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  • CBS CBS's new comedy “9JKL” stars Mark Feuerstein, second from left, as a newly divorced actor who moves home to New York to regroup. The show also stars, from left, David Walton, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould.

  • ABC Freddie Highmore and Antonia Thomas star in ABC’s new drama “The Good Doctor.”

  • The CW Grant Show and Nathalie Kelley star in The CW’s reboot of “Dynasty.”

  • NBC From left, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally return for new episodes of NBC’s “Will & Grace.”

  • Fox Craig Robinson, left, and Adam Scott star in the new Fox comedy “Ghosted,” premiering Oct. 1.

  • Fox From left, Natalie Alyn Lynd, Percy Hynes White, Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer in “The Gifted.”

Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:00 am

Fall TV preview

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

“Everything old is new again.” “There are no new ideas in Hollywood.” “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

Take your pick of phrases as you look at the crop of new shows coming to broadcast networks this fall. Each of the major five broadcasters dips into an existing series or franchise for at least one new title in its fall lineup.

Though a few shows have already premiered, the new season kicks off in earnest this week.

Here is a little bit about the new shows coming to the broadcast networks in the coming weeks. For premiere dates, see the accompanying calendar.


“The Good Doctor” – A doctor with autism and savant syndrome has few ways to communicate with the world besides his professional skills. Drama; starring Freddie Highmore, Hill Harper and Richard Schiff.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” – A down-on-his-luck guy gets orders from God: Save the world. Drama; starring Jason Ritter and JoAnna Garcia Swisher.

“Marvel's Inhumans” – In the “Avengers” universe, a group of superpowered Inhumans takes refuge in Hawaii. Drama; starring Anson Mount and Serinda Swan.

“The Mayor” – A rapper runs for mayor of his California hometown to get publicity – and wins. Comedy; starring Brandon Micheal Hall, Yvette Nicole Brown and Lea Michele.

“Ten Days in the Valley” – A crime-show producer becomes embroiled in a real case when her daughter disappears. Drama; starring Kyra Sedgwick, Erika Christensen and Malcom-Jamal Warner.


“9JKL” – A struggling actor lives in an apartment between his parents and brother. Comedy; starring Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould and David Walton.

“Me, Myself & I” – The story of one man's life is told in three time frames. Comedy; starring Bobby Moynihan, Jaleel White and John Larroquette.

“SEAL Team” – An elite group of Navy officers are sent on dangerous missions around the world. Drama; starring David Boreanaz, Jessica Paré and A.J. Buckley.

“S.W.A.T.” – A reboot of the 1970s series and 2003 film about a special tactical unit in Los Angeles. Drama; starring Shemar Moore, Alex Russell and Jay Harrington.

“Wisdom of the Crowd” – A tech mogul tries to solve his daughter's murder (and other crimes) by creating an app that uses crowdsourced data to find criminals. Drama; starring Jeremy Piven, Richard T. Jones and Monica Potter.

“Young Sheldon” – This prequel spinoff of “The Big Bang Theory” follows Sheldon as a child genius. Comedy; starring Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry and Annie Potts.

The CW

“Dynasty” – A reboot of the soapy 1980s series finds the Carrington family as dramatic as ever. Drama; starring Nathalie Kelley, Grant Show and Elizabeth Gillies.

“Valor” – Two Army helicopter pilots train to return to Somalia and rescue a friend left behind. Drama; starring Christina Ochoa and Matt Barr.


“The Gifted” – An “X-Men”-universe story about parents and their mutant children on the run from the government. Drama; starring Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker.

“Ghosted” – A pair of paranormal investigators look into supernatural mysteries and find laughs along the way. Comedy; starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson.

“The Orville” – This series about the crew of a space vessel has already premiered to lukewarm critical reception. Comedy; starring Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki.


“The Brave” – Special Ops officers tackle undercover missions across the globe. Drama; starring Anne Heche, Mike Vogel and Sofia Pernas.

“Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” – The case of the Menendez brothers is chronicled. Drama; starring Edie Falco, Gus Halper and Miles Gaston Villanueva.

“Will & Grace” – The long-running series about the titular best friends (and Jack and Karen, of course!) returns for new episodes after more than a decade. It has already been renewed for a second (new) season. Comedy; starring Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally.