Television Show Draft US/Canada Network shows 2015-2016

Hello My Imaginary Friends,

Are you a non-sports geek/nerd/dork? Do you feel like you’re missing out when you hear about people playing Hockey/Football/Baseball/Soccer drafts?

(Cue infomercial voice.)I sure did! And that’s why I developed the Television Show Draft.

This draft only includes the Big Four American Networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX), The CW, and the Big Four Canadian Networks, (CBC, CTV, Global, and City)

But how does it work?

Simple:

  1. Get a bunch of friends over to your house and watch all the trailers for this year’s new network television shows. (List below)
  2. Everyone Pays $5. (You can use pretend money)
  3. Divide the amount of shows by the amount of people. (There are 55 this year)
  4. Put everyone’s name in a hat, chip bowl, or other semi-spherical receptor.
  5. Pick a name from the receptor and that person gets first pick. Record what that person choses and have them pick the next name. Continue until everyone has an even number of shows picked.
  6. Give updates weekly or monthly for how well shows are doing. I recommend TV Line, TV By The Numbers, and Is My Show Cancelled for checking what is and what isn’t cancelled.
  7. At next year’s Draft give this year’s first place 50% of the money collected, Second place 30%, and Third place 20%.

And that’s it it’s just that simple. Below you’ll find the listings with links to the trailers or descriptions and the Grading scheme.

Shows

Title Premier Day Network Type Trailer Link
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris 09-15-2015 Tuesday NBC Variety Series Trailer
Blindspot 09-21-2015 Monday NBC Drama Trailer
Life in Pieces 09-21-2015 Monday CBS Family Sitcom Trailer
Minority Report 09-21-2015 Monday Fox Science fiction crime drama Trailer
Limitless 09-22-2015 Tuesday CBS Drama Trailer
Scream Queens 09-22-2015 Tuesday Fox Horror-Comedy Anthology Trailer
The Muppets 09-22-2015 Tuesday ABC Comedy Trailer
Rosewood 09-23-2015 Wednesday Fox Procedural Trailer
Heroes Reborn 09-24-2015 Thursday NBC Superhero Trailer
The Player 09-24-2015 Thursday NBC Drama Trailer
Blood and Oil 09-27-2015 Sunday ABC Soap Opera Trailer
Quantico 09-27-2015 Sunday ABC Thriller Trailer
Grandfathered 09-29-2015 Tuesday Fox Comedy Trailer
The Grinder 09-29-2015 Tuesday Fox Legal Comedy Trailer
Code Black 09-30-2015 Wednesday CBS Medical drama Trailer
Dr. Ken 10-02-2015 Friday ABC Multi-camera comedy Trailer
This Life 10-05-2015 Monday CBC Drama Trailer
Young Drunk Punk 10-06-2015 Tuesday CBC Comedy Trailer
The Romeo Section 10-14-2015 Wednesday CBC Espionage Trailer
Truth be Told 10-16-2015 Friday NBC Comedy Trailer
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 10-19-2015 Monday CW Musical Comedy-Drama Trailer
Supergirl 10-26-2015 Monday CBS Superhero Trailer
Wicked City 10-27-2015 Tuesday ABC True crime procedural drama Trailer
Angel from Hell 11-05-2015 Thursday CBS Single-camera comedy Trailer
Chicago Med 11-10-2015 Tuesday NBC Medical Drama Trailer
Bordertown Mid-Season Fox Adult Animated Sitcom Trailer
Containment Mid-Season CW Drama Trailer
Crowded Mid-Season NBC Sitcom Trailer
Heartbreaker Mid-Season NBC Medical Drama Trailer
Hot & Bothered Mid-Season NBC Drama Telenovela Description
Legends of Tomorrow Mid-Season CW Superhero Time Travel Anthology Trailer
Lucifer Mid-Season Fox Comic Book Drama Trailer
Of Kings and Prophets Mid-Season ABC Drama Trailer
Shades of Blue Mid-Season NBC Police Procedural Trailer
The Catch Mid-Season ABC Thriller Trailer
The Frankenstein Code Mid-Season Fox Science Fiction Drama Trailer
You, Me, and the End of the World Mid-Season NBC / Sky1 Science Fiction Comedy-Drama Description
Braindead Unknown CBS Alien Zombie Political Drama Description
Baroness Von Sketch Show Unknown CBC Sketch Comedy Description
Better Late Than Never Unknown NBC Celebrity Travel Description
Coach Unknown NBC Sitcom Revival Description
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Unknown CBS Procedural Description
Emerald City Unknown NBC Drama Description
Game of Silence Unknown NBC Drama Description
Houdini and Doyle Unknown Fox / Global / BBC Drama Description
Kim’s Convenience Unknown CBC Comedy Description
Little Big Shots Unknown NBC Variety Children Description
Rush Hour Unknown CBS Comedy Drama Description
Shoot the Messenger Unknown CBC Drama Description
Superstore Unknown NBC Single Camera Workplace Comedy Description
The Code (working title) Unknown Global Hockey / PI Description
The Family Unknown ABC Political drama Trailer
The Guide to Surviving Life Unknown Fox College Comedy Trailer
The Real O’Neals Unknown ABC / TV2 Single-camera comedy Trailer
Uncle Buck Unknown ABC Single-camera comedy Description

Scoring

Points Fall Winter / Spring Unknown
Pilot Airs 0 5 10
Survives Past Sweeps (End of November) 5 N/A N/A
Full Season Order 10 10 15
Full Season airs 15 15 20
Second Season Renewal 20 20 25

The Code (working title) starring Jason Priestley – who also serves as an Executive Producer – as an ex-pro hockey player who uses his celebrity status and reputation as an enforcer on the ice in his new gig as a crime-solving PI.

Who’s interested in a TV Draft?

Éric

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