Thursday nights have a major move for ABC as one of TV's top shows moves to 9pm. NBC will be following suit in February with the same type of move but they have a patchwork lineup for now. Of course, CBS now has football for the first several weeks and its regular lineup won't premiere until the last week of October.
Past Thursday Previews: 2013 2012 2011 2010
8:00 Grey's Anatomy (11th season)
9:00 Scandal (4th season)
10:00 HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
(through Oct 23)
8:00 Thursday Night Football
(staring Oct 30)
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (8th season)
8:30 The Millers (2nd season)
9:00 Two and a Half Men (12th season)
9:30 THE MCCARTHYS
10:00 Elementary (3rd season)
8:00 The Biggest Loser (16th edition)
9:00 BAD JUDGE
9:30 A TO Z
10:00 Parenthood (6th season)
8:00 Bones (10th season)
New Thursday Show Survival Chances
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) - Good. I'm pretty high on Shonda night as a whole and I think this show will fit like a glove. I don't think it will reach Scandal heights but I think it could be in the mix as one of TV's top 10pm shows.
The McCarthys (CBS) - Fair. On paper, it looks like a generic and sophomoric sitcom. But the reason I gave it a "fair" rating is that could be exactly what Two and a Half Men fans are looking for when their show is over. Lead-in may matter in this case.
Bad Judge (NBC) - Poor. I don't see this as being anything other than a placeholder and on top of that, it looks like a terrible show. If this can even hang on until The Blacklist arrives on the night, I'd be surprised.
A to Z (NBC) - Poor. Similar to Bad Judge, but I'd give it an ever-so-slightly better chance for survival because it seems like a slightly better show. NBC may give this a chance on Tuesdays and that would up its chances but I'm still not confident.
Gracepoint (FOX) - Fair. I didn't know how to judge a limited series so I just went with "fair." I think it'll do well enough to not get yanked prematurely but not well enough for FOX to consider ways to extend the 10 episode series.