Fall TV

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Add "Charmed" to the growing list of rebooted TV series. The CW will revive the old WB series (1998-2006) about sisters with magical powers when the network expands to six nights a week in October by adding Sunday night programming.

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CBS keeps turning back the clock this fall, adding revivals of Candice Bergen's "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum P.I" to a fall lineup already featuring "Hawaii Five-0," ""MacGyver," and "S.W.A.T."

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ABC will add five new shows for fall -- two sitcoms, a drama and two unscripted shows, "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" and an Alec Baldwin primetime interview series.

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ABC had "Lost," a TV show about the survivors of a plane crash. This fall, NBC will have a new airline drama that could be called "found."

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Here they come! Ten new shows premiere during the Fall TV season's biggest week. Get ready to see Mergyn Kelly, Young Sheldon, The Brave, The Inhumans, Will & Grace and Me, Myself and I.

And chances are you have at least one favorite in the 34 returning series starting this week: "The Big Bang Theory," "Grey's Anatomy," "NCIS," "Saturday Night Live," "Empire," "This is Us," "Designated Survivor," "How To Get Away With Murder," "MacGyver," "Blue Bloods" and "The Simpsons," to name a few.

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Ken Burns' highly anticipated look back at "The Vietnam War" premieres Sunday, Sept. 17, opposite the annual  Emmy Awards.

PBS devotes 18 hours to the film at 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for two weeks.

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

My list includes:

Thumbnails descriptions for the 19 new prime-time shows, starting with Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville" Sunday, Sept. 10.

Returning shows season premieres.

ABC

What the Heck? "The Middle," ABC's Heck family sitcom set in a small Indiana town, will end its nine-year run during the 2017-18 TV season.

DeAnn Heline, a 1983 Lakota High School graduate, told the Television Critics Association Sunday that she and fellow co-creator/executive producer Eileen Heisler made the decision to end the Patricia Heaton situation comedy while talking to ABC executives last season.

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.

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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

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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").

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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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 After roles on BET, CW, Spike TV and Showtime, College Hill native Gabrielle Dennis says she’s having “super fun” on the biggest acting role of her TV career on Fox’s new “Rosewood” medical drama.

The 1996 Hughes Center graduate plays Pippy, younger sister of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (star Morris Chestnut) on “Rosewood” (8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fox).

She’s a toxicology expert in Rosewood’s sophisticated private autopsy lab in Miami, and the one who nags him about missing family dinners with mom (Lorraine Toussaint) and getting tickets for running red lights. 

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Sheila Gray and Bob Herzog will be working longer starting Sept. 21, when WKRC-TV expands “Good Morning Cincinnati” to 7-9 a.m. on sister station WSTR-TV (Channel 64).

Gray, who jumped to WKRC-TV last year from WXIX-TV, will be competing longer with her old station. Channel 19 airs local news until 11 a.m. Channel 12’s morning show will air 4:30-9 a.m.

The expanded “Good Morning Cincinnati” premieres Sept. 21, the week most of the new fall TV prime-time series debut.

The majority of daytime changes start the week of Sept. 14, including WCPO-TV’s new 7 p.m. half-hour newscast.  See the list below.

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When does your favorite returning show premiere this fall?

Or the new fall shows you don’t want to miss?

Here’s my annual list of premiere dates for new and returning TV series in chronological order, and quick blurbs on every new fall TV series. New fall show titles are in bold italics:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premiered last night, and coming up this fall, Supergirl takes flight on CBS, Wesley Snipes makes his network debut on NBC, Don Johnson returns in a new ABC drama, and a certain pig and frog will be familiar to audiences of all ages with the reboot of The Muppets on ABC. Not that we'’ll limit our viewing to the  networks thanks to internet streaming sites, which are now producing their own original content.

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It’s hard to settle on any one trend for the 2015-2016 TV season. Pick one:

SUPER HEROES: Get ready for more super heroes: NBC’s “Heroes Reborn” and CBS’ “Supergirl” join “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”  By next spring you’ll also see “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” on the CW, and more of ABC’s “Marvel's Agent Carter.”

REVIVALS: Prepare for more revivals: “The Muppets” (ABC) and “Heroes Reborn” (NBC) this fall, and reboots of “The X-Files,” (Fox), “Fuller House” (Netflix), “Twin Peaks” (Showtime) and more of “The Odd Couple” (CBS) early next year.

MOVIE ADAPTATIONS: Watch how big-screen movies get revamped for the big screen in your home: CBS’ “Limitless,” from the 2011 Bradley Cooper film about the pill which enhances brain power, and a new version of Stephen Spielberg’s “Minority Report” (Fox). Coming to TV at midseason are “Rush Hour” (CBS) and “Uncle Buck” (ABC).

SPIN-OFFS: You’ve got to have a spin-off, and NBC has one.

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NBC has benched a revival of Craig T. Nelson’s “Coach” weeks before the fall TV season starts.

In May the network announced a mid-season comedy to follow-up the popular 1989-97 ABC sitcom starring Nelson as football coach Hayden Fox. 

“Coach” was one of several TV revivals planned for the 2015-16 season. Still in production are reboots of “Heroes,” “The X-Files,” “Full House,” “The Muppets” and “Twin Peaks.”