Here is my Fall Preview for Thursday, a night that sees the end of TGIT (for now) and new shows on each of the big four networks - the only night with that claim - with the biggest changes coming on NBC and FOX.
Past Thursday Previews: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
8:00 Grey's Anatomy (13th season)
10:00 How to Get Away with Murder (3rd season)
8:00 Thursday Night Football
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (10th season)
8:30 THE GREAT INDOORS
9:00 Mom (4th season)
9:30 Life in Pieces (2nd season)
10:00 PURE GENIUS
8:00 Superstore (2nd season)
8:30 THE GOOD PLACE
9:00 Chicago Med (2nd season)
10:00 The Blacklist (4th season)
8:00 Rosewood (2nd season)
8:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2nd season)
9:00 Supernatural (12th season)
New Thursday Show Survival Chances
Notorious (ABC) - Fair. This seems like it will fit in well with ABC Thursdays and it gets to follow one of the biggest dramas on TV. However, I'm not convinced a close-but-not-quite Shonda show will actually work in a night that has become known as Shonda's night.
The Great Indoors (CBS) - Fair. The Big Bang Theory almost always seems to give its lead-out a second season so it's hard to bet against The Great Indoors. However, the late start gives me pause while
Pure Genius (CBS) - Poor. This is the first "poor" rating I've given all week but I am pretty down on this show. It seems to have a confusing premise, it doesn't start until late October, and it's in a slot that's been getting increasingly tough for CBS. I don't see this working.
The Good Place (NBC) - Poor. And this is the second "poor" rating. Even if Superstore can stay afloat, I don't think this show is going to work. It feels like a niche comedy and it will be preempted various times in the fall. NBC has several comedies on deck, I think they'll find something else for midseason.
Pitch (NBC) - Fair. I don't think the ratings will be there but I think the critical acclaim and FOX's general lack of successful shows will help its case to possibly getting a longer leash.