Poll: 3 new special operations dramas set for network TV this fall. Which looks the best?
By Kevin Lilley
Most of the major television networks announced premiere dates for their fall seasons this month, and three of those lineups contain a brand-new, military-themed hourlong drama highlighting fictional special operators.
Take a quick look at each of the shows, then pick your favorite in our poll (all times Eastern/Pacific). 1. "The Brave" (NBC, Mondays starting Sept. 25, 10 p.m.)
The tagline: "A journey into the world's elite undercover military heroes." The lead-in: A two-hour block of "The Voice," NBC's singing contest. Familiar face: That's Anne Heche ("Donnie Brasco," "Volcano," "Six Days, Seven Nights") directing the elite Army unit's moves from afar.
The tagline: "Follow the lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous missions our country can ask of them." The lead-in: "Survivor," now in its 35th season. No word on any crossover plans featuring this guy. Familiar Face: Fans of the long-running Fox drama "Bones" or the cult favorite "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" will recognize David Boreanaz, who leads the elite SEAL squad.
3. "Valor" (the CW, Mondays starting Oct. 9, 9 p.m.)
The tagline: "[Main characters] Nora and Gallo grow closer, and soon find themselves torn between duty, honor and desire."
The lead-in: "Supergirl" — comic book-based programming takes up the bulk of the CW lineup. Familiar face: Before "Valor," Brian Stapf had roles in two Netflix staples ("House of Cards" and "Bloodline") and a brief run on AMC's "The Walking Dead." It didn't end well for his character.
About Kevin Lilley
Kevin Lilley is the features editor of Military Times.