Fall TV 2016: Every new series coming to ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX and NBC
Here are all the new shows the broadcast networks have ordered for 2016-17. As of posting time, this list is obviously a work in progress; it will be updated as more pickups are made.
(New series trailers)
“Conviction”: A former first daughter and attorney (Hayley Atwell) takes a job from her “nemesis” in order to avoid a jail sentence. She then works to overturn wrongful convictions.
“Designated Survivor”: Kiefer Sutherland is a second-tier Cabinet member suddenly elevated to the presidency after a catastrophe in Washington.
“Notorious”: Based on the lives of defense lawyer Mark Geragos and TV producer Wendy Walker, the show looks at the intersection of the law and the media. Daniel Sunjata and Piper Perabo star.
“Still Star-Crossed”: From “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” writer Heather Mitchell and Shondaland comes what’s essentially a sequel to “Romeo and Juliet.” It follows the fallout for the Montagues and Capulets after — spoiler alert — Romeo and Juliet die.
“Time After Time”: Based on the 1979 movie about famed author and futurist H.G. Wells chasing Jack the Ripper through time. Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries”) executive produces.
American Housewife (formerly “The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport”): Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, “Mike & Molly”) is not the perfectly put together wife and mom that many of her fellow residents of Westport, Conn., seem to be. She doesn’t care.
“Downward Dog”: Based on a web series, it’s the tale of a struggling young woman (Allison Tolman, “Fargo”) and her dog — as told from the point of view of the dog. Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) also stars.
“Imaginary Mary”: A woman’s (Jenna Elfman) life gets upended when she meets her dream man (Stephen Schneider, “Broad City”), who comes with an ex-wife and three kids. Things get really complicated when her childhood imaginary friend (a CGI character voiced by Rachel Dratch) shows up again.
“Speechless”: Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie star in this family comedy as parents of a special-needs kid (Micah Fowler, who in real life has cerebral palsy). Mom Maya is on a crusade for her son, fighting slights “real and imagined.”
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“Bull”: Based on the life of Dr. Phil McGraw (who’s an executive producer), the show stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull, who leads a trial consulting practice and makes it his job to get inside the heads of people involved in court cases.
“Doubt”: A defense lawyer (Katherine Heigl) starts to fall for her client (Steven Pasquale) — who’s on trial for a brutal murder. Laverne Cox, Dule Hill, Elliott Gould and Dreama Walker also star.
“MacGyver”: A redo of the 1980s-90s ABC series, featuring a younger title character (Lucas Till) who starts a group dedicated to preventing disasters.
“Pure Genius”: A young Silicon Valley entrepreneur (Augustus Prew) uses some of his fortune to fund a cutting-edge hospital run by a surgeon with a sketchy past. From Jason Katims (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”).
“Training Day”: Based on the 2001 movie, the show also pairs an idealistic young LAPD officer (Justin Cornwell) with an older, shadier detective (Bill Paxton).
“The Great Indoors”: Joel McHale plays a magazine writer who leaves the field and becomes deskbound overseeing a group of younger, tech-oriented people in the magazine’s digital operation.
“Kevin Can Wait”: One-time “King of Queens” Kevin James returns to CBS as a recently retired New York City cop who discovers life at home is filled just as many minefields as his former job.
“Man with a Plan”: Matt LeBlanc plays a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work. It’s not as easy as he thought.
(New series trailers)
“Frequency”: Based on the 2000 movie of the same name, it follows a young detective (Peyton List) who discovers she can communicate with her now-dead father (Riley Smith) 20 years in the past via ham radio.
“No Tomorrow”: A buttoned-up woman (Tori Anderson) falls for a free-spirited man (Josh Sasse), who is the way he is because he thinks the end of the world is nigh.
“Riverdale”: A self-described “subversive” take on the classic Archie comics characters, set in the present day and exploring the “darkness and weirdness” under the surface of the town where they live.
(“Supergirl” is also migrating to The CW after airing its first season on CBS.)
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“24: Legacy”: A new, Jack Bauer-less version of the long-running FOX series will feature the same real-time format and a new set of CTU agents played by Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smits and Miranda Otto, among others.
“APB”: A tech billionaire (Justin Kirk) uses his fortune to take over a Chicago PD precinct and turn it into a “better, faster and smarter” private police force.
“The Exorcist”: A modern-day reworking of the classic horror film starring Geena Davis as the mother of a possessed girl and Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels as two priests working on the case.
“Lethal Weapon”: TV version of the movie franchise with Clayne Crawford (“Rectify,” “24”) as Riggs and Damon Wayans Sr. as Murtaugh.
“Pitch”: Dramedy about the first woman (Kylie Bunbury, “Under the Dome”) to play major league baseball.
“Shots Fired”: A limited series from “Beyond the Lights” director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood about a “racially charged” shooting in North Carolina. The cast includes Sanaa Lathan, Helen Hunt, Tristan Wilds, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Aisha Hinds and Stephan James.
“Star”: “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels brings a new music-themed drama to the network that focuses on three young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) trying to break into the business.
“Making History”: Three friends (Leighton Meester, Adam Pally, Yassir Lester) from two different centuries balance time-travel adventures with everyday concerns in their own lives.
“The Mick”: A small-time hustler (Kaitlin Olson of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) has a shot at the life of luxury she’s wanted, provided she can take care of her wealthy, on-the-lam sister’s three spoiled kids.
“Son of Zorn”: A live-action/animated hybrid about a cartoon hero (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) who moves to real-life Orange County in an attempt to reconnect with his ex (Cheryl Hines) and their son (Johnny Pemberton).
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“The Blacklist: Redemption”: Ryan Eggold’s “Blacklist” character transitions to a spinoff. His character Tom Keen/Christopher Hargrave teams up with his mother, Scottie (Famke Janssen) as part of a covert organization that tackles problems governments want to keep at arm’s length.
“Chicago Justice”: The fourth prong of NBC’s Chicago franchise focuses on prosecutors in the State’s Attorney’s office. The cast includes Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka.
“Emerald City”: A retelling of the “Wizard of Oz” story featuring a 20-year-old Dorothy (Adria Ajorna) being swept into Oz, where a lot more than Munchkins and wicked witches await her.
“Midnight, Texas”: Based on a series of novels by Charlaine Harris (“True Blood”), the show is set in a small Texas town where everyday life and the supernatural bump up against each other.
“Taken”: A prequel to the Liam Neeson movie series featuring a younger Bryan Mills (Clive Standen of “Vikings”) and is career as a “deadly CIA operative.”
“This Is Us”: A dramedy from the team behind “Crazy, Stupid, Love” about a group of people (among them Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia) whose lives cross paths and intertwine, in part because some characters share a birthday.
“Timeless”: A professor, a scientist and a soldier team to up travel through time to catch a criminal who wants to destroy America by altering its history. Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett and Matt Lanter star.
“The Good Place”: Kristen Bell plays a woman who realizes she’s not a very good person and tries to make up for it, with help from Ted Danson. “Parks and Recreation” co-creator Mike Schur executive produces.
“Great News”: A TV news producer (Briga Heelan) learns her mom (Andrea Martin), who is re-entering the workforce, got an internship at the station where she works. Tracey Wigfield (“30 Rock”) executive produces with Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
“Marlon”: Marlon Wayans (who also executive produces) plays a divorced father of two kids who’s committed to working with his ex (Essence Atkins) to raise their kids, even as he needs to grow up a little himself.
“Powerless”: Set in the DC Comics universe, the show revolves around an insurance adjuster (Vanessa Hudgens) who handles claims of regular people impacted by the damage superheroes cause. Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk and Christina Kirk also star.
“Trial & Error”: A young lawyer (Nicholas D’Agosto, “Gotham”) defends an eccentric college professor (John Lithgow) in a murder case in this comedic take on the prevalence of true-crime documentaries.