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.