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  • vinny
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    But there’s a question of which judges will be back.

    Yeah….i think we are going to see all back but i can see katy leaving.

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    Bull

    WHY. its awful

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    Does The Good Place lose Maya Rudolph now that she’s on Bless the Harts? Or since it’s animated, there won’t be any issue shuttling between shows?

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    The Alphabet Network lays its cards on the table:

    MONDAY
    8 — Dancing with the Stars
    10 — The Good Doctor

    TUESDAY
    8 –The Conners
    8:30 — Bless This Mess
    9 — MIXED-ISH
    9:30 — black-ish
    10 — EMERGENCE

    WEDNESDAY
    8 — The Goldbergs
    8:30 — Schooled
    9 — Modern Family (final season)
    9:30 — Single Parents
    10 — STUMPTOWN

    THURSDAY
    8 — Grey’s Anatomy
    9 — A Million Little Things
    10 — How to Get Away with Murder

    FRIDAY
    8 — American Housewife
    8:30 — Fresh Off the Boat
    9 – 20/20 (two hours)

    SATURDAY
    8 — Saturday Night College Football

    SUNDAY
    7 — America’s Funniest Home Videos
    8 – KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS
    9 — Shark Tank
    10 — The Rookie

    Returning shows held until midseason: American Idol, The Bachelor, Agents of SHIELD, Station 19

    COMEDY
    MIXED-ISH — In “mixed-ish,” Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ‘80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow’s parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they’re perceived as neither black nor white. This family’s experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one’s own identity when the rest of the world can’t decide where you belong. Cast includes Arica Himmel, Tika Sumpter, Gary Cole, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris and Ethan Childress.

    UNITED WE FALL (MIDSEASON) — “United We Fall” is a profoundly realistic family sitcom that follows the trials and tribulations of Jo and Bill, parents of two young kids, as they try to make it day to day as a functioning family. Bill’s very judgmental live-in mother and Jo’s large, Latinx Catholic family will never hesitate to let our couple know they’re seemingly screwing up, but Bill and Jo will always have each other’s backs, united against everyone – other parents, teachers, doctors, specialists, coaches, co-workers and, especially, their kids. Cast includes Will Sasso, Christina Vidal, Jane Curtin and Ella Grace Helton.

    DRAMA
    STUMPTOWN — Based on the “Stumptown” graphic novel series, “Stumptown” follows Dex Parios – a strong, assertive and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great PI, but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police. Cast includes Cobie Smulders, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim and Michael Ealy.

    EMERGENCE — A character-driven genre thriller, “Emergence” is about a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. Cast includes Allison Tolman, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr., Zabryna Guevara, Donald Faison and Clancy Brown.

    THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY (MIDSEASON) — Daniel Garcia is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night he meets Noa Hamilton, an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight. Will this unlikely couple upend their lives to be together and pull their families into a culture clash? Cast includes Victor Rasuk, Nathalie Kelley, Carlos Gómez, Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Vidal, David Del Rio, Belissa Escobedoe and Michelle Veintimilla.

    FOR LIFE (MIDSEASON) — Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., “For Life” is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems. Cast includes Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Glenn Fleshler, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, Mary Stuart Masterson and Boris McGiver.

    ALTERNATIVE
    KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS — Hosted and executive produced by Tiffany Haddish. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish’s unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids – and their innocently entertaining points of view.

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    CBS, you’re up:

    MONDAY
    8pm – The Neighborhood
    8:30pm – BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA
    9pm – ALL RISE
    10pm – Bull

    TUESDAY
    8pm – NCIS
    9pm – FBI
    10pm – NCIS: New Orleans

    WEDNESDAY
    8pm – Survivor
    9pm – SEAL Team
    10pm – S.W.A.T (new night)

    THURSDAY
    8pm – Young Sheldon (new time)
    8:30pm – THE UNICORN
    9pm – Mom
    9:30pm – CAROL’S SECOND ACT
    10pm – EVIL

    FRIDAY
    8 pm Hawaii Five-0 (new time slot)
    9 pm Magnum P.I. (new night)
    10 pm Blue Bloods

    SATURDAY
    8 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
    9 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
    10 pm 48 Hours

    SUNDAY
    7pm – 60 Minutes
    8pm – God Friended Me
    9pm – NCIS: LA
    10pm: Madam Secretary (final season)

    Held until midseason: Amazing Race, Big Brother, BROKE, Criminal Minds (final season), FBI: MOST WANTED, MacGyver, Man With a Plan, TOMMY, Undercover Boss

    DRAMAS
    ALL RISE: A courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. Cast includes Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Marg Helgenberger, Jessica Camacho, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez and Ruthie Ann Miles.

    EVIL: A psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there is a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Cast includes Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco and Dalya Knapp

    COMEDIES
    BOB LOVES ABISHOLA: From award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre, “Bob Loves Abishola” is a love story about a middle-aged compression sock salesman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, while recovering from a heart attack and sets his sights on winning her over. Undaunted by Abishola’s lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob is determined to win Abishola’s heart in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America. Cast includes Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Vernee Watson, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley and Travis Wolfe Jr.

    CAROL’S SECOND ACT: Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It’s her enthusiasm, perspective and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success. Cast includes Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Sabrina Jalees.

    THE UNICORN: A single-camera comedy about a tight-knit group of best friends and family who helps Wade embrace his “new normal” in the wake of the loss of his wife a year ago. As a sometimes ill-equipped but always devoted single parent to his two adolescent daughters, he is taking the major step of dating again. To Wade’s amazement, he’s a hot commodity with women, and his friends explain that he’s the perfect single guy – a “unicorn”: employed, attractive, and with a proven track record of commitment. With his daughters and best friends rooting him on and hoping he’ll find happiness again, Wade and his healing heart are ready to try life… and love… again. Cast includes Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, and Makenzie Moss.

    MIDSEASON:
    FBI: MOST WANTED: An ‘FBI’ spinoff, this is a high-stakes drama that focuses on the Fugitive Task Force, which relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the field, pursuing those who are most desperate to elude justice. Cast includes Julian McMahon, Alana De La Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kellan Lutz, Roxy Sternberg as Sheryll Barnes and Nathaniel Arcand.

    TOMMY: Multiple Emmy Award winner Edie Falco stars as a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles. A true blue New Yorker, Abigail “Tommy” Thomas uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to keep social, political and national security issues from hindering effective law enforcement in the Southland. Cast includes Falco, Michael Chernus, Adelaide Clemens, David Fierro, Russell G. Jones, Olivia Lucy Phillip and Joseph Lyle Taylor.

    BROKE: A comedy about Jackie, a single suburban mother who’s shocked when her estranged sister, Elizabeth, her sister’s wealthy, big-hearted husband, Javier and Javier’s fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend, Luis, land on her doorstep in need of a place to live after the couple’s money dries up. Though class differences may separate the women, and the size of the house and the number of people living in it will test the limits of family ties, the familial bond of sisterhood might be the catalyst they need to restore their relationship. Cast includes Pauley Perrette, Jaime Camil, Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz and Antonio Corbo.

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    TBS fall lineup:

    Snowpiercer
    The Last O.G.
    Miracle Workers
    Untitled Amy Hoggart Project (new)
    Chad (new)

    TNT fall lineup:
    Shaq Life (new)
    All Elite Wrestling (new)

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    Looking at this schedule is amazing! You can make great arguments for the cancellation of:
    SWAT
    MAGNUM P.I.
    Madam Secretary
    Seal team
    Bull
    The neighborhood
    Mom
    FBI

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    CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl: “When we were looking at a decision and what to do with Bull, what happened was something that a lot of us didn’t know about. So, when it came time to make a decision, we wanted to look at it through a fresh lens and new eyes. We wanted to reassess and look at what happened,” he said.

    Speaking at the broadcaster’s press upfronts events, Kahl admitted Weatherly made a mistake but that he “owned” that mistake. “He’s indicated to us that he’s willing to take coaching and training that we deem necessary for him to create a positive environment on the set. We looked at the totality of his work on CBS. He’s been with CBS for 14 years and there were no complaints before and none after. He took everything seriously and wants to move forward. He wants to make it better,” Kahl added.

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    This has to be the dullest (safest?) series of fall lineups in history. No bold schedule moves. No really exciting new shows. Several 2 hour newsmagazine and reality show blocks. And cautious programming with many short run episode commitments and plenty held for mid-season. This really feels like the end of network television to me, and this was probably inevitable, but sad nonetheless.

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    The See-Dub closes out Upfront Week

    Sunday
    8-9: BATWOMAN
    9-10: Supergirl (new time)

    Monday
    8-9: All-American (new night)
    9-10: Black Lightning

    Tuesday
    8-9: Arrow (final season)
    9-10: The Flash

    Wednesday
    8-9: Riverdale
    9-10: NANCY DREW

    Thursday
    8-9: Supernatural (final season)
    9-10: Legacies

    Friday
    8-9: Charmed (new night)
    9-10: Dynasty (new time)

    Batwoman
    Kate Kane is armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind. She is also a Gothamite known as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet; in a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Cast includes Ruby Rose, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten.

    Nancy Drew
    Set in the summer after her high school graduation, 18-year-old Nancy Drew thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another year, she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation – and along the way, uncovers secrets that run deeper than she ever imagined. Cast includes Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, Freddie Prinze Jr., Alvina August and guest star Pamela Sue Martin (the original ND)

    Katy Keene (MIDSEASON)
    A Riverdale spinoff, this musical dramedy chronicles the origins and struggles of four aspiring artists trying to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio. Cast includes Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount, Zane Holtz and Katherine LaNasa

    Returning series held until midseason: DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, In the Dark; Roswell, NM and The 100.

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    8-9: Arrow (final season)

    8-9: Supernatural (final season)

    The fact it’s the last season for both is killing me

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