Get The Rundown On The Fall's New Shows

It's that time of the year again: at this week's Upfront presentations, all of the broadcast networks announced their Fall 2016 TV schedules. This included official word on which of their existing shows would be renewed and which would be canceled, as well as the grand reveal of which pilots each network had decided to pick up — and which pilots were sadly left in the dust. Well, this Thursday was The CW's turn to unveil their 2016 fall schedule, and now the process is complete.

The news coming out of the Upfronts was just as notable for which high-profile pilots didn't get picked up as which ones will make it to the air. Among the most surprising also-rans were the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff Marvel's Most Wanted, which was to focus on the characters Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter; CBS' buzzed-about "diverse Nancy Drew adaptation" Drew with Person Of Interest's Sarah Shahi in the lead; and the ABC crime drama The Jury, headlined by The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi.

So what did get the greenlight? Between the five broadcast networks, audiences will be getting 19 new series in the fall — with another 24 waiting in the wings for midseason. For your convenience, here's the scoop on all the new shows coming your way this season, including who's in them, what they're about, and when to watch them:


1. American Housewife

Timeslot: Tuesdays @ 8:30 p.m.

Starring: Katy Mixon (Mike & Molly), Diedrich Bader (Veep)

About: Formerly titled The Second Fattest Wife In Westport, a typical American mom moves with her family to the very un-typical suburb of Westport and clashes with the "perfect" moms in her neighborhood.

2. Conviction

Timeslot: Mondays @ 10:00 p.m.

Starring: Hayley Atwell (Marvel's Agent Carter), Shawn Ashmore (The Following), Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead), Merrin Dungey (Once Upon A Time)

About: The former First Daughter is blackmailed into working for the Conviction Integrity Unit (C.I.U.) to determine whether or not criminals have been wrongfully convicted.

3. Designated Survivor

Timeslot: Wednesdays @ 10:00 p.m.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland (24), Maggie Q (Nikita), Kal Penn (House)

About: The Secretary of Urban Housing and Development becomes the President of the United States when POTUS and his entire cabinet are wiped by a terrorist attack during the State of the Union.

4. Notorious

Timeslot: Thursdays @ 9:00 p.m.

Starring: Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Daniel Sunjata (Graceland), Ryan Guzman (Heroes Reborn)

About: A non-Shonda Rhimes show invades T.G.I.T. this fall while Scandal is on hiatus due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy. But this soapy drama about the relationship between a cable news producer and a criminal defense lawyer should fit right in.

5. Speechless

Timeslot: Wednesdays @ 8:30 p.m.

Starring: Minnie Driver (About A Boy), John Ross Bowie (The Big Bang Theory)

About: A mother juggling the various needs of her family members — especially her special needs son (played by Micah Fowler, who has cerebral palsy in real life.)


6. Bull

Timeslot: Tuesdays @ 9:00 p.m.

Starring: Michael Weatherly (NCIS), Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under), Annabelle Attanasio (The Knick)

About: Based on the life of Dr. Phil, a trial consultant helps win cases by analyzing and predicting the way a jury will vote.

7. The Great Indoors

Timeslot: Thursdays @ 8:30 p.m.

Starring: Joel McHale (Community), Stephen Fry (24: Live Another Day), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad)

About: An outdoorsy adventure reporter is pulled out of the wild and put in charge of a group of millennials who have never done anything remotely outdoorsy.

8. Kevin Can Wait

Timeslot: Mondays @ 8:00 p.m.

Starring: Kevin James (The King Of Queens), Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital)

About: A beat cop realizes life at home can be tougher than life on the streets when he retires to spend more time with his family.

9. Man With A Plan

Timeslot: Mondays @ 8:30 p.m.

Starring: Matt LeBlanc (Friends)

About: A hard-working father becomes a stay-at-home dad to his three needy children when his wife decides to go back to work.

10. MacGyver

Timeslot: Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

Starring: Lucas Till (X-Men: Days Of Future Past)

About: A reboot of the popular '80s series about a man with a knack for staving off disaster by solving complex problems with everyday objects.

11. Pure Genius

Timeslot: Thursdays @ 10:00 p.m.

Starring: Dermot Mulroney (Shameless), Augustus Prew (The Borgias)

About: A brilliant surgeon and a Silicon Valley tech genius team up to create the world's most cutting-edge, technologically-advanced hospital.


12. The Exorcist

Timeslot: Fridays @ 9:00 p.m.

Starring: Geena Davis (Grey's Anatomy), Alfonso Herrera (Sense8), Ben Daniels (House Of Cards)

About: An update of the most classic horror movie of all time, in which a mother asks for help from two very different priests when she's convinced her daughter is possessed by a demon.

13. Lethal Weapon

Timeslot: Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m.

Starring: Clayne Crawford (Rectify), Damon Wayans (In Living Color), Jordana Brewster (Dallas)

About: A thrill-seeking Navy SEAL is partnered with a high-strung LAPD detective, based on the series of Mel Gibson/Danny Glover action movies.

14. Son Of Zorn

Timeslot: Sundays @ 8:30 p.m.

Starring: Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man On Earth), Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live), Artemis Pebdani (Scandal), Johnny Pemberton (Superstore)

About: An animated hero returns to suburbia from his fantasy kingdom to reconnect with his live-action ex-wife and awkward teenage son.


15. The Good Place

Timeslot: Thursdays @ 8:30 p.m.

Starring: Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Ted Danson (Cheers)

About: After a woman dies in a freak accident, she's taken to heaven — but quickly realizes the people in charge of "the good place" have her mixed up with someone else.

16. This Is Us

Timeslot: Tuesdays @ 9:00 p.m.

Starring: Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Mandy Moore (Red Band Society), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson)

About: This ensemble drama follows the trials and tribulations of a group of disparate people who are connected by the fact that they were all born on the same day.

17. Timeless

Timeslot: Mondays @ 10:00 p.m.

Starring: Abigail Spencer (Rectify), Goran Visnjic (ER), Matt Lanter (90210), Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted), Sakina Jaffrey (House Of Cards)

About: After a rogue criminal steals a time machine, a history professor, a soldier, and a scientist have to follow him back in time to stop him from changing the past — and the future.

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18. Frequency

Timeslot: Wednesdays @ 9:00 p.m.

Starring: Peyton List (The Tomorrow People), Riley Smith (Nashville), Mekhi Phifer (ER)

About: The 2000 Dennis Quaid sci-fi thriller gets the small screen treatment in this story of a young woman who realizes she can speak with her dead father over an old radio.

19. No Tomorrow

Timeslot: Tuesdays @ 9:00 p.m.

Starring: Joshua Sasse (Galavant), Tori Anderson (The L.A. Complex)

About: When a straight-laced young woman meets a dreamy guy who believes the apocalypse is imminent, they embark on an adventure to check off every item on their bucket lists.

Will one of these shows become your new obsession? Tune in next fall to find out!

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