Here is every new series the broadcast networks have picked up for the 2017-18 season. The list will be updated as more pickups are made.



“The Crossing” (midseason): Refugees seek asylum in a small town — although they say they’re fleeing a war in the United States that hasn’t actually happened yet. Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez and Sandrine Holt star in the show from creators Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie (“Scorpion,” “Revenge”).

“Deception” (midseason): When an illusionist (Jack Cutmore-Scott) loses his career to scandal, he finds a way to redeem himself — via the FBI. The bureau recruits him to stage tricks that help catch criminals. Chris Fedak (“Chuck,” “Forever”) created the show.

“For the People” (midseason): A legal drama set in the U.S. District Court in New York City follows lawyers both in and out of the courtroom. It comes from Shondaland and “Scandal” writer-producer Paul William Davies.

“The Good Doctor” (fall, 10 p.m. ET/PT Monday): A young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome (Freddie Highmore of “Bates Motel”) joins the staff at a hospital where he has to prove he’s capable of caring for patients despite being unable to read social cues. Based on a Korean show; “House” creator David Shore and “Hawaii Five-0’s” Daniel Dae Kim are executive producers.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” (formerly “The Gospel of Kevin”) (fall, 10 p.m. Tuesday): Jason Ritter stars as a rootless guy whose life changes when a “celestial being” tasks him with a mission that could possibly save the world. “Agent Carter’s” Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters are the creators.

“Inhumans” (fall, 9 p.m. Friday): The Marvel title about a group of alien-human hybrid beings comes to TV (and IMAX theaters for the first two episodes). Anson Mount (“Hell on Wheels”), Serinda Swan (“Graceland”), Iwan Rheon (“Game of  Thrones”), Ken Leung (“Lost,” “The Night Shift”), Isabelle Cornish and Eme Ikwuakor lead the cast. Fall, 9 p.m. Fridays.

“Ten Days in the Valley” (fall, 10 p.m. Sunday): Kyra Sedgwick stars as a writer and producer on a TV crime show. When her daughter is kidnapped, her personal and professional lives intertwine in a very disturbing way.

Untitled “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff (midseason): Details on the spinoff are scant, as the project was just announced at ABC’s upfront, but we know it will be set in a Seattle fire station. “Grey’s” veteran Stacy McKee is writing it.


“Alex, Inc.” (midseason; formerly untitled Zach Braff and “Start Up”): A journalist (Braff) decides to leave his stable job and start his own business. Inspired by the podcast “StartUp,” the show comes from former “Scrubs” writer-producer Matt Tarses. Braff also directed the pilot.

“The Mayor” (fall, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday): A young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for mayor of his hometown as a way to boost his music career. Then he wins and has to figure out how to govern. Yvette Nicole Brown, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears also star.

“Splitting Up Together” (midseason): Adapted by “Suburgatory” creator Emily Kapnek, the show stars Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson as a couple who reignite their relationship when they get divorced. Diane Farr, Bobby Lee and Lindsay Price also star.



“Instinct” (midseason): A former CIA operative (Alan Cumming), now a professor, is drawn back toward his old life when the NYPD asks him for help catching a serial killer. The show is based on a forthcoming book by James Patterson. Midseason.

“SEAL Team” (fall, 9 p.m. Wednesday): Follows an elite unit of Navy SEALs as it plans and executes dangerous missions. David Boreanaz (“Bones”) stars along with Max Theriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks and Jessica Pare; Ben Cavell (“Justified”) is the creator.

“SWAT” (fall, 10 p.m. Thursday starting Nov. 2): A sergeant with the LAPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics unit (Shemar Moore, “Criminal Minds”) is torn between loyalty to his team and the people he grew up with in Los Angeles. Shawn Ryan (“Timeless,” “The Shield”) is executive producing the show from writer Aaron Thomas (“CSI: NY”).

“Wisdom of the Crowd” (fall, 8 p.m. Sunday): A tech entrepreneur (Jeremy Piven) creates a crowdsourcing app to help solve his daughter’s murder and hopes to revolutionize law enforcement in the process. Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalia Tena and Monica Potter also star.


“9JKL” (fall, 8:30 p.m. Monday): Mark Feuerstein created and stars in this show in which he plays a guy living in the New York apartment where he grew up — with his parents (Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould) in the apartment on one side and his brother and sister-in-law (David Walton, Liza Lapira) and their baby on the other.

“By the Book” (midseason): Based on A.J. Jacobs’ book “The Year of Living Biblically,” it stars Jay R. Ferguson (“The Real O’Neals,” “Mad Men”) as a man who decides to live strictly by biblical rules, which turns out to be harder than he anticipates.

“Me, Myself & I” (fall, 9:30 p.m. Monday through Oct. 23, 9 p.m. Monday thereafter): The single-camera show tracks the life of one man over 50 years: as a teenager in the early ’90s, a 40-year-old in the present (Bobby Moynihan) and as a 65-year-old in 2042 (John Larroquette). Dan Kopelman (“Galavant,” “Malcolm in the Middle”) created it.

“Young Sheldon” (fall, 8:30 p.m. Thursday starting Nov. 2): A “Big Bang Theory” spinoff following the life of the preteen Sheldon Cooper (Iain Arimtage, “Big Little Lies”) growing up in Texas. The cast also includes Zoe Perry (“Scandal”) as Sheldon’s mother, Lance Barber as his dad and Raegan Revord and Montana Jordan as his siblings.

The CW


“Black Lightning” (midseason): The network’s fifth DC superhero show centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams, “Hart of Dixie”), a retired superhero turned teacher who’s pulled back into his former life. Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil (“The Game,” “Being Mary Jane”) created the show, which was initially developed at FOX before moving to The CW.

“Dynasty” (fall, 9 p.m. Wednesday): A reboot of the 1980s ABC soap from “Gossip Girl” EPs Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Nathalie Kelley (“The Vampire Diaries”) plays Cristal, whose engagement to billionaire Blake Carrington (Grant Show) ruffles feathers in the family. The cast also includes Elizabeth Gillies, Alan Dale, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley and Rafael de la Feuente.

“Valor” (fall, 9 p.m. Monday): Matt Barr (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Christina Ochoa (“Animal Kingdom”) lead the cast of this show set at a U.S. air base. The action centers on a group of helicopter pilots who fly clandestine missions and the investigation of one that went wrong. It comes from writer Kyle Jarrow.


“Life Sentence” (midseason): A young woman (Lucy Hale) previously diagnosed with terminal cancer finds out she’s not dying after all. She then has to reckon with some of the decisions she made when she thought she didn’t have much time left. Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith created it.



“9-1-1” (midseason): Angela Bassett will star in this series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (“American Horror Story,” “Glee”) about the lives of first responders — police officers, paramedics and firefighters — who put their lives on the line to help others. FOX says it will be based on “real-life experiences.”

“The Gifted” (fall, 9 p.m. Monday): An “X-Men”-adjacent series from Marvel (and “X-Men” director Byran Singer) that centers on a family whose lives are upended when the kids (Natalie Alyn Lind, “The Goldbergs,” and Percy Hynes White) start to display mutant powers. Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer play their parents. Matt Nix (“Burn Notice,” “APB”) is the showrunner, and Singer directed the pilot and is an executive producer.

“The Orville” (fall, 9 p.m. Thursday): Seth MacFarlane’s first live-action show for FOX is a sci-fi series set on a “mid-level exploratory spaceship” probing the galaxy in the 25th century. MacFarlane stars as the captain of the Orville, with Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights,” “Agents of SHIELD”) as his ex-wife and first officer. Jon Favreau directed the pilot.

“The Resident” (midseason): A senior resident at a hospital (Matt Czuchry, “The Good Wife,” “Gilmore Girls”) takes a new doctor (Manish Dayal) under his wing and shows the rookie all that’s good and bad about 21st century medicine. Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp and Shaunette Wilson also star in the show from writers Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi.


“Ghosted” (fall, 8:30 p.m. Sunday): A true believer (Adam Scott) and a skeptic (Craig Robinson) are recruited by a government agency to investigate a wave of paranormal occurrences in Los Angeles. Ally Walker and Adeel Akhtar also star; Tom Gormican (“That Awkward Moment”) created the show.

“LA to Vegas” (midseason): The ensemble show follows a group of people — crew and passengers who make a weekly flight from Burbank to Las Vegas in hopes of striking it rich. Dylan McDermott, Ed Weeks (“The Mindy Project”), Kim Matula, Olivia Macklin, Nathan Lee Graham and Peter Stormare star; Lon Zimmet (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is the creator.



“The Brave” (fall, 10 p.m. Monday; formerly “For God and Country”): Follows a group of military operatives who put themselves in peril and “make personal sacrifices” to undertake secret missions behind enemy lines. Anne Heche and Mike Vogel lead the cast; Dean Georgaris (“The Manchurian Candidate”) created the show.

“Good Girls” (midseason): Three women struggling to make ends meet hatch a plan to rob a supermarket, which of course leads to much bigger problems. Retta (“Parks and Recreation”) and Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”) play two of the three leads; the third part is being recast. Jenna Bans (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) created the series.

“Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (fall, 10 p.m. Thursday): A limited series — and what NBC hopes is the first of an “American Crime Story”-style anthology — about the 1990s trial of brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez for murdering their parents. Edie Falco stars as defense lawyer Leslie Abramson.

“Reverie” (midseason): A former hostage negotiator (Sarah Shahi, “Person of Interest”) who left the job after a personal tragedy is pulled into a new line of work: Rescuing people who have become lost in a sophisticated virtual-reality program. From “Extant” creator Mickey Fisher; also starring Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Kathryn Morris.

“Rise” (midseason): Based on the book “Drama High” by Michael Sokolove, it follows a high school drama teacher in an economically depressed town and the students he inspires. The cast includes Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”) and Shannon Purser (“Stranger Things”). Jason Katims (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) adpated the book and executive produces the show.


“A.P. Bio” (midseason): A philosophy scholar (Glenn Howerton, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) fails to get a dream job and finds himself stuck teaching high school biology. He then uses the honor students in his class for his own gain. “Saturday Night Live” veteran Mike O’Brien created the show.

“Champions” (midseason): Gym owner Vince (Anders Holm) and his “gorgeous idiot” brother Michael (Andy Favreau) have their lives upended when an ex of Vince’s (co-creator Mindy Kaling, who will be an on-screen guest star) shows up with their teenage son. Kaling and fellow “Office” alum Charlie Grandy created the show.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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