NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Fall is here and that means it's time for the television season to kick into high gear. Tried and true favorites such as CBS' (CBS) The Big Bang Theory with the start of its eighth season on Monday, Sept. 22; reality series CBS' (CBS) Survivor, will get its 29th season premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 24; as well as Disney-owned (DIS) ABC's Grey's Anatomy kicks off its 11th season premiere on Thursday, Sept. 25.
It's no secret that network television channels are feeling the heat for eyeballs from streaming services such as Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) , which are moving into original programming in a big way, as traditional television is challenged. Consumers are loving that they can watch shows when they want it, how they want it (tablet, TV, laptop or phone), and can even binge watch an entire season at once.
However, network television is fighting back in big way, this year with approximately two-dozen new shows to offer consumers. Here's eight new shows getting their start for the coming week.
1. Madam Secretary
Sunday, Sept. 21
8:30 PM ET/8 PM PT
Tea Leoni stars in this drama that airs on CBS as Elizabeth McCord, the "shrewd, determined, newly appointed Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home," according to CBS' description on its Web site.