The 2013-14 season is upon us. Fox premieres a few of their new shows this week, and the season officially begins next Monday, September 23. Here's a repost of our earlier look at how each night stacks up.
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.
Note: When we originally created these grids last Spring, Fox's Enlisted was scheduled to premiere on Fridays in late Fall. It is now scheduled to premiere on January 10.