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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
ABW TV Guide: The Biggest week of the TV year
Always Be Watching is written by Dan Barrett who watched a lot of new TV this week.
This is the biggest week of the year for new and returning shows.
New shows: 14
And there will be more new and returning shows throughout September.
I’ve actually watched a bunch of the new shows throughout the week. From what I’ve seen:
Stumptown and The Unicorn.
Emergence and Mixed-ish
Big stinky thumbs down
Bob Hearts Abishola All Rise Prodigal Son
Heartland (s13), Anne (s3), 9-1-1 (s3), The Neighborhood (s2), Bull(s4), The Good Doctor (s3), The Resident (s3), The Connors (s2), NCIS (s17), Hudson & Rex (s2), Empire (s6), This Is Us (s4), FBI (s2), Black-ish (s6), Bless This Mess (s2), NCIS: New Orleans (s6), New Amsterdam (s2), Doc Martin (s9), The Goldbergs (s7), Chicago Med (s5), Schooled (s2), Modern Family (s11), Chicago Fire (s8), Single Parents (s2), Chicago PD (s7), South Park (s23), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (s14), Superstore (s5), Greys Anatomy (s16), Young Sheldon (s3), Mom (s7), The Good Place (s4), A Million Things (s2), How To Get Away With Murder (s6), Law & Order: SVU (s21), Transparent (s5), American Housewife (s4), Hawaii Five-0 (s10), Fresh Off The Boat (s6), Magnum PI (s2), Van Helsing (s4), Blue Bloods (s10).
Payton Hobart, a student from Santa Barbara, has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States. But first he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School.
A skeptical female clinical psychologist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possession, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there's a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.
A widower is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he's utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world where he's suddenly a hot commodity.