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Handicapping the New Broadcast Network Series (Part 2)

The Official Start of the 2018-19 TV Season is This Monday

From Campaign US: Mark your calendars…the start of the new broadcast television season is Monday, September 24.

In the conclusion of my two-part fall 2018 new network series handicapping, this time I tackle the upcoming newbies on CBS, Fox and The CW. CBS sitcom “Murphy Brown” does not meet my definition of “new” because it is returning after a 20-year absence with four of the original castmembers. Nor does former ABC comedy “Last Man Standing,” which Fox revived after a one year absence. But I do consider the reboots of “Magnum, PI” on CBS and “Charmed” on The CW as new, which both feature all-new casts.

Again, I take the same benchmarks into consideration: a) the show’s premise, b) the network it airs on (and what the traditional demographic skew for that platform is), c) the network competition, d) the lead-in (if not an 8 p.m. ET show), e) the recent time period history, f) the potential interest in social media, and g) the critical acclaim (or lack of). It never hurts to have the critics on your side.

For the odds of survival based on 1-1, the best, to 10-1, the worst, click here

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