Fall TV Schedule

All 5 Broadcast Network Presidents Share Their Fall TV Playbooks

After a season where none of the five broadcast networks grew their 18-49 audience (and ABC, Fox and NBC lost viewers in that demo), they will try to reverse that trend in the 2016-17 season, which officially kicks off Sept. 19. Over the next six weeks, the nets will roll out 20 new shows, plus 61 returning series.

Meet 5 Prime-Time TV Schedulers Whose Decisions Will Make or Break the Next Season

Kelly Kahl has been scheduling CBS' prime-time programming for two decades, but he knows that his job still remains a mystery to most people. "Scheduling is a weird thing: You get it or you don't. There's a certain attraction to this job that's hard to explain," he says.

Why Broadcast TV Is So Thankful for Thanksgiving

When network executives and advertisers sit down for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, they will have plenty to be thankful for: Thanksgiving Day is now home to four of fall's most-watched programs.

Legends of the Fall TV Season

Projecting a TV series’ long-term prospects on the basis of a single broadcast is a puzzling seasonal compulsion, a ritual on par with the creation of back-to-school macaroni art.

Tweets Rate ABC, CW Tops for Fall

If the twittering classes have any say in the matter, this fall is going to be a blockbuster for ABC and the CW. And while autumn may not alleviate the suffering at NBC, the Peacock appears to have the biggest new scripted series on its hands in the midseason entry, Smash.

More Broadcast Series Get 13-Episode Short Orders

For years, Jeff Zucker was everyone’s favorite piñata, and no one enjoyed smacking the former NBC Universal chairman around quite like CBS boss Les Moonves. The former wunderkind got his bell rung whenever he’d announce that the broadcast model was irreparably broken, a compulsion that escalated Moonves’ Schadenfreude to dizzying heights. 

Drama Slump Leaves Networks Scrambling

As broadcasters cool their heels during the summertime lull, a drama drought threatens to shake up the prime-time landscape. Luckily, a few new series look promising, although the shows that could have the biggest impact won’t premiere until mid-season.