Networks Announce New OTA Shows

Over the weekend, the major networks announced what OTA shows will be renewed for the fall and which ones will get the ax. Most of Nielsen’s Top Ten such as NCIS, Big Bang Theory, Sixty Minutes, The Voice, and Blue Bloods have all been renewed. Rumors of Law & Order: SVU’s demise were premature, as it too was renewed, making it one of the longest running dramas on TV.

All of these shows, and more that will be introduced later, can be watched free, over the air with a Mohu antenna. And remember that the Mohu Metro is a great gift for college grads and even for dad’s “man cave.”

Newcomers such as Crisis, Surviving Jack, Believe, and The Carrie Diaries were all cancelled to make room for new shows that the networks will pick up in the fall.

black-ish ABC is featuring its new shows hereBlack-ish‘s cast includes Laurence Fishburne and looks at issues of assimilation vs. racial identity. Galavant is a musical comedy fairytale featuring the talents of composer Alan Mencken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and lyricist Glen Slater (Tangled, The Little Mermaid).

NBC is planning an extensive lineup of new shows including State of Affairs starring Katherine Heigel (Grey’s Anatomy) as a CIA analyst and Alfre Woodward as the president of the United States. On the lighter side, NBC is also introducing Marry Me–a romantic comedy about a botched wedding proposal.

GRACEPOINT_Teaser_Cover_360x282-carousel-360x282Fox is joining the world of police procedurals with Gracepoint, about a young boy found dead on a beach in a Northern California town and is based on the UK’s popular Broadchurch.  And in a nod to the best selling young adult novel, The Fault in Our Stars, Fox is also introducing Red Band Society, starring Octavia Spencer (The Help). According to Variety, The Red Band Society, “centers on a group of teens who meet as patients in the children’s wing of a hospital. They become unlikely allies and friends in this comedic youth-centered soap.”

As far as CBS goes, we’ll send out an update when they announce their schedule on May 14.


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