Fall 2013 Broadcast Network TV Schedule Night By Night Grids

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May 16th, 2013

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This TV season is all but over now, but next season will be here before you know it.  Here's a look at how each night stacks up based on the fall schedules announced this week.

Grids for all the nights are at the bottom of this post. In the past we've broken them up into separate posts for each day of the week. As we get closer to the fall season, we'' probably do just that. But it's all-in-one post for now.

Even More New Shows Than Last Year

Last year there were 20 new shows debuting in the early fall -- that count excludes "Fox Sports Saturday" and also excludes "Malibu Country" which didn't debut until later in the fall. This year there are more than 25% more new shows for a total of 26 -- that count excludes "Almost Human" and "Enlisted" which won't debut until later in the fall.

What Catches Ratings Watchers Eyes?

There will be no shortage of things to capture a ratings watcher's attention . How will CBS's expanded Thursday comedy block and new Monday comedies fare? How well will The Voice age? What happens to Person of Interest on a new night and later time with a smaller lead in? Revolution at 8pm? How bad is it going to be for Beauty and the Beast on a new day with Hart of Dixie as its lead-in?

But at least at the start of the season I can't imagine anything will capture more attention, even with ratings watchers, than the launch of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.  Maybe I just lack imagination.  Those watching the NBA Finals on ABC in June can get back to me after they've seen the Agents of SHIELD promo for the 10,000th time.



  • Andersonreds

    New shows i’ll pick up




    Agents of Shield


    The Tomorrow People


    Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

    I’ll probably do what I’ve done for the past three years though and DVR all the pilots then delete each show as i deiced i don’t like them.

  • Jelly86

    I think Hostages will hold up very well on Monday night against The Blacklist. CBS will be much more competitive although NBC will win Monday because of The Voice. I could see The Voice lower next season. Dancing will definitely be lower in demos and viewers. I think most of NBC’s new shows look horrible, especially, The Michael J. Fox Show.

  • Bran

    Blacklist-live/DVR will wait for pilot
    Biggest Loser-live (i dont know why but i really love it)
    B99-live (top new comedy) (will watch at 9 so i can skip commercials for NG and TW)
    Trophy Wife-live
    New girl-live
    Back in the game-DVR
    Modern Family-Live
    Super Fun Night-LIve
    The Millers-DVR
    WElcome to the Family-Live
    Sean saves the worls-after greys
    Junior Mastechef-Live
    SHark Tank-Live
    Football if its a good game
    Catch up on TV

    The real question is how many shows ill give up on midseason

  • Justin121

    I like this more than your annual night-by-night breakdown.

    Monday: Blacklist and Hostages


    Go ABC! all-new night that is better than all the others. Chicago Fire will break through. CBS is stale.

    Wednesday: nothing. Maybe The Tomorrow People will be Heroes-done-right.


    Wonderlan, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal make ABC a force to be reckoned with.

    Glee and Idol are weaker than ever. 2 new sitcoms, aging 2.5 Men, dud Elemantary are not boding well for CBS. NBC will be 4th-net-out like it has for years.

    Friday: Dracula.

    Sunday: Betryal only new show. Hope it’s goid.

  • sarah nz

    Waiting for scheduling confirmation for: Gang Related, Mixology, Star Crossed, The 100, 24, Wayward Pines (maybe need trailer).

    New shows *

    MONDAY: *Almost Human, *Sleepy Hallow, *Blacklist, *Hostages (maybe), *Intelligence
    TUESDAY: *Shield, *Brooklyn 99, Supernatural, *Goldbergs, PoI
    WEDNESDAY: Arrow, *The Tomorrow People
    THURSDAY: *Wonderland (maybe), *The Millers, *MJF
    FRIDAY: *Dracula, *Crossbones (maybe need trailer)
    SUNDAY: *Believe (maybe need trailer), *Crisis (maybe need trailer)

    With Dexter ending and Under the Dome upcoming ‘just’ have GoT, The Americans, Dr Who, Orphan Black, Continuum, Defiance, and maybe TWD.

    Flippin heck that is a lot of shows… there may have to be some judicious pruning a couple of weeks after the season premiere’s.

    Does anyone know when Sherlock S3 and Luther S3 is coming ?

  • POIFanatic

    These are the shows I plan on watching.

    Monday: Castle, The Blacklist, Hostages, Sleepy Hollow, Mom! (Only one old show. All the rest are new.)
    Tuesday: Person of Interest, Supernatural, SHIELD, The Originals, The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife! (This is insane. Tuesdays used to be a barren wasteland for me.)
    Wednesday: Revolution, Arrow, Modern Family, The Tomorrow People, Back in the Game.
    Thursday: The Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, OUAT in Wonderland, Welcome to the Family, Sean Saves the World.
    Friday: Dracula
    Sunday: The Mentalist, The Good Wife.

    That’s a ton of shows. But I won’t be watching half of them every week even though I desperately want to. I just won’t have the time. Most of them, I’ll marathon during the breaks or after the season gets over like I’m doing with Mentalist, Arrow, Grey’s, Good Wife, Scandal, Castle, TBBT, etc. The only shows I regularly watched during the past few months were Supernatural, Person of Interest, Game of Thrones, Revolution and Modern Family.

    Compared to last year, this year has a lot of potential good shows in the wings.

  • POIFanatic

    @Sarah: I heard Sherlock will start production in the fall and will probably be on the schedule a few months into 2014.

  • RyanCanada

    im really annoyed M&M isnt on the fall schedule, they really are the new Rules Of Engagment smh

  • POIFanatic

    I’m also watching Intelligence, Resurrection, etc, but didn’t add them since they are not on the fall schedule.

  • RonDigi

    Shield will suffer up against NCIS and The Originals.

  • sarah nz

    @ poifanatic – thank you :)

  • BrieK

    I watch too much television. And, to think this grid doesn’t include cable.

  • Mark

    I’ll be watching:

    Monday: HIMYM, 2 Broke Girls, Hostages, The Blacklist, Almost Human
    Tuesday: Brooklyn 9-9, New Girl, The Mindy Project, SHIELD, The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Lucky 7, The Originals
    Wednesday: The Middle, Modern Family, Super Fun Night, Nashville, SVU, The Tomorrow People, Survivor, The X Factor
    Thursday: Wonderland, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Parks and Rec, Parenthood, The Crazy Ones, The Vampire Diaries, The X Factor
    Friday: Shark Tank, Dracula
    Sunday: Once Upon A Time, Revenge

  • Justin121

    There will be four 8:30 bombs out of the gate:

    CBS Monday’s We Are Men

    FOX Tuesday’s Brooklyn 9-9

    ABC Wednesday’s Back in the Game

    NBC Thursday’s Welcome to the Family

    One or two of them will be the first cancellation of the season.

    Though I’m not sure which one out of FOX’s Dads or Brooklyn will bomb harder / faster.

    We’re sure gonna have a lot of Partners / Ben and Kates this year.

  • Illinois

    What I’ll be watching next Season:

    – How I Met Your Mother (Live)
    – We Are Men (at least the Pilot)
    – 2 Broke Girls (DVR)
    – Sleepy Hollow (Live)
    – Hostages (Live)
    – The Blacklist (DVR)

    – NCIS (Live)
    – Supernatural (Live)
    – NCIS: Los Angeles (DVR)
    – Person of Interest (DVR)
    – Chicago Fire (Live)

    – CSI (Live)
    – Arrow (Live)
    – Law & Order: SVU (DVR)
    – Criminal Minds (Live)
    – The Miidle (DVR)

    – The Big Bang Theory (Live)
    – The Millers (Live)
    – The Crazy Ones (Live)
    – Two and a Half Men (Live)
    – Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (DVR)
    – Elementary (DVR)
    – Sean Saves the World (DVR)
    – The Michael J. Fox Show (DVR)
    – Undercover Boss (DVR)
    – Last Man Standing (Live)
    – The Neighbors (Live)
    – Hawaii Five-0 (Live)
    – Blue Bloods (Live)
    – Shark Tank (DVR)
    – Grimm (DVR)

    – The Simpsons (Live)
    – Bob’s Burgers (Live)
    – Family Guy (DVR)
    – American Dad! (DVR)
    – The Mentalist (Live)
    – Once Upon a Time (DVR)
    – Revennge (DVR)

  • David Howell

    Monday – if The Voice doesn’t start collapsing after the first two-cycle year, ABC are in a massive hole, and FOX will be counting down the days to January and the return of the Bones/Following lineup. If it does, then Mom has a shot at being a big breakout hit, 2BG will be back in business, and Mike & Molly settles nicely into 8:30 when (not if) We Are Men becomes the next Partners.

    Tuesday – ABC trying to get off to a Marvel-lous start here, but I’m not convinced about the comedies – I’d swap the two nights, this Tuesday lineup feels like a pair of Wednesday shows and the SHIELD lead-in would best be used on something splashy. Speaking of which, that’s what Fox are trying with a new Tuesday dudecom hour, but that’ll be slaughtered by SHIELD and FOX will be left with all winter to regret their error wasting the SB lead-out on New Girl instead of The Following. Not sure if CBS will win the night in 18-49, but they’ll a) be in the mix, b) quite possibly outstrip every other network combined in total viewers.

    Wednesday – Wait, ABC have just given their best slot to a reject from CBS’s worst comedy pilot season ever?!? Between that and the Fox singing show collapses, CBS will win this night without even trying. Revolution will finish its run on Saturdays, by which time NBC will have had at least two sixth-placed finishes on the night if Tomorrow People does well (yes, sixth, because Univision will beat that NBC lineup every single week).

    Thursday – CBS must really like The Millers. We already knew they really liked Elementary, of course. If this lineup does go wrong, expect ABC to take the night – Wonderland is their best choice in years for the zero hour (presold concept, compatible with Grey’s, counterprogramming to the big show in the slot), Grey’s will destroy Glee (again), and Scandal has to be tipped as the top 10pm show on television and the top drama in broadcast. If Fox think they can beat that lineup with their crumbling musical duet, good luck to them. As for NBC, even their attempt to call CBS’s bluff didn’t work, as CBS opted for a singlecam at 9 and a big name at 9:30 to create two bad matchups for NBC in the hour.

    Friday – CBS go with no new shows on the night! Hurrah! Probably the most sensible set of Friday lineups I’ve ever seen all the way around, but I fancy ABC to win the night with Shark Tank and 20/20 cleaning up on the scripted competition.

    Sunday – clearly this schedule ignores the elephant in the room – I would not be shocked if TWD beats football at least once, especially if we get more widespread concern over concussion issues in the NFL (and seeing as it popped up on the presidential radar in February, I could see that happening). ABC will stem the bleeding in the fall going rerun-free, FOX and CBS will do what they do on Sundays, and the fun will be on cable once again.

  • James

    I think I’ll watch:
    Monday: The Voice
    Tuesday: SHIELD, The Voice, Chicago Fire
    Wednesday: The Middle, SVU (Maybe X-Factor), Nashville
    Thursday: Once Wonderland or Big Bang or Parks (i dont have a right option), Grey’s, Scandal
    Friday: The Neighbors, Shark Tank
    Saturday: Saturday Night Football
    Sunday: The Simpsons, Revenge

  • NJ VIewer

    Where’s Nikita?

  • donnie

    All of ABC’S shows will be cancelled early.

  • DougF

    Why do some people think Agents of SHIELD will struggle in part because of The Originals?

    They barely share an audience

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