CW Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Lands on Mondays, ‘Vampire Diaries’ & ‘Originals’ Join Forces on Tuesdays, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Held for Midseason

The CW is the last broadcast network to release their fall 2015-16 schedule, and if you’ve been watching this past season, you’ll notice that not much has really changed. Seriously, there’s one new show this fall.

New comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend gets pairs up with returning series Jane the Virgin during the 8 p.m. time slot while The Flash and iZombie stay put on Tuesdays. Wednesdays aren’t changing either, however, fang-favorite The Originals is moving to Thursdays, immediately following The Vampire Diaries at 9 p.m. Finally! The two vampire shows are airing on the same night!

CW president Mark Pedowitz announced today during the upfront presentation that the third season of Reign will move over to Fridays, aka where shows go to die. But he says he’s hoping that doesn’t happen because the show skews a bit older and won’t be up against anything Shonda related. But didn’t you just move The Originals to that very same time slot you were afraid of?! I’m confused.

Anyways, let’s get to some more of the new shows we’re totally psyched about like DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Julie Plec’s new drama series Containment. Both shows are being held for midseason along with returning shows The 100, Whose Line is it Anyway? and Beauty and the Beast.

New Series Descriptions

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends.  Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself.  Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).

CONTAINMENT
When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a cure. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection, but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. CONTAINMENT stars David Gyasi (“Interstellar”); Christina Moses (“Starship: Apocalypse,” “Starship: Rising”); Chris Wood (“The Vampire Diaries”); Kristen Gutoskie (“Beaver Falls”); Claudia Black (“The Originals,” “Farscape”); George Young (“Casualty”); Hanna Mangan Lawrence (“Spartacus: War of the Damned”); and Trevor St. John (“One Life to Live”).  Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, CONTAINMENT is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals”) and David Nutter (“The Flash,” “Arrow”

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a successful, driven, and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: suburban West Covina, Calif. (it’s only two hours from the beach! Four in traffic). From CBS Television Studios, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stars Rachel Bloom (“Robot Chicken”), who also serves as executive producer along with Aline Brosh McKenna (“The Devil Wears Prada”); and Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” films).

CW Fall 2015 schedule

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.

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MONDAY

8:00 p.m. “CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND”
9:00 p.m. “Jane the Virgin”

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TUESDAY

8:00 p.m. “The Flash”
9:00 p.m. “iZombie”

ARROW -- "Guilty" -- Photo Gallery

WEDNESDAY

8:00 p.m. “Arrow”
9:00 p.m. “Supernatural”

THE ORIGINALS -- "They All Asked for You" -- Photo Gallery

THURSDAY

8:00 p.m. “The Vampire Diaries”
9:00 p.m. “The Originals” (New night)

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FRIDAY

8:00 p.m. “Reign” (New night)
9:00 p.m. “America’s Next Top Model”

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CBS Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘Supergirl’ Lands on Mondays, ‘Limitless’ on Tuesdays, ‘Rush Hour’ Held for Midseason

Now that NBCFox and ABC have released their fall schedules, it’s CBS’ turn to share some of their new shows as well as some old favorites that are returning for the upcoming 2015-16 season. And by old favorites, I mean 22 returning shows.

CBS hasn’t really made as many changes as the rest of the networks except for the fact that long-time running series CSI is coming to an end. Finally. After 15 seasons, the series will wrap up with a two-hour series finale in September, with original cast members Marg Helgenberger and William Petersen set to return.

New comedy series Life in Pieces will join The Big Bang Theory on Monday nights in the 8:30 p.m. time slot, followed by the highly anticipated Supergirl that starts in November and will fill in during the 8 p.m. hour after Thursday Night Football ends.

Limitless, the new drama series based on the movie with Bradley Cooper, stars Jake McDorman and will join the NCIS family on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Heart-pounding medical series Code Black lands on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and Ted Danson joins Patricia Arquette on the cast of CSI: Cyber on its new night and time, Sundays at 10 p.m.

Mom, Elementary and new comedy series Angel from Hell will air on Thursdays in November starting at 9 p.m.

Where the hell are Person of Interest and 2 Broke Girls? All we know is they’ll both be returning sometime midseason. Date TBD.

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.

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MONDAY

8:00 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30 p.m. “LIFE IN PIECES
8:00 p.m. “SUPERGIRL” – (Starting in November)
9:00 p.m. “Scorpion”
10:00 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles”

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TUESDAY

8:00 p.m. “NCIS”
9:00 p.m. “NCIS: New Orleans”
10:00 p.m. “LIMITLESS”

CODE BLACK, based on the award-winning documentary by Ryan McGarry, is CBS's heart-pounding new medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all – creating a condition known as Code Black.  At the heart of the ER’s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden, center/right in white), renowned for successfully performing high risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases.  Her confidante, Jesse Sallander (Luis Guzman, center/left wearing white gloves), is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents.  Also part of the mix is Dr. Neal Hudson  (Raza Jaffrey, at the foot of the patient on the left), an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne's "cowboy" approach, and Mario Savetti (Benjamin Hollingsworth, at the head of the patient on the left), one of Leanne's four new first year residents. Photo: Neil Jacobs/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY

8:00 p.m. “Survivor”
9:00 p.m. “Criminal Minds”
10:00 p.m. “CODE BLACK

ANGEL FROM HELL, starring Jane Lynch (right), is CBS's new single camera comedy about Amy (Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into Allison’s (Maggie Lawson) organized and seemingly perfect life, claiming to be her “guardian angel.” Photo: Darren Michaels/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

THURSDAY

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  “NFL Thursday Night Football”
8:00 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory” (Starting in November)
8:30 p.m. “LIFE IN PIECES” (Starting in November)
9:00 p.m. “Mom” (Starting in November)
9:30 p.m. “ANGEL FROM HELL” (Starting in November)
10:00 p.m. “Elementary” (Starting in November)

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FRIDAY

8:00 p.m. “The Amazing Race”
9:00 p.m. “Hawaii Five-0”
10:00 p.m. “Blue Bloods”

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SATURDAY

8:00 p.m. “Crimetime Saturday”
9:00 p.m. “Crimetime Saturday”
10:00 p.m. “48 Hours”

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SUNDAY

7:00 p.m. “60 Minutes”
8:00 p.m. “Madam Secretary”
9:00 p.m. “The Good Wife”
10:00 p.m. “CSI: Cyber”

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ABC Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘The Muppets’ & ‘Quantico’ Land on Tuesdays, Shonda’s ‘Catch’ Held for Midseason

Now that both NBC and Fox have released their fall schedules, it’s ABC’s turn to share what’s new and what’s, well, not, for the upcoming 2015-16 season.

ABC has been, shall we say, “kinder” to their shows as far as schedule changes and even cancellations go. If it ain’t broke, don’t do anything, because it’s Shondaland, and it’s working just fine. Let’s break down all the new shows that are coming to ABC this fall, shall we?!

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The Muppets will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. followed by returning comedy Fresh Off the Boat. New drama series Quantico will follow Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the newly open 10 p.m. time slot. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will pretty much stay the same and Fridays will welcome new comedy Dr. Ken, starring Ken Jeong, where Cristela once was at 8:30 p.m. New soapy drama Oil, starring Don Johnson and Chace Crawford, and the biblical saga Of Kings and Prophets, will fill the spots that were once held by Revenge and Resurrection at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively.

Now let’s not forget about all the new shows that will premiere midseason like Shonda Rhimes’ new drama series The Catch, starring Mireille Enos, that will most likely join the fan-favorite TGIT lineup once How to Get Away with Murder is over. Thriller series The Family starring Joan Allen will sub in for Kings and Prophets on Sundays at 10 p.m. Anthology series Wicked City starring Ed Westwick and Erika Christensen will join the Tuesday night lineup, subbing in for Quantico.

Wait a minute…can we just go back a little and talk about how Ed Westwick AND Chace Crawford will be on our television screens again!!!

New Comedies

DR. KEN
Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong (“Community,” “The Hangover”), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane. Cast: “Dr. Ken” stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly.

THE MUPPETS
The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets’ personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for “kids” of all ages.

THE REAL O’NEALS
A fresh take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. Cast: “The Real O’Neals” stars Martha Plimpton as Eileen, Jay R. Ferguson as Pat, Noah Galvin as Kenny, Matthew Shively as Jimmy, Bebe Wood as Shannon and Mary Hollis Inboden as Jodi.

UNCLE BUCK
Based on the hit movie of the same name, Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. By happy coincidence, his nieces’ and nephew’s nanny has just quit and his brother and sister-in-law need his help. His unconventional personality may just make him the right fit for the family and they may be the answer to his problems, too. Cast: “Uncle Buck” stars Mike Epps as Buck, Nia Long as Alexis, James Lesure as Will, Iman Benson as Tia, Sayeed Shahidi as Miles and Aalyrah Caldwell as Maizy.

New Dramas

THE CATCH
From Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, “The Catch” is a new thriller centered on the strong, successful Alice Martin (Mireille Enos). She’s a fraud investigator who’s about to be the victim of fraud herself by her fiancé. Between her cases, she is determined to find him before it ruins her career. Cast: “The Catch” stars Mireille Enos as Alice, Alimi Ballard as Evan, Damon Dayoub as Kieran, Jay Hayden as James, Jacky Ido as Emil, Bethany Joy Lenz as Zoe, Rose Rollins as Andie and Elvy Yost as Maria.

THE FAMILY
This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is? Cast: “The Family” stars Joan Allen as Claire, Alison Pill as Willa, Margot Bingham as Sergeant Nina Meyer,
Zach Gilford as Danny, Liam James as Adam, Floriana Lima as Bridey, Madeleine Arthur
as Young Willa, Rarmian Newton as Young Danny, Rupert Graves as John and Andrew McCarthy as Hank

OF KINGS AND PROPHETS
An epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny. Cast: “Of Kings and Prophets” stars Ray Winstone as King Saul, Haaz Sleiman as Jonathan, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Michal, Oliver Rix as David, Simone Kessell as Ahinoam, James Floyd as Ish-Boseth, Mohammad Bakri as Samuel and Tomer Kapon as Joab.

OIL
Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. Cast: “OIL” stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey.

QUANTICO
A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. Cast: “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb.

WICKED CITY
“Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case. “Wicked City” stars Ed Westwick as Kent, Erika Christensen as Betty, Adam Rothenberg as Jack, Taissa Farmiga as Karen, Gabriel Luna as Paco, Karolina Wydra as Dianne, Holley Fain as Trish, Darrell Britt-Gibson as Diver and Anne Winters as Vicki.

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.

CORPORATE - May 12, 2015 - ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. The network's new lineup was unveiled to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (ABC)

Which new show are you most excited about?

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MONDAY

8:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars”
10:00 p.m. “Castle”

QUANTICO - A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. "Quantico" stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, Dougray Scott as Liam, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda, Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah, Johanna Braddy as Shelby, Tate Ellington as Simon and Graham Rogers as Caleb. "Quantico" was written by Josh Safran. Executive producers are Josh Safran, Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper. "Quantico" is produced by ABC Studios. (ABC/Guy D'Alema) PRIYANKA CHOPRA, JAKE MCLAUGHLIN, BRIAN J. SMITH

TUESDAY

8:00 p.m. “THE MUPPETS”
8:30 p.m. “Fresh Off the Boat”
9:00 p.m. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
10:00 p.m. “QUANTICO”

NASHVILLE - "Before You Go Make Sure You Know" - Juliette is laser-focused on finishing her album - and when she puts everything and everyone she loves behind it - Avery makes a decision that impacts their lives forever. Deacon's life hangs in the balance, but Rayna and the girls are by his side. With the clock ticking and the future uncertain, will they celebrate a life together? The season finale of "Nashville" airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Mark Levine) CHARLES ESTEN, CONNIE BRITTON

WEDNESDAY

8:00 p.m. “The Middle”
8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:00 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30 p.m. “black-ish”
10:00 p.m. “Nashville”

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THURSDAY

8:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
9:00 p.m. “Scandal”
10:00 p.m. “How to Get Away with Murder”

DR. KEN - Doctor-turned-actor/comedian Ken Jeong ("Community," "The Hangover"), plays Dr. Ken, a brilliant physician with no bedside manner. He is always trying to be a good doctor as well as a good husband and dad to his two kids. However, these good intentions have a way of driving everyone crazy at work and at home. Luckily, his therapist wife, Allison, is just the right partner to keep things sane. "Dr. Ken" stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell-Martin as Damona, Dave Foley as Pat, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Albert Tsai as Dave and Krista Marie Yu as Molly. "Dr. Ken was written by Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, and Mike O'Connell. Executive producers are Jared Stern, Ken Jeong, John Davis, John Fox and Mike Sikowitz, with Mike O'Connell as co-executive producer. "Dr. Ken" is produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.   (ABC/Danny Feld) KATE SIMSES, TISHA CAMPBELL-MARTIN, JONATHAN SLAVIN, KEN JEONG

FRIDAY

8:00 p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30 p.m. “DR. KEN”
9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
10:00 p.m. “20/20”

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SATURDAY

8:00 p.m. “Saturday Night Football”

OIL - Billy and Cody Lefever dream of a new life beyond their working class roots and move to "The Bakken" in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history.  They're soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. "OIL" stars Don Johnson as Hap, Chace Crawford as Billy, Rebecca Rittenhouse as Cody, Delroy Lindo as Tip, Amber Valletta as Carla, Scott Michael Foster as Wick, India de Beaufort as Jules, Yani Gellman as AJ and Caitlin Carver as Lacey. "OIL" was written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. Executive producers are Tony Krantz, Josh Pate, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson. "OIL" is produced by ABC Signature. (ABC/Fred Hayes) AMBER VALLETTA, STEPHEN GARRETT

SUNDAY

7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”
9:00 p.m. “OIL”
10:00 p.m. “OF KINGS AND PROPHETS”

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Fox Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘Minority Report’ on Mondays, ‘X-Files’ Lands in January, ‘New Girl’ Held for Midseason

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GRANDFATHERED: Pictured L-R: John Stamos and Josh Peck / CR: Erica Parise/FOX

Yesterday, NBC was the first to release their comedy-lite fall schedule. Today. Fox has released their 2015 schedule, including brief descriptions, photos, and trailers for their series premieres.

Futurist drama series Minority Report will be paired up with Batman prequel series Gotham on Mondays. With The Mindy Project and The Following no longer and New Girl pushed to midseason, there’s room for an entirely new lineup of freshman series on Tuesdays. John Stamos’ Grandfathered will start the night off, followed by The Grinder with Rob Lowe, and the network will round out the evening with the highly anticipated drama series Scream Queens starring Emma Roberts.

Miami-set series Rosewood gets the prime pre-Empire slot on Tuesdays, with Sleepy Hollow moving to Thursdays with Bones. American Idol will premiere for the last time midseason joined by newcomers The Frankenstein Code, Lucifer and Bordertown. Last but not least, The X-Files reboot will also return to the small screen in January 2016.

Anthology Series

SCREAM QUEENS
Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (GLEE, “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (GLEE, “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (GLEE) meld comedy, mystery and horror in SCREAM QUEENS. All hell is about to break loose for the Kappa House sisters of Wallace University when a murder takes place, exactly 20 years after a mysterious death originally rocked their college campus. The super-charged anthology series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast, including Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”), Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”), Lea Michele (GLEE), Oliver Hudson (“Nashville,” “Rules of Engagement”), Keke Palmer (“Akeela and the Bee,” “Masters of Sex”) and guest stars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”), among others. With at least one casualty each week until the mystery is solved, anyone could be the next victim – or the murderer.

New Comedies

GRANDFATHERED
A comedy about coming of age – at any age – GRANDFATHERED stars John Stamos (“Full House,” “ER”) as the ultimate bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he’s not only a father, but a grandfather.

THE GRINDER
THE GRINDER, starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation,” “The West Wing”) and Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Fred Savage (“The Wonder Years”), follows a famous TV lawyer (Lowe) who, after his hit series, “The Grinder,” is canceled, moves back home and joins his brother (Savage) at their family’s real-life law firm – despite having no formal education, no bar certification, no license to practice and no experience in an actual courtroom.

THE GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE
The new young ensemble comedy about a group of friends living together for the first time. Each episode is told from the perspective of COOPER BARRETT (Jack Cutmore-Scott, “Kingsman: The Secret Service”), a wickedly charming and deeply flawed recent college grad whose life is filled with terrible choices, excellent mistakes and fantastic misadventures.

BORDERTOWN
A new animated comedy from FAMILY GUY’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, BORDERTOWN is a satirical look at the cultural shifts taking place in America. Exploring family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink, the series centers on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border.

New Dramas

MINORITY REPORT
Based on Steven Spielberg’s international blockbuster film and the first of his films to be adapted for television, MINORITY REPORT follows the partnership between a man (Stark Sands, “Inside Llewyn Davis”) haunted by the future and a cop (Meagan Good, “Think Like A Man” franchise, “Californication”) haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes before they happen.

ROSEWOOD
Also joining the schedule this fall is ROSEWOOD. From executive producer Todd Harthan (“Psych,” “Dominion”), ROSEWOOD stars Morris Chestnut (“Nurse Jackie,” “The Best Man” franchise) as DR. BEAUMONT ROSEWOOD, JR., a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help a tough-as-nails detective (Jaina Lee Ortiz, “The After”) and the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.

THE X-FILES
The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE 
In THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE, from executive producer/writer Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) and executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”), a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.

LUCIFER
Based on characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, LUCIFER stars Tom Ellis (“Merlin”) as the charming, charismatic and handsome-as-hell original fallen angel, who, bored and unhappy in Hell, takes refuge in Los Angeles, where he uses his gift of persuasion to punish bad guys. But the longer he’s away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.

Which new show are you most excited about?

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MONDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Gotham”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “MINORITY REPORT”

THE GRINDER:   THE GRINDER premieres this Fall on FOX.  Pictured L-R:  Fred Savage and Rob Lowe.                         ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Company.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

THE GRINDER: THE GRINDER premieres this Fall on FOX. Pictured L-R: Fred Savage and Rob Lowe. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Company. Cr: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

TUESDAY

8:00-8:30 P.M. — “GRANDFATHERED”
8:30-9:00 P.M. — “THE GRINDER”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “SCREAM QUEENS”

ROSEWOOD: Pictured L-R: Morris Chestnut as Dr. Beaumont Roswood, Jr. and Jaina Lee Ortiz as Det. Villa. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeff Daly/FOX

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WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. — “ROSEWOOD”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “Empire”

BONES:  In an episode that reimagines the Jeffersonian and FBI teams in 1950s Hollywood, Brennan plays an LAPD detective, and Booth is a notorious jewel thief who is far more than he seems to be. When Booth is framed for a murder, he and Brennan team up to clear his name and find the killer in the "The 200th in the 10th" 200th episode of BONES airing Thursday, Dec. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Pictured L-R:  Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz.  ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Bones”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “Sleepy Hollow”

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR: L-R: Contestants Kayla and Jenna in the “Raw Talent” episode of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR airing Tuesday, Jan. 27 (8:00-9:00PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2014 FOX Broadcasting Co.

MASTERCHEF JUNIOR on FOX. CR: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2014 FOX Broadcasting Co.

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M. — “Masterchef Junior”
9:00-10:00 P.M. — “World’s Funniest”

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SATURDAY

7:00-10:30 P.M. — “Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football”

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: Det. Peralta (Andy Samberg, R) eagerly volunteers for a case in the "Det. Dave Majors" episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Sunday, May 3 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Eddy Chen/FOX.

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 P.M. — “NFL on Fox”
7:30-8:00 P.M. — “The OT / Bob’s Burgers”
8:00-8:30 P.M. — “The Simpsons
8:30-9:00 P.M. — “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
9:00-9:30 P.M. — “Family Guy”
9:30-10:00 P.M. — “The Last Man on Earth”

 

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NBC Releases Fall 2015 Schedule: ‘Heroes Reborn’ on Thursdays, ‘Blindspot’ Lands on Mondays, ‘Coach’ Revival Gets Midseason Premiere

HEARTBREAKER -- "PILOT" -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa George as Dr. Alex Panttiere, Dave Annable as Dr. Pierce Harrison -- (Photo by: Michelle Faye/NBC)

HEARTBREAKER — “PILOT” — Pictured: (l-r) Melissa George as Dr. Alex Panttiere, Dave Annable as Dr. Pierce Harrison — (Photo by: Michelle Faye/NBC)

After a mass cleansing of shows over at NBC last week, they’ve started to piece together the list of shows that are returning and those that are premiering this Fall. NBC was the first network to officially release their Fall 2015 TV Schedule, including brief descriptions for those series premieres.

The first thing you might notice is the lack of comedy in the lineup. Undateable, which has been renewed for a 13-episode third season, will air on Fridays alongside NBC’s newest comedy People are Talking, staring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, starting at 8 p.m. Craig T. Nelson’s Coach reboot will join the Friday night lineup when it premieres midseason.

The Peacock’s long-running singing competition series The Voice will stay put on Monday and Tuesday during their regular 8/7c time slot. Newcomers Blindspot and Heartbreaker will air immediately after on each night respectively. Chicago Fire is getting pushed to make room for Neil Patrick Harris’ new alternative variety show, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, which will air on Tuesdays at 10/9c through November.

New Comedies

COACH
Craig T. Nelson (“Parenthood”) reprises the iconic role that earned him an Emmy in this follow-up to the beloved series that ran for nine seasons. With original creator Barry Kemp at the helm, Hayden Fox’s story picks up 18 years later when the retired coach gets back in the game to assist his son, who was just hired as head coach at an Ivy League university in Pennsylvania… where they know nothing about sports. Between dealing with the eggheads on campus and his hostile daughter-in-law at home, Coach will soon learn that he’s not in Minnesota anymore. Talk about a Hail Mary!

CROWDED 
No more sex, booze, and paying the bills naked. After 20 years of parenting, empty nesters Mike (Patrick Warburton, “Seinfeld”) and Martina (Carrie Preston, “True Blood”) are finally reclaiming their wild side. Yet when their two grown daughters both unexpectedly move back in, and Mike’s parents scratch their plans to spend their golden years in Florida, their roost is full again. From executive producer Sean Hayes, this new (and very timely) family comedy proves that life is crazy with a full house, especially the second time around. The cast includes Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Stacy Keach, Carlease Burke, Mia Serafino and Miranda Cosgrove.

HOT & BOTHERED
If you think the steamy sex, sensational scandals and wrenching heartbreak on Latino soap operas are a little extreme, just wait until you see what happens behind the scenes. Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) stars in this new comedy about Ana Sofia, a sizzling TV superstar and her lively family of cast and crew all competing to steal the spotlight. When the cameras turn off, the drama turns up as Ana battles pesky network execs, drunken script writers, narcissistic co-stars, and an unfortunately familiar new onscreen love interest. The cast includes Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses, Amaury Nolasco, Jadyn Maria and Izzy Diaz

PEOPLE ARE TALKING
If you can think it, they will say it. From producer Will Packer (Ride Along) and director Pam Fryman (How I Met Your Mother) comes this unabashed new comedy about two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race, to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome. The cast includes Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb.

SUPERSTORE
America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”) and Ben Feldman (“Mad Men,” “A to Z”) star in a hilarious workplace comedy (from the producer of “The Office”) about a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless summer hires and in-it-for-life managers, together they hilariously tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales and nap-worthy training sessions. The cast includes Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos.

YOU, ME AND THE END OF THE WORLD
In this bold adrenaline-fueled new one-hour comedy drama, the news that a comet is on an unavoidable collision course with Earth sets in motion the most hilariously unexpected chain of events imaginable. Set against the backdrop of apocalyptic chaos and starring Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”), Jenna Fischer (“The Office”), Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”) and Mathew Baynton (“Yonderland”), the story follows an eclectic group of seemingly unconnected characters around the world as their lives start to intersect in the most unexpected ways. When we say eclectic, we mean a rebellious priest, an unhinged white supremacist, a mild-mannered bank manager, a germ-phobic cyber-terrorist and an American five-star general. Some of these misfits are destined to make it to a bunker deep beneath the English suburbs of Slough and, as a result, will become the hugely unlikely (and totally unsuitable) future of mankind. Wouldn’t that be a disaster! The cast also includes Joel Fry, Paterson Joseph, Gaia Scodellaro, Pauline Quirke, Fabian McCallum and Kyle Soller.

New Dramas

BLINDSPOT
From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot”: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed. The cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Ukweli Roach and Ashley Johnson.

CHICAGO MED
Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling “Chicago” franchise, an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running. The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta.

GAME OF SILENCE
Carol Mendelsohn, executive producer and veteran of the “CSI” phenomenon, and David Hudgins (“Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights”) present a gripping new drama about a successful Atlanta attorney (David Lyons, “Revolution”) whose long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they had buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past — a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and quench their thirst for revenge. The cast includes David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair, Conor O’Farrell, Deidrie Henry, Demetrius Grosse and Claire Van Der Boom.

HEARTBREAKER
Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, “The Slap”), an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that’s a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights. The cast includes Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy, Maya Erskine, J. Louis Mills and Joshua Leonard.

HEROES REBORN
From original creator Tim Kring, the supernatural phenomenon begins again with a fresh crop of inspiring heroes who take on the ultimate struggle between those with extraordinary abilities and those with nefarious motives to hunt and harness their powers. Epic adventures await these newly empowered allies as they cross paths with some of the original characters (such as the beloved “HRG” and fan-favorite time-traveler Hiro Nakamura), unlocking the mysterious fate of the universe and their place within it.

The cast of “Heroes Reborn” includes Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Masi Oka, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Henry Zebrowski, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Danika Yarosh, Toru Uchikado, Eve Harlow and Gatlin Green.

THE PLAYER
From the executive producers of “The Blacklist” and starring Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester (“Strike Back,” “Fringe”) comes an action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Can he take them down from the inside and get revenge for the death of his wife, or is it true what they say: The house always wins. The cast also includes Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton.

SHADES OF BLUE
In a provocative new drama, the iconic Jennifer Lopez stars as sexy New York detective (and single mother) Harlee Santos, who fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest and talented daughter. When she’s trapped by the FBI, however, and forced to inform on her own “brothers,” she’ll have to walk the fine line between love, loyalty, honor and betrayal, and try to keep it together for her daughter’s future.

The cast also includes Ray Liotta, Warren Kole, Dayo Okeniyi, Drea De Matteo, Hampton Fluker, Vincent Laresca and Sarah Jeffery.

New Alternative Series

BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
Five Emmy Awards and a Tony Award make multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris the perfect star for this live one-hour show that is unlike any other currently on American television. Complete with stunts, skits, pranks, audience interaction, musical numbers, giveaways and unlimited surprises, this show proves that anything can happen, and it can happen to you. Based on the wildly popular British hit “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” the modernized variety show format and its fearless, multi-talented star will make for one of the best nights ever on

Check out the entire Fall 2015-16 schedule below. New programs are in UPPER CASE; all times ET.

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Which new show are you most excited about?

BLINDSPOT --

BLINDSPOT — “Pilot” — Pictured: Jamie Alexander as Jane Doe — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

MONDAY

8-10 P.M. — “The Voice”
10-11 P.M. — “BLINDSPOT”

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TUESDAY

8-9 P.M. — “The Voice”
9-10. PM. — “HEARTBREAKER”
10-11 P.M. — “BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS” (through November)
10-11 P.M. — “Chicago Fire” (premieres in November)

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WEDNESDAY

8-9 P.M. — “The Mysteries of Laura”
9-10 P.M. — “Law & Order: SVU”
10-11 P.M. — “Chicago P.D.”

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THURSDAY

8-9 P.M. — “HEROES REBORN”
9-10 P.M. — “The Blacklist”
10-11 P.M. — “THE PLAYER”

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FRIDAY

8-8:30 P.M. — “Undateable”
8:30-9 P.M. — “PEOPLE ARE TALKING”
9-10 P.M. — “Grimm”
10-11 P.M. — “Dateline”

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SATURDAY

8-10 P.M. — “Dateline Saturday Night Mystery”
10-11 P.M. — “Saturday Night Live” (Classic encores)

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SUNDAY

7-8:20 P.M. — “Football Night in America”
8:20-11 P.M. — “Sunday Night Football”

Photo Credit: NBC