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Circuit Scorecard: 2019-2020 TV Schedule and Promising Network Lineups

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Pilot season is upon us. As September brings us into fall, so too does the new Fall TV season begin. With more networks than ever before, it has become incredibly challenging to keep track of what to watch.

Current TV Schedule & Updates

Updated: October 6, 2019

This first section looks at the 2019-2020 Network TV schedule. Each channel will have two charts. The first chart breaks out the new shows for each network. The second looks at the returning shows. Each chart lists premiere dates, weekly air dates and any updates on renewals or cancellations. The links on the show title take you to the latest review for that show’s current season.

ABC

ABC continues to build off of their biggest successes. “Mixed-ish” comes in as a spin-off from “Black-ish,” ABC’s incredibly successful family comedy. They recently had a similar situation with “Schooled” (which exists in the same universe as “The Goldbergs”). Other than that, ABC starts the fall with two new dramas. “Stumptown” casts Cobie Smulders in the adaptation of a private investigator graphic novel. Meanwhile, “Emergence” is a mystery about a young girl found at the scene of a plane crash with no memory of prior events.

NEW SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“The Beauty and the Baker”Season 1Midseason
“Don’t”Season 1Midseason
“Emergence”Season 19/2410pm Tuesdays
“For Life”Season 1Midseason
“Generation Gap”Season 1Midseason
“Kids Say the Darnedest Things”Season 110/68pm Sundays
“Mixed-ish”Season 19/249pm Tuesdays
“Stumptown”Season 19/2510pm Wednesdays
“United We Fall”Season 1Midseason

 

RETURNING SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”Season 7mid-2020This will be the show’s final season, which consists of 13 episodes.
“America’s Funniest Home Videos”Season 319/297pm Sundays
“American Housewife”Season 49/278pm Fridays
“American Idol”Season 182020
“The Bachelor”Season 242020
“Bachelor in Paradise”Season 72020
“The Bachelorette”Season 162020
“Black-ish”Season 69/249:30pm Tuesdays
“Bless This Mess”Season 29/248:30pm Tuesdays
“The Conners”Season 29/248pm TuesdaysPicked up for a full 19 episode season.
“Dancing with the Stars”Season 289/168pm Mondays
“Fresh Off the Boat”Season 69/278:30pm Fridays
“The Goldbergs”Season 79/258pm Wednesdays
“The Good Doctor”Season 39/2310pm Mondays
“The Great American Baking Show”Season 5Winter
“The Great Christmas Light Fight”Season 7Winter
“Grey’s Anatomy”Season 179/268pm Thursdays
“How to Get Away with Murder”Season 69/2610pm ThursdaysThis will be the show’s final season.
“A Million Little Things”Season 29/269pm ThursdaysPicked up for a full 19 episode season.
“Modern Family”Season 119/259pm WednesdaysThis will be the show’s final season.
“The Rookie”Season 29/2910pm Sundays
“Schooled”Season 29/258:30pm Wednesdays
“Shark Tank”Season 119/299pm Sundays
“Single Parents”Season 29/259:30pm Wednesdays
“Station 19”Season 3Midseason

 

CBS

TV CarolCBS is front-loading their new series, with five out of eight of them kicking off the fall. A majority of them are part of the Monday and Thursday comedy blocks, such as “All Rise,” “Bob ♥ Abishola,” “Carol’s Second Act” and “The Unicorn.” With “The Big Bang Theory” over, CBS is hoping that one of these will take off and become their new comedy anchor. Meanwhile, “Evil” blends CBS’ love of procedural with the classic debate of science and religion.

NEW SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“All Rise”Season 19/239pm Mondays
“Bob Abishola”Season 19/238:30pm Mondays
“Broke”Season 1Midseason
“Carol’s Second Act”Season 19/269:30pm Thursdays
“Evil”Season 19/2610pm Thursdays
“FBI: Most Wanted”Season 1Midseason
“Tommy”Season 1Midseason
“The Unicorn”Season 19/268:30pm Thursdays

 

RETURNING SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“The Amazing Race”Season 32Midseason
“Big Brother”Season 222020
“Blood & Treasure”Season 2Midseason
“Blue Bloods”Season 109/2710pm Fridays
“Bull”Season 49/2310pm Mondays
“Criminal Minds”Season 15MidseasonThis will be the show’s final season.
“FBI”Season 29/249pm Tuesdays
“God Friended Me”Season 29/298pm Sundays
“Hawaii Five-0”Season 109/278pm Fridays
“Love Island”Season 2Summer 2020
“MacGyver”Season 4Midseason
“Madam Secretary”Season 610/610pm SundaysThis will be the show’s final season.
“Magnum P.I.”Season 29/279pm Fridays
“Man with a Plan”Season 4Midseason
“Mom”Season 89/269pm Thursdays
“NCIS”Season 179/248pm Tuesdays
“NCIS: Los Angeles”Season 119/299pm Sundays
“NCIS: New Orleans”Season 69/2410pm Tuesdays
“The Neighborhood”Season 29/238pm Mondays
“SEAL Team”Season 310/29pm Wednesdays
“Survivor: Island of the Idols”Season 399/258pm Wednesdays
“S.W.A.T.”Season 310/210pm Wednesdays
“Undercover Boss”Season 9Midseason
“Young Sheldon”Season 49/268pm Thursdays

 

FOX

TV PSWith ten new series, FOX has the largest roster of freshmen. Up first are the criminal thriller “Prodigal Son,” the sperm donor dramedy “Almost Family,” and the star-studded animated comedy “Bless the Harts.” Fox also leans into IP, with “9-1-1” getting its own spin-off midseason (“9-1-1: Lone Star”). In terms of returning shows, they are leaning heavily into “The Masked Singer,” their surprise hit from mid-season. With “Empire” leaving, Fox hopes one of these new shows can take up the mantle and be the latest water-cooler television event.

NEW SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“9-1-1: Lone Star”Season 11/19/208pm Mondays
“Almost Family”Season 110/29pm Wednesdays
“Bless the Harts”Season 19/298:30pm Sundays
“Deputy”Season 1Midseason
“Duncanville”Season 1Midseason
“Filthy Rich”Season 1Winter9pm Thursdays
“The Great North”Season 1Midseason
“NeXt”Season 1Midseason
“Outmatched”Season 1Winter8:30pm Thursdays
“Prodigal Son”Season 19/239pm Mondays

 

RETURNING SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“9-1-1”Season 39/238pm MondaysFall only, replaced with “9-1-1: Lone Star” in 2020
“Bob’s Burgers”Season 109/299pm Sundays
“Empire”Season 69/249pm TuesdaysThis will be the show’s final season.
“Family Guy”Season 189/299:30pm Sundays
“Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”Season 3Midseason
“Hell’s Kitchen”Season 20Midseason
“Last Man Standing”Season 8Winter8pm Thursdays
“The Masked Singer”Season 29/258pm Wednesdays
“Masterchef Junior”Season 8Midseason
“The Resident”Season 39/248pm Tuesdays
“The Simpsons”Season 329/298pm Sundays

 

NBC

TV Bluff City Law“Bluff City Law” enters the fall season very confident, as NBC has already picked the show up for a full 16 episode season. They are similarly hoping for success from a pair of comedies that are joining the Thursday lineup (“Perfect Harmony,” “Sunnyside”). As these shows begin their runs, NBC also says goodbye to many long-running, beloved shows. “Blindspot,” “The Good Place” and “Will & Grace” will all air their final seasons this year. Meanwhile, their massive hit “This Is Us” isn’t going anywhere. While this year marks the show’s fourth season, it has already gotten picked up for seasons five and six.

NEW SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“Bluff City Law”Season 19/2310pm MondaysPicked up for a full 16 episode season.
“Council of Dads”Season 1Midseason
“Indebted”Season 1Midseason
“The Kenan Show”Season 1Midseason
“Lincoln”Season 1Midseason
“Perfect Harmony”Season 19/268:30pm Thursdays
“Sunnyside”Season 19/269:30pm Thursdays
“That’s My Jam”Season 1Midseason
“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”Season 1Spring9pm Sundays

 

RETURNING SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions”Season 2Winter8pm Mondays
“The Blacklist”Season 710/48pm Fridays
“Blindspot”Season 5MidseasonThis will be the show’s final season.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”Season 7Midseason
“Chicago Fire”Season 89/259pm Wednesdays
“Chicago Med”Season 59/258pm Wednesdays
“Chicago P.D.”Season 79/2510pm Wednesdays
“Ellen’s Game of Games”Season 3Winter8pm Tuesdays
“Good Girls”Season 3Spring10pm SundaysPicked up for a full 16 episode season.
“The Good Place”Season 49/269pm ThursdaysThis will be the show’s final season.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”Season 219/2610pm Thursdays
“Little Big Shots”Season 4Spring8pm Sundays
“Making It”Season 2December 2019
“Manifest”Season 2Winter10pm Mondays
“New Amsterdam”Season 29/2410pm Tuesdays
“Superstore”Season 59/268pm Thursdays
“This Is Us”Season 49/249pm TuesdaysRenewed for Seasons 5 and 6.
“The Voice”Season 179/238pm Mondays & Tuesdays
“Will & Grace”Season 11MidseasonThis will be the show’s final season.
“Who Do You Think You Are?”Season 11Midseason
“World of Dance”Season 4Midseason

 

THE CW

TV BatwomanAll your favorite characters are heading to the CW this year. With new shows such as “Batwoman,” “Katy Keene” and “Nancy Drew” hitting the airwaves, it seems CW is fully stocked with all your childhood favorites. CW hopes these new shows will become big hits for the network, which is saying goodbye to some of its longest running shows (“The 100,” “Arrow,” “Supernatural”). Let’s see what happens with the passing of the guard to this new CW lineup.

NEW SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“Batwoman”Season 110/69pm Sundays
“Katy Keene”Season 1Midseason
“Nancy Drew”Season 110/99pm Wednesdays

 

RETURNING SERIESSeason #Premiere DateTimeNotes
“The 100”Season 7MidseasonPicked up for a full 16 episode season, which will be its final season.
“All American”Season 210/78pm Mondays
“Arrow”Season 810/89pm TuesdaysThis will be the show’s final season.
“Black Lightning”Season 310/79pm Mondays
“Burden of Truth”Season 22020
“Charmed”Season 210/118pm Fridays
“Dynasty”Season 310/119pm Fridays
“The Flash”Season 610/88pm Tuesdays
“In the Dark”Season 2Midseason
“Legacies”Season 210/109pm ThursdaysPicked up for a full 20 episode season.
“Legends of Tomorrow”Season 5January 2020
“Riverdale”Season 410/98pm Wednesdays
“Roswell, New Mexico”Season 2Midseason
“Supergirl”Season 510/69pm Sundays
“Supernatural”Season 1510/108pm ThursdaysThis will be the show’s final season.

 

For right now, we are just starting off with the major networks. We will continue to update as more renewal and cancellation news comes forward. We may also try to add more networks as time goes on. Make sure to continually check up here for the latest TV news at a glance.

Which shows are you most excited about for the 2019-2020 Season? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by Christopher James

Christopher James has been an Oscar obsessive ever since watching his first ceremony at age 5 when "Titanic" won Best Picture. He is a recent graduate from Loyola Marymount University with degrees in Screenwriting for Film and Television and Marketing. Christopher currently works in media strategy and planning at Liquid Advertising, based out of Los Angeles, CA. You can find Christopher running on the sunny beach, brunching at trendy restaurants or mostly just sitting in a dark room watching movies and TV in sweatpants. Follow me on Twitter @cwj92movieman

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