Fall TV Has 3 New Military Shows—But Buyers Think Only 2 Have a Chance to Survive

SEAL Team, The Brave and now Valor play up patriotism to lure viewers

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When Valor premieres tonight on The CW, it will become the third military-themed freshman drama to air on broadcast this fall, following SEAL Team on CBS and The Brave on NBC. While all three networks insist their shows are distinctive enough to stand out from the others, buyers predict that only two of those series—at most—will be able to survive.

Each season features several shows that tackle the same subject matter, with most of those series failing to make it to Season 2.



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