2022 New Fall Season – Thursdays

Thursday night may once again be the busiest night of the week for my television viewing habits, due more to the drop-off across the board than the night’s offerings.  Here’s what’s on the slate for this season.

7:30

Ghosts – I never ended up watching any of the first season of this adaptation of a BBC show, but I remain interested.

8:00

Grey’s Anatomy – With Ellen Pompeo slated to appear in only eight episodes this season and a whole new crew of interns, it will be quite the shakeup for the medical drama’s 19th season.

9:00

Big Sky – I still haven’t watched the second story of season one, let alone any of season two, but I still do have a vague interest.

CBS Upfronts

Things are going to be drama-heavy on CBS this fall, with comedies appearing on only two nights and no new comedies picked up for the schedule.  The week starts with a stable Monday, with the comedy block of The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola followed by two entries in the NCIS franchise: the OG and NCIS: Hawaii.  Tuesday also stays the same, with Dick Wolf’s FBI running all night.

Wednesday goes all reality, with Survivor and The Amazing Race followed by The Real Love Boat, a dating show patterned on the 70s classic.  Thursday has another hour-long comedy block, with Young Sheldon and Ghosts, followed by So Help Me Todd, a new legal drama starring Marcia Gay Harden and Skyler Astin, and CSI: Vegas.  Friday starts with S.W.A.T., followed by Fire Country, starring Max Thieriot and inspired by his life growing up in California’s fire country.  The 32nd season of Blue Bloods finishes off the night.  Sunday kicks off with 60 Minutes, followed by The Equalizer, East New York, a new police drama, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

On tap for midseason are reality shows Superfan, Lingo, the returning Tough as Nails, and Secret Celebrity Renovation.

Gone and never to be seen again are BullUnited States of AlB PositiveMagnum P.I., Good Sam, and How We Roll.

Midseason Review – Thursdays

We are on the back half of our look back at the offerings for the new fall season. Thursday night is traditionally the busiest night of the week for my television viewing habits, but not this year. Here’s what was on the slate for this season.

7:00

The Blacklist – The show continues on for a ninth season 9 without Megan Boone’s Elizabeth Keene for some reason.

After the initial effort needed to bring the team back together following the end of last season, we’ve gotten basically the same show without the weight of the mythology weighing it down.  Though at some point, it will all come crashing back when they decide to wrap up the show.

8:00

Ghosts – Rose McIver stars in this adaptation of a BBC show about a couple who think they are getting a beautiful country house but instead find it is falling apart and haunted.

I’ve heard good things and have some episodes recorded, but haven’t watched any of it as of yet.

Grey’s Anatomy – Old friends are supposed to return for the medical drama’s 18th season, with Kate Walsh and Abigail Spencer announced to show up.

Is there anything left to say about the show, other than it has been renewed for a 19th season?

9:00

Big Sky – I still haven’t watched the second story of season one, so season two may need to wait.

I still need to catch up on the end of season one.

It doesn’t look like there is anything exciting premiering in the near future.

2021 New Fall Season – Thursdays

old-tv-set1Thursday night was traditionally the busiest night of the week for my television viewing habits, but has fallen off over the past couple of years.  This year is no exception.  Here’s what’s on the slate for this season.

7:30

The Blacklist – The show continues on for a ninth season 9 without Megan Boone’s Elizabeth Keene for some reason.

8:00

Ghosts – Rose McIver stars in this adaptation of a BBC show about a couple who think they are getting a beautiful country house but instead find it is falling apart and haunted.

Grey’s Anatomy – Old friends are supposed to return for the medical drama’s 18th season, with Kate Walsh and Abigail Spencer announced to show up.

9:00

Big Sky – I still haven’t watched the second story of season one, so season two may need to wait.

CBS Upfront

Everything old is new this season at CBS, which brings 3 new entries from its collection of established procedural franchises along with 1 new comedy to the air this fall.  The week starts a comedy block of The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola, followed by 2 entries in the NCIS franchise: the OG, moving from its Tuesday timeslot for the first time in 18 years, and NCIS: Hawaii, where Vanessa Lachey stars as the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor.  Tuesday, CBS follows NBC’s playbook by turning the entire night over to Dick Wolf for his FBI franchise, with the OG leading off the night, followed by FBI: International, the new iteration that follows the elite operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s International Fly Team, and FBI: Most Wanted.

Wednesday night leads off with Survivor, followed by Tough As Nails and the new CSI: Vegas, the “sequel” to the original which brings back William Petersen, Jorja Fox, and Wallace Langham.  Thursday has another comedy block, starting with with Young Sheldon and United States of Al, followed by Ghosts, starring Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar as a duo who decide to convert a huge rundown country estate into a bed & breakfast, only to find it’s inhabited by the many spirits of deceased residents who now call it home, and B PositiveBull finishes off the night.  Friday starts with S.W.A.T. for a month, before giving way to TBD unscripted programming, followed by Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods.  Sunday kicks off with 60 Minutes, followed by The Equalizer, NCIS: Los Angeles, and, for a month, SEAL Team before giving way to S.W.A.T.

On tap for midseason is Good Sam, starring Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs as doctors fighting for the same position, and Smallwood, based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood.

Gone and never to be seen again are All RiseMacGuyver, NCIS: New Orleans, Mom, and The UnicornEvil and SEAL Team will be moving to Paramount+.