While fellow broadcast networks Fox and The CW have found creative ways to “corona-proof” their fall schedules, CBS opted for a more optimistic view as its slate is a return to stability as it holds out hope that production on new and returning shows can resume this summer and make their fall debut. CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl did, however, admit that it’s “highly unlikely” that 90% of the network’s schedule will launch during the traditional Premiere Week in late September.
L.A.’s Finest, Tell Me a Story and Swamp Thing are cornerstones of Fox and The CW’s fall schedules, but all three shows aired on other platforms more than a year ago.
As the new network TV season nears, TVNewsCheck reached out to four media agency executives with 10 questions about key programming moves for the upcoming season. Taken together, the answers provide an expert overview of what might happen when viewers start tuning in (or not).
NBC has won four straight falls on the strength of Sunday Night Football, and with the addition of a second weekly NFL game, the network is all but assured of winning a fifth.