We want to believe that Mulder and Scully will lend Ichabod and Abbie a helping hand as Fox attempts a fierce relaunch of the once-promising hit.
The Goldbergs will force The Hecks to move
In its second season, the ’80s-set sitcom has spent most weeks building on its Middle lead-in. ABC has to prepare for a future without the Patricia Heaton-fronted sitcom, and an 8 pm tryout for The Goldbergs seems an inevitable as part of that process.
The Middle , meanwhile, could provide Fresh Off the Boat with sizeable lead-in support, moving to Tuesdays at 8.
Empire moves to 8 pm
Sure, the Fox soap is a tad racy, but The Powers That Be would be as crazy as Cookie not to use this year’s big/bigger/biggest hit to help launch a freshman hopeful. The Eric McCormack-fronted , music-tinged Studio City seems like a perfect fit should it receive a series pickup.
Elementary will vacate its lucrative Thursday night perch
The Sherlock Holmes procedural was barely able to compete against How to Get Away With Murder in the fall, and its ratings have remained relatively anemic this spring. There are too many ad dollars at play to rationalize a Thursdays-at-10 stay. A fourth season behind The Good Wife on Sundays seems far more likely.
Castle will return… on Tuesdays
The aging procedural has seen better days, ratings-wise, but still pulls in a decent audience. Though it no longer makes sense to give it the benefit of a Dancing With the Stars lead-in, it might just dig the Alphabet network out of its Tuesdays-at-10 rut… with or without Stana Katic!
The Mysteries of Laura and The Night Shift will return… at midseason… and be banished to Sundays
NBC has failed to launch an original scripted hit on the night (see: Believe, Crisis, A.D.: The Bible Continues and American Odyssey). Laura and The Night Shift, both of which pull in a decent-sized audience, could give NBC at least a light pulse on the night.
NBC’s Heroes Reborn will air Thursdays at 8… before CBS’ Big Bang Theory returns to the night and takes a bite out of its momentum
The limited-series revival — fronted by Chuck vet Zachary Levi and original stars Jack Coleman and Masi Oka — would give The Blacklist something it’s been sorely lacking: a decent lead-in. (It certainly couldn’t do any worse than The Slap or [insert audible groan here] Dateline: The Real Blacklist!)
NBC’s Coach revival will self-start Wednesdays at 8
The Peacock will attempt to tackle a Wednesday comedy block for the first time in years, with the Craig T. Nelson-starriing continuation leading the charge at 8/7c, and one of the network’s new sitcoms snagging the 8:30 pm perch.
Reign will return… next summer
Fans should be pleased that this period piece was renewed at all! Recent episodes have barely cracked 1 million viewers. CW prez Mark Pedowitz has touted his desire to program year-round, and the upcoming warm-weather return of Beauty and the Beast would seem to foreshadow a summer Reign drop.
Supergirl will fly into action… on Super Bowl Sunday
Supergirl… Super Bowl… how could CBS pass up such a Super marketing campaign to launch its highly-anticipated DC Comics adaptation?! Plus, the delayed start will allow the CGI-heavy series to bank a robust run of episodes.