Here is my Fall Preview for Wednesday: a night with mostly minor changes as most networks are aiming for the same target audience. The biggest changes are coming to ABC.
Past Wednesday Previews: 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
8:00 The Goldbergs (4th season)
9:00 Modern Family (8th season)
9:30 Black-ish (3rd season)
10:00 DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
8:00 Survivor (33rd edition)
9:00 Criminal Minds (12th season)
10:00 Code Black (2nd season)
8:00 Blindspot (2nd season)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (18th season)
10:00 Chicago PD (4th season)
8:00 LETHAL WEAPON
9:00 Empire (3rd season)
8:00 Arrow (5th season)
New Wednesday Show Survival Chance
Speechless (ABC) - Fair. I'm a little more down on this show only because I think it's still a little bit of a wildcard how The Goldbergs does at 8pm and I think the premise is a little inaccessible for some. I'm really rooting for it but I'm skeptical.
Designated Survivor (ABC) - Good. I think this has a lot of buzz and people like Kiefer Sutherland. I think this could get some nice buzz and will certainly be a big improvement in its timeslot.
Lethal Weapon (CBS) - Fair. If this was in any other slot, I would give it a "poor" chance. But it leads into Empire, and we saw last year how that could help even the most basic show. So it could help Lethal Weapon enough to give the newbie a second season.
Frequency (CW) - Fair. I like this one's chances a little more than No Tomorrow but I also think both new CW dramas could struggle and are not completely on brand for the network, which is important for them.