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Aasim's Fall 2016 Schedule Predictions - May Edition

Once again, the cycle of death continues within the realm of the television industry. The old and weak succumb to cancellation and from their ashes rise anew, another generation of shows which must endure the challenge of survival. Every new show must fight against every show from a rival network as well as the new freshmen within its own network. With most of the cycle's players now confirmed, Here is my prediction of how the battlefield shall appear in the upcoming cycle:



ABC

Sunday
7;00 Americas Funniest Home Videos
8;00 Once Upon a Time
9:00 Designated Survivior
10;00 Quantico

I felt it fitting that a thriller like Quantico be paired with another thriller like DS. If it works out, I think ABC night finally have a solid Sunday

Monday
8;00 Dancing with the stars
10:00 Conviction

With Castle gone, ABC should replace it with another charactercedural

Tuesday
8:00 Fresh Off the Boat
8:30 Speechless
9;00 Downward dog
9:30 Imaginary Mary
10:00 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC should have put an existing show in the 10pm slot years ago but now is better than never. Giving the unorthodox comedies their own hour since they won't fit in with the other family sitcoms

Wednesday
8:00 The Middle
8:30 The Goldbergs
9:00 Modern Family
9:30 Blackish
10;00 Notorious

ABC would be foolish to dismantle the only block that is going well for them. The Middle and Goldberg's are doing fine as they are while Blackish wont survive without Modern Family

Thursday
8:00 Grey's anatomy
9:00 The Catch
10:00 How to get away with murder

ABC will want to keep Shonda night around and since Scandal and Still star crossed will most likely be held for midseason, this seems like a good option

Friday
8:00 Last Man Standing
8:30 Dr. Ken
9:00 Shark Tank
10;00 20/20

The multi cams are still doing well on their own. There's no need to meddle with the rest of the day either


CBS

Sunday
8:00 Madame Secretary
9:00 Doubt
10:00 Elementary

I'm not sure if Doubt will be as good as The Good Wife, but I'm sure it will be used to replace it

Monday
8:00 TBBT
8:30 Kevin can wait
(After TNF)
8:00 Man with a plan
8:30 Life in pieces
9:00 Scorpion
10:00 NCIS: LA

Like the last 2 seasons, TBBT can be used to launch a new show and after Thursday night football, they can be moved to Thursday where a new show will take their place.

Tuesday
8:00 NCIS
9:00 NCIS:NO
10:00 Bull

Let this day officially be known as NCIS day

Wednesday
8:00 Survivor
9:00 Criminal Minds
10:00 Code Black


Thursday
8:00 TBBT
8:30 Kevin can wait
9:00 Mom
9:30 The great indoors

Assuming Kevin can wait or The great indoors fails, they can always be replaced by The odd couple
Friday
8:00 The Amazing Race
9:00 Hawaii Five-0
10:00 Blue Bloods


Midseason: MacGyver, Training day, CM:BB, 2 Broke girls, The odd couple


FOX

Sunday
7:30 Bobs Burgers
8:00 The Simpsons
8:30 Son of Zorn
9:00 Family Guy
9:30 Making History

Son of Zorn seems like the perfect show to place at 8:30 since it provides a continuous form of animation for the night. Making history can stay at 9:30 until Last man comes back or if it gets high ratings which could lead to it residing there permanently

Monday
8:00 Gotham
9:00 A.P.B.

What's the best show to place after a procedural?
Answer: Another procedural

Tuesday
8:00 Brooklyn 99
8:30 The Mick
9:00 Scream Queens

Since New girl has already hit syndication numbers, it can be held for midseason. It can be accompanied with Last man or Chad once SQ ends

Wednesday
8:00 Star
9:00 Empire

Star seems very compatible with Empire since they are both music themed

Thursday
8:00 Rosewood
9:00 24:Legacy

With AI gone, FOX has more space to keep their dramas. If I'm right, Rosewood will once again be renewed thanks to having a big lead out

Friday
8:00 Sleepy hollow
9:00 Masterchef junior

Midseason: Chad, Last man on earth, new girl, The exorcist, Shots fired, Prison break pitch, Lethal Weapon

CW

Monday
8:00 Crazy ex girlfriend
9:00 Jane the virgin

CEG needs to stick around if it wants to be eligible for another Golden Globe

Tuesday
8:00 The Flash
9:00 Riverdale

While their genres aren't similar, Riverdale is their biggest new drama so obviously the CW will try to protect it anyway they can

Wednesday
8:00 Arrow
9:00 Supernatural

Thursday
8:00 Supergirl
9:00 Izombie

The 100 and Legends are most likely held for midseason so these 2 can hold their spots until then. Supergirl should be placed on Thursday to keep the Berlanti 8pm flow going

Friday
8:00 TVD
9:00 The originals

They seem to be doing fine on Friday and since Originals is near syndication, the CW can delay these shows until they wrap up their summer comedies

Midseason: Reign, No tomorrow, the 100, Legends, Frequency