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The CW is following a similar strategy as last year, shifting a critically acclaimed series to Friday night to make way for new series. Last year, they moved Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and this year it’s Jane the Virgin‘s turn.
CBS is fortifying its fall 2017 schedule with comedy and military-crime, including the new Big Bang Theory spinoff Young Sheldon and two new military dramas, SEAL Team and SWAT.
While ABC was presenting its fall schedule at its upfront presentation, some of the biggest news at their event was regarding the lineup for 2018. Furthest out are the Academy Awards, which will again be hosted by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.
ABC is bringing back TGIF, but not with the kinds of multi-cam sitcoms that defined it in the 90s, but with family-friendly dramas. With Once Upon a Time resetting for its seventh season, where it will have a creative reset, and will move from Sundays to Friday where it will be the lead in for Marvel’s Inhumans.
Fox keeps Marvel and DC separate on the schedule and shifts Lethal Weapon to lead on Tuesdays as a lead in for The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Click here to see Fox’s full fall schedule.
The peacock network is working hard to bring Must See TV back to Thursday nights as we see in the schedule for released for this fall. The Will & Grace revival will take its place kickstarting Thursdays where it will be joined by Great News and the sophomore season of breakout hit This is Us.
The ABC Black-ish spinoff is nearing a series order but it won’t be on the alphabet’s schedule next fall. Instead, the single-camera comedy starring Yara Shahidi is set to land at sibling network Freeform where execs view the younger-skewing series as a better fit.
Ahead of its upfront presentation and 25th anniversary, Syfy has it is rebranding again and making big moves in the original programming department. The rebrand includes a new logo and look across all of Syfy’s linear, digital, social, and experimental platforms.
Marvel series The Gifted has become the first series order for Fox. The project hails from writer Matt Nix and X-Men director Bryan Singer, and stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker. The network also released a teaser ahead of their upfront presentation.
As the war for the iron throne is entering the final act, and final seasons, HBO is not ready to say goodbye to Game of Thrones and has put four different series in development based on the Westeros universe.
Classic ABC sitcom Roseanne is in the works for a limited revival with original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf in talks to return. The series joins a growing list of sitcom revivals and reboots including Will & Grace at NBC and Fuller House on Netflix.
Streaming site Hulu has netted single-camera comedy The Way I Am from Casual showrunner Liz Tigelaar and musician Ingrid Michaelson in a competitive situation. The script was penned by duo and Michaelson is attached to star.
After several years of being in development, an adaptation of Wheel of Time, the high fantasy book series consisting of fourteen novels by Robert Jordan, is finally moving forward at Sony Pictures Television.
Freeform has handed their second straight-to-series order to a Marvel show, this time for the half-hour live-action comedy New Warriors, continuing the network’s trend of focusing on stories about “becomers.”
Anonymous Content is the latest to get in on the action of adapting a Stephen King property with the acquisition of an upcoming novel King co-wrote with his son, Owen King.
Disney-owned Freeform is entering the late-night landscape with Truth & Iliza hosted by Iliza Shlesinger. The series is getting a six-week run start May 2 at 10 p.m. on the network and its digital platforms.
Disney Channel continues to mine its hits of yesterday for new series as it has just ordered That’s So Raven spinoff Raven’s Home. The series will star Raven-Symone, Annelise Van Der Pol, Issac Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, and Sky Katz.
Current Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper is the latest comedian to land the post-Daily Show slot, following previous hosts Larry Wilmore with The Nightly Show and Stephen Colbert with The Colbert Report. The 11:30 position has most recently been held by @midnight.
Stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman is set to star on Hulu talk show I Love You, America. The talk/variety show was taken out last month to cable and digital networks by Funny or Die and has now received a 10-episode straight-to-series order.
A month after his big win at the Oscars, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has announced his next project: an adaptation of the Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which has landed at Amazon Studios.
After finding success with miniseries like Hatfields & McCoys and Six, History is continuing to expand its scripted lineup as it puts anthology series The Commanders in development. The project is described as an annual television event ranging from four to ten hours in length.
Hayes Davenport has set up his edgy comedy Los Hermanos in development at Showtime. The project hails from Aaron Kapital’s Kapital Entertainment.
The Missing scribes Harry and Jack Williams have netted a series order for the eight-part drama The Widow from ITV. The project hails from the duo’s production banner Two Brothers, which previously produced hit comedy Fleabag.
Ryan Murphy is developing another new series for FX but this time, it won’t be an anthology. Instead, the ongoing drama series Pose will examine various social circles in 1986 New York City.
Saturday Night Live head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider have received a pilot order from Comedy Central for their untitled sibling comedy. Kelly will direct the pilot and the pair will executive produce with Lorne Michael and Andrew Singer.
The Big Bang Theory spinoff series Young Sheldon has received a series order from CBS to premiere in the 2017-18 season. The series will follow the childhood of Sheldon Cooper while he attends high school at the age of nine.
Journalist Joshua Knelman’s book Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art has landed at Ovation TV where it will be adapted into a scripted drama. Storyscape Entertainment is producing.
Following in the footsteps of Grease: Live and the recent remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox has announced a new musical series about the famous night club Cotton Club that operated in the ’20s and ’30s in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood.
The critically acclaimed graphic novel series The Woods is being adapted into a television series on Syfy from director and producer Brad Peyton. Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind the project, which is being planned as an hourlong drama.
Amazon Studios has ordered three new pilots, which first premiered in August as a trial run, to series: I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and The Tick.