Every TV show wants a slot on the prime time schedule known as the fall TV season. 2019 rolls in with a few new offerings, and lots of returning favorites. Today we take a little look at this fall 2019 TV preview.
Much as I love new TV seasons, and the possibilities of finding something new to binge watch, I have to be honest and say, I’m not really feeling very many of the network offerings this year. ABC is hyping their scifi drama Emergence, which I’m not feeling as the next “big thing,” and CBS, a network that usually impresses me doesn’t have much this fall that intrigues me, which leaves me with only one I’m definitely curious to try. But we’ll discuss it further down the line.
This is the New Fall 2019 TV Preview
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1: Bluff City Law (NBC) – September 23
Story: Follows the tumultuous relationship between a father and daughter who are reunited in the aftermath of a death. Both successful attorney’s, in time, the two decide to work together, where daughter Sydney hopes to change the world.
Thoughts: This one could be interesting because of the family dynamics, although it’ll have to be really good for me to come back since the only legal drama I watched the whole way through was Chicago Law.
2: Perfect Harmony (NBC) – September 26
Story: A former Princeton professor encounters a “quirky” choir and decides to become the music director they need.
Thoughts: This one sounds like it could be cute, and it has Anna Camp from Pitch Perfect.
3: Sunnyside (NBC) – September 26
Story: Follows a young councilman who’s “fall from grace” forces him to resign, and make sacrifices.
4: Almost Family (Fox)- October 2
Story: A woman learns her father, a once renowned fertility doctor, used his DNA to impregnate multiple women. She then discovers she has multiple siblings she knew nothing about.
Thoughts: I’ll be honest, this one looks out there. But the promotional spot does spin it as a kind of “cozy-ish,” maybe dark comedy that explores the unique ways a woman finds a family she didn’t know existed – and I like the idea of a drama exploring this with a group of sisters.
6: Prodigal Son (Fox) – September 23
Story: Tells the story of Malcom Bright, a brilliant genius who helps police get inside the minds of killers.
Thoughts: This one sounds like it might wander into “supernatural” or light “horror,” which really isn’t my thing. However, I’m always intrigued to give something new a chance. It’s described as “darkly comedic.” Update: I’ve seen the promo spot for this one since this initial write up, and yeah, in no rush to see this one.
7: Emergence (ABC) – September 24
Story: A small town police chief investigates the mysterious remnants of a plane crash where one long survivor, a young girl, seems to hold the key to its demise.
Thoughts: This one is getting so much buzz, and seems to be the one fall TV show ABC is pouring all of its resources into. It’s not something I like the look of, and can already see if it succeeds it’s going to become a multiple season arc of tangled threads that will rely heavily on this freshman season. If it gets multiple season renewals (too soon, I know), I’d have forgotten the starting point.
8: Stumptown (ABC)- September 25
Story: An “ask questions later” woman becomes a private investigator
Thoughts: This is the one I’m curious about. It looks like lots of fun, and when it comes down to basics, that’s me. I’m a simple girl who likes to be entertained – plus, I mean it does star Marvel’s Cobie Smulders, so…
9: All Rise (CBS) – September 23
Story: This one follows the lives of judges, public defenders, prosecutors and police in LA as they work in a “flawed” justice system.
Thoughts: Though most of the cast is unfamiliar to me, I am curious to see the pilot if only for Wilson Bethel, who once starred on CW’s quirky Hart of Dixie.
10: The Unicorn (CBS) – September 26
Story: In the aftermath of his wife’s death, a year later, the friends of a widower with two girls help him jump back into the dating scene.
Thoughts: Walton Goggins stars in this “single camera” dramedy in a role that I suspect couldn’t be more different than that of his role on Justified. I don’t see this one being one I keep up with, but it could be a fun one-time watch.
11: Carol’s Second Act (CBS) – September 26
Story: Patricia Heaton returns to TV in this comedy about a woman who begins a second career as a doctor.
12: Nancy Drew (CW) – October 2
Story: A twenty-first Nancy Drew is introduced in this CW show.
Thoughts: Given its network, this one promises to be “edgy.” The trailer even suggests this, and looks a little spooky. Needless to say, this is going to be nothing like the adorable Emma Watson movie of the same name which released several years back, and instead this seems to be trying to be more like Riverdale aka dark (or that’s my impression of Riverdale). Nonetheless, I’ll still give it a chance.
More New Season Shows: The Fall 2019 TV Preview Continues
MORE NEW SHOWS: Batwoman (CW); Carnival Row (Amazon Prime), be aware, adult content; Evil (CBS); Mixed-ish (ABC); Women Who Kill (CBS All Access); plus more!
RETURNING FAVORITES: 9-1-1 (Fox); All American (CW); American Housewife (ABC); Arrow, final season (CW); The Blacklist (NBC); Bless This Mess (ABC); Blue Bloods (CBS); Bull (CBS); Charmed (CW); Chicago Fire (NBC); (Also on NBC) Chicago Med and Chicago P.D.; Dancing with the Stars (ABC); FBI (CBS); The Flash (CW); The Good Doctor (ABC); Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); NCIS (CBS); (Also on CBS), NCIS: New Orleans and NCIS: LA; The Resident (Fox); Schooled (ABC); SEAL Team (CBS); Supergirl (CW); Superstore (NBC); This is Us (NBC); plus more!This is the New Fall 2019 TV Preview: Enjoy a Few Laughs and More! What are you excited about in this #FallTV season? Click To Tweet
In conclusion, that’s an overview on the shows that will return to our telly screens or make their debut this fall. Tell me, is there anything on the fall schedule you’re excited for? Any actors you are glad will be back on TV? Or any plot that sounds really good? Comment down below with all of your thoughts on the fall 2019 TV preview! I’d love to chat with you.