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The five broadcast networks announced more than 40 new shows, but the schedule looks familiar.

That's because it's inhabited by TV veterans such as Matt LeBlanc; Kevin James; Damon Wayans Sr. (and Jr., who is sure to make an appearance on at least one of his hit shows); Milo Ventimiglia; Cheryl Hines; Gerald McRaney, etc.

Six TV shows I'm looking forward to this fall

It also features timeless themes such as the meaning of life (the CW's No Tomorrow) and singers with a dream, if not range (NBC's The Voice).

My schedule this fall?

Mondays are a tough day: There's Gotham and Lucifer, back to back on Fox, against Supergirl on the CW. I'll watch the Fox shows live and catch Supergirl on the CW app.

Tuesdays include Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Scream Queens on Fox, The Flash on the CW and Marvel's Agents of Shield. Who am I kidding? I'm going to give This is Us a chance and I'm going to watch The Voice. (So there.)

Wednesdays: The Fox block of Lethal Weapon and Empire; Speechless and blackish on ABC; and Arrow on the CW.

Thursdays: Pitch on Fox; The Good Place on NBC; and Pure Genius on CBS. 

Fridays: Baby, it's all about Exorcist on Fox and the last season of The Vampire Diaries on the CW.

Saturdays are reserved for college football, and catching up on sleep and series that I missed during the week such as The Strain on FX, repeat viewing of Luke Cage on Netflix and just about everything on the CW Seed app. Sundays are for setting my fantasy football lineup, NFL football, church and Once Upon a Time -- not necessarily in that order.

Ready? Set your DVR.

Schedules by network (with return dates in parentheses)

Fox

MONDAY (Sept. 19)

7-8 p.m. -- Gotham

8-9 p.m. -- Lucifer

TUESDAY (Sept. 20)

7-7:30 p.m. -- Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7:30-8 p.m. -- New Girl

8-9 p.m. -- Scream Queens

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 21)

7-8 p.m. -- Lethal Weapon

8-9 p.m. -- Empire

Grace Gealey and Kaitlin Doubleday in the "Past is Prologue" season finale episode of "Empire" airing on FOX.  2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. 

Grace Gealey and Kaitlin Doubleday in the "Past is Prologue" season finale episode of "Empire" airing on FOX. 2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. 

Chuck Hodes/FOX

THURSDAY (Sept. 22)

7-8 p.m. -- Rosewood

8-9 p.m. -- Pitch

FRIDAY (Sept. 23)

7-8 p.m. -- Hell's Kitchen

8-9 p.m. -- The Exorcist

SATURDAY

7-10:30 p.m. -- College football

SUNDAY (Sept. 25)

6-6:30 p.m. -- NFL football

6:30-7 p.m. -- The OT/Bob's Burgers

7-7:30 p.m. -- The Simpsons

7:30-8 p.m. -- Son of Zorn is a live-action/animated comedy starring Jason Sudeikis as a man from an animated land trying to win back his live-action ex-wife Edie (Cheryl Hines).

8-8:30 p.m. -- Family Guy

8:30-9 p.m. -- The Last Man on Earth

NBC

MONDAY

7 p.m. The Voice (Sept. 19)

9 p.m. Timeless (Oct. 3)

TUESDAY 

7 p.m. The Voice

8 p.m. This is Us is a drama about intersecting lives that stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls). The trailer has been viewed more than 20 million times, numbers that NBC hopes translates into viewers. (preview Sept. 20, then shift to time-period premiere Oct. 11)

9 p.m. Chicago Fire (Oct. 11)

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 21)

7 p.m. Blindspot (preview on Sept. 14)

8 p.m. Law & Order: SVU

9 p.m. Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY (Sept. 22)

7 p.m. Superstore

7:30 p.m. The Good Place features Ted Danson's return to NBC comedy. He plays a guide to the afterlife for co-star Kristen Bell. (preview Sept. 19)

8 p.m. Chicago Med

9 p.m. The Blacklist

FRIDAY

7 p.m. Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon (Sept. 23)

8 p.m. Dateline NBC (Sept. 23)

SATURDAY 

7 p.m. Saturday Dateline Mysteries

9 p.m. Saturday Night Live ("Classic Encores")

SUNDAY 

6 p.m. Football Night in America

7:20 p.m. NBC's Sunday Night Football (Sept. 11)

CW

MONDAY (Oct. 17)

7 p.m. Supergirl (CW premiere is Oct. 10)

8 p.m. Jane the Virgin Oct. 17

TUESDAY (Oct. 4)

7 p.m. The Flash

8 p.m. No Tomorrow is a drama about a buttoned-up woman invited to live her life to its fullest after she meets a man who thinks the end of the world is nigh.

Joshua Sasse as Xavier and Tori Anderson as Evie in "No Tomorrow." 

Joshua Sasse as Xavier and Tori Anderson as Evie in "No Tomorrow." 

Eddy Chen/The CW

WEDNESDAY (Oct. 5)

7 p.m. Arrow

8 p.m. Frequency

THURSDAY (Oct. 13)

7 p.m. DC's Legends of Tomorrow

8 p.m. Supernatural

FRIDAY (Oct. 21)

7 p.m. The Vampire Diaries

8 p.m. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

CBS

MONDAY

7 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (moves to its regular time slot on Thursdays after football ends) Sept. 19. (Kevin Can Wait, a sitcom about a retired police officer with challenges -- three children and a wife -- at home, will move to this spot after football ends.)

7:30 p.m. Kevin Can Wait Sept. 19 (Man With a Plan, starring Matt LeBlanc as a man who starts spending more time with what he learns are his "maniac" children after his wife goes back to work, will premiere in this spot Oct. 24.)

Hala Finley as Emme, Liza Snyder as Andi , Matt LeBlanc as Adam in "Man With a Plan."

Hala Finley as Emme, Liza Snyder as Andi , Matt LeBlanc as Adam in "Man With a Plan."

Sonja Flemming/CBS

8 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (Oct. 10)

8:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (Oct. 17)

9 p.m. Scorpion (Oct. 3)

TUESDAY (Sept. 20)

7 p.m. NCIS

8 p.m. Bull is a drama about a trial consultant (Michael Weatherly).

9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans

WEDNESDAY 

7 p.m. Survivor (Sept. 21)

8 p.m. Criminal Minds (Sept. 28)

9 p.m. Code Black (Sept. 28)

THURSDAY

(This schedule starts Oct. 27, after Thursday Night Football, which starts Sept. 15 with the New York Jets at the Buffalo Bills, ends)

7 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (Sept. 19)

7:30 p.m. The Great Indoors stars Joel McHale overseeing the digital edition of an outdoor magazine staffed by millennials. (Oct. 27)

8 p.m. Mom (Oct. 27)

8:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (Oct. 27)

9 p.m. Pure Genius is a medical drama in which a billionaire brings together top medical minds to work in his hospital. (Oct. 27)

"Pure Genius" is a medical drama about James Bell (Augustus Prew, left), a young Silicon Valley tech titan, who enlists Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney), a brilliant veteran surgeon with a controversial past, to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. 

"Pure Genius" is a medical drama about James Bell (Augustus Prew, left), a young Silicon Valley tech titan, who enlists Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney), a brilliant veteran surgeon with a controversial past, to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. 

Sonja Flemming/CBS

FRIDAY (Sept. 23)

7 p.m. MacGyver is a reboot of the action series about a man who can make anything out of nothing. The network is billing it as an "origin story."

8 p.m. Hawaii Five-0

9 p.m. Blue Bloods

SATURDAY (also known as "Crimetime Saturday")

7 p.m. Encore broadcast of drama

8 p.m. Encore broadcast of drama

9 p.m. 48 Hours (Sept. 24)

SUNDAY

6 p.m. 6o Minutes (Sept. 25)

7 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (Oct. 2)

8 p.m. Madam Secretary (Oct. 2)

9 p.m. Elementary (Oct. 2)

ABC

MONDAY

7 p.m. Dancing With the Stars (Sept. 12)

Dancer Emma Slater and former Texas Governor Rick Perry on "Dancing With the Stars" 

Dancer Emma Slater and former Texas Governor Rick Perry on "Dancing With the Stars" 

CRAIG SJODIN/ABC

9 p.m. Conviction (Oct. 3)

TUESDAY

7 p.m. The Middle (Oct. 11)

7:30 p.m. American Housewife chronicles the life of Katie Otto (Katy Mixon), who is living her imperfect life in wealthy Westport, Conn., with its perfect families. (Oct. 11)

8 p.m. Fresh off the Boat (Oct. 11)

8:30 p.m. The Real O'Neals (Oct. 11)

9 p.m. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Sept. 20)

WEDNESDAY (Sept. 21)

7 p.m. The Goldbergs

7:30 p.m. Speechless stars Minnie Driver as a wife and mother of three boys, one with special needs, who will do anything for her family in this comedy.

8 p.m. Modern Family

8:30 p.m. black-ish

9 p.m. Designated Survivor: Who else but Kiefer Sutherland could play a low-level cabinet member who gets called into service as president after an attack on Washington, D.C.? Of course, it's all a conspiracy.

THURSDAY (Sept. 22)

7 p.m. Grey's Anatomy

8 p.m. Notorious is culled from the lives of a criminal lawyer and a television news producer.

9 p.m. How to Get Away with Murder

FRIDAY (Sept. 23)

7 p.m. Last Man Standing

7:30 p.m. Dr. Ken

8 p.m. Shark Tank

9 p.m. 20/20 (already airing)

SATURDAY 

7 p.m. College football

SUNDAY

6 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos (Oct. 2)

7 p.m. Once Upon a Time (Sept. 25)

8 p.m. Secrets and Lies (Sept. 25)

9 p.m. Quantico (Sept. 25)

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