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After a long summer with absolutely nothing to do on broadcast TV — unless you count the endless game shows and reality competitions — the Fall 2017 Season is officially here! To prepare you for these weeks of absolute madness of new and returning series, we proudly present to you our annual Complete Fall Guide, with a neat day-by-day schedule of all premieres on broadcast TV. A click on a show takes you to its dedicated show page, where you’ll find all news, reviews, and renewal and cancellation news about that show.

Already premiered a week early is The Good Place, the NBC comedy that delivered the biggest twist of the decade in its first season finale. The other two Fall shows that have already premiered form FOX’s Thursday lineup with season 4 of Gotham and the new Seth MacFarlane space dramedy The Orville. The CW’s Fall season does not kick off until October 9th, so it is not included here. And now, without further ado, here is the TV Watch U.S. Complete Fall 2017 Guide for week 1.


Monday, September 25th

Except for CBS, the broadcast networks are heavy on even more reality competitions on this first day of the Fall season. Still, four new scripted series air their series premiere, and three more shows return for new seasons. The most high-profile series premiere is for The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon, leading out of its mothership series. Then, it will immediately go on hiatus until its regular premiere on Thursday starting November 2nd, again leading out of The Big Bang Theory.

Fellow new CBS comedy Me, Myself & I premieres out of the rebooted Kevin Can Wait. Perhaps the most interesting showdown will be at 10/9c, though, with returning CBS drama Scorpion up against new ABC medical drama The Good Doctor and military NBC drama The Brave.

CBS
8/7c
The Big Bang Theory
(Season 11 premiere)
8:30/7:30c
Young Sheldon
(Series premiere)
9/8c
Kevin Can Wait
(Season 2 premiere)
9:30/8:30c
Me, Myself & I
(Series premiere)
10/9c
Scorpion
(Season 4 premiere)
NBC
8/7c
The Voice
(Season 13 premiere)
10/9c
The Brave
(Series premiere)

Tuesday, September 26th

The only new series to premiere on this day is Law & Order: True Crime. It airs out of the season 2 premiere of the biggest broadcast hit of last season; This Is Us.

CBS returns with its all-procedural night of NCIS, Bull, and NCIS: New Orleans. FOX brings new seasons of Lethal Weapon and comedy duo The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

CBS
8/7c
NCIS
(Season 15 premiere)
9/8c
Bull
(Season 2 premiere)
10/9c
NCIS: New Orleans
(Season 4 premiere)
NBC
9/8c
This Is Us
(Season 2 premiere)
10/9c
Law & Order: True Crime
(Series premiere)
FOX
8/7c
Lethal Weapon
(Season 2 premiere)
9/8c
The Mick
(Season 2 premiere)
9:30/8:30c
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(Season 5 premiere)

Wednesday, September 27th

Wednesday also has just one series premiere, but loads of season premieres, with new series SEAL Team on CBS leading into the season 13 premiere of Criminal Minds. FOX has hit series Empire leading into its spin-off Star.

NBC has crime procedural night, with The Blacklist, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Chicago P.D. And on ABC, it is comedy night with The Goldbergs, Speechless, Modern Family, and American Housewife, followed by political drama Designated Survivor.

CBS
8/7c
Survivor
(Season 35 premiere)
9/8c
SEAL Team
(Series premiere)
10/9c
Criminal Minds
(Season 13 premiere)
ABC
8/7c
The Goldbergs
(Season 5 premiere)
8:30/7:30c
Speechless
(Season 2 premiere)
9/8c
Modern Family
(Season 9 premiere)
9:30/8:30c
American Housewife
(Season 2 premiere)
10/9c
Designated Survivor
(Season 2 premiere)
NBC
8/7c
The Blacklist
(Season 5 premiere)
9/8c
10/9c
Chicago P.D.
(Season 5 premiere)
FOX
8/7c
Empire
(Season 4 premiere)
9/8c
Star
(Season 2 premiere)

Thursday, September 28th

CBS has Thursday Night Football today. ABC’s TGIT lineup returns with a two-hour premiere for Grey’s Anatomy followed by the season 4 premiere for How To Get Away With Murder.

FOX’ Thursday lineup continues like a week before with Gotham and The Orville. NBC has comedy night, with the season premieres of Superstore and Great News, and the sort-of-series-premiere for the Will & Grace revival (and The Good Place continues), followed by the season 6 premiere of Chicago Fire.

ABC
8/7c
Grey's Anatomy
(Season 14 premiere)
10/9c
How To Get Away With Murder
(Season 4 premiere)
NBC
8/7c
Superstore
(Season 3 premiere)
8:30/7:30c
9/8c
Will & Grace
(Season 9 premiere)
9:30/8:30c
Great News
(Season 2 premiere)
10/9c
Chicago Fire
(Season 6 premiere)

Friday, September 29th

New series Marvel’s Inhumans gets a two-hour premiere on ABC, while FOX premieres new seasons of Hell’s Kitchen and The Exorcist.

Over on CBS, MacGyver returns for season 2, leading into the eighth seasons of Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods.

CBS
8/7c
MacGyver
(Season 2 premiere)
9/8c
Hawaii Five-0
(Season 8 premiere)
10/9c
Blue Bloods
(Season 8 premiere)
ABC
8/7c
Marvel's Inhumans
(Series premiere)
10/9c
NBC
9/8c
Dateline
(Season 26 premiere)
FOX
8/7c
Hell's Kitchen
(Season 17 premiere)
9/8c
The Exorcist
(Season 2 premiere)

Sunday, October 1st

NBC has Sunday Night Football. FOX premieres Ghosted (which answers the question: What if The X-Files was a comedy?) in the middle of its animated line-up of Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and Family Guy, and rounds out the night with the season 4 premiere of The Last Man On Earth.

ABC premieres new drama Ten Days In The Valley out of an unscripted lineup. CBS also premieres a new series with crime drama Wisdom Of The Crowd, leading into procedural NCIS: Los Angeles‘ ninth season premiere.

CBS
7:30/6:30c
8:30/7:30c
Wisdom Of The Crowd
(Series premiere)
9:30/8:30c
NCIS: Los Angeles
(Season 9 premiere)
ABC
7/6c
The Toy Box
(Season 2 premiere)
8/7c
Shark Tank
(Season 9 premiere)
10/9c
Ten Days In The Valley
(Series premiere)
FOX
7:30/6:30c
Bob's Burgers
(Season 8 premiere)
8/7c
The Simpsons
(Season 29 premiere)
8:30/7:30c
Ghosted
(Series premiere)
9/8c
Family Guy
(Season 16 premiere)
9:30/8:30c
The Last Man On Earth
(Season 4 premiere)

So there it is, your Complete Fall 2017 Guide for week 1. Check out the full list of new and upcoming series here, and of course stay tuned for next week’s Complete Fall 2017 Guide. Happy watching!

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