The network has scheduled winter premiere dates for a dozen shows, including network cornerstones The Flash and Riverdale. Newcomers Walker, starring Jared Padalecki, and Superman & Lois will join the lineup alongside returning shows All American, Batwoman (with new lead Javicia Leslie), Black Lightning, Charmed, Legacies and Nancy Drew.
NBC is moving up the premiere date of This Is Us to Nov. 10, giving it one of the earliest debuts of any network “fall” drama as production starts to ramp up.
CBS will have at least one premiere every week for most of the fall. There’s something new from Sept. 15 through Oct. 27. The network can again thank Thursday Night Football, this year split with both the NFL Network and NBC, for the extended launch pad.
NBC will spread out the premieres of its fall shows, it announced Monday, with about half of its lineup debuting during premiere week. And in a change from previously announced, the Neil Patrick Harris show Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris is getting a new regular timeslot.
ABC is sticking to a fairly traditional fall rollout, announcing premiere-week returns on Tuesday for top shows like Modern Family, Scandal and Once Upon a Time while kicking off Dancing With the Stars a bit early and giving new drama Forever a special Monday launch.
The CW will roll out its fall 2014 launch this October with new series The Flash and Jane the Virgin. For the third year, CW will kick off its new season with an exclusive telecast of the IHEARTRADIO Music Festival, airing over two nights, Monday, Sept. 29, 8-10 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 30, at same time.
The network will get a jump on Premiere Week with its Friday lineup on Sept. 20, with Modern Family opening with back-to-back episodes and Grey’s Anatomy earning a two-hour 10th season opener.
As usual, given the number of preemptions for postseason baseball, Fox is getting ahead of the pack with early fall launches to give affected series longer uninterrupted runs. Last fall, Fox premiered The X Factor, Glee, Bonesand Mob Doctor in the two weeks leading to premiere week. The same shows (with newbie Sleepy Hollow in for the defunct Mob Doctor on Mondays) again will launch early this year, joined by Fox’s Tuesday comedy block.
The CW is sticking with its strategy of bowing fall fare outside the crush of the first two weeks of the television season, announcing October start dates for all of its shows.
NBC is launching the bulk of its fall lineup during premiere week, which kicks off Sept. 23 with the season premiere of The Voice and the series premiere of hot new drama The Blacklist.
The network will once again concentrate its premieres in the last week of September, with How I Met Your Mother getting a one-hour return and Survivor the only series getting an early start.
ABC is sticking to a relatively traditional fall rollout, premiering the bulk of its lineup during the official premiere week of Sept. 24. The biggest exception is high-profile new drama Nashville, which will launch Oct. 10.
CBS will start its fall season with Survivor on Sept. 19, letting NBC keep the early start it is getting on the other networks by launching shows during the Olympics. CBS will premiere its new shows, including Partners, Vegas, Elementary and Made in Jersey during the official premiere week of Sept. 24.
NBC announced that it will stagger the premieres of its fall shows from August through October, and that it will debut the new comedies Animal Practice and Go On commercial-free during the Olympics.
NBC announced its fall premiere dates today, along with the series finale for America’s Got Talent, a September berth for The Sing-Off, and the return of football.
CBS will kick off the fall premieres with comedies 2 Broke Girls and Two and a Half Men on Sept. 19.
The network’s anticipated talent competition series The X Factor will receive a two-night launch, similar to juggernaut American Idol on Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22.