Fall 2016 Premiere Dates For ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW

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All of the networks have released their season premiere dates for fall 2016 and to help keep you organized we’ve consolidated all of these dates together.

Thursday, September 8
8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT Sunday Night Football/NFL kickoff (NBC)

Sunday, September 11
7 p.m. ET/4 PT Football Night in America (NBC)
8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 PT Sunday Night Football (NBC)

Monday, September 12
8 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)

Wednesday, September 14
10 p.m. BLINDSPOT (NBC)

Thursday, September 15
8:25 p.m. ET/5:25 p.m. PT Thursday Night Football (CBS)

Sunday, September 18
7 p.m.EMMY AWARDS PRE-SHOW (ABC)
8 p.m. 68th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMYS (ABC)
8:30 p.m. CASE CLOSED Part 1 (new miniseries, two hours) (CBS)

Monday, September 19
8:00 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY
8:00 p.m. GOTHAM (FOX)
8:00 p.m. THE VOICE (NBC)
8:30 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. CASE CLOSED Part 2 (two hours) (CBS)
9:00 p.m. LUCIFER (FOX)
10:00 p.m. THE GOOD PLACE (two episodes) (NBC, new series – watch trailer)

Tuesday, September 20
8:00 p.m. DANCING WITH THE STARS RESULTS SHOW (two hours) (ABC)
8:00 p.m. NCIS (CBS)
8:00 p.m. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX)
8:00 p.m. THE VOICE (NBC)
8:30 p.m. NEW GIRL (FOX)
9:00 p.m. BULL (CBS, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
10:00 p.m. AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
10:00 p.m. NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
10:00 p.m. THIS IS US (NBC, new series – watch trailer)

Wednesday, September 21
8:00 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS (ABC)
8:00 p.m. SURVIVOR (90 minutes) (CBS)
8:00 p.m. LETHAL WEAPON (FOX, new series – watch trailer)
8:00 p.m. BLINDSPOT (time period premiere) (NBC)
8:30 p.m. SPEECHLESS (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
9:00 p.m. EMPIRE (FOX)
9:00 p.m. LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC)
9:30 p.m. BLACK-ISH (ABC)
9:30 p.m. BIG BROTHER Finale (90 minutes) (CBS)
10:00 p.m. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
10:00 p.m. CHICAGO PD (NBC)

Thursday, September 22
8:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
8:00 p.m. ROSEWOOD (FOX)
8:00 p.m. SUPERSTORE (NBC)
8:30 p.m. THE GOOD PLACE (time period premiere) (NBC)
9:00 p.m. NOTORIOUS (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. PITCH (FOX, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. CHICAGO MED (NBC)
10:00 p.m. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC)
10:00 p.m. THE BLACKLIST (NBC)

Friday, September 23
8:00 p.m. LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
8:00 p.m. MACGYVER (CBS, new series – watch trailer)
8:00 p.m. HELL’S KITCHEN (FOX)
8:00 p.m. CAUGHT ON CAMERA (NBC)
8:30 p.m. DR. KEN (ABC)
9:00 p.m. SHARK TANK (ABC)
9:00 p.m. HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
9:00 p.m. THE EXORCIST (FOX, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. DATELINE (two hours) (NBC)
10 p.m. BLUE BLOODS (CBS)

Saturday, September 24
10:00 p.m. 48 HOURS (CBS)

Sunday, September 25
7:30 p.m. 60 MINUTES (CBS)
7:30 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS (FOX)
8:00 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
8:00 p.m. THE SIMPSONS (FOX)
8:30 p.m. CASE CLOSED Part 3 (two hours) (CBS)
8:30 p.m. SON OF ZORN (FOX, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. SECRETS AND LIES (ABC)
9:00 p.m. FAMILY GUY (FOX)
9:30 p.m. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (FOX)
10:00 p.m. QUANTICO (ABC)

Wednesday, September 28
9:00 p.m. CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
10:00 p.m. CODE BLACK (CBS)

Sunday, October 2
7:00 p.m. AMERICAN’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
8:00 p.m. NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
9:00 p.m. MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
10:00 p.m. ELEMENTARY (CBS)

Monday, October 3
9:00 p.m. SCORPION (two hours) (CBS)
10:00 p.m. CONVICTION (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
10:00 p.m. TIMELESS (NBC, new series – watch trailer)

Tuesday, October 4
8:00 p.m. THE FLASH (The CW)
9:00 p.m. NO TOMORROW (The CW, new series – watch trailer)

Wednesday, Oct. 5
8:00 p.m. ARROW (The CW)
9:00 p.m. FREQUENCY (The CW, new series – watch trailer)

Monday, October 10
8:00 p.m. SUPERGIRL (The CW)
9:00 p.m. 2 BROKE GIRLS (one hour) (CBS)
10:00 p.m. SCORPION (time period premiere) (CBS)

Tuesday, October 11
8:00 p.m. THE MIDDLE (ABC)
8:30 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC)
9:00 p.m. THIS IS US (time period premiere) (NBC)
9:30 p.m. THE REAL O’NEALS (ABC)
10:00 p.m. CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)

Thursday, October 13
8 p.m. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (The CW)
9 p.m. SUPERNATURAL (The CW)

Monday, October 17
9 p.m. JANE THE VIRGIN (The CW)
9:30 p.m. THE ODD COUPLE (CBS)

Friday, October 21
8:00 p.m. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (The CW)
9:00 p.m. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (The CW)

Monday, October 24
8:00 p.m. KEVIN CAN WAIT (time period premiere) (CBS)
8:30 p.m. MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS, new series – watch trailer)

Thursday, October 27
8:00 p.m. THE BIG BANG THEORY (time period premiere) (CBS)
8:30 p.m. THE GREAT INDOORS (CBS, new series – watch trailer)
9:00 p.m. MOM (CBS)
9:30 p.m. LIFE IN PIECES (CBS)
10:00 p.m. PURE GENIUS (CBS, new series – watch trailer)

SCREAM QUEENS: Taylor Lautner Joins the Cast for Season 2

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Following the news that John Stamos has joined the cast of SCREAM QUEENS for its upcoming second season, Fox has also announced that Taylor Lautner (of the TWILIGHT saga) has been cast as a series regular in season 2.

SCREAM QUEENS season 2 is set in a hospital, “where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation”. Lautner is one of the series’ new male leads, playing Dr. Cassidy Cascade, “a doctor at the hospital who suffers from a strange medical condition and becomes a suspect when a series of tragic events plagues the institution.”

SCREAM QUEENS returns for an all new season on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

 

SCREAM QUEENS: John Stamos Joins the Cast for Season 2

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John Stamos’ most recent series GRANDFATHERED may have been cancelled, but Fox has announced that he’ll be joining the cast as a regular for season 2 of SCREAM QUEENS.

The second season of the show “graduates from the college campus and into an all-new location, as a terrifyingly funny mystery will begin once again. Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Stamos will play Dr. Brock Holt, the hospital’s brilliant, but secretive, head surgeon.”

As previously announced, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Glen Powell and Niecy Nash are set to reprise their season 1 characters.

SCREAM QUEENS will return for its second season on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

Fox Announces Fall 2016 Premiere Dates

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Fox is the second network to announce its fall 2016 premiere dates (NBC was the first). The new season will kick off on September 19 with the premieres of GOTHAM and LUCIFER and continue until the end of Sepftember. Fox is also premiering four new shows in the fall: PITCH, THE EXORCIST, SON OF ZORN and LETHAL WEAPON.

New midsession shows include: 24: LEGACY (watch trailer), PRISON BREAK (watch trailer), APB (watch trailer), THE MICK (watch trailer), SHOTS FIRED (watch trailer), STAR (watch trailer) and MAKING HISTORY (watch trailer).

Monday, Sept. 19
8:00-9:00 p.m. GOTHAM (Season Three Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. LUCIFER (Season Two Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8:00-8:30 p.m. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (Season Four Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. NEW GIRL (Season Six Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. SCREAM QUEENS (Season Two Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8:00-9:00 p.m. LETHAL WEAPON (Series Premiere – watch trailer)
9:00-10:00 p.m. EMPIRE (Season Three Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 22
8:00-9:00 p.m. ROSEWOOD (Season Two Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. PITCH (Series Premiere – watch trailer)

Friday, Sept. 23
8:00-9:00 p.m. HELL’S KITCHEN (Season 16 Premiere)
9:00-10:00 p.m. THE EXORCIST (Series Premiere – watch trailer)

Sunday, Sept. 25
7:30-8:00 p.m. BOB’S BURGERS (Season Seven Premiere)
8:00-8:30 p.m. THE SIMPSONS (Season 28 Premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. SON OF ZORN (Series Premiere – watch trailer)
9:00-9:30 p.m. FAMILY GUY (Season 14 Premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (Season Three Premiere)

BONES Sneak Peeks: An Investigation Through the Eyes of a Documentary Crew

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You’re going to see a very different type of episode tonight, BONES fans. A documentary crew follows Brennan, Booth, and the Jeffersonian/FBI team on a case in order to make a TV segment on the Jeffersonian’s Medico-Legal lab. The case involves the murder of a corpse uncovered in a landfill that was dumped there more than 10 years ago.

Arastoo returns as a consultant as the squints get to work uncovering evidence. Cam is determined to keep her personal life from the cameras, so she and Arastoo are awkward around one another. We also see Brennan show up at Christine’s class for a career’s presentation and she’s very forthcoming about her work (even bringing along visual aids), which leads to some hilarious reactions from the kids. There’s also an ongoing argument between Booth and Brennan about what Christine will be when she grows up. And visually, you’ll get to see behind the scenes moments of the squints working that we don’t always see in normal episodes.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BONES tonight (June 2) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

Our Most Anticipated New Fall and Winter Shows

Season and series finales have (mostly) aired and now, a week after Upfronts ended, summer is nearly upon us. There’s a lot of original summer programming coming our way, but there’s also the new fall-winter season coming. New shows won’t be debuting for three or four months, but there’s anticipation brewing for the new TV offerings coming down the pipeline. After viewing the trailers for all of the new shows released during Upfronts, we’ve put together a list of the shows we’re most interested in seeing on our screens in the fall.

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (TV Addict staff who are intrigued by this show: Melissa, Shana, Araceli and Clarissa). “When I first saw the promo for this one, I felt like I was watching the trailer for a movie — not just network TV’s next attempt at coming up with a political drama,” Shana said. Kiefer Sutherland is back and he’s saving America again — but not as a federal agent. This time he’s the mild-mannered Secretary of Housing and Urban Development who gets chosen as the Designated Survivor, even after being told he was going to be reassigned the morning of the State of the Union. Only now the President and his Cabinet are dead and it’s up to Sutherland’s Tom Kirkland to fend off a potential war with Iran and adjust to a job he never wanted. And that’s all in his first night as President. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR will air this fall on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT  on ABC.

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CONVICTION (TV Addict staff who are intrigued by this show: Brianna, Rebecca, Araceli and Luciana). “It looks like the complete opposite of Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter, so I’m interested to see how that’ll play out,” Brianna said about this new ABC show. Granted, the cancellation of AGENT CARTER was a blow, but the continued presence of Atwell on television is a good thing. In CONVICTION, she plays the former daughter of a President who has wasted her life and her brilliant legal mind. When she gets arrested, her former courtroom nemesis gives her a choice: lead his new unit dedicated to figuring out if people have been wrongly convicted, or go to jail. This is a new shot for Hayes Morrison and it looks like she’s going to take it. CONVICTION will air this fall on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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FREQUENCY (TV Addict staff who are intrigued by this show: Brianna, Shana, Araceli and Luciana).  “Time travel is in this fall, but this one twists the genre,” Araceli said. Peyton list stars as Detective Raimy Sullivan, a woman who is burdened by the perceived sins of her father. But one day she uses an old ham radio and actually connects with her dead father….who is still alive back in 1996. The information she provides him ensures that he can escape his coming death, but now the pair have to deal with the ramifications of changing the past. And there are some pretty big ramifications. FREQUENCY will air on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT this fall on The CW.

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TIME AFTER TIME (TV Addict staff who are intrigued by this show: Melissa, Brianna and Araceli). “One of my favorite movies ever and the clip looks faithful to the film. I wish ABC would have launched TIME AFTER TIME in the fall,” Melissa lamented. Time travel is a big theme this season, but instead of going to the past, the protagonists in TIME AFTER TIME are heading to the future. After HG Wells invents a time machine, his friend (who he doesn’t realize is Jack the Ripper), uses the machine to escape the police. And Wells, of course, follows him to the future to apprehend him. Thus begins the classic fish-out-of-water tale, with the past meeting the future. TIME AFTER TIME will premiere at midseason on ABC.

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BONES Sneak Peeks: Booth Takes on a Secret Service Case

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A Secret Service agent is murdered in this week’s BONES and it’s up to Booth, Aubrey and the Jeffersonian team to figure out who did it. When a drunk college student discovers the dead body of an agent just before a presidential visit to the area, Booth is ready to hit the ground running. When he turns to Secret Service agent and former colleague Brandt Walker, he’s shocked to learn that the government is hesitant about having a descendent of John Wilkes Booth on the case. As a result, Aubrey starts the investigation, but Booth is soon brought in. But why was the victim killed? Is this all related to the President or was there a personal reason?

Meanwhile, Brennan is in the midst of a severe flu and can’t work. She’s not used to being on the sidelines, however, and is particularly perturbed when Dr. Colin Fisher shows up as a consultant with the Secret Service. He’s thrilled to throw around his new credentials, while Brennan is desperately trying to prove that his theories are wrong and that she’s well enough to help out on the case. Finally, Hodgins takes a big risk to help out in the case by volunteering to seek out some evidence in a dangerous place.

Don’t miss an all new episode of BONES tonight (May 26) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

STAR Preview: First Look at Fox’s New Musical Drama

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Lee Daniels created a hit for Fox with EMPIRE and now the network is hoping for another popular musical drama series with STAR.

While EMPIRE is all about a musical family, STAR shines the light on a musical group. The series focuses on three talented singers who are all on the road to success. First there’s Star herself, “a tough-as-nails young woman, who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny.” She tracks down her sister, Simone, and her Instagram BFF, Alexandra, and the three women travel to Atlanta together to become stars. They soon meet Carlotta, who acts as a surrogate mother to the young crew, as well as Jahil, a down-on-his-luck talent agent who wants the girls to help revitalize his career.

As the girls delve deeper into the music business, “reality soon dawns on the girls’ fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost. And sometimes that cost is too high.”

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2016 Upfronts Coverage

The cast includes Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Benjamin Bratt as Jahil Rivera, Jude Demorest as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra and Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis. Lee Daniels (EMPIRE), Tom Donaghy, Charles Murray, Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown serve as executive producers.

STAR will air midseason on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (see Fox’s full fall and midseason schedule).

PITCH Preview: First Look at Fox’s New Baseball Drama Series

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Ginny Baker is the first woman to play Major League Baseball in PITCH, the inspirational new drama series from Fox.

Called up by the San Diego Padres to make her MLB debut, Ginny is catapulted to instant fame. But like any other rookie, she needs to prove herself to her teammates. First and foremost among them is Mike Lawson, the team’s star catcher. The pair also have instant chemistry — something neither of them want to admit.

Ginny does have some allies, including her old friend from the minor leagues, center fielder Blip Sanders. And acting as her guide is agent Amelia Slater, who saw Ginny’s star potential early. Ginny was also guided by her demanding father, Bill Baker. As Ginny tries to represent her gender while embarking on a successful baseball career, she’ll be considered the most important historical figure in sports since Jackie Robinson.

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2016 Upfronts Coverage

The cast includes Kylie Bunbury as Ginny Baker, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Mike Lawson, Ali Larter as Amelia Slater, Mark Consuelos as Oscar Arguella, Dan Lauria as Al Luongo, Mo McRae as Blip Sanders, Meagan Holder as Evelyn Sanders and Tim Jo as Eliot. Dan Fogelman (GALAVANT and GRANDFATHERED), Rick Singer, Kevin Falls, Tony Bill, Helen Bartlett, Jess Rosenthal and Paris Barclay serve as executive producers.

PITCH will air on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT this fall on Fox (see Fox’s full fall and midseason schedule).

24: LEGACY Preview: First Look at Fox’s New Action Series

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24 is back on Fox for the 2016-2017, albeit with a bit of a twist this time. While Jack Bauer won’t be saving the world one hour at a time in 24: LEGACY, we’ll see all new heroes step up to stop a devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Six months before the show begins, a squad of U.S. Army Rangers — led by Sergeant Eric Carter — killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid in Yemen. After the death, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. After a recent attempt on Carter’s life, he realizes that his team is now exposed.

In order to stop more attacks, Carter seeks out Rebecca Ingram, a brilliant intelligence officer who helped lead the raid. She’s since stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU in order to support her husband’s, Senator John Donovan, run for President. Carter and Ingram soon uncover a  ”sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: “Who can we trust?’”.

Read The TV Addict’s Full 2016 Upfronts Coverage

The cast includes Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter, Miranda Otto as Rebecca Ingram, Jimmy Smits as Senator John Donovan, Teddy Sears as Keith Mullins, Dan Bucatinsky as Andy Shalowitz, Anna Diop as Nicole Carter, Ashley Thomas as Isaac Carter, Charlie Hofheimer as Ben Grimes, Coral Pena as Mariana Stiles and Sheila Vand as Nilaa. Howard Gordon (24 and HOMELAND), Brian Grazer, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Stephen Hopkins and Kiefer Sutherland serve as executive producers.

24: LEGACY will air midseason on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fox (see Fox’s full fall and midseason schedule).