I hate to say it, but the fall TV season has been pretty much a bust this year, at least as far as brand new shows go. Even some of the most promising or exciting new series have underwhelmed. Or is that just me? Are you still watching any of these shows? Tell us in today’s poll.
Going into the season, I was most excited for ‘Last Resort’ on ABC. Produced by Shawn Ryan, starring some great names in the cast like Andre Braugher and Robert Patrick, and featuring a rather clever premise, this show seemed like it could be the new ‘Lost’. Unfortunately, its execution has been half-hearted and, frankly, kind of cheesy. I’m still watching for the time being, but I really want this show to be better than it is.
I’d rate ‘Nashville’ the most pleasant surprise of the season. I had low expectations for this one, but the pilot episode turned out to be a lot more compelling than I’d imagined. Even so, I have trouble getting too excited for it, and probably wouldn’t shed too many tears if it was canceled.
Of the new sitcoms, ‘The New Normal’ is genuinely funny. Yet, again, I’m not too attached to it.
Mrs. Z has mandated that we continue recording ‘Elementary’ and ‘Revolution’ just in case they manage to get better than they started, but we’ve let ourselves fall behind on both. ‘666 Park Avenue’, ‘The Mob Doctor’, ‘Major Crimes’ and ‘Vegas’ have already fallen off the DVR to-record list.
Are you more upbeat about some of these shows than I am? Which are you still watching? Vote for as many options in the below poll as you’d like, and tell me in the Comments if I’ve missed anything important.
This list only includes new shows, not returning series, and has no Reality programs because those are too difficult to keep up with.