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A dozen new primetime TV series – 66% of the 18 new shows – arrive this week as broadcasters cling to the arcane notion of a "premiere week" immediately following the Emmy Awards.

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Here's my annual Fall TV guide, as the season kicks off today with the new Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall and Judge Jerry daytime shows; HGTV's A Very Brady Renovation at 8 p.m.; and a Monday Night Football doubleheader.

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Only three new shows will debut this fall in NBC's new "year-round lineup," as the network saves The Good Place, Manifest, Will & Grace, Blindspot and a new sitcom starring Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson for later in the 2019-2020 TV season.

Expect to see a lot of familiar faces on NBC in the next 12 months.

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Steven Bocho, who changed television by pushing network boundaries on "NYPD Blue," died Sunday of leukemia at age 74.

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Who will tell Dean Sanderson that he's been canceled again?

After just one season, Fox axed "The Grinder," Rob Lowe's sitcom  about a TV lawyer who joined his brother's (Fred Savage) law practice.

Like NBC's fall announcement Sunday, Fox will add only three new fall shows – a comedy and two dramas – and will keep the bench loaded for midseason with revivals of "24" and "Prison Break"; another musical-drama called "Star" from "Empire" producers featuring Grammy-winners Queen Latifah and Lenny Kravitz;  and new shows starring Jimmy Smits and Richard Dreyfuss.