Updated: 1:00 p.m. May 17, 2018
The biggest news out of The CW announcement Thursday about its new fall schedule is that they're adding another day of programming.
The network traditionally has ceded the weekend playground. No more. It added a sixth night of programming. Sunday nights are banking on Supergirl to power things off and the rebooted Charmed to magic them home.
Each night on The CW seems to be themed. Sunday is powered by powerful women. Mondays and Tuesdays are superpowered through the Arrowverse, with Black Lightning putting a stamp on it. Wednesdays are filled with high school drama..
And Thursdays are, well, they're Supernatural. Friday nights are for soaps.
Also announced was that this will be the last season for several CW shows: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin and iZombie.
Previously: CBS is clearly looking back for its future.
An updated Murphy Brown, with original star Candice Bergen, will join a reboot of Magnum, P.I. as highlights of the network's fall schedule. The network announced its intentions on Wednesday, May 16.
(Quick, someone tell the network brass that there already exists several networks that deal only in throwbacks.)
CBS seemed to do the least amount of tinkering with its schedule with 24 returning shows. Where they did tinker is the diversity of the lineup; four of its new offerings for the fall feature people of color in the lead roles.
Previously: You never know what you're going to get when the networks announce their new fall schedules each year.
ABC announced its new schedule on Tuesday, May 15. The network has eight new shows, with six of them on the fall schedule.
The announcement followed ones by NBC and Fox earlier in the week. Television shows have such a long lead time that there are hardly any surprises. And then here comes Fox with Lethal Weapon, on the verge of cancellation and then returning with a new lead. The network always knows how to turn heads ...
No matter: My schedule is waiting for CBS and The CW to drop their fall schedules. I've gone ahead and penciled in some must-watch-at-least-once new shows, including comedies The Cool Kids and Rel from Fox and medical drama New Amsterdam from NBC.
You might not ever know what you're going to get, but one thing is always for sure: The Voice and America's Funniest Home Videos will always have a spot ... or two.
Note that this story will be updated as the schedules are announced.
7 p.m. Dancing With the Stars
9 p.m. The Good Doctor
7 p.m. Roseanne
7:30 p.m. The Kids Are Alright: Eight is quite possibly more than enough for this family comedy set in the 1970s and based on the life of executive producer Tim Doyle. Mike and Peggy Cleary have eight boys and one bathroom and the oldest son intent on going his own way.
8 p.m. Black-ish
8:30 p.m. Splitting Up Together
9 p.m. The Rookie: Nathan Fillion (!) returns to series TV as John Nolan, who decides to finally pursue his dream of becoming a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. Of course, that makes him the oldest rookie on the force. Discuss.
7 p.m. The Goldbergs
7:30 p.m. American Housewife
8 p.m. Modern Family
8:30 p.m. Single Parents: It is what it says it is. It takes a village and these single parents make their own to help raise their 7-year-old children and hopefully, have personal lives. Fort Worth native Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) co-star.
9 p.m. A Million Little Things: Dallas native Lizzy Greene (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn), who got her start in a musical in Plano when she was 7, co-stars in this show about friends in Boston who re-examine their lives when one of the group dies unexpectedly.
7 p.m. Grey's Anatomy
8 p.m. Station 19
9 p.m. How to Get Away With Murder
7 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat
7:30 p.m. Speechless
8 p.m. Child Support
9 p.m. 20/20
7 p.m. Saturday Night Football
6 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos
7 p.m. Dancing With the Stars: Juniors: As if being a child in the spotlight isn't hard enough, now they'll have to dance and be judged on that, too.
8 p.m. Shark Tank
9 p.m. The Alec Baldwin Show: The titular star's conversations with other stars previewed earlier this year.
Shows that will debut later: The Fix; Grand Hotel; Whiskey Cavalier; Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; and Single Parents
7 p.m. The Neighborhood: A crotchety Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer), who lives in a historically black neighborhood in LA, has trouble adjusting to his new neighbor Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) and his family who just moved in from the Midwest in this sitcom.
7:30 p.m. Happy Together: Amber Stevens West (Ghosted) lands on this sitcom about a young married couple whose lives are disrupted when a pop star moves in. Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl) co-stars. Harry Styles (formerly of One Direction) is an executive producer.
8 p.m. Magnum P.I.: Jay Hernandez (Scandal) takes on the titular role in this reboot of the Tom Selleck classic.
9 p.m. Bull
7 p.m. NCIS
8 p.m. FBI: Dick Wolf takes on another drama, this time about the organization so cleverly disguised in the title.
9 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans
7 p.m. Survivor
8 p.m. Seal Team
9 p.m. Criminal Minds
7 p.m. The Big Bang Theory
7:30 p.m. Young Sheldon
8 p.m. Mom
8:30 p.m. Murphy Brown: Candice Bergen returns in the title role of the revived sociopolitical comedy. This time, she's a morning host competing against her son who works for a different network.
9 p.m. S.W.A.T.
7 p.m. MacGyver
8 p.m. Hawaii Five-0
9 p.m. Blue Bloods
7 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
8 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
9 p.m. 48 Hours
6 p.m. 60 Minutes
7 p.m. God Friended Me: Facebook is more powerful than we thought. God friends podcasting atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall of The Mayor) on the social media platform, prompting him to do His work.
8 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles
9 p.m. Madam Secretary
Premiering later: Fam; The Red Line; and The Code.
7 p.m. Supergirl
8 p.m. Charmed: The Power of Three returns with two sisters who, after their mother's death, discover another sister and that they are powerful (same powers, new cast) witches.
7 p.m. DC's Legends of Tomorrow
8 p.m. Arrow
7 p.m. The Flash
8 p.m. Black Lightning
7 p.m. Riverdale
8 p.m. All American: The drama centered around a high school football player who is recruited from South Central Los Angeles to Beverly Hills is based on the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. Taye Diggs stars as the recruiting coach.
7 p.m. Supernatural
8 p.m. Legacies: A continuation of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, this series focuses on the youngsters who are enrolled at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.
7 p.m. Dynasty
8 p.m. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Premiering later: In the Dark; Roswell, New Mexico; Jane the Virgin; iZombie; and The 100.
7 p.m. The Resident
8 p.m. 9-1-1
7 p.m. The Gifted
8 p.m. Lethal Weapon: I'm going to treat this as if it's a new show. There will be no Martin Riggs in this new season; star Clayne Crawford (Rectify) was relieved of duty because of alleged on-set misbehavior. Damon Wayans Sr., who played Roger Murtaugh in the show based on the beloved movies, will get a new partner in Seann William Scott (American Pie).
7 p.m. Empire
8 p.m. Star
6:30 p.m. Thursday Night Football Pre-game Show
7 p.m. NFL football
7 p.m. Last Man Standing: Tim Allen's shows never seem to die; they just go to a new network.
7:30 p.m. The Cool Kids: Longtime laughter-inducing actors David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Leslie Jordan and Vicki Lawrence star. That's really all I needed to know to at least give this show a try. But you probably want to know that they all live in the same rowdy retirement home.
8 p.m. Hell's Kitchen
6 p.m. Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football
6 p.m. NFL on Fox
6:30 p.m. The OT / Fox encores
7 p.m. The Simpsons
7:30 p.m. Bob's Burgers
8 p.m. Family Guy
8:30 p.m. Rel: This comedy is based on the life of Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, The Carmichael Show), who also stars as a man who divorces his cheating wife and has to readjust. Sinbad (Houseguest) plays his father.
Premiering later: The Orville; The Passage; Proven Innocent; Gotham; Rent (live musical); and Cosmos: Possible Words.
7 p.m. The Voice
9 p.m. Manifest: It's a mystery involving an airplane that experiences some turbulence. But instead of Lost, it's more like Found. When the passengers on board, including siblings Ben (Josh Dallas) and Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) Stone, deplane, they find that more than five years have passed.
7 p.m. The Voice
8 p.m. This is Us
9 p.m. New Amsterdam: A new (secretly ailing) doctor shows up and asks the others to "just help people" in this hospital drama.
7 p.m. Chicago Med
8 p.m. Chicago Fire
9 p.m. Chicago P.D.
7 p.m. Superstore
7:30 p.m. The Good Place
8 p.m. Will & Grace
8:30 p.m. I Feel Bad: Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) is the executive producer of this comedy about a woman who is imperfectly perfect at being a mother, boss, wife, friend and daughter. Sarayu Blue (Sons of Tucson) stars in the show based on the book of the same title.
9 p.m. Law & Order: SVU
7 p.m. Blindspot
8 p.m. Midnight, Texas
9 p.m. Dateline NBC
7 p.m. Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
9 p.m. Saturday Night Live encores
6 p.m. Football Night in America
7:20 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football