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ALL THE NEW TV SHOWS THAT WILL TAKE UP YOUR TIME THIS FALL

Fans of this year’s canceled TV shows, dry your tears: we’ve got your potential new network obsessions right here! In the absence of axed programs like CastleNashville, and The Grinder — as well as those that died of natural causes, like American Idol — the big broadcasters are filling up their slates again.

The networks are releasing their 2016-17 season schedules this week and they’re riddled with countless new shows. Some of them will be good, some will be bad, some star actors you’ve heard of, and some do not. Regardless, we’ll be updating this list as schedules firm up during the network TV advertising upfronts this week, but here’s where things stand as of now:

Fox

Lethal Weapon
The buddy-cop classic hits TV, as Rectify‘s Clayne Crawford thwarts criminals as manic Det. Martin Riggs while Damon Wayans is getting too old for this shit as Murtaugh. (Wednesdays at 8pm)
The Exorcist: A spinoff of the 1973 thriller that depicts two priests trying to save the same possessed family. (Fridays at 9pm)
Son of Zorn: A live-action-animated mash-up re-teaming Jason Sudeikis with his Last Man on Earth producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. (Sundays at 8:30pm)
Rocky Horror Picture Show: A TV-event reboot with Tim Curry, the iconic musical’s original Dr. Frank-N-Furter, narrating — making room for Laverne Cox to don the doctor’s signature bustier. (October TBD)
24: Legacy: A remake of the Kiefer Sutherland counterterrorism actioner with Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) saving the day this time around. (Mondays at 8pm, spring)
The Mick: A dysfunctional family sitcom starring Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia). (Tuesdays at 8:30pm, spring)
Kicking & Screaming: A Survivor-esque reality-TV competition that partners wilderness experts with coddled novices. (Tuesdays at 9pm, spring)
Pitch: The first woman to play Major League Baseball must prove herself to her teammates — one of whom is a handsome potential love interest! (Tuesdays at 9pm, spring)
Shots Fired: Director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the LightsLove & Basketball) investigates the racial tension that leads to a small-town shooting. (Wednesdays at 8pm)
Star: Another dark music-industry drama from Lee Daniels (Empire), this time focused on a girl group mentored by Queen Latifah. (Wednesdays at 9pm, spring)
Prison Break: A redux reuniting the series’ original cast for another great escape. (Thursdays at 9pm, spring)
Making History: Another comedy from Lord and Miller, exploring time travel with Adam Pally (The Mindy Project). (Sundays at 8:30pm, spring)

NBC

Timeless: An unlikely group must band together to save the country from destruction through time travel. (Mondays at 10pm)
This Is Us: In the vein of Crazy, Stupid Love — and by the same writers and directors — this ensemble dramedy explores the stories of overlapping characters played by Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, and many more. (Tuesdays at 9pm)
The Good Place: A comedy from Michael Schur (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks & Recreation) about a not-so-nice woman (Kristen Bell) who must navigate the afterlife and try to change her ways with the help of a new mentor (Ted Danson). (Thursdays at 8:30pm)

CBS

Kevin Can Wait: a newly retired cop (Kevin James) is shocked to learn that family life is way tougher than what he encountered on the force. (Mondays at 8pm)
Man With a Plan: See above, but the dad is a contractor played by Matt LeBlanc. (Mondays at 8:30pm)
Bull: Based on the early days of the career of the esteemed Dr. Phil, with Michael Weatherly (NCIS) in the title role. (Tuesdays at 9pm)
The Great Indoors: Joel McHale plays a crotchety old reporter who must wrangle millennials working at a digital magazine. (Thursdays at 8:30pm)
Pure Genius: Silicon Valley meets medicine when a tech virtuoso enlists a veteran surgeon to develop new techniques. (Thursdays at 10pm)
MacGyver: Get to know the legendary problem-solver as a 20-something! (Fridays at 8pm)

ABC

Conviction: Hayley Atwell (of the just-canceled Agent Carter) stars as a lawyer and former first daughter trying to hide some of her unsavory extracurricular activities from her high-powered family. (Mondays at 10pm)
American Housewife: The original title was The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, so expect a more cynical look at suburban motherhood. (Tuesdays at 8:30pm)
Speechless: An ensemble comedy about a family, mothered by Minnie Driver, with a child with special needs. (Wednesdays at 8:30pm)
Designated Survivor: Guess this is why Kiefer Sutherland wasn’t free for that 24 reboot: he’ll become the president after an attack on Washington in this political thriller. (Wednesdays at 10pm)
Notorious: Yet another legal drama, portraying a dramatized version of the career of Wendy Walker, a Larry King Live producer. (Thursdays at 9pm)

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