As Spring gives way to warming weather, and we bid the last remnants of Fall a fond farewell, we also peer into the crystal ball at what’s new next fall…
Back in 1998, a sitcom premiered on NBC — breaking all kinds of rules, glasses ceilings, and rating records in the process. The show was Will & Grace.
It featured not one, but two power couples. Will was a gay man allowed to be open and free with his sexuality. Grace was his straight female BFF, and together they shared many a zany adventure.
Add to that Jack and Karen, and NBC had a powerhouse show to kick off Must See TV on Thursday nights.
Well pass the remote, because after 11 years, they’re back!
Teamed with mega hit This Is Us, Will & Grace (and Jack & Karen) Season 9 will rekindle that old magic and Must See TV Thursday!
The show returns for 12 episodes, but that could just be the beginning of a full return.
Also on Thursday is the returning Gotham (moving from Monday night) on FOX.
Speaking of FOX
Also coming soon are two new shows with a genre slant and humor in the bag.
First up is The Orville from Family Guy and Ted creator, Seth McFarlane.
McFarlane headlines a cast that includes Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Wonder Woman), Victor Garber (Legends of Tomorrow) and Penny Johnson Jerald (Castle, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).
The Pilot was directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Young Sheldon)
From the clip, the show is a perfect mash up of Star Trek and Trek parody Galaxy Quest.
Next up is Ghosted, a heavy SFX comedy starring Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation) and Craig Robinson (The Office) as two unwitting agents searching out the paranormal.
Replacing Gotham on Monday night is a new series called The Gifted, set in the X-men universe.
The series was created by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), with a pilot directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns).
It stars Bill Moyer (True Blood), Coby Bell (Burn Notice), Amy Acker (Angel), Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs, Gotham) and Jamie Chung (Gotham).
The Gifted will be paired with the returning Lucifer.
ABC also has a new genre series starting in the Fall. Marvel’s The Inhumans.
On NBC, the time travel series Timeless was cancelled. Then unexpectedly renewed. Congrats to the cast!
Also mentioned in a previous posting, The CW has renewed all of it’s comic book based shows. This includes iZombie and Riverdale.
and has officially added Black Lightning to the ever expanding line up!
Expect a first look when it becomes available.
Although no date has been given, the new Superman prequel series Krypton is expected to debut soon.
As is the CBS All Access highly anticpiated series Star Trek Discovery.
Lest we forget Netflix and Marvel The Defenders this summer.
Withth so much to look forward to, it’s going to be a long, hot Summer and a very cool Fall!
Big ups to Keiynan Lonsdale! The Flash star made a bold move recently on Instagram by owning his truth and coming out as bisexual.
Good for you kid...Flash!