Tater’s TV Week Ends: The CW Fall Schedule

I’m surprised there are some new shows to talk about considering the CW renewed every show that was not already ending.  I actually watch a lot of CW because I really like the DC shows.

Monday – 8pm All American 9PM Black Lightning

I really like All American and I was happy to see t was renewed. Watch it on Netflix this summer and then watch season 2 in the fall. It’s good. We watched some Black Lightning, but when we got behind on it we realized we didn’t really care enough to go back to finish it.

Tuesday – 8pm The Flash 9pm Arrow

The two original DC shows together again as Arrow begins its final season. We stopped watching Arrow a while back. I feel like we need to catch up on Netflix over the summer so we can watch the final season. Flash is fun and even though I’m behind because I’m waiting for my daughter to watch with me, I still really like it.

Wednesday – 8pm Riverdale 9pm Nancy Drew

I really liked the first season of Riverdale, but couldn’t make it through more than a handful of episodes of season 2. I will probably give Nancy Drew a try to see what they do with it.

Thursday – 8pm Supernatural 9pm Legacies

I don’t watch either one. My daughter has been watching Legacies now that it is on Netflix, so I’m sure she will want me to record the next season for her.

Friday – 8pm Charmed 9pm Dynasty

Two remakes. I have no interest in either.

Sunday – 8pm Batwoman 9pm Supergirl

More DC shows. I still like Supergirl a lot and I will give Batwoman a try. I’m looking forward to the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover next season.

Midseason – Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, Legends of Tomorrow, Roswell, In the Dark and The 100. I will only watch Legends. Legends is the most fun of the DC shows.

I might do a look at the entire schedule tonight, but now that we all watch on streaming and DVR does it really matter what is on against what?

Tater’s TV Week #4: The CBS Fall Schedule

I think CBS is my second most watched network. I know it is the one my wife watches the most. I record a lot of CBS staff for her that I don’t watch. They didn’t cancel anything I cared about so  I guess we will be watching a lot again.

Monday – 8pm – The Neighborhood 8:30pm Bob Hearts Abishola 9pm All Rise 10PM Bull

I gambled with the new sitcoms last season and chose the canceled Happy Together over The Neighborhood as the one with the most potential. I was obviously wrong. Bob Hearts Abishola is another new sitcom with a premise(man has heart attack, falls in love with his nurse) that seems thin. I doubt I will watch. All Rise sounds a lot like For the People that ABC canceled. Maybe my daughter will like this one as much as she liked For the People. I didn’t really like Bull when we tried it.

Tuesday – 8PM NCIS 9PM FBI 10PM NCIS New Orleans

My wife watches the NCIS shows. I think she likes New Orleans more than the original now. We both watch FBI. It’s your typical procedural, but I like the cast.

Wednesday – 8pm Survivor 9pm SEAL Team 10pm SWAT

I like all of these shows. I still watch Survivor as soon as I get home from work on Wednesday. It’s not quite the same now that I watch alone, but it’s fun to watch a second time with my daughter to see her reaction. SEAL Team and SWAT are much better than I expected them to be. Of the two I think I like SWAT the best.

Thursday – 8pm Young Sheldon 8:30pm The Unicorn 9pm Mom 9:30pm Carol’s Second Act 10pm Evil

I will try both of the new sitcoms because The Unicorn stars Walton Goggins and Carol’s Second Act stars Patricia Heaton. I really like both of them. Evil sounds interesting. A skeptical female forensic psychologist works with a priest in training and a carpenter to investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and unexplained phenomena. It could be really good or really bad.

Friday – 8pm Hawaii 50 9pm Magnum PI 10pm Blue Bloods

Magnum joins the night with shows that feel like a good fit. Hawaii 50 and Magnum are both in Hawaii and Blue Bloods stars the original Magnum. It makes sense. My wife still watches 50, I watch Magnum with her, but wish it was better and I still really like Blue Bloods. I still want Blue Bloods and Magnum to crossover so Selleck can meet the new Magnum,

Saturday – Series encores(repeats) and 48 hours

Sunday – 7pm 60 Minutes 8pm God Friended Me 9pm NCIS LA 10pm Madam Secretary

I only watch Madam Secretary. LA is the one NCIS my wife doesn’t watch. This is the night CBS makes people mad by constantly having shows start late because of football. They should change the schedule to account for the fact that football is never over by 7.

Midseason – Amazing Race, Big Brother, Criminal Minds, Macgyver, Man With a Plan and Undercover Boss plus an FBI spinoff and a couple of generic new shows. My wife still likes the new Macgyver and I still really like Amazing Race. Nothing else interests me here.

Tater’s TV Week #3: ABC’s Fall Schedule

ABC canceled For the People, Whiskey Cavalier, Shameless, and the Kids Are Alright. I loved all four shows, but I have to forgive them because a lot of my favorite shows are still on ABC. Here’s the fall schedule:

Monday: 8PM Dancing with the Stars 10pm The Good Doctor

Nothing for me here. I have no interest in watching B-list stars dance and I was not impressed with the episode of The Good Doctor I watched. I think my son watched some of it and liked it.

Tuesday: 8pm The Connors 8:30pm Bless this Mess 9pm Mixed-ish 9:30pm Black-ish 10pm Emergence

The Connors is much better now that Roseanne is gone. I like Dax Shepard but I had no interest in watching more than one episode of Bless This Mess. I never watched Black-ish. We did watch some of the spinoff Grown-ish and liked it. I doubt I will watch the prequel series. I don’t want to get sucked into another conspiracy show, but I really like Alison Tolman, so I might watch Emergence.

Wednesday – 8pm The Goldbergs 8:30pm Schooled 9pm Modern Family 9:30pm Single Parents 10pm Stumptown

I don’t watch the first two comedies. I hear they are pretty good. Modern Family is not as good as it once was, but I still like it and will watch the final season. I thought Single Parents was the best new comedy this season and I’m really happy it was renewed. Stumptown is based on a graphic novel series about a PI and stars Cobie Smulders. I think I will give it a shot.

Thursday – 8pm Grey’s Anatomy 9pm A Million Little Things 10pm How to Get Away With Murder

I still love Grey’s and it will be one of the shows I will watch from the beginning of the run to the end of the run, no matter how long that is. I really like A Million Little Things and I’m looking forward to what the second season brings. I lost interest in How to Get Away With Murder halfway through season one.

Friday – 8pm American Housewife 8:30pm Fresh Off the Boat 9pm 20/20

I’m not sure I like the move of American Housewife to Friday. I’m afraid it is still the first step to cancelation. We still watch Fresh Off the Boat. It’s a good hour of comedy. I don’t watch 20/20.

Saturday – Football

Sunday – 7pm AFV 8pm Kids Say the Darndest Things 9pm Shark Tank 10pm The Rookie

Nothing for me here. The one episode of The Rookie I saw when on vacation was OK, but I don’t think I will ever watch it regularly.

Midseason – Shield, Station 19, American Idol, The Bachelor and some new shows, I like the first two, never watched the second two and the new shows don’t interest me.

Tater’s TV Week #2 – The FOX Schedule

A lat post tonight because I had a work event and then went out with friends after. We left after 8. I’m a part animal. The FOX schedule was released while I was at work. They canceled one of the shows I watch and don’t have much else that interests me. Not much on the schedule for me to be excited about.

Monday – 8PM – 9-1-1 9PM Prodigal Son

I feel like 9-1-1 is a show I would like, but I had scheduling conflicts when it first aired so I never watched it.  A spin-off is coming with Rob Lowe and I like him so I might watch the spinoff.  Prodigal Son is a new show about the son of a serial killer who is a criminal psychologist who uses his skills to help solve crimes in NYC. It has a good cast(Tom Payne, Michael Sheen) so I might give it a shot.

Tuesday – 8pm The Resident 9PM Empire

I think The Resident is one of the better doctor shows on TV. I especially like Malcolm Jamal Warner’s character. I hate when they move a show. It has always been on Monday and  now has the risk of people not finding it or having other shows they already watch. I have never watched Empire.

Wednesday – 8PM – The Masked Singer 9pm – Not Just Me

The Masked Singer is strangely compelling. I hope the success of season 1 helps them get bigger celebrities for this season. Not Just Me is about a girl who finds out her dad, a fertility doctor, used his sperm to father a hundred children. Not sure I will watch that one. It stars Brittany Snow, Emily Osment and Timothy Hutton.

Thursday – Football

Friday – WWE

Saturday – College football

Sunday – 8pm – The Simpsons 8:30pm Bless the Harts 9pm -Bob’s Burgers 9:30pm Family Guy

Bless the Harts is another animated show with the voices of Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. Nothing for me here.

Last Man Standing, The Orville and a bunch of new shows are midseason shows.

So, only one show for me and a new one I might try with two more, Last Man Standing and The Orville, coming later in the season. It won’t be long until I don’t watch this network at all.

The Week Where Tater Talks TV: The NBC Fall Schedule

This is the week I love to write about and no one reads. The TV Network Upfronts are here and I will have a post to discuss each network’s fall schedule. NBC goes first tomorrow and the schedule is out, so it’s a bonus Sunday night post. Exciting, I know. Before I get to the schedule – I’m very disappointed that Abby’s and AP Bio are still up in the air. I love AP Bio and Abby’s is growing on me. Why not just give them a midseason slot. I’m sure something won’t last and you will have time slots to fill. Fill them with good shows that people already know and not new stuff you will just cancel anyway. Do it! Now the schedule:

Monday – 8PM – The Voice 10PM Bluff City Law

I used to watch The Voice, but there is too much of it. I can’t watch that much, especially since most of it is filler. I might try Bluff City Law. It stars Jimmy Smits as a civil rights lawyer in Memphis. I like him and it’s been a while since I’ve had a good lawyer show to watch. Maybe this will be one.

Tuesday – 8PM The Voice 9PM This is Us 10pm New Amsterdam

Still not watching The Voice. I’m one of the few people not watching This is Us. I really like New Amsterdam and will keep watching next season.

Wednesday – Still One Chicago night. 8pm – Med 9pm – Fire 10pm PD

I still only watch Fire. I like Fire, but the leads(Casey and Severide) are boring. I want more episodes about the goofball group that runs the bar. They are the best part of the show.

Thursday – 8PM – Superstore 8:30pm Perfect Harmony 9pm The Good Place 9:30pm Sunnyside 10pm SVU

I love Superstore and The Good Place. They are two of the best comedies on TV right now. Perfect Harmony looks fun. Bradley Whitford plays a Princeton music professor who stumbles into a small town choir practice and stays on as the choir director. Anna Camp stars as one of the choir members. I watched the trailer and enjoyed it. Sunnyside stars Kal Penn as a former New York City Councilman who is hired to help a group of people become US citizens. I was not that impressed by the trailer, but I like Penn, so I might give it a shot.

Friday – 8pm Blacklist 9pm Dateline

I watch Blacklist, but I’m getting a little bored with it. They could have ended it with this season and I would have been OK with it.

Saturday – 8pm Saturday Dateline Mystery 10pm SNL encore 11:30 SNL

Noting there for me. I might watch SNL if the host is interesting.

Sunday – Football

Depends on the game.

Not much of a change to the schedule at all. Some shows I watch are being held for midseason – Brooklyn 99, Manifest and Good Girls are all better than shows on the main schedule. The Kenan Show, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Lincoln all sound good and I will give them a look whenever they finally air.

The FOX schedule is next – Sometime tomorrow so look for my post tomorrow night sometime.

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.