In 2023, the television industry underwent a significant shift after two major strikes led to profound changes. Now, with the dust settled, a wealth of new and returning series is set to hit screens in 2024.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, which ended in September 2023 after five months, resulted in improved wages and working conditions for its members. Meanwhile, the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike concluded in November 2023 with a preliminary agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
ABC and CBS 2024 Lineups
With the strike disruptions behind them, ABC and CBS have announced robust 2024 TV schedules. Highlights from ABC's offerings include the milestone 20th season of Grey's Anatomy and the recent acquisition of the police drama 9-1-1. Other shows set for broadcast are The Bachelor, American Idol, The Good Doctor, and the new shows Will Trent and Not Dead Yet.
CBS, for its part, will be airing the 21st season of NCIS and the 3rd season of its spin-off, NCIS: Hawai'i. Additionally, the network's new projects, a revival of Matlock with Kathy Bates and Poppa's House featuring the Wayans, have been shifted to the following 2024-2025 TV season.
FOX, FX, and NBC Schedules
Fox's 9-1-1: Lone Star is scheduled for fall 2024. The network's offerings also feature Celebrity Name That Tune and I Can See Your Voice, among other shows. FX, on the other hand, has a lineup that includes American Horror Story: Delicate Part 2 and Welcome to Wrexham.
NBC's schedule is equally packed, with shows such as Extended Family and Night Court, alongside America's Got Talent: Fantasy League and a suite of Chicago series – Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D.
Aside from traditional network offerings, streaming platforms are also getting exclusives from FX. The Veil and Clipped will be available solely on Hulu. This illustrates the growing influence of streaming platforms, alongside traditional networks, in shaping TV's future.