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Two Network Dramas – CBS’ ‘Bull’ and NBC’s ‘This is Us’ – Launch

First Tuesday of the 2016-17 TV Season


8:00 p.m. “Dancing With the Stars” (two hours)
10:00 p .m. “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (season premiere)

8:00 p.m. “NCIS” (season premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Bull” (series premiere)
10:00 p .m. “NCIS: New Orleans” (season premiere)

8:00 p.m. “The Voice” (two hours)
10:00 p.m. “This is Us” (series premiere, special time)

8:00 p.m. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (season premiere)
8:30 p.m. “New Girl” (season premiere)
9:00 p.m. “Lucifer” (season premiere)

8:00 p.m. “The Flash” (R)
9:00 p.m. “MADtv”

8:00 p.m. “The Contenders: 16 for ‘16”
9:00 p.m. “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” (90-minutes)
10:30 p.m. “Frontline” (R)

Of Note on Cable:
-“The Bad Girls Club” (Oxygen, 8 p.m. ET): season premiere
-“Strut” (Oxygen, 9 p.m. ET): series premiere
-“Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman” (Science, 10 p.m. ET): season finale

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Bull sounds like a great idea for a movie or one episode of a TV show (they did it on L.A. Law) but a terrible idea for an ongoing series.

    I doubt it’ll do well past the pilot.