Kiefer Sutherland, Designated Survivors


Forget summer, the TV networks are getting ready for fall! Fox, NBC, The CW, CBS and now ABC have all announced the fall premiere dates for their 2016-17 TV season, and your poor DVR has until September before it starts working overtime again.

ABC gets things started with Dancing With the Stars on Monday, Sept. 12. Start speculating on the dancers now! Everything else kicks off after the Emmys air on Sunday, Sept. 18. Hot new series Designated Survivor bows on Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder return Thursday, Sept. 22—and just in case you forgot, Scandal is being held for midseason to accommodate Kerry Washington's pregnancy. And the laughs will have to wait for some—ABC is holding some of its comedies until October.

Check out the full ABC schedule (and the other networks) below.

Monday, Sept. 12
8-10 p.m. Dancing with the Stars

Sunday, Sept. 18
7-8 p.m. 68th Emmy Awards Arrival Pre-Show
8-11 p.m. 68th Emmy Awards

Tuesday, Sept. 20
8-10 p.m. Dancing with the Stars Results Show
10-11 p.m. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
8-8:30 p.m. The Goldbergs
8:30-9 p.m. Speechless
9-9:30 p.m. Modern Family
9:30-10 p.m. black-ish
10-11 p.m. Designated Survivor

Thursday, Sept. 22
8-9 p.m. Grey's Anatomy
9-10 p.m. Notorious
10-11 p.m. How to Get Away with Murder

Friday, Sept. 23
8-8:30 p.m. Last Man Standing
8:30-9 p.m. Dr. Ken
9-10 p.m Shark Tank

Sunday, Sept. 25
8-9 p.m. Once Upon A Time
9-10 p.m Secrets and Lies
10-11 p.m. Quantico

Sunday, Oct. 2
7:00-8:00 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos

Monday, Oct. 3
10-11 p.m. Conviction

Tuesday, Oct. 11
8-8:30 p.m. The Middle
8:30-9 p.m. American Housewife
9-9:30 p.m. Fresh Off the Boat
9:30-10 p.m. The Real O'Neals

Man With a Plan, Matt LeBlanc


CBS gets things started with the launch of Case Closed, the six-hour limited event docu-thriller that reexamines the JonBenét Ramsey murder case 20 years later, on Sunday, Sept. 18, before officially kicking off its fall TV season on Monday, Sept. 19 with the biggest comedy on TV: The Big Bang Theory, plus the highly anticipated return of Kevin James to network television in his new sitcom. The following night sees the return of NCIS, TV's highest-rated show, as well as the debut of former NCIS star Michael Weatherly's new drama, Bull.

Plus, the network also set premiere dates for Survivor, Criminal Minds and Matt LeBlanc's new sitcom...

Sunday, Sept. 18

8:30-10:30 p.m.: Case Closed (Part One)

Monday, Sept. 19

8 -8:30 p.m.: The Big Bang Theory

8:30-9 p.m.: Kevin Can Wait   

9-11 p.m.: Case Closed (Part Two)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8-9 p.m.: NCIS

9-10 p.m.: Bull

10-11 p.m.: NCIS: New Orleans      

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8-9 p.m.: Survivor         

Friday, Sept. 23

8-9 p.m.: MacGyver      

9-10 p.m.: Hawaii Five-0    

10-11 p.m.: Blue Bloods    

Saturday, Sept. 24

10-11 p.m.:  48 Hours                     

Sunday, Sept. 25

7:30-8:30 p.m.:  60 Minutes

8:30-10:30 p.m.: Case Closed (Part Three)

Wednesday, Sept. 28

9-10 p.m.: Criminal Minds

10-11 p.m.: Code Black

Sunday, Oct. 2

8-9 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles

9-10 p.m.: Madam Secretary    

10-11 p.m.: Elementary   

Monday, Oct. 3

9-11 p.m.: Scorpion         

Monday, Oct. 10

9-10 p.m.: 2 Broke Girls

Monday, Oct. 17

9:30-10 p.m.: The Odd Couple

Monday, Oct. 24

8:30-9 p.m.: Man With a Plan   


The CW

Here's the full fall premiere schedule for the CW:

Tuesday, Oct. 4

8-9 p.m.: The Flash

9-10 p.m.: No Tomorrow

Wednesday, Oct. 5

8-9 p.m.: Arrow

9-10 p.m.: Frequency

Monday, Oct. 10

8-9 p.m.: Supergirl

Thursday, Oct. 13

8-9 p.m.: DC's Legends of Tomorrow

9-10 p.m.: Supernatural

Monday, Oct. 17

9-10 p.m.: Jane the Virgin

Friday, Oct. 21

8-9 p.m.: The Vampire Diaries

9-10 p.m.: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Lethal Weapon


Fox revealed that Monday, Sept. 19 will mark the return of its two DC Comics series, Gotham and Lucifer. The following day will see the season premieres of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and Scream Queens. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, new drama Lethal Weapon will debut before season three of Empire, and on Thursday, Sept. 22, the new drama Pitch will debut after the season two premiere of Rosewood.

Rounding out Fox's week of premieres is the Friday return of Hell's Kitchen and the debut of new series The Exorcist, and the Sunday return of Bob's Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy and Last Man on Earth along with new comedy Son of Zorn on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Fox's full fall premiere schedule is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 19

8-9 p.m.: Gotham

9-10 p.m.: Lucifer

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8-8:30 p.m.: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

8:30-9 p.m.: New Girl

9-10 p.m.: Scream Queens

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8-9 p.m.: Lethal Weapon

9-10 p.m.: Empire

Thursday, Sept. 22

8-9 p.m.: Rosewood

9-10 p.m.: Pitch

Friday, Sept. 23

8-9 p.m.: Hell's Kitchen

9-10 p.m.: The Exorcist

Sunday, Sept. 25

7:30-8 p.m.: Bob's Burgers

8-8:30 p.m.: The Simpsons

8:30-9 p.m.: Son of Zorn

9-9:30 p.m.: Family Guy

9:30-10 p.m.: The Last Man on Earth

Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us


On the NBC front, the first show to return to the network's schedule is Blindspot, which will debut at 10 p.m. on Sept. 14 after the finale of America's Got Talent.

Then, on Monday, Sept. 19, things really ramp up. The Voice will debut its eleventh season—including the debut of new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys—followed by the premiere of the new Ted Danson-Kristen Bell comedy The Good Place. On Tuesday of that week, you'll get your first glimpse at the new show that will probably make you cry the most, This Is Us (just trust us on that one).

The network has also slated the premieres of time travel drama Timeless, the second seasons of comedy Superstore and drama Chicago Med, and the newest seasons of The Blacklist, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire.

Chicago Fire, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund


Find out when your favorite (or new favorite) show is back with NBC's full fall premiere schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 14

10-11 p.m.: Blindspot 

Monday, Sept. 19

8-10 p.m.: The Voice

10-11 p.m.: The Good Place (preview)

Tuesday, Sept. 20

8-10 p.m.: The Voice

10-11 p.m.: This Is Us

Wednesday, Sept. 21

8-9 p.m.: Blindspot (time period premiere)

9-10 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU

10-11 p.m.: Chicago P.D.

Thursday, Sept. 22

8-8:30 p.m.: Superstore

8:30-9 p.m.: The Good Place (time period premiere)

9-10 p.m.: Chicago Med

10-11 p.m.: The Blacklist

Friday, Sept. 23

8-9 p.m.: Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon

9-11 p.m.: Dateline NBC

Monday, Oct. 3

10-11 p.m.: Timeless

Tuesday, Oct. 11

9-10 p.m.: This Is Us (time period premiere)

10-11 p.m.: Chicago Fire

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