Action

MacGyver on CBS: The Gadget Guy Is Back For a New Generation

MacGyver CBS Premieres: Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7CT Who’s In It? Lucas Till, George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Justin Hires Mac’s back! The cult-favorite series that ran from 1985-1992 and made Richard Dean Anderson a star gets a fun and pulse-pounding update from Hawaii Five-0’s Peter M. Lenkov and the Saw movie series mastermind James Wan, in his first TV project. Lucas Till — the X-Men films’ Havok — plays a 20-something Angus MacGyver, Department of External Services agent and, yes, massively creative problem solver, with beloved CSI star George Eads taking over as his sidekick Jack Dalton. “For the most part, […]

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Drama

Designated Survivor: Kiefer Sutherland gets presidential in ABC’s new thriller

Designated Survivor ABC Premieres: Sept. 21 Airs: Wednesdays at 10pm Who’s In It? Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Virginia Madsen, Italia Ricci, Adan Canto, Kevin McNally We didn’t think the glasses that Kiefer Sutherland’s Tom Kirkman sports in Wednesday’s premiere episode of the highly anticipated ABC conspiracy thriller Designated Survivor are merely a fashion statement. Coke-bottle-lensed and nerdy not-quite-chic, they render Sutherland — so imposing as 24’s Jack Bauer — one degree shy of LBJ. You know, that other accidental president? Which is what Kirkman — newly demoted HUD secretary and the country’s “designated survivor” (yes, it’s a […]

Blindspot Season 2
Fall TV 2016

Blindspot Season 2 premiere: Who Is Jane Doe? We’re About To Find Out!

BLINDSPOT NBC Returns: Sept. 14 at 10pm Where We Left Off: Weller’s livid, Jane’s cuffed, Mayfair’s dead and no one trusts anyone. Blindspotters, have you caught your breath after those whiz-bang episodes that lead up to the show’s Season 1 finale? Prepare to lose it all over again when the NBC ratings hit returns in a new Wednesday night time slot. “The show picks up three months after the season finale,” says series creator Martin Gero. “They’re all in a dark space, as you can imagine. They’ve all been through hell. The first episode is really about how they can […]

This is Us
Fall TV 2016

This Is Awesome: NBC’s This Is Us Is A Must-See

This Is Us NBC Premieres: Sept. 20 Airs: Tuesdays at 10pm; Tuesdays at 9pm beginning Oct. 11 Who’s In It? Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan  If you aren’t a heart-clutching, happily teary mess by the end of the premiere episode (or, hell, even the trailer below), well, we just don’t know about you. But we’re not going to tell you why just yet. Here’s what you should know: Pop star turned actress Moore and Heroes’ Ventimiglia costar as Rebecca and Jack, a passionate, loving couple whose triplets arrive on Jack’s 36th birthday. […]

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Comedy

Fall Preview: Ted Danson, Kristen Bell Make The Good Place Great Fun

The Good Place NBC Premieres: Sept. 19 (preview), Sept. 22 timeslot premiere Airs: Thursdays at 8:30pm ET Who’s In It? Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden, Drew Goddard, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto Credit the doofuses who push their yellow-arrow luck for inspiring comedy mastermind Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation) to craft this dazzlingly inventive belly-laugher about boorish Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell), who alters the course of heaven — a.k.a. The Good Place — when she lands there by accident. “In my opinion, two cars are allowed to do that,” Schur explains. “Sometimes there’s a third car […]

This is Us
Commentary

Channel Guide Magazine’s Top 9 New Shows for Fall 2016

Why nine? Well, everyone does Top 10 lists, so we agonized a little more and whittled down this year’s impressive new lineup to nine. It wasn’t easy, people! Let us know what you like and dislike this season by emailing letters@ntvbmedia.com. Here are Channel Guide Magazine‘s Top 9 New Shows Fall 2016: This Is Us (NBC) Bring your Kleenex, as this one had all the lady critics in the office sniffling. We loved every character in this perfectly scripted drama that follows four people navigating life after they turn 36. The Good Place (NBC) What the fork? In this comedy, […]