Here is my Fall Preview for Tuesday, a night that finally brings a two hour comedy block to ABC, sees a familiar NCIS face take up the 9pm hour on CBS, has one of the most buzzed about new dramas on NBC, is mostly status quo for FOX, and has one of The CW's two new shows.
Past Tuesday Previews: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
8:00 The Middle (8th season)
8:30 AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
9:00 Fresh Off the Boat (3rd season)
9:30 The Real O'Neals (2nd season)
10:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (4th season)
8:00 NCIS (14th season)
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (3rd season)
8:00 The Voice (11th edition)
9:00 THIS IS US
10:00 Chicago Fire (5th season)
8:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (4th season)
8:30 New Girl (6th season)
9:00 Scream Queens (2nd season)
8:00 The Flash (3rd season)
9:00 NO TOMORROW
New Tuesday Show Survival Chances
American Housewife (ABC) - Fair. I'm pretty optimistic on this new Tuesday comedy block and The Middle still being able to be a decent lead-in. I think The Real O'Neals is in far more trouble than American Housewife. Still, ABC has so many comedies so not everything is going to survive.
Bull (CBS) - Good. I think this fits the CBS Tuesday lineup quite well and Bull will get its fair share of NCIS fans. It's in a slot that has had successful shows for nearly a decade. I don't see that being any different here. It's a safe but good pick for CBS.
This is Us (NBC) - Good. I wasn't as high on this show until I saw the massive social media reaction. I may be over-analyzing it and the social media success may not translate to viewers but I think it will have a big enough start to build up some goodwill for this show. If the quality is there, it could become a critical darling.
No Tomorrow (CW) - Fair. This seems like an odd fit on the night and I don't see anything instantly appealing about it for CW fans. I think we may see one of their returning dramas in this slot by midseason.