Day: September 6, 2022

What’s new this fall? Here’s the line-up

Here’s a round-up of new fall TV shows.
In each category, we start with broadcast, which used to dominate each fall. (A separate story offers an overview of the broadcas5 networks; also, their schedules are listed under “Quick News and Comments.”) We list basic cable next, then pay-cable and finally streaming. In those sub-categories, they’re chronological.
DRAMA (with music)
— “Monarch,” Fox. Trace Adkins and Susan Sarandon play country-music stars, with their own label run by their son. One daughter has the looks and ambition for stardom; the other has the talent. Then big events change everything. The music is great, the drama is soapy and Nashville stars drop in; shown here is Shania Twain’s brief visit in the second episode. (Debuts about 8 p.m. ET Sept. 11, after football; then 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 20). Read more…

New season: Here’s the schedule

Here’s the fall schedule for the five main commercial broadcast networks. (A separate story offers an overview.) Most shows debut the week of Sept. 19; exceptions have their starting dates in parentheses:
— MONDAYS: ABC: “Bachelor in Paradise” (Oct. 3), 8 p.m.; “The Good Doctor” (Oct. 3), 10. CBS: “The Neighborhood,” 8 p.m.; “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30; “NCIS,” 9; NCIS: Hawaii,” 10. NBC: “The Voice,” 8 p.m., “Quantum Leap” (NEW, shown here), 10; Fox: “9-1-1,” 8 p.m., “The Cleaning Lady,” 9; CW, “All American,” 8 p.m., “All American: Homecoming,” 9. Read more…

Best-bets for Sept. 8: Football begins; Pinocchio arrives

1) Football, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC. The colleges had their week in the spotlight, but now the pros take over. The season opens with the Los Angeles Rams (shown here) at home – the same spot where they won last year’s Super Bowl. The Rams (12-5 in the regular season) host the Buffalo Bills (11-6). The pre-game show starts at 7 p.m. ET, sometimes cutting to J Balvin’s nearby concert. Read more…

New-season preview: a tough ride for networks

A new TV season is ready to go..
It has a starting date (Sept. 19), a few shows and a lot of promos. What it lacks is the old blend of Hollywood hope, hype and a sense of something big.
There have been big things lately, but not on the broadcast nertworks, the ones.that send out shows for free (with commercials), over the air
A “Game of Thrones” prequel on HBO collided with a “Lord of the Rings” prequel on Amazon Prime, both spending mega-money. Disney+ launched a pile of new shows on one day (Sept. 8). Mere broadcast networks — with pleasant new shows like “So Help Me Todd” (shown here) — can only make a so-so counter-attack; consider: Read more…