US Television


Also Last Man Standing has been picked up by FOX, after being cancelled by ABC over a year also. FOX has now cancelled Lucifer after 3 seasons and The Exorcist after 2 seasons.

ABC has cancelled Quantico after 3 seasons and Designated Survivor (one of my favourite shows) after just 2 seasons, but picked up a new comedy called ‘Single Parents’.


From the ABC in the states: Splitting up Together renenewd for S2, American Housewife renewed for S3, Fresh off the Boat renewed for S5, How to get away with murder renewed for S5 also, Black-ish renewed for S5 and Station 19 renewed for S2. They’ve also picked up new dramas Grand Hotel and Whiskey Cavalier.

From the CW network, iZombie has been renewed for S5 and they’ve picked up reboots of Charmed & Roswell.

NBC has cancelled Good News after 2 seasons.


NBC has axed The Brave after one season and Taken after two seasons.
ABC has axed Alex Inc. after one season but has renewed For the People for a second season, and Speechless for a third season.
Syfy has axed The Expanse after three seasons. It is streamed here on Netflix.
The CW has picked new dramas All American, In The Dark and Legacies.



I hope it gets a new home. I think there is still something there, but they’ve gotta get Amy out of uniform and back in with the detectives. It’s not working for me.


…and it has



NBC has announced a special edition of America’s Got Talent which will air in the US in the northern winter. America’s Got Talent: The Champions will feature notable acts from previous seasons along with acts from some of the other global versions of “Got Talent” series returning to compete against each other. I assume that will include the Australian version which was on Seven then Nine.

CBS has renewed Criminal Minds, Instinct, Man with a Plan and Life in Pieces for new seasons, but has axed Scorpion (the fourth season only started in the US last month), Kevin Can Wait and Superior Donuts.

Fox has renewed Family Guy for a 16th season and Bob’s Burgers for a 9th season.

ABC has axed Inhumans, Deception, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and The Crossing, all after just one season.

NBC has axed Rise after one season. The show is currently streamed here on Stan.


NBC has renewed The Blacklist for a sixth season of 22 episodes.
CBS has renewed Elementary for a 7th season.


Elementary will be the 7th season not the 5th.


Trailers for some new NBC shows can be seen on their Facebook page.

I feel bad
New Amsterdam


Fox has renewed Gotham for a fifth and final season. The season will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman.
Fox has also renewed Lethal Weapon for a third season, with Clayne Crawford replaced by Seann William Scott (American Pie). Scott will play the brother to Crawford’s Martin Riggs, now teamed up with Damon Wayans’ Roger Murtaugh.


NBC has revealed its 2018-19 Fall schedule. This is Us moves back from Thursdays to Tuesdays, while the Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise (Med, Fire and P.D.) will occupy Wednesdays. Thursday will see new comedy I Feel Bad, which follows the travails of a woman trying to be the perfect mother, boss, friend, wife and daughter.

20.00-22.00 The Voice
22.00-23.00 Manifest

20.00-21.00 The Voice
21.00-22.00 This Is Us
22.00-23.00 New Amsterdam

20.00-21.00 Chicago Med
21.00-22.00 Chicago Fire
22.00-23.00 Chicago PD

20.00-20.30 Superstore
20.30-21.00 The Good Place
21.00-21.30 Will & Grace
21.30-22.00 I Feel Bad
22.00-23.00 Law & Order: SVU

20.00-21.00 Blindspot
21.00-22.00 Midnight, Texas
22.00-23.00 Dateline NBC

20.00-22.00 Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
22.00-23.00 Saturday Night Live

19.00-20.20 Football Night in America
20.20-23.00 NBC Sunday Night Football


I think putting all the Chicago shows together on one night is a mistake. It could cause format fatigue and tire people out, thus cutting the life of each show.

Poor Law and Order SVU gets another new timeslot in its 20th year. I suppose that’s what happens when you’re so successful for so long, you get moved around to fill holes knowing a reliable audience will almost always follow.

New Amsterdam and Manifest look like good fits out of Voice and This is Us. But so did Rise and it didn’t do well after TIU.

I am surprised they kept the comedy line-up as is. I thought it was underperforming but NBC has seems to now prefer quality content and audiences over mass eyeballs in comedy.


ABC has renewed Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a sixth season of just 13 episodes.

Fox’s 2018-19 Fall schedule is dominated by Thursday Night Football which the broadcaster picked up the rights from the NFL. The Resident stays on Mondays while Empire and Star are still on Wednesdays. Last Man Standing is moving into the same Friday time period it occupied for several years at ABC, leading into a new show, The Cool Kids. Another new comedy, Rel, starring comedian Lil Rel Howery and inspired by his life, airs on Sundays.

20.00-21.00 The Resident
21.00-22.00 911

20.00-21.00 The Gifted
21.00-22.00 Lethal Weapon

20.00-21.00 Empire
21.00-22.00 Star

19.30-20.00 Thursday Night NFL pre-game
20.00-23.00 Thursday Night Football

20.00-20.30 Last Man Standing
20.30-21.00 The Cool Kids
21.00-22.00 Hell’s Kitchen

19.00-22.30 College Football

19.00-19.30 NFL
19.30-20.00 The OT/Fox Encores
20.00-20.30 The Simpsons
20.30-21.00 Bob’s Burgers
21.00-21.30 Family Guy
21.30-22.00 Rel


ABC has revealed the 2018-19 Fall schedule. Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless move to Fridays, while the network will have six new series when the new season starts in September. Among them is The Alec Baldwin Show on Sundays (the first time a broadcast network has gone with a new talkshow in primetime for nearly a decade) and a junior version of Dancing with the Stars. The Good Doctor stays on Mondays while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be shown in the second half of the season.

(new shows in caps)

20.00-22.00 Dancing with the Stars
22.00-23.00 The Good Doctor

20.00-20.30 Roseanne
21.00-21.30 Black-ish
21.30-22.00 Splitting Up Together
22.00-23.00 THE ROOKIE

20.00-20.30 The Goldbergs
20.30-21.00 American Housewife (new time)
21.00-21.30 Modern Family
21.30-22.00 SINGLE PARENTS

20.00-21.00 Grey’s Anatomy
21.00-22.00 Station 19
22.00-23.00 How to Get Away with Murder

20.00-20.30 Fresh Off the Boat (new day and time)
20.30-21.00 Speechless (new day and time)
21.00-22.00 Child Support (new time)
22.00-23.00 20/20

20.00-23.00 Saturday Night Football

19.00-20.00 America’s Funniest Home Videos
21.00-22.00 Shark Tank


Wonder if this will be picked up by a local network here, maybe Foxtel?


I’d say it will go to Animal Planet here too.

In an interview with Fitzy & Wippa, Bindi Irwin mentioned that her brother Robert is also doing a series for Animal Planet this year.


Here is CBS’ 2018-19 Fall schedule. The reboot of Magnum P.I. will be part of the all-new Monday line-up alongside Bull and two new comedies: The Neighborhood and Happy Together. Comedies return to Thursdays with the NFL now on Fox.

(new shows in caps)

20.30-21.00 HAPPY TOGETHER
21.00-22.00 MAGNUM PI
22.00-23.00 Bull

20.00-21.00 NCIS
21.00-22.00 FBI (new)
22.00-23.00 NCIS: New Orleans

20.00-21.00 Survivor
21.00-22.00 Seal Team
22.00-23.00 Criminal Minds

20.00-20.30 The Big Bang Theory
20.30-21.00 Young Sheldon
21.00-21.30 Mom
21.30-22.00 Murphy Brown
22.00-23.00 SWAT

20.00-21.00 Macgyver
21.00-22.00 Hawaii Five-O
22.00-23.00 Blue Bloods

20.00-21.00 Crimetime Saturday
21.00-22.00 Crimetime Saturday
22.00-23.00 48 Hours

19.00-20.00 60 Minutes
20.00-21.00 GOD FRIENDED ME
21.00-22.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
22.00-23.00 Madam Secretary

Both Magnum P.I. and FBI are produced by CBS Television Studios and Universal Television, so they could go to Ten or Nine here.


The CW has confirmed the upcoming fourth season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will be the show’s last. The channel also revealed Jane the Virgin and iZombie would also end next season.
In the CW’s 2018-19 Fall schedule, Supergirl moves to Sundays and will be paired with the new version of Charmed. There will be two shows debuting in the period: All American is based on the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger; Legacies is a continuation of the “Vampire Diaries”/”Originals” world, focusing on the offspring of some of those shows’ characters attending the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.