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Courtesy Fox Broadcasting

For most of my 35 years covering television, I'd write a story for the day after the Emmy Awards about TV's biggest week filled with dozens of new fall TV series and your returning favorites.

Not this year. 

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Fans of This Is Us, Law & Order: SVU, The Blacklist, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. must wait until November for new episodes while NBC fills the next two months mostly with The Voice, game shows and reruns during the pandemic.

As I reported last week, ABC and CBS are doing the same.

Courtesy Investigation Discovery

Ryan Widmer, who did not testify during his three trials on charges he murdered his wife in 2008, talks to the Reasonable Doubt TV show airing July 25 – and his comments led the hosts to conclude firmly if he's innocent or not.

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David Letterman returns to NBC Friday in an interview with Tom Brokaw on "On Assignment," a limited spin-off series from "Dateline NBC" (10 p.m. Friday, Channel 5, NBC).

The Letterman interview – which was pre-empted Sunday by the Orlando mass shooting coverage – is his first since leaving his CBS "Late Show"  a year ago.