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The fall TV season begins tonight
September 24th, 2018 under ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC. [ Comments: none ]

It is the first Monday after the Emmys and that means it is time for the start of the fall season on broadcast TV. As much as this pains to me say, this is the weakest one for new shows in a really long time. Since there are a lot of shows premiering over the next few weeks, I am going to put them all in one post on a daily basis from, what I think is, best to worst.

The best show of the night goes to a new one and that is Manifest that debuts on NBC at 10p. Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) and her family went on vacation with her brother, Ben (Josh Dallas), his wife Grace (Athena Karkanis), their twins, Cal (Jack Messina) and Olive (Luna Blaise) and their parents (Malachy Cleary and Geraldine Leer) and it is time to go home.

Michaela is ready to get home, but she will do anything not to travel with her nagging mom. When the airline opens up 4 seats, she decides to go along with her brother and his son who is battling cancer. Cal’s diagnosis is grim, so Ben wants to spend some time alone with him. They just have no idea what will happen next.

Their flight seems normal until they hit some turbulence. Once things level out, it is time to land at JFK. Air traffic control tells them to land at a nearby airport instead. When they get there, they find out that it has been 5 and 1/2 years since they took off. No one has aged a day in that time, while everyone else on the ground, including their family, has.

After several hours of quarantine, the passengers are reunited with their families. Now, they have to adjust to being together again. That is not the only difference, they start hearing a voice in their head that tells them to do something. They do not understand and that is something we are going to find out.

While I really like the pilot, I am cautionary optimistic because we have been down this road before with sci-fi shows. They give a good pilot and then it is all downhill from there. Hopefully, this will break that pattern. Please break the pattern because there is a lot of potential here.

For the rest of tonight’s reviews, then click here!


ABC’s old TGIF stars with the new ones
September 20th, 2018 under ABC, Speechless. [ Comments: none ]

Last year, ABC didn’t think that they needed sitcoms on Friday and they were very wrong. Therefore, they are making TGIF a thing again.

Remember in the ’90s our Fridays nights were full of Perfect Strangers, its spinoff Family Matters and Boy Meets World? Now in 2018, it is about ’90s based sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and modern-day’s Speechless.

Thus, someone at ABC thought it would be cool to merge the two eras with stars from the past and present. They are PS’s cousins Bronson Pinchot and Mark-Linn Baker, everyone’s favorite dad Reginald VelJohnson from FM, BMW teen dream queen Danielle Fishel, FOB’s Constance Wu and Randall Park, and Speechless’ John Ross Bowie and Cedric Yarbough.

You know if ABC were smart, they would do a massive revival of their old shows. Seeing the stars from yesteryear makes me miss them and Dinosaurs. I want my baby back because you gotta love him!

Until then I will be spending my Fridays with Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless starting on October 5th at 8p.


The Good Doctor season 2 promo is just what the doctor ordered
August 30th, 2018 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

Last season, The Good Doctor was my favorite new show. There was just something so special about it. All season long each episode delivered the perfect remedy for the Monday blues.

When a show has a really amazing first season, you worry the second season will not be as good. Today, ABC released the first look for the medical drama and it looks like it will not be suffering the sophomore slump.

Which is a good thing for The Good Doctor. Make sure to mark your calendars because you are not going to want to miss the season premiere on September 24th.

BTW when it comes to what is my favorite new show for this season. It is another medical drama, NBC’s New Amsterdam.


When will your favorite ABC shows be back?
July 24th, 2018 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

We are exactly two months away from the start of ABC’s 2017-2018 season. I know that because they released when their old shows will be back and their new ones will debut. ABC will be airing not, but two editions of Dancing with the Stars. One for adults and one for kids. Why it is not paired with Child Support is beyond me.

Their Tuesday night shows are being delayed because of The Connors late production start, because you know why, and they cannot start without it. At least they think they cannot. They are risking taking a beating because of the late start.

When it comes to why I posted the A Million Little Things trailer, I did it because it is the absolute worst new show of the year. Actually in a really long time. Great cast, horrible writing and plotline. It was like let’s make a show more depressing than This Is Us, but don’t include any of the heart or redeeming qualities. It is depressing to be depressing and that is all. When it comes to the others, I will discuss them at a later date.

8:00-10:01 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Season 27 premiere)
10:01-11:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor” (Season 2 premiere)

8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs” (Season 6 premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “American Housewife” (Season 3 premiere; new time)
9:00-9:31 p.m. “Modern Family” (Season 10 premiere)
9:31-10:00 p.m. “Single Parents” (Series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things” (Series premiere)

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (Season 15 premiere; two hours)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder” (Season 5 premiere)

7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Season 29 premiere)

9:00-10:00 p.m. “Station 19” (Season 2 premiere)

8:00-8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (Season 5 premiere; new day and time)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Speechless” (Season 3 premiere; new day)
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Child Support” (Season 2 premiere; new time)

8:00-10:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” (Series premiere; two hours)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (Season 10 premiere)

10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Alec Baldwin Show” (Series premiere)

8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Conners” (Series premiere)
8:30-9:00 p.m. “The Kids Are Alright” (Series premiere)
9:00-9:30 p.m. “black-ish” (Season 5 premiere)
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Splitting Up Together” (Season 2 premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “The Rookie” (Series premiere)


ABC’s Fall Schedule Is…
May 15th, 2018 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”

8:00 p.m. “Roseanne”
8:30 p.m. “The Kids Are Alright”
9:00 p.m. “black-ish”
9:30 p.m. “Splitting Up Together”
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie”

8:00 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
8:30 p.m. “American Housewife” (new time)
9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. “Single Parents”
10:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things”

8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
9:00 p.m. “Station 19”
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”

8:00 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat” (new day and time)
8:30 p.m. “Speechless” (new day and time)
9:00 p.m. “Child Support” (new time)
10:00 p.m. “20/20”

7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors”
9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
10:00 p.m. “The Alec Baldwin Show” (new title)

ABC announced their schedule for the fall, and it looks like they will be in trouble again. Mondays are strong. On Tuesdays, I think Roseanne will come crashing down to earth with its ratings. Meaning the other shows will take a hit. The Kids Are All Right sounds awful, which will bring down Black-ish and Splitting Up Together. I am also not loving The Rookie. Sorry Nathan Fillion, I think you are better than this. Wednesdays start off OK, but the two new shows don’t sound good. Thursdays are Shonda’s nights. I cannot complain about Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless being on Friday because at least they are coming back. Sundays will be interesting. It is throw a whole bunch of reality togther and see if it works. No rhyme or reason.

What is crazy is they are holding Schooled, The Goldbergs’ spinoff, until midseason. That has already proven to be a sucess. For the People moves to Thursday after Murder ends it season. Agents of SHIELD will not be back until next summer. If networks were more willing to cancel shows before airing all the episodes ordered, I bet you most of their new shows would be gone by November sweeps.

Time to start looking for a new head because it is going to be another bad season for them. What do you think?

To read descriptions of the new shows, then click here!


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