From the reboots (“Will & Grace,” “Dynasty”) to the spin-offs (“Young Sheldon”), with a bunch of brand new shows in the mix too, this is what the 2017 fall TV season looks like on the networks. Below, 19 new series to check out, in order by premiere date (each with day/time and start date), from NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and The CW.
‘THE ORVILLE’ (Fox, Thursday 9, after premieres Sept. 10 to 17)
You gotta love “Star Trek,” and “Family Guy” auteur Seth MacFarlane, left, to love this space sendup. Creator-star MacFarlane is threading a fine needle in trying to fuse actual sci-fi with effective humor — a description even his fans might not apply to this effort’s scattershot jokery.
‘YOUNG SHELDON’ (CBS, Monday 8:30; Sept. 25)
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The “Big Bang Theory” know-it-all is age 9 here (Iain Armitage, pictured), heading into ninth grade as a square peg in a round world, circa 1989. The pilot is so trick-heavy (Jim Parsons’ grown-up narration; shots from Sheldon’s fear-filled perspective), it seems primed to outsmart itself. But this prequel-spinoff from Bethpage’s Chuck Lorre uses single-camera to good effect, creating space for heart as well as humor.
YOUNG SHELDON is a new half-hour, single-camera comedy created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, that introduces “The Big Bang Theory’s” Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage), a 9-year-old genius living with his family in East…
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