These New Fall Shows Landed the Best Lead-ins

“Alter Ego” and “NCIS: Hawai’i” hit the scheduling jackpot

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Congratulations to all the new broadcast TV pilots picked up to series this week. Double congrats to the ones that were scheduled with sweet lead-ins for the upcoming fall TV season. We’re looking at you, “Queens,” “The Big Leap,” “Alter Ego,” “Ordinary Joe,” “La Brea,” “NCIS: Hawai’i” and “FBI: International.”

Mondays will be particularly packed with strong lead-in/first-year series one-two punches. On Fox, 9 o’clock’s “The Big Leap,” which follows a group of diverse, down-on-their-luck characters attempting to change their lives by participating in a live production of “Swan Lake,” will immediately follow “9-1-1.” While totally unrelated in theme, the first-responder drama’s 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.2 million total viewers sure makes for an attractive launchpad.

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Tony Maglio

Tony Maglio

TV Editor • tony.maglio@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tonymaglio