It’s Upfront Week here in New York City, and as part of the annual tradition, the networks are announcing their new scripted series. We’ll be covering each event, so bookmark this page for up-to-the-minute news on the broadcast network’s scripted pick-ups.
The “alphabet network” as it’s known has picked up four comedies and five dramas for 2016-2017 (in addition to four specials or miniseries, a Dirty Dancing live musical event). Five shows will premiere in the fall: Comedies American Housewife and Speechless and dramas Conviction, Designated Survivor and Notorious.
Katie is a strong-willed mother who’s raising her family in a wealthy town filled with “perfect” mothers and kids.
Downward Dog (midseason)
A single-camera comedy about a disorganized, unapologetic woman and her dog.
Imaginary Mary (midseason)
The slightly unhinged imaginary friend a 30-something woman created as an only child suddenly reappears in her life to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family when she meets a divorced dad of three kids.
The family of a special needs child deals with challenges and creates new ones.
A ne’er-do-well daughter of a former president is blackmailed into taking a job as the head of Los Angeles’ newly created conviction integrity unit.
A conspiracy thriller drama about a low-level U.S. cabinet member who is suddenly appointed president after an attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him.
Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker.
Still Star-Crossed (midseason)
A period drama that picks up where Romeo and Juliet left off, charting the stories of the Montagues and Capulets.
Time After Time (midseason)
Using the 1979 novel and movie as a starting point, it chronicles the adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine.
A live version of the classic movie.
Three comedies and three dramas will premiere in the fall. Two dramas will premiere in midseason. CBS also announced that it will be unveiling a sequel to the just-wrapped series The Good Wife, and a new spin on Star Trek on CBS All Access, a digital subscription VOD and streaming service.
The Great Indoors
An adventure reporter must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.
Kevin Can Wait
Kevin is a Long Island cop who retires at 45, looking forward to day-drinking with his buddies, going to Mets games, and finally having some “me-time.” He quickly learns, however, that his family’s needs don’t leave a lot of “me-time” after all.
Man with a Plan
A contractor learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work.
Based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, during his days as head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time.
A smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm falls for one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of brutal crimes.
A reimagining of the TV series of the same name, that follows a 20-something recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in an unconventional way to help prevent disasters from happening.
A young Silicon Valley tech titan enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past to start a hospital with a new approach to medicine.
Training Day (midseason)
Begins 15 years after the film left off. An idealistic young African-American police officer is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he’s partnered with a morally ambiguous detective.
The network has three new dramas coming in 2016-2017 (one of which, Riverdale, will premiere in midseason), and is also picking up Supergirl, which ran its first season on CBS. The network has also announced a new digital initiative CW Good, which will launch in August 2016 and is dedicated to giving back. It will feature a new series docuseries called My Last Days, which follows six people at the end of their lives (it will also premiere on the CW in August).
In this reimagining of the film, a female police detective discovers she can speak to her estranged (and dead) father through a radio.
An hour-long comedy that follows a risk-averse, straight-arrow woman who falls for a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent.
Based on the characters from Archie Comics, but with a more subversive take on the gang.
Kara Zor-El embraces the powers she shares with her famous cousin.
The network has ordered six new dramas, two event series, a musical event, and three comedies. Only three new series will premiere this fall: Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist and the hybrid live-action/animation comedy Son of Zorn, as well as special event Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Making History (midseason)
Three friends travel through time for truth, justice and riches.
The Mick (midseason)
A hard-living, foul-mouthed woman moves to an affluent neighborhood to raise her sister’s spoiled kids after she flees the country.
Son of Zorn
A hybrid live action/animated series featuring animated warrior Zorn who, upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son and ex-wife Edie and dealing with a mundane job, are harder than waging war in his mystical homeland.
A tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct.
24: Legacy (midseason)
A new installment of the popular series 24 which will follow a military hero’s return back to the U.S.
A modern reinvention inspired by the book and movie.
A Texas cop and former Navy SEAL moves to Los Angeles to start anew.
A young female pitcher becomes the first woman to compete in professional baseball.
Prison Break (midseason)
Event series that picks up where the series left off.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
An event series based on the cult classic from the 1970s about Frank-N-Furter’s crazy abode.
Shots Fired (midseason)
A dramatic event series that explores the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town.
Chronicles three young women, all with the hopes of making it big in the music business, and the choices they’re faced with along the way.
The network announced five comedies and seven dramas for 2016-2017. Only three will premiere this fall. Those are dramas Timeless and This is Us and comedy The Good Place.
The Good Place
A woman wrestles with what it means to be good.
Great News (midseason)
An already inseparable mother and daughter have a new challenge when the mom accepts an internship at the daughter’s workplace.
A comedy loosely based on Marlon Wayans’ life, about a man trying to co-parent with his polar opposite ex-wife.
An office comedy that happens to be set in the world of DC Comics.
Trial & Error (midseason)
A comedic take on the hot genre of murder trail documentaries like Making a Murderer.
The Blacklist: Redemption (midseason)
A spinoff in which undercover operative Tom Keen and Grey Matters chief Scottie Hargrave form a mother-and-son team to hunt deadly criminals.
Chicago Justice (midseason)
A spin-off of Chicago PD.
Emerald City (midseason)
A new take on The Wizard of Oz.
Midnight, Texas (midseason)
In a remote Texas town, your neighbor could be a vampire, witch, werewolf or angel.
Taken (NBC) (midseason)
A prequel based on the 2008 action thriller.
This is Us (NBC)
A unique group of people — many with the same birthday —find their lives intertwining.
An unlikely trio travels through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering human history.