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9 Things You Should Know About the Fall TV Lineup

September 01, 2015

Excited for fall TV premieres?  Make sure you’re ready for the new season – here are some interesting facts about the shows coming to a screen near you. 

Two superhero shows will battle head to head in the Monday 8pm slot – the returning Gotham (Fox) and the highly anticipated Supergirl (CBS). Best case, we’ll see an increase in delayed viewing. Worst case, we’ll see one of these shows bumped.

Two movies are being reborn as TV shows – Minority Report and Limitless.

Some fan faves are getting a reboot. 24 is coming back, although without Jack Bauer. Heroes also returns, but as a miniseries with an (almost) entirely new cast.

Monday nights look extremely strong, with heavyweights The Big Bang Theory (CBS) and The Voice (NBC) returning alongside promising newbies like Life in Pieces (CBS), Minority Report (Fox), and Blindspot (NBC).

NBC is betting on Blindspot’s success – giving it their most valuable slot, directly following The Voice.

Shonda Rhimes’ latest project seems likely to succeed. The Catch should bring in an even broader audience thanks to Mireille Enos, best known for The Killing. Who doesn’t love a woman scorned? (Especially if she’s getting revenge, which we think she will.) We just have to wait until its midseason premiere.

The CW finally slated Vampire Diaries and The Originals next to each other. Smart. Women 18-34 will make a night of it. (Could this be the start of networks scheduling related content together, for a more seamless viewing experience? Probably not...)

New Girl took a different approach to a star’s pregnancy – filming before Zooey Deschanel started showing, and after giving birth. No forced plot twists or tricky camera work. How refreshing.

The Mindy Project is moving to Hulu. Besides keeping the show alive for fans, it also offers more comedic freedom.