Tater Takes on the Entire Fall TV Schedule

Now that we know what is on when, I will now tell you what I think is worth watching each night. Now that I can record 6 shows at a time, I will likely try more new shows than I normally would. I am not going to rebuild the grid. Click here to see the TVLine.com grid I am using for my information.

Sunday – There’s really not a lot here for me. I will likely try God Friended me because it sounds interesting, but I am not hopeful. I will keep watching Supergrl and Madam Secretary I might try Rel because I like the people in it. The rest is just not interesting to me.

Monday – The most exciting new show for me is on Monday night  – Magnum PI. I loved the original and the trailer for the new one looks really good. I will try the two new sitcoms on CBS, but I’m not hopeful. I really like The Resident, so I will continue watching and if I can catch up over the summer on Netflix, I will watch the CW superhero shows.

Tuesday – As far as new shows go, New Amsterdam is likely the only one I will try because I’m a sucker for medical shows. I watched the trailer for The Rookie. It didn’t look as bad as I expected. I might change my mind and try it. I will keep watching Lethal Weapon and hope that the cast change doesn’t ruin it. I will stay with the superhero trio of Flash, Black Lightning and The Gifted and the two ABC comedies I like: Roseanne and Splitting Up Together. There’s a lot on Tuesday nights.

Wednesday – Two of my most anticipated new shows are on this night. A Million Little Things based completely on the cast(I really need to watch the trailer) and All American because I watched the trailer and it looks really good. Survivor is still one of my favorite shows and I like SEAL Team. American Housewife is one of my favorite sitcoms and I still kind of watch Modern Family.  I watch one of the Chicago shows(Fire) and if I catch up over the summer I will keep watching Riverdale.

Thursday – I will keep watching(with no embarrassment) Grey’s and Station 19. The two NBC sitcoms, Superstore and The Good Place are very good. I will try the revival of Murphy Brown and continue watching SWAT. Neither of the new shows is interesting to me.

Friday – I like the ABC comedies Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless a lot. I liked Last Man Standng on ABC, so I will watch it on FOX. The Cool Kids might be good if they give the cast decent writing. I still really like Blue Bloods as well.

Saturday – Nothing here. Time to watch a movie, read or watch all of the shows I’ve recorded.


Tater Takes on the CW Schedule

The final schedule is out. Tomorrow I will try to do an overview of the whole thing.

8 pm DC’s Legends of Tomorrow  9 pm Arrow

I’m way behind on both of these. They might have turned into “watch on Netflix” shows for me. Legends is fun, Arrow not so much anymore.

8 pm The Flash 9 pm Black Lightning 

We still love The Flash. We liked Black Lightning, but are way behind on it as well/

8 pm Riverdale  9 pm All American

We are also behind on Riverdale. Seems to be a trend. I do like it. All American is a good pairing with Riverdale. It is another high school show about a football player recruited from a poor area to play in Beverly Hills and is based on a real story.

8 pm Supernatural 9 pm Legacies

Neither  one is for me. Legacies is another Vampire Diaries universe show at a boarding school.

8 pm Dynasty 9 pm Crazy Ex-Girlfriend


8 pm Supergirl (new time slot) 9 pm Charmed

I like Supergirl. Never watched the original Charmed, so I won’t watch this one.

Tater Takes on the CBS Fall Schedule

We are nearing the end of the network upfronts. Only CW left to go and we will have the full fall schedule. Here is CBS:

8 pm The Neighborhood 8:30 pm Happy Together 9 pm Magnum P.I. 10 pm Bull

A completely revamped Monday night. Two new comedies, the Magnum PI reboot and Bull taking the old Scorpion spot.  Both comedies seem promising. The Neighborhood stars Max Greenfield and Cedric the Entertainer and Happy Together stars Damon Wayans Jr and Amber Stevens West. I like all of them. I will give the Magnum reboot a shot as well.

8 pm NCIS 9 pm FBI 10 pm NCIS: New Orleans

This is a night made for my wife. She loves the NCIS shows and FBI seems like the procedural type show she likes. I will watch FBI is she does, but I’m not sure I will stick with it.

8 pm Survivor 9 pm SEAL Team 10 pm Criminal Minds

I still love Survivor and before I worked on Wednesday nights it was the one show I always watched live. Now, I watch it as soon as I get home. Navy Seals is surprisingly good. I’ve never watched Criminal Minds.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory 8:30 pm Young Sheldon 9 pm Mom 9:30 pm Murphy Brown 10 pm S.W.A.T.

I’m not a fan of Big Bang, Young Sheldon was OK, but not good enough to keep watching. I’ve never watched Mom, but I hear it is good. I was a fan of Murphy Brown when it was on before, so I will give the revival a shot. SWAT is a show I expected not to like, but it is pretty good.


8 pm MacGyver 9 pm Hawaii Five-0 10 pm Blue Bloods

My wife watches the first two and I watch Blue Bloods. I’m not sure why I like it so much, but I do


8 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores) 9 pm Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores) 10 pm 48 Hours

A good chance to catch shows you missed if you don’t have a DVR

7 pm 60 Minutes 8 pm God Friended Me 9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles 10 pm: Madam Secretary

God Friended Me sounds interesting(an atheist is friended by God on social media and become an agent of change) and my daughter has asked me to save Madam Secretary for her to watch when she comes home from college.

The Code, Elementary, Fam, Instinct, Life in Pieces, Man With a Plan, The Red Line, The Amazing Race, Blood and Treasure, Big Brother, Big Brother: Celebrity Edition

I love Amazing Race and I’m glad they are bringing it back. I wish there were still two seasons a year like Survivor. Fam might be OK and I might watch The Red Line because I like Noah Wyle. We are recording Instinct but it is our lowest priority show on the DVR.

Tater Takes on the ABC Fall Schedule

The ABC fall schedule has been released. Here are some quick thoughts on it:


Monday: 8pm Dancing With the Stars 10pm The Good Doctor

I have no interest in Dancing with the Has Beens. I watched a couple of episodes of The Good Doctor, but there are better medical dramas than this.

Tuesday: 8pm Roseanne 8:30pm The Kids are Alright(new show) 9pm Black-ish 9:30pm Splitting Up Together 10pm The Rookie(new show)

I will admit that I am watching Roseanne for nostalgia reasons. It’s OK, but not as good as I remember the old show. I don’t watch Black-ish, but I’ve seen some episodes of the spinoff on Freeform. Splitting Up Together is growing on me. I really like the cast. I don’t know that I will watch the new shows even though I like Michael Cudlitz and Nathan Fillion.

Wednesday: 8pm The Goldbergs 8:30pm American Housewife 9pm Modern Family 9:30pm Single Parents (new show)10pm A Million Little Things(new show)

American Housewife is one of my favorite sitcoms. Modern Family is getting old and I generally watch more out of habit. I might try Single Parents because I like some of the cast(Leighton Meester and Brad Garrett) and I will watch A Million Little Things because it is James Roday and I loved Psych.

Thursday: 8pm Grey’s Anatomy 9pm Station 19 10pm How To Get Away With Murder

I still watch Grey’s and Station 19 is surprisingly good. I got tired of HTGAWM pretty quick.

Friday: 8pm Fresh off the Boat 8:30pm Speechless 9pm Child Support 10 pm 20/20

Fresh off the Boat and Speechless are two really good sitcoms and will be a good block of comedy for old people like me who don’t go out on Friday night. Also an interesting counter programming of FOX’s revival of former ABC show Last Man Standing

Saturday: Football

Sunday: 7pm America’s Funniest Home Videos  8pm: Dancing with the Stars Junior 9pm Shark Tank 10pm The Alec Baldwin Show(new show)

Nothing of interest here

Midseason shows: American Idol, SHIELD, The Bachelor, For the People, new shows The Fix, Grand Hotel, Schooled and Whiskey Cavalier.

I really like For the People and Whiskey Cavalier stars Lauren Cohen, so I will definitely watch those two. I’m getting a little tired of SHIELD, but I’m hoping this will be a short wrap-up final season.

Tater Takes on the FOX Fall Schedule

FOX schedule broke after I left for work so I had to do this on my break:

With the cancellation of Lucifer and Brooklyn 99, my FOX viewing is getting a little slim.  As with NBC, some of the better stuff is held to mid-season(The Orville and The Passage). Here are my night to night thoughts:

8 pm The Resident  9 pm 9-1-1

I really like The Resident. It is one of my favorite new shows, but it will make you scared to go to a hospital. We like the one episode of 9-1-1 we watched, but had DVR space issues and didn’t watch more. Maybe I will try to catch up over the summer.

8 pm The Gifted  9 pm Lethal Weapon

I liked the Gifted OK, but got tired of it toward the end. I will give season 2 a shot, but it might be one I quit. It is the X-Men universe show. Lethal Weapon was one of my favorite shows, but they’ve fired Clayne Crawford who played Riggs and replaced him with Seann William Scott. I will watch it to see how the new character fits, but I’m afraid I will hate it.

8 pm Empire 9 pm Star

I don’t watch either one of these shows, but they are apparently very popular.

8 pm Thursday Night Football

Depends on the teams…

8 pm Last Man Standing 8: 30 pm THE COOL KIDS 9 pm Hell’s Kitchen

I will admit that I liked Last Man Standing and will probably watch it again. I’m not sure how it will work if they don’t re-sign the two younger daughters. I do wonder if Brooklyn 99 was canceled for this and makes me less excited about watching it. I really like the stars of The Cool Kids(Vicki Lawrence , David Alan Grier  Leslie Jordan , Martin Mull) about residents of a retirement community, so I will give it a try.


8 pm College Football

If it’s not Kentucky. I don’t care

8 pm The Simpsons
8: 30 pm Bob’s Burgers (new time slot)
9 pm Family Guy
9: 30 pm REL

I don’t watch any of the animated shows. I like Lil Rel Howery and Sinbad, so I might give Rel a try(newly single father in Chicago).

Mid-season shows I will watch – The Orville(surprisingly good Seth McFarlane Star Trek type show), The Passage(based on Justin Cronin’s vampire trilogy and starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and Beat Shazaam(music guessing game hosted by Jamie Foxx). Nothing else exciting.

Tater Takes on NBC’s Fall Schedule

Network upfronts start tomorrow. I was expecting this post to be tomorrow morning, but the new NBC schedule was actually revealed today.  I will post some thoughts on each network individually and then once all of the schedules are revealed I will discuss the schedule as a whole. If you don’t care about my TV posts, this week would be a good week to skip my blog.

On to NBC: The best thing that happened with NBC this week was that they saved Brooklyn 99. Brooklyn 99 is one of my favorite shows and was canceled by FOX this week, but will move to NBC next season. It will be a midseason show, as will most of the NBC shows I care about. So, here is the weekly schedule with some thoughts:

Monday – The Voice followed by the new show Manifest.

I like The Voice, but there’s too much. I can’t do it. Manifest has an interesting premise(a plane lands and the passengers discover they have been gone 5 years and presumed dead) so I might give it a try. It stars Josh Dallas from Once Upon a Time.

Tuesday: The Voice at 8, This is Us at 9, New Amsterdam(new show) at 10.

See above for The Voice. I never started watching This is Us. New Amsterdam is a medical show inspired by Bellevue starring Ryan Eggold.  I like Eggold and it also stars Tyler Labine. I’ve always been a fan of Labine and I like medical shows. Three good reasons I will likely give it a shot.

Wednesday: All Chicago, all the time. Med at 8, Fire at 9, PD at 10.

We watch Chicago Fire. I will admit that if I could catch up I would probably watch all of the Chicago shows. Interesting Fire new, A major character is not expected back next season. Click here

Thursday: Superstore, Good Place, Will and Grace, I Feel Bad(new show), Law and Order SVU.

Superstore and Good Place are very, very good. I don’t watch Will and Grace and I’m not sure about the new comedy(basically a working mom who feels bad about not being perfect, maybe? Not sure of the premise based on the write up. I guess I should watch the trailer). Maybe it will be OK. Maybe this is the space Brooklyn 99 takes midseason.

Friday: Blindspot at 8, Midnight Texas at 9, Dateline at 10.

Nothing for me here. People tell me Blindspot is good, but I’ve neer watched it.

Saturday:  Dateline Saturday Mystery, SNL encore SNL


Sunday: Football

Midseason shows: AP Bio, Brooklyn 99, Blacklist, Good Girls, World of Dance, Ellen”s Game of Games, America’s Got Talent: Champions Edition, The Titan Games, Abby’s(new show), The Enemy Within(new show), The Village(new show), The Inbetween(new show)

More exciting stuff midseason than the regular season. AP Bio is very good, Brooklyn 99 is one of the best comedies on TV, Good Girls is pretty good. Abby’s should be good(Natalie Morales plays Abby who runs a backyard bar. Neil Flynn from Scrubs and The Middle is a regular). The rest of the new shows are not exciting. Enemy Within is a spy show with Morris Chestnut, The Village is a drama about residents of a building in Brooklyn, Inbetween is pretty much a Ghost Whisperer copy.

So, for me, until midseason, I will only watch three shows on NBC. Once the better shows in midseason start, I will watch more. I’m still hoping they surprise me and renew Timeless.

Check back tomorrow for FOX.