Fall TV

If you want to try out in person for ABC's "American Idol" revival, the closest auditions will be in Louisville, Pittsburgh or Chicago.

Or you can submit a video audition online. Or do both, ABC says.

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Never mind! NBC has canceled plans to revive its Thursday night "Must See TV" branding.

In May, NBC announced that the "Will & Grace" remake would anchor a "Must See TV" revival – the slogan  goes back to "Cheers," "Seinfeld" and "ER" in the 1980s and '90s – with Tina Fey's "Great News" newsroom comedy at 8:30 p.m., the critically acclaimed "This Is Us" at 9 p.m. and Dick Wolf's latest, "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" at 10 p.m.

The Carringtons are back! The CW will remake the 1980s ABC prime-time soap "Dynasty" this fall with Grant Show ("Melrose Place") as Blake Carrington and Nathalie Kelley ("The Vampire Diaries") as Cristal Jennings.

CBS Broadcasting Inc.

At CBS, they're turning back the clock a different way. Instead of reviving a 1990s show like NBC ("Will & Grace") and ABC ("Roseanne"), CBS will launch a "Young Sheldon" fall sitcom about the childhood of "Big Bang Theory" main character Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

Fox Broadcasting

Baseball is back, so where is "Pitch?" The Fox drama about a woman (Kylie Bunbury) pitching for the San Diego Padres has been benched since Thanksgiving – and might not be seen again.

It's one of the dozens of shows on the bubble, along with "24: Legacy," "Elementary," "The Great Indoors," "Quantico," "Code Black," "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" and ABC's new "Imaginary Mary" created by Green Township native Patrick Osborne.

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So far, so good. One month into the TV season – and before the final three shows premiere this week -- the networks haven't canceled a single show.

And seven already have been renewed, according to Metacritic

CBS Television

Eleven new TV series debut. Forty-three returning shows season premieres. Welcome to TV's biggest week.

Now that they've handed out the Prime-Time Emmys, the 2016-17 TV season starts today with a big TV wedding, as Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) repeat their vows for their families on "The Big Bang Theory."

Fox Broadcasting

Here's your Fall TV guide, as the season kicks off tonight with the first Thursday night NFL game.

My list includes: Thumbnail descriptions for the 20 new prime-time shows starting with Fox's "Son of Zorn" Sunday; season premiere dates for returning shows; daytime TV changes; Bengals' TV networks and announcers for September; finales for "CBS Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood and the "Bill Cunningham" TV show; and the presidential and vice presidential debates.

CBS' "Supergirl"  joins "The Flash" and "DC Legends of Tomorrow" super heroes this fall on the CW, which today was the fourth and final TV network to announce its new season.

"Supergirl," starring Melissa Benoist,  returns to 8 p.m. Monday – where it premiered last fall on CBS-- on the CW network owned jointly by CBS and Warner Bros. 

The CW will add two new dramas, and hold four returning series for midseason.

CBS Television

After great buzz a year ago, "Supergirl" was sent to the CW by CBS Tuesday and replaced with a new high testosterone lineup featuring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Weatherly, Dermot Mulroney, a "MacGyver" remake and a drama inspired by "Dr. Phil."

Here's a look at CBS' 6 new fall shows, three dramas and three comedies:

ABC Entertainment

ABC aggressively attacks fall with five new series -- two more shows than either NBC or Fox – and expands its Tuesday comedy block.

"The Middle" moves from Wednesdays to 8 p.m. Tuesday to anchor a new two-hour sitcom block with "Fresh Off The Boat," "The Real O'Neals" and newcomer "American Housewife" starring Katy Mixon (Victoria on "Mike & Molly) and Diedrich Bader ("Drew Carey").

Fox Broadcasting

Who will tell Dean Sanderson that he's been canceled again?

After just one season, Fox axed "The Grinder," Rob Lowe's sitcom  about a TV lawyer who joined his brother's (Fred Savage) law practice.

Like NBC's fall announcement Sunday, Fox will add only three new fall shows – a comedy and two dramas – and will keep the bench loaded for midseason with revivals of "24" and "Prison Break"; another musical-drama called "Star" from "Empire" producers featuring Grammy-winners Queen Latifah and Lenny Kravitz;  and new shows starring Jimmy Smits and Richard Dreyfuss. 

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April showers bring May cancellations.  Yes, it's that time of the year when TV network executives are figuring out which low-rated or long-running series should be replaced by new shows.

According to USA Today, on the bubble are "The Grinder," "Grandfathered," "Castle," "Nashville," "The Odd Couple," "Sleepy Hollow" and "The X-Files."

Also at risk are NBC's "Telenovela" with Delhi Township native Diana Maria Riva; Fox's "Rosewood" with College Hill native Gabrielle Dennis; and Fox's "Second Chance" with Alexandria's Ciara Bravo.

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It’s been a bad week for Nick and Vanessa Lachey. After Ohio voters Tuesday rejected the legalized marijuana ballot issue promoted by Nick, NBC Universal shut down Vanessa’s “Truth Be Told” new fall sitcom after three telecasts.

Variety says the set was dismantled this week for “Truth Be Told,” which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, Bresha Webb and Lachey as married couples and neighbors.  

Emptying the set means the show is essentially canceled.

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When you watch this promo for Vanessa Lachey’s new NBC sitcom, “Truth Be Told” Friday, it’s clear what the premiere episode is about: sex and porn jokes.

Lachey plays Tracy, a “tough as nails attorney” married to a Mitch (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Franklin & Bash,” “NYPD Blue,” “Saved by the Bell”), who have a 4-year-old daughter.  They live next door to newlyweds Russell (Tone Bell, “Bad Judge”) and Angie (Bresha Webb, “Grey’s Anatomy”).

In the premiere (8:30 p.m. Friday, Channel 5, NBC), Tracy and Mitch search for a babysitter so they can go to a concert with their neighbors. That’s how they find Kim (Antonimar Murphy), a well endowed “delicious” young woman. To make sure you know she has a great body, the sitcom gives viewers a close-up of her cleavage. Then the guys and their wives think they recognize her from pornography.

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