New Broadcast TV Series for 2016-17: Quick Guide to Every Show
The complete fall TV schedule for 2016 is finally here, and with it, a slew of new shows across the five broadcast networks. From Katherine Heigl’s midseason drama Doubt on CBS to Kiefer Sutherland’s Designated Survivor on ABC, we’ve got first looks at all the new shows.
24: Legacy (Post-Super Bowl Debut on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. ET, Then Moves to Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox)
Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, and Jimmy Smits will star in the new show, which follows a race to prevent a deadly terrorist attack on the United States. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto, Evan Katz, and Stephen Hopkins will serve as executive producers alongside Sutherland.
American Housewife (Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC)
Katy Mixon stars as a "confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three" raising her family in a wealthy Connecticut suburb. Diedrich Bader, Johnny Sequoyah, Daniel DiMaggio, Julia Butters, Carly Hughes and Ali Wong also star. Sarah Dunn will write and executive-produce with Aaron Kaplan, Rick Weiner and Kenny Schwartz.
A.P.B. (Midseason, Mondays, 9 p.m. ET on Fox)
A tech billionaire (Justin Kirk) purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder and brings cutting-edge technology to the police force. Matt Nix will write and executive-produce with Len Wiseman, Dennis Kim, Todd Hoffman, and Robert Friedman. Natalie Martinez, Caitlin Stasey, Taylor Handley, Eric Winter, Ernie Hudson, and Tamberla Perry will also star.
The Blacklist: Redemption (Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET on NBC)
A spinoff of NBC hit series The Blacklist, Redemption stars Ryan Eggold and Famke Janssen. Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath will write and executive-produce with John Fox and John Davis.
Bull (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET on CBS)
A drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw as the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Michael Weatherly (NCIS) stars as Dr. Bull, alongside costars Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Chris Jackson, Jaime Lee Kirchner and Annabelle Attanasio. Paul Attanasio, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Jay McGraw will executive-produce.
Chicago Justice (Midseason on NBC)
Per NBC, "Just like their brethren in the Chicago P.D., the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigates heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice." Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka will star in the latest Chicago series. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt and Arthur Forney executive-produce.
Conviction (Mondays, 10 p.m. ET on ABC)
Hayley Atwell stars as a lawyer and former First Daughter, who takes a job working for nemesis (Eddie Cahill) in the Conviction Integrity Unit, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana and Daniel di Tomasso also star. Liz Friedman will write and executive-produce with Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, and Liz Friedlander.
Designated Survivor (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET on ABC)
Per ABC, "Kiefer Sutherland stars in this conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington." Natascha McElhone, Maggie Q, Kal Penn, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, and Tanner Buchanan also star. David Guggenheim will write and executive-produce with Sutherland, Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, and Aditya Sood.
Downward Dog (Midseason on ABC)
Per ABC, Downward Dog, based on a web series, "is about a struggling millennial, Nan (Allison Tolman), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges)." Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Rothbart and Mo Collins also star. Hodges and Michael Killen will write and executive-produce with Jimmy Miller, Sam Hansen and Kathy Dziubek.
Doubt (Midseason on CBS)
Katherine Heigl returns to television as a defensive lawyer who falls for one of her clients, who may be guilty of a brutal crime. Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould, and Kobi Libii will also star in the project from executive producers Tony Phelan, Joan Rater, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman and Adam Bernstein.
Emerald City (Midseason on NBC)
Directed by the Tarsem Singh, this retelling of The Wizard of Oz stars Vincent D'Onofrio as the wizard, Adria Arjona, Ana Ularu, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jordan Loughran, Gerran Howell, Mido Hamada, Joely Richardson, Isabel Lucas, Stefanie Martini, Suan-Li Ong, Florence Kasumba, and Roxy Sternberg. David Schulner and Shaun Cassidy will write and executive-produce with Josh Friedman, Matthew Arnold and director Tarsem Singh.
The Exorcist (Fridays, 9 p.m. ET on Fox)
The Exorcist is a "modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s original 1971 book," on which the hit movie was based. Jeremy Slater will write and executive-produce with James Robinson, Rolin Jones, David Robinson, Barbara Wall, and Rupert Wyatt. Geena Davis, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka, Kurt Egyiawan, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, and Alan Ruck will star.
Frequency (Wednesdays, 9 p.m. ET on The CW)
Based on the 2000 movie of the same name, Frequency "follows a police detective in 2016 who discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996." Jeremy Carver will write and executive-produce with Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin, and Jennifer Gwartz. Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Devin Kelley, and Daniel Bonjour will star.
The Good Place (Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC)
From Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur, The Good Place stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, and focuses on what happens when a young woman dies and goes to the afterlife -- but doesn't necessarily belong in the good place. William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden also star. Michael Schur will write and executive-produce with David Miner.
The Great Indoors (Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS)
Per CBS, "An adventure reporter (Joel McHale) must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine." Stephen Fry, Chris Williams, Shaun Brown, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Ko and Susannah Fielding also star. Mike Gibbons and Chris Harris executive-produce.
Great News (Midseason on NBC)
From executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, Great News focuses on what happens when a news producer (Briga Heelan) finds out her mother (Andrea Martin) has rejoined the workforce as an intern at her station. Adam Campbell, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, John Michael Higgins, and Horatio Sanz also star. Tracey Wigfield will write and executive-produce with Fey, Carlock, and David Miner.
Imaginary Mary (Midseason on ABC)
Imaginary Mary is a "live-action/CGI series" starring Dharma & Greg lead Jenna Elfman who communicates with her childhood imaginary friend, voiced by SNL alum Rachel Dratch. Mary also stars Stephen Schneider, Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, and Erica Trembay. The Goldbergs’ Adam F. Goldberg and David Guarascio will write and executive-produce with Shawn Levy.
Kevin Can Wait (Mondays, 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS)
Per CBS, "Kevin James will star in the multi-camera comedy as a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending carefree, quality time with his wife and three kids, only to discover he faces tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets." Bruce Helford, Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman, and Andy Fickman will executive-produce the project, which also stars Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito, and Gary Valentine.
Lethal Weapon (Wednesdays, 8 p.m. ET on Fox)
A reboot of the movie franchise, Lethal Weapon stars Clayne Crawford as Riggs (played in the original film by Mel Gibson) and Damon Wayans Sr. as Murtaugh (played by Danny Glover in the film series). Matt Miller will write and executive-produce with Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz, and McG. Keesha Sharp, Jordana Brewster, and Kevin Rahm will also star.
MacGyver (Fridays, 8 p.m. ET on CBS)
From CBS: "A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver (Lucas Till) as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening." George Eads also stars. Peter Lenkov, Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear will executive-produce.
Making History (Midseason, Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox)
Per Fox, "Making History tells the story of three friends who try to balance the adventure of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives." Julius Sharpe will write and executive-produce with Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Seth Cohen. Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, and Yassir Lester star.
Man with a Plan (Mondays, 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS)
From CBS: "A contractor (Matt LeBlanc), whose wife goes back to work, starts spending more time with his kids and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: his little angels are maniacs." Jessica Chaffin, Matt Cook, Grace Kaufman, Hala Finley and Matthew McCann will executive-produce. Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg, Troy Zien and James Burrows executive-produce.
Marlon (Midseason on NBC)
"Loosely inspired" by Marlon Wayans' actual life, Marlon stars Wayans as a father and husband who has a brush with online fame. Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb, and Diallo Riddle will also star. Christopher Moynihan will write and executive-produce with Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg and director Andy Ackerman.
The Mick (Midseason, Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox)
From Fox: "The Mick follows a hard-living, foul-mouthed woman (Kaitlin Olson) who moves to affluent Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment." John Chernin and Dave Chernin will write and executive-produce with Nick Frenkel, Oly Obst, and Randall Einhorn, who will helm the pilot. Sofia Black D’Elia, Carla Jimenez, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, and Susan Park also star.
Midnight,Texas (Midseason on NBC)
Based on the books by Charlaine Harris, Midnight, Texas focuses on he strange happenings inside a Texas town (think vampires, witches, psychics, and hit men). François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez, and Sean Bridgers all star.. Monica Owusu-Breen will write and executive-produce with David Janollari and director Niels Arden Oplev.
No Tomorrow (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET on The CW)
From The CW: "A risk-averse, straight-arrow procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent." Corinne Brinkerhoff, Maggie Friedman, Scott McCabe, and Tory Stanton will write and executive-produce with Ben Silverman. Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, and Jonathan Langdon will star.
Notorious (Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET on ABC)
Piper Perado stars in the new series about a criminal defense attorney and a cable news producer (inspired by the true-life stories of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker). Aimee Teegarden, Daniel Sunjata, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, and J. August Richards all costar. Josh Berman and Allie Hagan will write and executive-produce. The Firm's Josh Barry is executive producer.
Pitch (Spring, Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET on Fox)
From Fox: "Pitch follows a young female pitcher (Kylie Bunbury) who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues." Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer will write and executive-produce with Tony Bill, Helen Bartlett, Jess Rosenthal, Kevin Falls, and Paris Barclay. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo, Dan Lauria, Mark Consuelos, and Bob Balaban will also star.
Powerless (Midseason on NBC)
In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right… even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers. Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk also star. Ben Queen will write and executive-produce with director Michael Patrick Jann.
Prison Break (Midseason, Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET on Fox)
Prison Break returns with the show's original cast of characters, including "previously believed-to-be-dead" Michael (Wentworth Miller), as well as Lincoln (Dominic Purcell), Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), T-Bag (Robert Knepper), C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar), and Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), Original producing team Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein, and Dawn Olmstead will executive-produce the event series, with Scheuring set as showrunner and writer.
Pure Genius (Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET on CBS)
From CBS: "The drama follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan (Augustus Prew) who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting edge, 'new school' approach to medicine." Dermot Mulroney, Brenda Song, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton, Aaron Jennings and Odette Annable also star. Jason Katims and Michelle Lee executive-produce.
Riverdale (Midseason on The CW)
Based on iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale is set in the modern day and takes a new look at Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), and their friends. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write and executive-produce with Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, and Mädchen Amick will also star.
Shots Fired (Spring, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. ET on Fox)
From Fox: "A compelling event series examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town." Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, and Stephen Moyer all star.
Son of Zorn (Sundays, 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox)
Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis, Son of Zorn "follows an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean, who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) and teenage son (Johnny Pemberton)." Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne will write and executive-produce with Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Seth Cohen, Sally McKenna and Eric Appel.
Speechless (Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC)
Minnie Driver) as a mother fighting injustice and hoping to give a voice to her son with special needs. John Ross Bowie, Kyle Kennedy, Cedric Yarbrough also stars. Scott Silveri will write and executive-produce with Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar.
Star (Midseason, Wednesdays, 9 p.m. ET on Fox)
The new series from Lee Daniels focuses on three singers (newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady), "desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, navigate the cutthroat music business on their road to success." Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt star in Star, which will include a soundtrack of original music and guest appearances from real music stars, like Lenny Kravitz. Lee Daniels will executive produce with Tom Donaghy, Pamela Oas Williams, and Effie Brown.
Still Star-Crossed (Midseason on ABC)
From ABC: "A period drama from Shondaland that picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate." Wade Briggs, Anthony Head, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Sterling Sulieman, Medalion Rahimi, Grant Bowler, Susan Wooldridge, Torrance Coombs and Dan Hildebrand star. Heather Mitchell will write and executive-produce with Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Michael Offer, and Michael Goldstein.
Taken (Midseason on NBC)
Based on the hit movie series, Taken is the origin story of Bryan Mills, Liam Neeson's character in the films and played here by Clive Standen. Jennifer Beals, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Gaius Charles, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert and Jose Pablo Cantillo will also star. Alexander Cary will write and executive-produce with Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vésinne, Thomas Anargyros and director Alex Graves.
This Is Us (Tuesdays, 9 p.m. ET on NBC)
The ensemble series, which had more trailer views than any new show during Upfronts week, stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Sterling K. Brown (People v. O.J. Simpson). Crazy, Stupid, Love. writer Dan Fogelman and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are on as executive producers. Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan and Ron Cephas Jones also star. Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak are also executive producers.
Time After Time (Midseason on ABC)
From ABC: "Based on the novel and movie of the same name, Time After Time is a cat-and-mouse adventure through time, where famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper (Josh Bowman). Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him." Genesis Rodriguez and Regina Taylor also star. Kevin Williamson will write and executive-produce with Marcos Siega.
Timeless (Mondays, 10 p.m. ET on NBC)
From The Shield executive producer Shawn Ryan comes a time-travel adventure starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, and Claudia Doumit. Eric Kripke and Ryan will write and executive-produce with John Davis, John Fox, Marney Hochman and director Neil Marshall.
Training Day (Midseason on CBS)
Set 15 years after the Oscar-winning film of the same name, Training Day stars Bill Paxton in the role of a morally ambiguous detective (the type of character Denzel Washington played in the movie) and Justin Cornwell as his impressionable young partner. Drew Van Acker, Katrina Law, Lex Scott Davis, and Julie Benz will also star. Jerry Bruckheimer, Antoine Fuqua, Jonathan Littman, Will Beall and Barry Schindel will executive-produce.
Trial & Error (Midseason on NBC)
John Lithgow stars in this fish-out-of-water comedy about a New York lawyer heading to a small town for his first case. Nicholas D’Agosto, Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer and Krysta Rodriguez will also star. Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller will write and executive-produce.