Katherine Heigl, Laverne Cox


It's that time of year again! The time when the networks decide which new shows to add to their schedules for the 2016-17 season.

Get to know the newest series from Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and the CW as they're announced, from a comedy about a rollerskating John Lithgow accused of murder to a drama that picks up where Romeo and Juliet left off, to a MacGyver remake. Oh, and a few spinoffs over on NBC, including another Chicago show. 

Stay tuned for all the latest news about your soon-to-be favorite shows, and be sure to bookmark this page!

Doubt, CBS: Katherine Heigl is back on TV—again! She stars in this drama about a successful defense attorney who starts to fall for her client who may be guilty of a brutal crime. Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould and Kobi Libii also star.

The Blacklist

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The Blacklist: Redemption, NBC: Ryan Eggoldfinally gets his time in the spotlight in this Tom Keen-centric spinoff, which finds him joining forces with Scottie (Famke Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, the covert mercenary organization. (Spoiler alert: she was revealed to be his mother in the latest episode of the mothershow.) Throughout the series, new father will begin his own covert mission to find out more about his shadowy past. Edi Gathegi and Tawny Cypress also star.

Timeless, NBC: A scientist, a soldier and a history professor use a time machine prototype to chase after a mysterious criminal who steals a state-of-the-art time machine and seeks to destroy America as we know it by changing the past. They'll have to avoid changing the past themselves while chasing the dangerous fugitive. Timeless stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit.

Great News, NBC: 30 Rock and The Mindy Project veteran Tracey Wigfield is behind this new comedy about an up-and-coming news producer whose overbearing mother gets a job as an intern at her TV station. The office comedy stars Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, John Michael Higgins and Horatio Sanz. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock are executive producing.

Marlon, NBC: The new comedy is inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans. A loving and immature father is co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O'Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle also star.

Midnight Texas, NBC: Based on the book series by True Blood author Charlaine Harris, this drama is about a remote Texas town where vampires, witches, psychics, hit men and anyone else a little bit different bands together to form their own unique family and protect themselves against outside forces.

Denzel Washington, Training Day

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Training Day, CBS: Based on the Denzel Washington film of the same name, this gritty drama follows a young idealistic police offer (Justin Cornwell) who is partnered with a seasoned and morally ambiguous detective (Bill Paxton) when he is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD. The show will pick up 15 years after the events of the film, and will also star PLL's Drew Van Acker, Arrow's Katrina Law and Dexter's Julie Benz.

MacGyver, CBS: A reimagining of the iconic TV series, this drama will follow a 20-something MacGyver, played by Lucas Till, as he creates a clandestine organization using his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to prevent disasters from happening. Hawaii Five-0's Peter Lenkov and Henry Winkler are among the EPs, and George Eads also stars.

Bull, CBS: Inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw (who serves as an EP along with his son, Jay McGraw, and Steven Spielberg), the drama will follow the brash, brilliant and charming Dr. Bull (NCIS' Michael Weatherly) as he combines psychology, human intuition and high tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick.

Pure Genius, CBS: From Parenthood and Friday Night Lights' Jason Katims comes this medical drama will follow a young Silicon Valley tech titan (Augustus Prew), who recruits a veteran surgeon with a shady past (Dermot Mulroney) to start a cutting edge hospital, that takes a "new school" approach to medicine. Brenda Song, Reshma Shetty, Ward Horton, Aaron Jennings and Odette Annable also star.

Man With a Plan, CBS: Joey Tribbiani is back on network TV! Friends star Matt LeBlanc stars as a contractor whose starts spending more time with his kids after his wife goes back to work in this multi-cam comedy. How you doin'?!
The Great Indoors, CBS: Community and The Soup's Joel McHale stars as an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of milennials in the digital department of his magazine in this multi-cam comedy. Also set to star are Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin'!), Stephen Fry, Chris Williams, Christine Ko, Shaun Brown and Susannah Fielding.

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Speechless, ABC: Minnie Driver stars as Maya DiMeo, a mom on a mission who will go to any lengths necessary for her husband Jimmy and her kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imaginary, the DiMeo family works to make a new home for themselves while they search for just the right person to give JJ his "voice."  John Ross Bowie, Mason Cook, Micah Fowler, Kyla Kennedy, and Cedric Yarbrough also star in the series.

Notorious, ABC: Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker (who also serve as executive producers), Notorious is a provocative look at the unique, sexy, dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, J. August Richards, Aimee Teegarden star in the series.

Imaginary Mary, ABC: When career woman Alice (Jenna Elfman) meets the love of her life, a divorced father of three, her childhood imaginary friend reappears to help her navigate her new life.

This Is Us, NBC: Mandy Moore + Jess Mariano (Gilmore Girls' Milo Ventimiglia) + Chris Darden (American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson breakout star Sterling K. Brown) = our new dream team. From the writer and director of Crazy. Stupid. Love, this provocative dramedy follows an ensemble as their paths cross and life stories intertwine in curious ways. Smallville's Justin Hartley is just icing on the cake.

Time After Time, ABC: Is there such thing as too much pretty for one show? unREAL's Freddie Stroma and Revenge's Josh Bowman star as H.G. Wells (!) and Jack the Ripper (!) in this series, based on the novel and movie, from Kevin Williamson. In the cat and mouse adventure through time, famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Also set to star are Genesis Rodriguez and Regina Taylor.

Downward Dog


Downward Dog, ABC: This comedy is told from the point of view of Martin, the dog belonging to struggling millennial Nan (Allison Tolman). After one obedience school session, they both realize they're the best thing for each other. Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Rothbart and Mo Collins costar.

Untitled Sarah Dunn, ABC: Previously titled The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport, the currently untitled comedy stars Mike & Molly's Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic and "plump" mother and wife, who moves her dysfunctional family to the wealthy town of Westport, Conn., which is filled with "perfect" families. Hijinks ensue. Also starring in the series from Sarah Dunn are Diedrich Bader, Johnny Sequoyah, Ali Wong, Carly Hughes, Julia Butters and Daniel DiMaggio.

Conviction, ABC: Hayley Atwell plays Hayes Morrison, the former first daughter of the United States. She's about to embark on a new job, offered by her nemesis the district attorney of New York, in order to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother's campaign for senator. In her new position she'll work to turn over cases with suspicions of wrongful conviction. Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana and Daniel DiTomasso also star in the series from Marvel's Jessica Jones' Liz Friedman and The Following's Liz Friedlander.

Still Star-Crossed, ABC: Shonda Rhimes newest series is a period drama that picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet leaves off, charting the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers' tragic fate. Based on the book by Melinda Taub, Still Star-Crossed stars Wade Briggs, Anthony Head, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Sterling Sulieman, Medalion Rahimi, Grant Bowler, Susan Wooldridge, Torrance Coombs, and Dan Hildebrand.

Chicago Justice, NBC: The One Chicago universe keeps expanding with this fourth series from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf. Chicago Justice follows the State's Attorney's dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate the city's heated politics and controversy head-on in their fearless pursuit of justice.  The team will take on the city's high-stakes, high-profile cases while balancing public opinion, power struggles within the system and, above all, an unwavering passion for the law. It stars Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka.

Riverdale, The CW

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No Tomorrow, The CW: Ready for some romance? No Tomorrow follows a female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center who falls in love with a man known for living his life to the fullest because he thinks the apocalypse is on its way. Comedy ensues. Tori Anderson, Galavant's Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath and Jonathan Langdon star.

Frequency, The CW: This update of the 2000 movie follows a female police detective in 2016 who discovers she is able to communicate with her estranged police detective father, who died in 1996. Via their ham radio dispatches, they forge a new relationship while working together on an unsolved murder case—but the "butterfly effect" of changing the timeline wreaks havoc in the present day. Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List and more star in this update from Supernatural's Jeremy Carver.

Riverdale, The CW: From executive producer Greg Berlanti, this subversive, modern-day take on the beloved Archie Comics characters see Archie, Betty, Veronica and all their friends as they explore surreal small town life, uncovering the darkness and weirdness that's bubbling just underneath Riverdale's wholesome facade. Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, and Madchen Amick.

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Kevin Can Wait, CBS: The return of Kevin James to sitcoms is nigh. The King of Queens star is returning to his old stomping grounds on CBS for Kevin Can Wait, a new multi-camera comedy from CBS and Sony Pictures Television. In the series, James plays a newly retired police officer looking forward to relaxing and opening quality time with his wife and kids, but he soon discovers "tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets."

The show also stars Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spritzer, Mary-Charles Jones, James Digiacomo, Ryan Cartwright, Leonard Earl Howze, Lenny Venito and Gary Valentine.

Powerless, NBC: Vanessa Hudgens stars in the first DC Comics comedy as Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by superheroes. She accidentally becomes a cult hero to her lovably quirky coworkers when she stands up to one of those superheroes after an epic battle messes with her commute. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn't always require superpowers. Powerless also stars Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, and Christina Kirk.

Trial & Error, NBC: A bright-eyed New York lawyer named Josh Segal heads to a tiny southern town for his first big case, in which an eccentric, "rollercizing" poetry professor (John Lithgow) is accused of murdering his beloved wife. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits, Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Sherri Shepherd, Steven Boyer, and Krysta Rodriguez also star.

NBC had also previously picked up Good Place, starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson; a Taken series starring Clive Standen and Jennifer Beals; and Emerald City, a dark, edgy version of The Wizard of Oz starring Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Gerran Howell, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist

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APB, Fox: Justin Kirk stars as tech billionaire Gideon Reeves who, after witnessing a violent crime, takes over Chicago's 13th Precinct and runs it as a private police force with cutting-edge technology paid for with his own money. He hopes to revolutionize the way cops fight crime in this new police drama, which is inspired by true events. Natalie Martinez, Eric Winter, Ernie Hudson, Taylor Handley, Tamberla Perry and Caitlin Stasey also star.

The Exorcist, Fox: Four decades after the horror classic hit theaters, the story is now a psychological thriller that follows two priests who tackle one family's case of demonic possession. Geena Davis stars alongside Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Brianne Howey, Hannah Kasulka, Alan Ruck and Kurt Egyiawan.

Lethal Weapon, Fox: This is also a police drama, based on the ‘80s movie franchise and starring Damon Wayans Sr. and Clayne Crawford as Murtaugh and Riggs, two cops working the crime beat in present-day Los Angeles. Jordana Brewster, Kevin Rahm and Keesha Sharp also star.

Pitch, Fox: A young pitcher, played by Kylie Bunbury, becomes the most famous person in the country when the San Diego Padres call her up to pitch—making her the first woman to play Major League Baseball. The new drama also stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos, Dan Lauria, Michael Beach, Bob Balaban, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder and Tim Jo.

Making History, Fox: Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, and Yassir Lester star in this time travel comedy about three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives. It's described as "two shows in one, both a rollicking historical adventure and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship, and trying to fit into an increasingly complex and impersonal world."

The Mick, Fox: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Katlin Olson stars as Mackenzie "The Mick" Murphy, a brash, blue-collar hustler who has spent her entire life gaming the system and shirking any semblance of responsibility. When her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law flee the country to escape federal charges, she must assume custody of their three rich, entitled, high-mainetenance children in order to finally obtain the care-free life she's always envied. Sofia Black-D'Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, Carla Jimienez, and Susan Park also star. 

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