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Which Show Will Be Canceled First

We always get excited for the new Fall TV shows.  Are you look­ing for­ward to any of these and which show do you think will be can­celed first?

666 Park Avenue
Pre­mieres: Sun­day, Sept. 30 at 10/9c
Com­bine the eeri­ness of Lost with the ruth­less­ness of Des­per­ate House­wives and you get this adap­ta­tion of Gabrielle Pierce’s book series. A melt­ing pot of ABC alums, the super­nat­ural drama stars Dave Annable (Broth­ers & Sis­ters) and Rachael Tay­lor (Charlie’s Angels) as an inno­cent Mid­west­ern cou­ple who get hired as res­i­dent man­agers of The Drake, a tony Upper East Side apart­ment build­ing owned by Lost’s Terry O’Quinn and his wife, House­wives’s Vanessa Williams. The catch: The res­i­dents have all made deals with The Devil to have their deep­est desires fulfilled.
Ani­mal Practice
Pre­mieres: Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 26 at 8/7c
Justin Kirk head­lines this com­edy about an iras­ci­ble House–like vet­eri­nar­ian who prefers the com­pany of the four-legged crea­tures over their two-legged own­ers. Kirk may get top billing, but the true star of the show — and let’s face it, the whole fall sea­son — is Crys­tal the Mon­key (The Hang­over: Part IICom­mu­nity), who plays Dr. Rizzo. Mark our words: It will be the best TV mon­key per­for­mance since Marcel’s arc on Friends.
Arrow
Pre­mieres: Wednes­day, Oct 10 at 8/7c
This is not your older brother’s Oliver Queen. Stephen Amell stars as Queen, aka the Green Arrow, a wealthy play­boy by day and a vig­i­lante crime-fighter by night, in a gritty, brood­ing retelling of the famed super­hero. Queen honed his archery skills on a deserted island for five years after sur­viv­ing a boat­ing acci­dent that killed his father and girlfriend’s sis­ter, with whom he was hav­ing an affair. He returns to civ­i­liza­tion to take down his dad’s ene­mies to clear his fam­ily name (howRevenge–like!). Katie Cas­sidy co-stars as Queen’s girl­friend, Dinah “Lau­rel” Lance, who may or may not be the Black Canary.
Beauty and the Beast
Pre­mieres: Thurs­day, Oct 11 at 9/8c
Kristin Kreuk and Kiwi Jay Ryan star in the tit­u­lar roles, but don’t expect danc­ing can­de­labras or even a hairy beast. Ryan’s Vin­cent Keller/beast will have noth­ing more than a scar on his face, though his actions will get “beast­lier,” as the pro­duc­ers put it, as the series pro­gresses. The show is a remake of the 1987 pro­ce­dural star­ring Linda Hamil­ton and Ron Perl­man. Hamil­ton sent Kreuk and Ryan notes and pho­tos wish­ing them good luck.
Ben and Kate
Pre­mieres: Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 25 at 8:30/7:30c
Oscar win­ner Nat Faxon joins his Oscar-winning Descen­dants co-writer Jim Rash (Com­mu­nity) on TV, play­ing the lov­ably goofy Ben, who moves in with his sis­ter, sin­gle mom Kate (Dakota John­son), to take care of her daugh­ter Mad­die (Mag­gie Eliz­a­beth Jones). Ben is based on the brother, a “Fer­ris Bueller-type,” of series cre­ator Dana Fox. Fun fact: Real-life Ben’s nick­name for his sis­ter is Phlegmer.
Chicago Fire
Pre­mieres: Wednes­day, Octo­ber 10 at 10:00/9:00c
Dick Wolf is back with another pro­ce­dural, this one focus­ing on the fire­fight­ers of Chicago’s Fire­house 51 and star­ring Jesse Spencer, Tay­lor Kin­ney and David Eisen­berg. But unlike his Law & Order fran­chise, this drama will focus on the per­sonal lives of its (often shirt­less) heroes. So how long before a New York Fireor a Los Ange­les Fire?
Ele­men­tary
Pre­mieres: Tues­day, Sept. 25 at 10/9c
Sher­lock is all the rage these days. If you’re not get­ting your fill from the films or PBS’ series, CBS’ pro­ce­dural offers a mod­ern take on the crime-solver with Jonny Lee Miller as Sher­lock, a recov­er­ing addict and NYPD con­sul­tant. His Wat­son is his “sober com­pan­ion,” a for­mer sur­geon — and a woman (Lucy Liu). Twist!
Emily Owens, M.D.
Pre­mieres: Tues­day, Oct 16 at 9/8c
Mamie Gum­mer just loves play­ing doc­tor. Meryl Streep’s eldest, who is also an Off the Map alum, plays the tit­u­lar char­ac­ter, an awk­ward, heart-on-her-sleeve-wearing med­ical school grad­u­ate who learns that hos­pi­tal life is not so much dif­fer­ent from high school antics. Justin Hart­ley and Michael Rady co-star. So how long before Streep guest-stars?
Go On
Pre­mieres: Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 11 at 9/8c
What’s so funny about grief? Matthew Perry’s about to show us. The Friends alum returns to NBC as Ryan King, a sports­caster who turns to a mot­ley crew sup­port group after his wife dies. How eclec­tic are these guys? The lead ther­a­pist, Lau­ren (Laura Benanti), honed her skills in a Weight Watch­ers group.
Guys With Kids
Pre­mieres: Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 26 at 8:30/7:30c
As the title sug­gests, this com­edy from Jimmy Fal­lon is about guys with kids — specif­i­cally Jesse Brad­ford, Anthony Ander­son and Zach Creg­ger. The three pals all live in the same apart­ment build­ing and are learn­ing the ropes of par­ent­ing together. Erinn Hayes (Worst Week) co-stars as Bradford’s ex-wife, Jamie-Lynn Sigler plays Cregger’s wife, and Cosby Show alum Tem­pestt Bled­soe plays Anderson’s wife. And the kids? Four­teen are used to play seven children.
Last Resort
Pre­mieres: Thurs­day, Sept. 27 at 8/7c
What do you get when you cross Crim­son Tide with The Rock? This Shawn Ryan thriller star­ring Andre Braugher as the leader of a rene­gade sub­ma­rine crew that goes on the run after defy­ing an order to fire nuclear mis­siles. They find sanc­tu­ary at a NATO base where they declare them­selves the world’s small­est nuclear nation. (Yeah, just go with it.) Scott Speed­man, Autumn Reeser, Daisy Betts and Robert Patrick co-star.
Made in Jersey
Pre­mieres: Fri­day, Sept. 28 at 9/8c
Move over, Snooki! Mar­tina Gar­retti (played by Brit Janet Mont­gomery) is a street­wise Jer­sey girl attor­ney try­ing to make it in a big-time Man­hat­tan law firm. And yes, like, Snooki, she sports a bumpit too — CBS and pro­duc­ers have even had dis­cus­sions about the height of the ‘do. But we don’t think she has the time to GTL all day long.
Major Crimes
Pre­mieres: Mon­day, Aug. 13 at 10/9c
The Closer will (finally) wrap its sev­enth and final sea­son this sum­mer, but it’s never truly going away. Mary McDon­nell will star in this spin-off focused on her Cap­tain Sharon Ray­dor of the Major Crimes divi­sion. A bevy of Closer stars will join her too: G.W. Bai­ley, Tony Deni­son, Michael Paul, Ray­mond Cruz and Phillip P. Keene. See? The Closer is here to stay.
Mal­ibu Country
Pre­mieres: Fri­day, Nov. 2 at 8:30/7:30c
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Reba McEn­tire plays Reba, who splits from her hus­band after she learns that he’s cheat­ing on her. No, it’s not 2001 and this is not The CW’s Reba. So what is dif­fer­ent about this one? Well, this Reba will move from Nashville to Mal­ibu to start anew. Lily Tom­lin co-stars as her mother and Sara Rue as her new neighbor.
The Mindy Project
Pre­mieres: Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 25 at 9:30/8:30c
Think Brid­get Jones’ Diary, but less British and with more scrubs. Mindy Kaling, who cre­ated the show, stars as the tit­u­lar char­ac­ter, a sin­gle woman whose career is blos­som­ing, but is much less lucky in her love life. Mindy works as an OBGYN, which was Kaling’s mother’s job, and is a shame­less rom-com afi­cionado. A girl after our own heart!
The Mob Doctor
Pre­mieres: Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 17 at 9:00/8:00c
Dr. Grace Devlin (Jor­dana Spiro) is a tho­racic sur­geon who has life­long ties to the South Chicago mob. Sounds ridicu­lous, right? The drama, from Drop Dead Diva’s Josh Berman, is actu­ally based on the non­fic­tion book Il Dot­tore, in which a doc­tor becomes com­plicit in orga­nized crime. William Forsythe co-stars as Con­stan­tine, the head of the mob.
Nashville
Pre­mieres: Wednes­day, Oct. 10 at 10/9c
Ah, the life cycle of star­dom. So fickle, isn’t it? Con­nie Brit­ton stars as Rayna James, a 40-something coun­try singer whose star is fad­ing. So her record com­pany sug­gests she open for new teen sen­sa­tion Juli­ette Barnes (Hay­den Panet­tiere), and you can imag­ine how well that goes over. Throw in some pol­i­tics (Rayna’s hus­band is run­ning for mayor) and sex­ual escapades, and you’ve got some Southern-grown drama. Let’s just hope this ends bet­ter than Coun­try Strongdid.
The Neigh­bors
Pre­mieres: Wednes­day, Sept. 26 at 8:30/7:30c
3rd Rock From the Sun had aliens mov­ing to Earth, but it will be the reverse case here: A New Jer­sey fam­ily — Lenny Ven­ito, Jami Gertz, Isabella Cramp, Clara Mamet and Max Charles — moves into a gated com­mu­nity pop­u­lated by aliens. Our advice: move.
The New Normal
Pre­mieres: Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 11 at 9:30/8:30c
Bryan (Andrew Ran­nells) and David (Justin Bartha) hire Goldie (Geor­gia King), a sin­gle mother, to be their sur­ro­gate just as she’s try­ing to start a new life for her and her daugh­ter Sha­nia (Bebe Wood). The series already has the (dis)honor of being the first new fall show to be boy­cotted. Cre­ator Ryan Mur­phy, how­ever, pays no mind, because he thinks the pro­tes­tors, One Mil­lion Moms, will like it if they watch it.
Part­ners
Pre­mieres: Mon­day, Sept. 24 at 8:30/7:30c
Will & Grace cre­ators David Kohan and Max Mutch­nick give us another pair of straight and gay BFFs, but this time, it’s a bro­mance! How­ever, the tight bond between Louis (Michael Urie) and Joe (David Krumholtz) is tested after Joe pro­poses to his long­time girl­friend Ali (Sophia Bush). Don’t feel too bad for Louis — his boyfriend is Super­man Bran­don Routh.
Rev­o­lu­tion
Pre­mieres: Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 17 at 10:00/9:00c
Leave it to J.J. Abrams (Lost) and Eric Kripke (Super­nat­ural) to come up with a mythology-heavy drama. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where there is no elec­tric­ity, the series stars Eliz­a­beth Mitchell, Tracy Spiri­dakos, Billy Burke and Gian­carlo Espos­ito as a group of peo­ple strug­gling to fig­ure out how the tech­nol­ogy van­ished and who holds the fig­u­ra­tive power among the sur­vivors. We don’t think this is what peo­ple meant by going green.
Vegas
Pre­mieres: Tues­day, Sept. 25 at 10/9c
Ready for another 1960s period drama? There are no Old Fash­ioneds or Play­boy bun­nies, but cow­boy hats. Based on the true story of Las Vegas Sher­iff Ralph Lamb, the drama stars Den­nis Quaid in his TV series debut as Lamb, a rancher who goes up against a pow­er­ful gang­ster (Michael Chik­lis) to help bring order to Sin City. Jason O’Mara, Carrie-Anne Moss and Sarah Jones co-star.

 

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