Look at all that yellow.
In this final 2013 fall TV schedule, we highlighted the new broadcast dramas and comedies (below). And as you might expect, after a challenging TV season that claimed the lives of so many programs, there’s a lot of yellow on the new board. In fact, nearly one third of shows airing Sunday through Friday this fall (31 percent) will be freshman titles. ABC alone is launching eight new series. Plus, there’s plenty of new and returning shows being held in reserve for midseason (list of midseason shows below chart).
Stand-out new projects generating early buzz at the broadcast upfronts include NBC crime thriller The Blacklist, ABC action-drama Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fox’s robot-cop drama Almost Human, CBS’ Will Arnett comedy The Millers and The CW’s historical soap Reign. Mouse-over titles for descriptions and links to trailers (more trailer links coming as networks release video).
Saved for midseason:
— Fox: New dramas Gang Related, Rake, Almost Human, the return of The Following and Raising Hope, and new comedies Surviving Jack, Us & Them, and Murder Police
— NBC: Hannibal. New comedies About a Boy, Undateable and The Family Guide, returning comedy Community. New dramas Believe, Crisis and Crossbones, Chicago PD, The Night Shift.
— CBS: New dramas Reckless and Intelligence, with returning comedy Mike & Molly and new comedy Friends With Better Lives.
— ABC: Returning comedy Suburgatory and new comedies Mixology and Resurrection. Also new dramas Killer Women and Mind Games.
— The CW: The final season of Nikita along with new dramas Star-Crossed and The 100.