As S.W.A.T.‘s first episode came to an E.N.D. so did the Fall TV premiere season* — and now it is time to hand out some awards for the best, worst and most of the broadcast networks’ season and series openers.
(*Sorry, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Chicago Med, whose premieres are yet to come — your networks snooze, you lose! But if either delayed premiere merits a mention, we’ll be sure to update our list.)
The TVLine staff surveyed all the premieres on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and The CW, in the name of singling out the best (and worst) follow-ups to springtime cliffhangers, the biggest (and zaniest) twists, the worst death, the most swoon-worthy reunion, the most awkward breakup and more.
Once again, we are talking about the season and series premiere episodes only, from ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC (and since Star Trek: Discovery actually premiered on CBS proper, its maiden voyage qualified).
What accolade(s) did your favorite broadcast TV show collect for its premiere episode? Click through our winners (or “winners”) gallery here, then weigh in with your own votes.