CBS Unveils 2019-2020 Primetime Lineup; 8 New Series Join 24 Returning Shows

CBS UNVEILS 2019-2020 PRIMETIME LINEUP; 8 NEW SERIES JOIN 24 RETURNING SHOWS

New Fall Schedule Features CBS’ Traditional Strength and Stability with Big New Show Additions on Monday and Thursday

The New Fall Series Are the Comedies BOB
ABISHOLA, CAROL’S SECOND ACT and THE UNICORN, and the Dramas ALL RISE and EVIL

2019-2020 Programming Strategy Will Roll Out New Series and Returning Hits Throughout the Year, Including the New Dramas FBI: MOST WANTED and TOMMY, Starring Edie Falco, and the New Comedy BROKE

New Series Hail from Acclaimed Producers Michelle and Robert King, Chuck Lorre, Jennie Snyder Urman and Dick Wolf

CBS to Finish #1 for the 11th Straight Season

CBS today unveiled its new year-round 2019-2020 primetime programming lineup featuring four new comedies, four new dramas and 24 returning series.

The five new shows for fall include three comedies: BOB ♥ ABISHOLA from award-winning executive producer, writer and creator Chuck Lorre, starring Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku; CAROL’S SECOND ACT, starring three-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton; and THE UNICORN, starring Walton Goggins. The two dramas are EVIL, a psychological mystery from acclaimed producers Michelle and Robert King, starring Katja Herbers and Mike Colter; and the courthouse ensemble ALL RISE.

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WarnerMedia Orders a Second Season of Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Series Snowpiercer Prior to Premiere

First Season of Highly Anticipated Series to Debut on TBS in Spring of 2020
 
Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs star in the futuristic thriller produced by Tomorrow Studios

May 15, 2019

WarnerMedia has ordered a second season of its post-apocalyptic sci-fi series Snowpiercer prior to its series premiere. Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, the highly anticipated futuristic thriller will debut next year on TBS. Known for its culture-defining comedies, TBS will be adding dramas to its programming lineup starting with Snowpiercer, starring Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish), in Spring of 2020.
 
Snowpiercer is the perfect show to kick-off TBS’ entry into dramas with intricate storytelling, stunning visuals and first-class acting,” said Brett Weitz, general manager for TBS and TNT. “We believe in the longevity of this series and that audiences will be amazed by the fantastical world that brings to life such relevant social, political and environmental issues.”
 
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation. Writing on season two will begin this June with Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) returning as executive producer and showrunner.

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Game of Thrones Episode “The Bells” Sets Series Records; Veep Series Finale is Season High

GAME OF THRONES Episode “The Bells” Sets Series Records; VEEP Series Finale is Season High

GAME OF THRONES’ penultimate episode, entitled “The Bells,” which aired this past Sunday, was watched by a record 18.4 million viewers across HBO’s platforms (linear, HBO GO and HBO NOW), exceeding the previous series high of 17.8 million viewers two weeks ago for the episode “The Long Night,” focusing on the Battle of Winterfell. In addition to the series high for the night, the 9:00 p.m. airing reached a time-period high for GAME OF THRONES, with an average of 12.5 million viewers, surpassing the season seven finale of 12.1 million viewers. Season eight of GAME OF THRONES is averaging 43 million viewers per episode in gross audience, an increase of more than ten million viewers when compared to season seven.

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ABC Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2019-2020 Season

ABC UNVEILS 2019-2020 PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE

Strength and Consistency Key to Fall Lineup, With Only Three New Scripted Series Added – ‘Emergence,’ ‘mixed-ish’ and ‘Stumptown’

Most Stable Schedule in Over a Decade

In the Great Tradition of ABC, All New Series Have Broadly Appealing Concepts With Strong Female Points of View

New Dramas ‘The Baker and the Beauty,‘ ‘For Life’ and New Comedy ‘United We Fall’ Set for Midseason

‘America’s Funniest Home Videos,’ ‘American Housewife,’ ‘American Idol,’ ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘black-ish,’ ‘Bless This Mess,’ ‘The Conners,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘The Good Doctor,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘A Million Little Things,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘The Rookie,’ ‘Schooled,’ ‘Shark Tank,’ ‘Single Parents,’ and ‘Station 19’ Also Set to Return Next Season


In her inaugural upfront presentation as president of ABC Entertainment, Karey Burke will unveil a slate of programming for the 2019-2020 season that is bolstered by the strength of established, fan-favorite shows and captivating new programs energized by bold characters and storytelling. Burke will present her plan to the advertising and media communities this afternoon as part of the first Disney Upfront Experience, which brings together the networks of Walt Disney Television and ESPN at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

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Breaking News from Freeform's 2019 Upfront Presentation

BREAKING NEWS FROM FREEFORM’S 2019 UPFRONT PRESENTATION

At today’s combined Walt Disney Television Upfront presentation held at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, Freeform showcased its continued commitment to provocative and bold original content that champions the force and momentum of its young adult audience.

“Freeform is built on one very powerful belief: that embracing the disruptive voices and diverse identities of our viewers is key to our ongoing success,” said Tom Ascheim, president, Freeform. “We are so proud to have the opportunity to grow with our audience and are looking forward to continuing to push the boundaries of convention through our programming—this year and in years to come.”

Marking another strong year for its original series, Freeform delivers the No. 1 comedy for the second year in a row (“grown-ish”) and 2 of the Top 3 new dramas of 2019 (“Good Trouble” and “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” respectively) among Women 18-34. Freeform continues to establish itself as the leading cable television network for young adults and sets itself apart from other content platforms with authentic and inclusive programming. The network also continues its decade of dominance in social media as the No. 1 most social cable network this year, as well as the No. 1 network in digital viewing.

Below are several network announcements with more breaking news coming out of today’s presentation. You can also view the trailers available.

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Fox Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2019-2020 Season

FOX ANNOUNCES NEW PRIMETIME SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020 SEASON
 
FOUR NEW COMEDIES AND SIX NEW DRAMAS JOIN LINEUP

ANIMATED COMEDY “BLESS THE HARTS,” FROM EMMY AWARD WINNER EMILY SPIVEY, AND FEATURING THE VOICES OF KRISTEN WIIG, MAYA RUDOLPH, JILLIAN BELL AND IKE BARINHOLTZ, TO PREMIERE SUNDAYS, USHERING IN NEW ERA OF ANIMATION DOMINATION

CRIME DRAMA “PRODIGAL SON,” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GREG BERLANTI, AND STARRING TOM PAYNE AND MICHAEL SHEEN, TO DEBUT MONDAYS

“THE RESIDENT” MOVES TO TUESDAYS, FOLLOWED BY SIXTH AND FINAL SEASON OF “EMPIRE”

FAMILY DRAMA “NOT JUST ME,” STARRING BRITTANY SNOW AND ACADEMY AWARD WINNER TIMOTHY HUTTON, TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAYS, FOLLOWING BROADCAST’S #1 NEW SERIES, “THE MASKED SINGER”

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NBC Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2019-2020 Season

NBC BUILDS ON WINNING LINEUP WITH STRONG INVESTMENTS IN RETURNING HITS, DOMINANT ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING, ADDICTIVE NEW DRAMAS, A RENEWED FOCUS ON COMEDY AND HOMECOMINGS FOR BIG NBC STARS

Monday: “The Voice,#1 in Its Timeslot, Returns With Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, Providing Coveted Launch Spot to Aspirational New Legal Drama “Bluff City Law,” Starring Emmy Award Winner Jimmy Smits at 10 P.M.

Tuesday: Winning Tuesday Lineup Remains Unchanged with “The Voice” Setting the Stage for # 1 Drama “This Is Us” at 9 P.M., Leading Into Last Season’s #2 New Drama “New Amsterdam” at 10 P.M.

Wednesday: Building Off Last Season’s Total Viewers Win, Chicago Block Returns to Dominate Wednesday Nights Starting With “Chicago Med,” at 8 P.M. Leading Into Wednesday’s Most-Watched Series “Chicago Fire” at 9 P.M. and Concluding With #1 Timeslot Winner “Chicago P.D.” at 10 P.M.

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ABC Renews Hit Series Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, and How to Get Away with Murder

ABC DOUBLES DOWN ON THURSDAY NIGHTS WITH TWO ADDITIONAL SEASONS OF ‘GREY’S ANATOMY,’ EXTENDING THE LONGEST-RUNNING PRIME-TIME MEDICAL DRAMA TO SEASON 17

‘STATION 19’ IS RENEWED WITH ‘GREY’S’ SHOWRUNNER KRISTA VERNOFF OVERSEEING BOTH SERIES, EXPANDING THEIR SHARED UNIVERSE

‘HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER’ TO RETURN FOR A SIXTH SEASON WITH SHOWRUNNER PETE NOWALK CONTINUING TO HELM

ABC has renewed record-breaking series “Grey’s Anatomy” for two additional seasons (Seasons 16 and 17). In addition, ABC has renewed “Station 19” for a third season and “How to Get Away with Murder” for a sixth season. Executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff will helm both “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19,” giving fans two hours of feels on Thursdays and providing a seamless crossover narrative on both series.

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CBS Renews Six More Dramas and Two News Programs for 2019-2020 Broadcast Season

CBS RENEWS SIX MORE DRAMAS AND TWO AWARD-WINNING NEWS PROGRAMS FOR 2019-2020 BROADCAST SEASON

SEAL Team,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Madam Secretary,” “Bull,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “MacGyver,”

60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” to Return

CBS announced today that it has renewed six more drama series and two news programs for the 2019-2020 broadcast season. SEAL TEAM, S.W.A.T., MADAM SECRETARY, BULL, HAWAII FIVE-0 and MACGYVER will return to the CBS lineup next season, along with longstanding primetime news shows 60 MINUTES and 48 HOURS. With these pickups, CBS has now renewed 18 series for next year.

The acclaimed, award-winning 60 MINUTES has been on the Network for 51 years and averages 10.9 million viewers every Sunday evening, while the Emmy Award-winning 48 HOURS, now in its 32nd season, attracts an audience of 4.4 million on Saturdays. BULL, now in its third season, reaches 11.4 million viewers. HAWAII FIVE-0, currently in its ninth season, hits 10.1 million, and MADAM SECRETARY in season five reaches 8.1 million. S.W.A.T. and SEAL TEAM, both in their second seasons on the Network, each score approximately 8.6 million viewers, and MACGYVER, in its third season, attracts 7.6 million viewers every week.

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HBO Releases Official Tease and Promo Photo for Watchmen, Premiering in the Fall

HBO MultimediaWatchmen Official Tease - Fall of 2019

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, this drama series from executive producer Damon Lindelof embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own. The cast includes: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.

Produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, based on characters from DC; executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof; executive producer/director, Nicole Kassell; executive producer, Tom Spezialy; executive producer/director, Stephen Williams; executive producer, Joseph Iberti. Watchmen will debut on HBO in the fall of 2019.

Below is an official tease from the first season of Watchmen, which premieres on the fall on HBO. Check it out below.

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