Tater on TV: The Networks Announce Midseason Plans

As we begin to wrap up the pre-holiday portion of the TV schedule networks are planning their post-holiday schedules. Here is what we know so far.


Monday – 8 pm – The Bachelor 10 pm The Good Doctor

Tuesday – 8 pm – The Rookie, 9 pm – The Rookie: Feds, 10 pm – Will Trent

Wednesday – The new show Not Dead Yet takes over when Home Economics wraps its season. Million Little Things final season takes over when Big Sky Ends. Everything else is the same.

Thursday – Celebrity Jeopardy, The Parent Test, and The Chase fill the night until the regular schedule resumes on February 23.

Sunday – 7 pm – America’s Funniest Home Videos, 8 pm – American Idol, 10 pm – The Company You Keep

Will Trent is based on the Karen Slaughter novels about an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Not Dead Yet stars Gina Rodriguez as a self-described disaster who takes a job writing obituaries.

The Company You Keep stars Milo Ventimiglia as a con man who is in love with an undercover CIA officer.


I have premiere dates for new and returning shows. I will go by date since that is how it is presented.

Monday, January 2 – Fantasy Island season 2 premiere

Wednesday, January 4 – Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test premieres. Celebrities go through some of the challenges in actual special forces training.

Sunday, January 8 – Alert – Scott Caan and Dania Ramirez star as officers with the Philadelphia Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit.

Wednesday, January 11 – Celebrity Name That Tune premieres.

Tuesday, January 17 – 911: Lone Star season 4 premiere.

Sunday, January 22 – Accused – 15 stories of crime and punishment. each episode has a new cast.

Sunday, February 12 – Next Level Chef season premiere follows the Super Bowl.

Thursday, February 16 – Animal Control premieres. Joel McHale stars. It follows a group of local animal control officers.


America’s Got Talent: All Stars takes over the Voice slot on Monday night.

The Night Court revival starring Melissa Rauch premieres Tuesday, January 17 with two episodes. It will be followed that night by the two-hour series finale of New Amsterdam.

The following Tuesday, American Auto returns to follow Night Court. La Brea and That’s My Jam will follow.

Magnum PI makes its NBC debut Sunday, February 19 and 9. It is followed by the new show Found. Found is another missing person show starring Shanola Hampton, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and more.

The Blacklist returns Sunday, February 26.

The Voice returns Monday, March 6.

Tater’s Thoughts

I’m happy that Lone Star is returning. Some of the emergencies in the show are ridiculous, but I like the show.

We are also very happy that Magnum was saved.

I was a big fan of the original Night Court and I like that the new one is a sequel with Rauch playing the daughter of Harry and Jon Larroquette back as Dan.

I will watch the new Joel McHale comedy.

I’m not sure about the missing person shows.

I think The Company You Keep could be a fun show. I’m sure my wife will like it.


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