2014-2015 Fall TV Season Schedule

by on May 21, 2014

in Entertainment

Fall TV Season News

The upfronts are done and the major networks have informed everyone about their plans for the upcoming 2014-15 fall TV season, including news of their cancellations, renewals and new show orders.  If you look closely, you will see that there are 25 new shows in the schedule below.

If you’re wondering about the new shows, I’ve included descriptions after the schedule.

This list is pertinent to the front part of the 2014-2015 season. If there are shows you know were renewed or ordered, but you don’t see them here, that’s because they’ll be showing up in the latter half of the season.

I do have lists of what’s been renewed and cancelled over on Cinema Static…  See those links below this content.

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Mondays

Castle (ABC)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Gotham (FOX)
Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Mom (CBS)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
Scorpion (CBS)
Sleepy Hollow (FOX)
State of Affairs (begins Nov. 17) (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory/2 Broke Girls (CBS)
The Blacklist (NBC)
The Originals (The CW)
The Voice (NBC)

Tuesdays

About a Boy (NBC)
Chicago Fire (NBC)
Forever (ABC)
Manhattan Love Story (ABC)
Marry Me (NBC)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
NCIS (CBS)
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
New Girl (FOX)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Selfie (ABC)
Supernatural (The CW)
The Flash (The CW)
The Mindy Project (FOX)
The Voice (NBC)
Utopia (FOX)

Wednesdays

Arrow (The CW)
Black-ish (ABC)
Chicago P.D. (NBC)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Hell’s Kitchen (FOX)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nashville (ABC)
Red Band Society (FOX)
Stalker (CBS)
Survivor (CBS)
The 100 (The CW)
The Goldbergs (ABC)
The Middle (ABC)
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC)

Thursdays

A to Z (NBC)
Bad Judge (NBC)
Bones (FOX)
Elementary (CBS)
Gracepoint (FOX)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
NFL Thursday Night Football (CBS)
Parenthood (NBC) <- FINAL SEASON
Reign (The CW)
Scandal (ABC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
The Biggest Loser (NBC)
The Blacklist (beginning Feb. 5) (NBC)
The McCarthys (CBS)
The Millers (CBS)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
Two and A Half Men (CBS) <- FINAL SEASON

Fridays

20/20 (ABC)
America’s Next Top Model (The CW)
Blue Bloods (CBS)
Constantine (NBC)
Cristela (ABC)
Dateline NBC (Do I need to indicate the network on this one?)
Grimm (NBC)
Hawaii 5-0 (CBS)
Last Man Standing (ABC)
Masterchef Junior (FOX)
Shark Tank (ABC)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Utopia (FOX)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW)

Saturdays

ABC Saturday Night Football
CBS Crimetime Saturday
Fox Sports Saturday
NBC Encore programming

Sundays

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
CSI: Cyber (CBS)
Family Guy (FOX)
Madam Secretary (CBS)
Mulaney (FOX)
NBC Sunday Night Football (8:20-11:30 p.m.)
Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Resurrection (ABC)
Revenge (ABC)
The Good Wife (CBS)
The Simpsons (FOX)

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2014-15 New Show Descriptions


Scorpion

Starring: Elyes Gabel, Robert Patrick, Katharine McPhee

Inspired by the true story of an eccentric genius and his team of misfits working to protect the U.S. from high-tech threats

State of Affairs

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard

CIA analyst Charleston Tucker assembles the President’s Daily Briefing (PDB) while trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé’s murder.

(If Heigl can make me become a fan of hers again, I’d be impressed.  I gave up on her when she threw that snit some years back about about money, awards, etc.. -Bruce)

Gotham

Starring:Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Sean Pertwee

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner?

(Despite being a comic fan, I have zero draw to the pre-teen prequel, Gotham.  Yes, it’s about the characters as they were kids.  I just am not feeling it. But since I’m a genre fan, I may check it out.  But no promises.  -Bruce)

Jane the Virgin

Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni, Brett Dier

Jane Villanueva (Rodriguez) is a driven young woman when suddenly all of Jane’s life plans are turned upside down when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for the patient in the next room.

(It’s called huge lawsuit, living happily ever after.  Should be a short series.  Right?  -Bruce)

Selfie

Starring: Karen Gillan, John Cho

Loosely based on “My Fair Lady,” “Selfie” explores the modern struggles of Eliza and Henry, as he tries to teach her how to live life offline—whether she ‘likes’ it or not.

Manhattan Love Story

Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman

This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.

Forever

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza

Doctor Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn’t just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.

(Hmm, this tag-line has caught my curiosity. -Bruce)

NCIS: New Orleans

Starring: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Bakula), a native of NOLA who is driven by his need to do what is right.

(And here’s another try and another spin-off! But could Bakula pull off a Gibbs-like persona? -Bruce)

Marry Me

Starring: Casey Wilson, Ken Marino

The only thing we know for sure is these two are destined to be together whether they can get it together or not.

(Ah, the sexual tension is in the show description.  Most excellent -Bruce)

Utopia

Based on the hit Dutch television series, fifteen pioneering Americans move to an isolated, undeveloped location — for an entire year — where they are challenged to create their own civilization from scratch.

The Flash

Starring: Grant Gustin

After a freak accident with a cutting edge particle accelerator, Barry Allen (Gustin) awakens to find the accident has given him the power of super speed and becomes The Flash.

Black-ish

Starring: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Laurence Fishburne

Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (Anthony Anderson) has a great job, a beautiful wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), four kids, and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? With a little help from his dad (Laurence Fishburne), Dre sets out to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family that honors their past while embracing the future.

Stalker

Starring: Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott

A psychological thriller about detectives who investigate stalking incidents — including voyeurism, cyber harassment and romantic fixation — for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD.

The Mysteries of Laura

Starring: Debra Messing, Josh Lucas

A NYPD homicide detective balances her Columbo day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband

Red Band Society

Starring: Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Charlie Rowe, Zoe Levin

What if a hospital was the place where you fell in love for the first time and made friendships that lasted a lifetime? And what if it was all weirdly hilarious and the most fun you ever had in your entire life?

(Now where have we seen thie premise before?  Think back many several years!  -Bruce)

How to Get Away with Murder

Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Katie Findlay, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil

They are calling this a masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

The McCarthys

Starring: Tyler Ritter, Laurie Metcalf, Jack McGee

A comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston family whose somewhat athletically challenged son, Ronny (Ritter), is chosen by his father to be his assistant high school basketball coach, much to the surprise of his more qualified siblings.

Bad Judge

Starring: Kate Walsh

Wild child Rebecca Wright knows how to have a good time, but she also happens to be one of L.A.’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges.

(Oh brother! But for older folk, she’s HOT enough to pull it off.  -Bruce)

A to Z

Starring: Ben Feldman, Cristin Milioti

This is the A-to-Z story of Andrew and Zelda — a pair that almost wasn’t — and all that happened from the day they met.

Gracepoint

Starring: David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Josh Hamilton

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred.

(Sounds like The Killing, but maybe, done better?  -Bruce)

Cristela

Starring: Cristela Alonzo, Carlos Ponce, Terri Hoyos, Andrew Leeds, Sam McMurray

Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate.

Constantine

Starring: Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths

Based on the DC Comics series Hellblazer, (Yes, like the movie of the same name) seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine specializes in giving hell… hell.

(The movie can be fun, in the right moment when it comes on TV.  Not to mention we get to see a young Shia LaBeouf.  I’ll be checking this new show out, out of curiosity, and who knows!  -Bruce)

Utopia

Based on the hit Dutch television series, fifteen pioneering Americans move to an isolated, undeveloped location — for an entire year — where they are challenged to create their own civilization from scratch. (And it’s on twice a week!)

Madam Secretary

Starring: Téa Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller

Elizabeth McCord (Leoni) is the newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.

CSI: Cyber

Starring: Patricia Arquette

Inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life CyberPsychologist Mary Aiken. Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI.

Mulaney

Starring: John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Elliott Gould

Comedy about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level.

Cinema Static: Renewed TV shows for 2014-15 TV season , Cancelled TV shows from the 2013-14 season.

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