Every year in mid-May, the broadcast networks — NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, and the CW — roll out their new schedules and new shows to advertisers. It used to also be a time when shows on the bubble would learn of their fates. That last practice has become less dramatic in recent years, as most of the networks now favor early renewals for shows that are both obvious hits (NCIS) and ones with passionate, smaller fan bases: Parenthood on NBC, for example, is usually a nail-biter, but this year, NBC went ahead and picked it up early for a full 22 episodes. (Whew!)
Here are links to the network-by-network posts about the new shows. I’ve been updating them with the trailers and with my reactions to them.
NBC: NBC Plans To Use The Winter Olympics To Avoid The Midseason Blues
Fox: Fox Seems To Be Looking For Male Viewers With Its New Shows
The CW: With Its Four New Dramas, The CW Doubles Down On Young People
CBS: CBS, The No. 1 Network, Fills Its Few Holes
ABC: ABC Goes Big With “S.H.I.E.L.D” (And Its Other New Shows)
2 Broke Girls, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, CSI, Criminal Minds, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother (one last season!), The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Person of Interest, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Undercover Boss
CSI: NY, Golden Boy, The Job, Made in Jersey, Partners, Rules of Engagement, Vegas
The Cleveland Show (which may be awaiting news forever, since it’s more or less on permanent hiatus)
American Dad, American Idol, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, Family Guy, The Following, Glee, Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel Hell, Kitchen Nightmares, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Raising Hope, The Simpsons, The X Factor
Cops (Will start on Spike in Sep. 2013)
Ben & Kate, The Mob Doctor, Touch
The Biggest Loser, Chicago Fire, Community, Grimm, Hannibal, Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood, Parks & Recreation, Revolution, The Voice
1600 Penn, Animal Practice, Deception, Do No Harm, Go On, Guys With Kids, The New Normal, Off Their Rockers, Ready for Love, Rock Center With Brian Williams, Smash, Up All Night, Whitney
30 Rock, The Office
Splash, Wife Swap
America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor/ette, Castle, Dancing With the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Last Man Standing, The Middle, Modern Family, Nashville, The Neighbors, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Scandal, Shark Tank, Suburgatory,The Taste
666 Park Avenue, Body of Proof, Don’t Trust the B—— in Apartment 23, Family Tools, Happy Endings, How to Live With Your Parents, Last Resort, Malibu Country, Red Widow, Zero Hour
America’s Next Top Model, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie, Nikita, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries,
Cult, 90210; Emily Owens, M.D.
Note: This post will be updated so frequently that noting each update would look crazy. When transparency is important to the story, I’ll make sure it’s clear.
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