Fall TV preview: Get ready for reboots, revivals and spinoffs -- and a few farewells

The post-Labor Day period traditionally brings an onslaught of new TV programs, a practice dating back to the infancy of broadcast television. But in the pressure to gain attention, an inordinate number of new shows are variations of old or existing ones, with reboots, revivals and spinoffs, until we can party like it’s 1989.

As baseball player Yogi Berra famously said, it’s déjà vu all over again. Familiar intellectual property (또는 “IP,” as the studios like to call it) is only one of the trends this fall, which also includes a fair amount of music-themed programming and a number of programs saying farewell. While series finales usually wait for the end of the official TV season in May, in the age of streaming, there’s a whole lot of everything, 일년 내내.
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In terms of throwback-Thursday vibes, nothing says it more than new versions of “원더 년” 과 “Doogie Howser, M.D.,staples of ABC’s schedule from the late ’80s into the ’90s. The first returns with a predominantly Black cast to its former network, while the latter becomesDoogie Kamealoha, M.D.,” 와 “Andi Mack’sPeyton Elizabeth Lee as the teenage doctor, on sibling streamer Disney+.
    Joining the long list of returning shows, CBS also revivesCSI” 같이 “CSI: 라스베가스” with several familiar faces and a few new ones, joining spinoffs “FBI: International” 과 “NCIS: 하와이,” in a lineup that again looks as if it gets a discount on abbreviated titles.
      “덱스터” also returns in November, with the producers and star Michael C. Hall saying they hope to expunge the memory of what’s considered among the worst series finales ever, eight years after the serial killer/vigilante signed off.
        드디어, just to prove everything old — 처럼, really oldis new again, Jay Leno will host a syndicated version of the game showYou Bet Your Life,” originally fronted by Groucho Marx in the 1950s. Leno told the Los Angeles Times that comics have tochange with the times,” but in TV? Not always so much.
        In terms of other fall trends to watch, here are a few:

          So long, farewell.

          Scott Porter and Tom Ellis in 'Lucifer,' which begins its final season on Netflix.

          While the fall is normally associated with beginnings in TV terms, several long-running shows will sign off during the fourth quarter.
          After having been rescued by Netflix, “Lucifer” — which started its hellish journey on Foxwill air its sixth and final season, starting Sept. 10. Ditto forDear White People” (씨족. 22), another Netflix show; and Amazon’sGoliath,” starring Billy Bob Thornton, which begins pleading its final case on Sept. 24.
          HBO “불안정한” returns with its last batch of episodes in October. As for broadcasters, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — which made the leap from Fox to NBCwill end its eight-season patrol Sept. 16, and the CW’s “슈퍼걸” took off for its final 13-episode flight on Aug. 24, after its season was interrupted by Covid.

          음악, 음악, 음악.

          Eve, 브랜디, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez in ABC'에스 'Queens.'

          Undaunted by the struggles ofZoey’s Extraordinary Playliston NBC, music will again play a part in the networksprimetime lineups, beyond the customary reality competition formats.
          In that latter category, Fox will pair “가면을 쓴 가수” with another new singing show, “Alter Ego,” this time having contestants compete as theirdream avatar,” using visual effects to create their on-stage appearance.
          On the scripted side, Fox’s most ambitious effort might beThe Big Leap,” a show-within-a-show about a dancing competition series, and the lives and dreams of the people trying out for it, as well as the producers behind it.
          알파벳, 그 동안에, offers a new show with some thematic similarities to the Peacock series Girls5eva,” about the grown-up members of a ’90s girl group. “퀸즈” similarly focuses on a group of women (브랜디, Eve, Naturi Naughton and Nadine Velazquez) who try to mount a comeback, in this case to their days as hip-hop stars.
          It’s worth noting, 너무, that the month of September will include Apple TV+’s presentation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical “멀리서 오세요,” and the movie musicalEverybody’s Talking About Jamie,” which lands on Amazon Sept. 17 after a brief theatrical window.
            Not to be left out, Netflix will present “다이아나: 뮤지컬” (10 월. 1), a filmed stage production of the Princess Diana musical; 과 “진드기, 진드기 … 팔!,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s adaptation (and directing debut) of a biographical musical aboutRentcreator Jonathan Larson, hitting theaters and the streaming service in November.
            They’ll notably have more company in theaters, 와 “Dear Evan Hansen” — the musical that beat out “멀리서 오세요” ...에서 the Tony Awards in 2017 followed in December by Steven Spielberg’s remake ofWest Side Story.

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