What To Watch: Global (Winter 2016)

Global Fall 2015

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Like procedurals and sitcoms that have a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming a hit? Good, then Global is the network for you.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7 Entertainment Tonight 16×9 First Dates
7:30 Entertainment Tonight Canada Border Security
8 Supergirl NCIS

 

Elementary Heroes Reborn/Elementary

 

Angel from Hell

 

Various Madam Secretary
8:30 Superstore
9 Chicago Fire NCIS: New Orleans Chicago Med The Blacklist

 

Hawaii Five-0 The Good Wife
10 NCIS: Los Angeles Limitless Chicago PD Shades of Blue Rookie Blue True Crime Scene The Simpsons
10:30 The Simpsons

New Series:

Shades of Blue — Thursdays at 10 p.m.

 If the reviews are any indication, Shades of Blue is your run-of-the-mill, really average and completely unoriginal network TV procedural. It’s smells like the type of crap that the broadcast networks need to stop making before everyone south of the age of 50 flocks to Netflix for entertainment. Anyway, Global clearly hasn’t got the memo because their schedule is filled to the brim with trash like this. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that this has made it onto Global after all.

Angel from HellFridays at 8 p.m.

Global’s Friday night block of sitcoms they couldn’t bother to simulcast because they’re probably not convinced they’ll take off, but they got the rights to anyway because they’d like to have at least one sitcom on the air to fill random half-hour holes in their schedule as they come up starts with this import from CBS.

The premise for Angel from Hell is quite simple. Jane Lynch plays a gruff guardian angel to a young-ish doctor. Boom, nailed it in a single sentence. Next!

Superstore — Fridays at 8:30 p.m.

This quirky comedy probably would’ve made more sense on NBC and Global’s schedules 10 years ago. Since we’ve already had shows set in retail stores (Chuck and 10 Items or Less), oddball ensemble sitcoms (The Office and Parks and Recreation) and a series that’s pretty much one awkward event after another (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Superstore brings virtually nothing new to the table. But I suppose that doesn’t matter as long as it’s funny.