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Podcast #809: New TV Shows for Fall 2017

As we get older, we gain a deeper appreciation for the subtle joys in life. And few things in life are as joyous an occasion as television premiere season every Fall. You’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity for your favorite shows to come back for another season, and not just that, there will be a bunch of new shows that could become one of your favorite shows of all time. If you’re interested, Entertainment Weekly has a great post with all the Fall TV Premiere Dates by date, time, and Network.

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New TV Shows for Fall 2017

As we get older, we gain a deeper appreciation for the subtle joys in life. And few things in life are as joyous an occasion as television premiere season every Fall. You’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity for your favorite shows to come back for another season, and not just that, there will be a bunch of new shows that could become one of your favorite shows of all time. If you’re interested, Entertainment Weekly has a great post with all the Fall TV Premiere Dates by date, time, and Network.




Alex, Inc.

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Zach Braff, Michael Imperioli, Tiya Sircar, Hillary Anne Matthews

Producers: Matt Tarses, Zach Braff, John Davis

Premise: Based on the podcast of the same name, the comedy follows Alex Schuman, an inquisitive journalist, husband, and father who dives headfirst into the brave new world of entrepreneurship when he quits his stable job and starts his own business.


The Crossing

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Cast: Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Rob Campbell, Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Grant Harvey, Tommy Bastow, John D’Leo, Kelley Missal, Marcuis W. Harris

Premise: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.



Premieres: TBA Midseason

Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Amaury Nolasco, Lenora Crichlow, Vinnie Jones

Premise: When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence: the FBI. He’ll become the world’s first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation and trap criminals and spies by using deception.


For the People

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Britne Oldford, Ben Rappaport, Hope Davis, Anna Deavere Smith, Wesam Keesh, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Regé-Jean Page, Lyndon Smith, Ben Shenkman

Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Paul Davies, Betsy Beers

Premise: Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, known as the "Mother Court," the drama follows attorneys for the prosecution and defense "as they handle the most high profile and high stakes case in the country, all as their personal lives intersect.


The Good Doctor

Premieres: Monday, Sep. 25 at 10:00 PM

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas, Nicholas Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Richard Schiff, Beau Garrett

Premise: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: Can a person who doesn’t have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?


Kevin (Probably) Saves the World

Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 10:00 PM

Stars: Jason Ritter, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, J. August Richards, India de Beaufort, Dustin Ybarra, Chloe East

Premise: The one-hour dramedy revolves around Kevin, a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world.


Marvel's Inhumans

Premieres: Friday, Sep. 29 at 9:00 PM

Stars: Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, Ken Leung, Ellen Woglom, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores

Premise: The eight-episode series will explore the never-before-told adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.


The Mayor

Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 9:00 PM

Stars: Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele, Yvette Nicole Brown

Premise: When an outspoken, idealistic rapper runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected, he surprises everyone (including himself) when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms City Hall.



Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, Sarah Chalke

Premise: The '90s hit will return for eight new episodes and will basically ignore the series finale, which revealed Dan (Goodman) died of a heart attack. Chalke, who played Becky after Goranson left the original series, will play a different character.


Splitting Up Together

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Diane Farr

Premise: The story of a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Based on the 2016 Danish series.


Ten Days in the Valley

Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 10:00 PM

Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Erika Christensen, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Felix Solis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Francois Battiste, Currie Graham, Nelson Lee, Abigail Pniowsky, Josh Randall, Ali Stroker, Ella Thomas, Beth Triffon, Mark L. Young

Premise: The 10-episode series centers on TV producer Jane Sadler, whose young daughter goes missing, mirroring the cop drama she produces.




Premieres: Monday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 PM

Stars: Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Liza Lapira, Matt Murray, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould

Producers: Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein, Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor

Premise: A family comedy inspired by a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.


By the Book

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, David Krumholtz, Ian Gomez, Tony Rock, Camryn Manheim

Premise: A modern-day man at a crossroads in his life decides to live according to the Bible. Based on A.J. Jacobs' bestseller The Year of Living Biblically.



Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings, Khandi Alexander

Premise: A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose. Based on James Patterson’s upcoming book.


Me, Myself and I

Premieres: Monday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 PM

Stars: Bobby Moynihan, John Larroquette, Brian Unger, Kelen Coleman, Mandell Maughan, Jaleel White

Premise: Examines one man’s life over a 50-year span, focusing on three distinct periods: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.



Premieres: Wednesday, Sep. 27 at 9:00 PM

Stars: David Boreanaz, Jessica Paré, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks

Premise: The drama follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask.



Premieres: Thursday, Nov. 2 at 10:00 PM

Stars: Shemar Moore, Jay Harrington, Kenny Johnson, Peter Onorati, Lina Esco, Levi Fiehler, Alex Russell

Premise: Inspired by the 2003 film that was based on the ’70s TV series, the drama revolves around a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant (Moore) torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.


Wisdom of the Crowd

Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 PM

Stars: Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter, Richard T. Jones, Jake Matthews, Blake Lee, Natalie Tena

Premise: A tech wiz who attempts to revolutionize crime solving – specifically the unsolved case of his daughter's murder – with a crowd-sourcing app that utilizes the public for information.


Young Sheldon

Premieres: Monday, Sep. 25 at 8:30 PM

Stars: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber, Raegan Revord, Montana Jordan, Jim Parsons (narrator)

Premise: The Big Bang Theory prequel spin-off follows Sheldon Cooper (Armitage) at the age of 9, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school.



Black Lightning

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams

Premise: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.



Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 9:00 PM

Stars: Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, Rafael de la Fuente, Brianna Brown, Alan Dale

Premise: The modernized reboot of the '80s soap follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The drama will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington – daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington – and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.


Life Sentence

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Lucy Hale, Dylan Walsh, Gillian Vigman, Elliot Knight, Carlos PenaVega, Jayson Blair, Brooke Lyons

Premise: When a young woman (Hale) diagnosed with terminal cancer finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to "live like she was dying."



Premieres: Monday, Oct. 9 at 9:00 PM

Stars: Matt Barr, Charlie Barnett, Christina Ochoa, Nigel Thatch, Corbin Reid, Melissa Roxburgh, W. Tré Davis

Premise: Set at a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions, the drama unfolds in the present as well as in flashbacks to a failed mission involving one of the first female pilots in the unit, ultimately uncovering layers of personal and government/military secrets, and leading to a season-long plan to rescue a group of MIA soldiers.




Airs: Midseason

Stars: Angela Bassett

Premise: The drama revolves around the lives of 911 operators as they respond to emergency calls.



Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 PM

Stars: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, Edi Patterson, Ally Walker, Adeel Akhtar

Premise: A cynical skeptic (Robinson) and a genius "true believer" (Scott) in the paranormal are recruited by The Bureau Underground to look into the rampant "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles – all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.


The Gifted

Premieres: Monday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 PM

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Blair Redford, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White

Premise: The series follows two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.


LA to Vegas

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Ed Weeks, Dylan McDermott, Kim Matula, Olivia Macklin

Premise: Set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, it follows a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.


The Orville

Premieres: Sunday, Sep. 10 at 8:00 PM

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, J Lee, Halston Sage

Premise: Set 300 years in the future, the live-action dramedy follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.


The Resident

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Cast: Manish Dayal, Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Bruce Greenwood, Valerie Cruz

Premise: An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern-day medicine. Lives might be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.



A.P. Bio

Premieres: TBA

Stars: Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Mary Sohn, Lyric Lewis, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Jacob McCarthy

Premise: A hilariously cynical Ivy League professor loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher where he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him.


The Brave

Premieres: Monday, Sep. 25 at 10:00 PM

Stars: Mike Vogel, Anne Heche, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills, Sofia Pernas, Hadi Tabbal, Natacha Karam

Premise: A heart-pounding look into the complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.



Premieres: TBA midseason

Stars: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, JJ Totah, Nina Wadia, Mindy Kaling (recurring)

Premise: The single-camera comedy follows Vince (Holm), a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael (Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya (Kaling), one of his old high school flings.


Good Girls

Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Retta, Mae Whitman, Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, Reno Wilson

Premise: Three "good girl" suburban wives and mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.


Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Premieres: Tuesday, Sep. 26 at 10:00 PM

Stars: Edie Falco

Premise: This eight-episode installment of Dick Wolf's popular franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.



Premieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris, Jessica L

Premise: A grounded and dramatic thriller about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.



Premieres: TBA

Stars: Josh Radnor, Auli’i Cravalho, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Amy Forsyth, Casey Johnson, Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippett, Ted Sutherland, Taylor Richardson, Shannon Purser

Premise: Based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove and the life of drama teacher Lou Volpe, the series revolves around a high school drama teacher and family man whose passion for the program and his students galvanizes the entire working class town.


Will & Grace

Premieres: Thursday, Sep. 28 at 9:00 PM

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally

Premise: Eleven years after going off the air, the former Must-See TV staple will return for 12 new episodes.


Research compiled with the help of:

A look back at the new TV shows for Fall 2016

How many survived? Of the shows we looked at for Fall premieres last year, not that many. This doesn’t include shows we didn’t talk about, or other late premiere shows like mid-season or summer replacement series.


ABC (3/5)

  • American Housewife - renewed
  • Conviction - canceled
  • Designated Survivor - renewed
  • Notorious - canceled
  • Speechless - renewed


CBS (4/7)

  • Bull - renewed
  • The Great Indoors - canceled
  • Kevin Can Wait - renewed
  • MacGyver - renewed
  • Man With A Plan - renewed
  • Pure Genius - canceled
  • Training Day - canceled


FOX (2/6)

  • 24: Legacy - canceled, version in development
  • The Exorcist - renewed
  • Lethal Weapon - renewed
  • Pitch - canceled
  • Prison Break - canceled
  • Son of Zorn - canceled


NBC (4/7)

  • The Blacklist: Redemption - canceled
  • Chicago Justice - canceled
  • Emerald City - canceled
  • The Good Place - renewed
  • Taken - renewed
  • This Is Us - renewed
  • Timeless - renewed


CW (0/2)

  • Frequency - canceled
  • No Tomorrow - canceled



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Reader Comments (2)

Always loves these episodes :)

September 19, 2017 | Unregistered Commenternzyme

Regarding Apple Market Share for AppleTV.

Apple does not dominate markets. Their smarphone share is now 13.7%. Samsunt
g is 20%. Chinese companies dominate. Same theory for their MAC comupters etc.. Apple marketshare for PCs is small but profitable. IOS only has 13% share in smartphones. Android is 86%.

What they do is dominate in profit by producing products that their target market will pay more for and leveraging their closed garden concept.

Customers buy an Apple TV because it links well with their Iphones and Ipads. You cannot link your Iphone with a ROKU to have content projected on your TV. The closed garden strategy works for them.

September 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJerry Van Pelt

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