p.m. SEAL TEAM (new series – watch trailer)
10:00 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS

Thursday
8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (Premieres Sept. 28)
8:00 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (regular time period) (Starting Nov. 2)
8:30 p.m. YOUNG SHELDON (regular time period) (Starting Nov. 2)
9:00 p.m. MOM (Starting Nov. 2)
9:30 p.m. LIFE IN PIECES (Starting Nov. 2)
10:00 p.m. S.W.A.T. (new series – watch trailer) (Starting Nov. 2)

Friday
8:00 p.m. MACGYVER
9:00 p.m. HAWAII FIVE-0
10:00 p.m. BLUE BLOODS

Saturday
8:00 p.m. CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00 p.m. CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00 p.m. 48 HOURS

Sunday
7:00 p.m. 60 MINUTES
8:00 p.m. WISDOM OF THE CROWD (new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. NCIS: LOS ANGELES (new time period)
10:00 p.m. MADAM SECRETARY (new time period)

Midseason Shows: INSTINCT (new series), BY THE BOOK (new series), ELEMENTARY, MAN WITH A PLAN, CODE BLACK, THE AMAZING RACE

NCIS Season Finale Sneak Peek: Who Died?

NCIS fans…It is that time of year with which we have that love/hate relationship…The Season Finale.

We love that we will get 42 minutes of the best television of the year, and we hate that there will be 4 months without a new NCIS episode.

Executive producers promise that tonight’s cliffhanger, “Rendezvous,” will be a popcorn-crunching, breath-holding, action-packed adventure which could leave the fate of at least one NCIS team member in jeopardy.

We don’t doubt them. The promo (below) promises jaw-dropping drama. Witness…

…the thump of the helicopter rotors spinning in slow-motion

…the delay of the gun’s report between the firing pin strike and the crack of the bullet as it flies toward its target

…the muffled bass drum in the background that mirrors the beating of a heart that could be murmuring its last moments

…the slow, deliberate piano chords as they march through their discordant dirge

…the reverb that gives the voiceover and sound effects measured gravitas

And that’s just the promo, people!!!

I’m excited already!

Who is the child kidnapped by rebel terrorists whose father saved the lives of 4 Navy SEALS? Which team will sacrifice everything?

That alone has all the makings of a whiz-bang cliffhanger, but here’s more…

Set against the backdrop of Abby’s (Pauley Perrette) baby shower plans for the newlywed McGees, Tim (Sean Murray) is a bit overwhelmed at the thought of impending fatherhood.

Not only will he be a new dad, but his job often puts him in harm’s way.

Not the least of those situations is NCIS’s latest case…a missing Navy SEAL, who disappeared during an unsanctioned trip to South America and feared dead, may be alive. A fingerprint, a misinformed wife, and evidence that the SEAL may not be by himself sparks NCIS to send a team to Paraguay to retrieve the sailor.

Gibbs (Mark Harmon), McGee and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) ship out to south of the equator to investigate and end up in rebel territory, which is not where an expectant father should be. The investigation spins off into an unexpected direction, complicating the situation exponentially to its cliff-hanging, explosive season end that could leave someone’s life in danger.

Will Baby McGee come into this world after his father has departed it?

Remember…“One team with sacrifice everything.”

When EP Frank Cardea says, “You will not want to miss the last five minutes,” I respond with, “Sir, yes sir!”

But first, let me grab the popcorn. The clock is ticking!

NCIS also stars David McCallum, Rocky Carroll, Jennifer Esposito, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham and Duane Henry. Guest stars include real-life twins Adolfo Alvarez and Alonso Alvarez, Emanuel Borria, Greg Bryan, Matthew Crowley, J. Claude Deering, Erin Krakow, Hans Marrero, Skyler Maxon, Sumalee Montano, Ethan Torres and Alicia Urizar. “Rendezvous” was written by Cardea and Executive Producers George Schenck and Steven D. Binder. Tonight’s season finale was directed by Tony Wharmby.

NCIS airs tonight (May 16) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS in the U.S. and Global in Canada.

SCORPION Season Finale Sneak Peek: Will Team Scorpion Make it Off The Island?

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Team Scorpion found themselves in a predicament in the penultimate episode of the season when they found themselves marooned on an island. Despite overcoming several pressing hurdles (like saving a pilot’s life), the biggest problem still remains: how do they get off the island?

As we saw at the end of last week, sending up a flare to signal a nearby boat didn’t help and now the group has been stranded on the island for 3 weeks. They’ve gotten the hang of fishing and have figured out the drinking water situation, but things are becoming more dire. Sly seems to have lost his mind while huddling out in the bunker and Toby and Walter are at each other’s throats after their plans to make it off the island have failed. And then there’s Paige and Walter’s budding new relationship. As Ralph pointed out, this whole island debacle has the potential to break up the pair before they really get started.

Will Team Scorpion make it off the island? Will Paige and Walter remain a couple going into season 4 (because, yes, SCORPION has been renewed for another season)? Tune in to the SCORPION season finale tonight (May 15) at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS to find out.

Upfronts 2017 Coverage: Trailers, Primetime Schedules and Everything You Need to Know

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It’s Upfronts Week, which means the broadcast networks are presenting their 2017-2018 primetime schedules to advertisers. The benefit for TV fans is that we get a glimpse at the networks’ fall and midseason schedules, as well as sneak peeks at the new shows we’ll be watching next season.

There’s a lot of information coming your way over the next five days, so we have put together a central hub for TV Addict readers to find all of the news and trailers coming from the networks from Sunday to Thursday.

Below we have included links to all of the Upfronts coverage you need to read. We’ll be updating this page throughout the week — with the latest information on top — so make sure to bookmark it and keep checking back!

The CW

The CW Announces its 2017-2018 Primetime Schedule

The CW Upfronts: Mark Pedowitz on the Return of DYNASTY, DC Crossovers, the JANE THE VIRGIN Move and More
SUPERNATURAL Will Do an Animated SCOOBY DOO Episode in Season 13
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Season 3 Upfront Teasers: A Runaway Groom and a New Man

Watch trailers for The CW’s new fall shows: DYNASTY, VALOR

Watch trailers for The CW’s new midseason shows: BLACK LIGHTNING, LIFE SENTENCE

CBS

CBS Announces its 2017-2018 Primetime Schedule

Watch trailers for CBS’ new fall shows: SEAL TEAM, S.W.A.T., 9JKL, ME MYSELF & I, YOUNG SHELDON and WISDOM OF THE CROWD

New CBS midseason shows include: INSTINCT, BY THE BOOK

ABC

ABC Announces its 2017-2018 Primetime Schedule

ABC Announces SCANDAL Will End With Season 7
ROSEANNE to Return to ABC Next Season
Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux Teaming Up for Live Sitcom Special
ABC Orders GREYS ANATOMY Firehouse Spin-Off to Series

Watch trailers for ABC’s new fall 2017 shows: THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE MAYOR, THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN, TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY

Watch trailers for ABC’s new midseason shows: THE CROSSING, DECEPTION, FOR THE PEOPLE, ALEX INC, SPLITTING UP TOGETHER

Fox

Fox Announces its 2017-2018 Primetime Schedule

Fox CEOs Discuss the Future of PRISON BREAK and 24

Watch trailers for Fox’s new fall 2017 shows: THE GIFTED, GHOSTED, THE ORVILLE

Watch trailers for Fox’s new midseason shows: L.A. TO VEGAS, THE RESIDENT

NBC

NBC Announces its 2017-2018 Primetime Schedule

Watch trailers for NBC’s new fall 2017 shows: THE BRAVE and WILL & GRACE

New NBC midseason shows include: RISE, A.P. BIO, GOOD GIRLS, CHAMPIONS and REVERIE

Renewals and Cancellations of Existing Network Shows

Which 2016-2017 Shows Will Return for Another Season and Which Shows Got Cancelled?

ELEMENTARY Renewed for Season 6

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ELEMENTARY has officially been renewed for a sixth season by CBS. The series has been on the bubble and wasn’t part of the 18 shows that CBS renewed back in March, but today the ELEMENTARY writers confirmed that the show will be returning for another season.

Renewal and cancellation news for CBS and other network shows is coming in fast over the last few days, so read our consolidated list for the latest updates.

CBS Cancels 2 BROKE GIRLS

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Max and Caroline are dunzo on 2 BROKE GIRLS, which has officially been cancelled by CBS after six seasons on the air.

Beth Behrs starred as Caroline, a former rich girl who moved in with poor girl Max when her father was arrested and lost their family fortune. Once she learned that Max was terrific at baking, Caroline convinced her friend that they should try to open a cupcake shop (while still working as waitresses). The girls had several successful and failed businesses over the years. The season 6 finale ended with Kat Dennings’ Max getting engaged to wealthy entertainment lawyer Randy.

Renewal and cancellation news for CBS and other network shows is coming in fast over the last few days, so read our consolidated list for the latest updates.

CBS Orders BY THE BOOK to Series

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CBS ordered six shows earlier today and has greenlit another comedy – BY THE BOOK (formerly known as LIVING BIBLICALLY).

The series is executive produced by Patrick Walsh (2 BROKE GIRLS) and Johnny Galecki and revolves around “a modern-day man who, at a crossroads in his life, decides to live life according to the Bible.”

Jay R. Ferguson, Ian Gomez, Tony Rock, Lindsay Kraft and David Krumholtz will star in the series.

CBS Orders Six New Series: SEAL TEAM, S.W.A.T., 9JKL and More

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CBS has ordered six new shows to series for the 2017-2018 season, including David Boreanaz’s SEAL TEAM, Alan Cumming’s INSTINCT and Shemar Moore’s INSTINCT, among others.

Here’s what you can expect from all of these new shows.

SEAL TEAM: ” 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. David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks and Jessica Paré star.

INSTINCT: A former CIA operative (The Good Wife’s Alan Cumming) who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose. Based on the soon-to-be-published James Patterson book. The show stars Alan Cumming, Khandi Alexander, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings.

S.W.A.T.: “A locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Inspired by the film of the same name.” Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Jay Harrington, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson and Peter Onorati star.

WISDOM OF THE CROWD: “Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a visionary tech innovator (Jeremy Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowdsourcing app to solve his daughter’s murder, and revolutionize crime solving in the process. Based on the Israeli format of the same name.” Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena and Monica Potter star.

ME, MYSELF & I: A single-camera comedy examining one man’s life over a 50-year span. The show will focus on three distinct periods in his life – as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day, and a 65-year-old in 2042.” The cast includes Bobby Moynihan, Jack Dylan Grazer, Brian Unger, Jaleel White, Kelen Coleman, Skylar Gray, Christopher Paul Richards, Mandell Maughan, Reylynn Caster, with Sharon Lawrence and John Larroquette.

9JKL: “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 doting 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.” Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould, David Walton, Liza Lapira and Matt Murray star.