Critics' Picks 2014: Best New Drama

Yahoo TV Staff

What are the best new dramas of the season? Yahoo TV polled 17 TV critics from around the country to get their picks, and six different dramas won all the praise. Check out the video, above, to see the which shows you should make appointment viewing, then share which shows you're most excited about in the comments. We've already named the returning shows we're most excited for and were brutally honest about the worst new shows as well — stay tuned tomorrow for the final video, Best New Comedy.

See Yahoo TV's Rankings of New Shows by Network:
Fox | ABC | NBC | The CW | CBS

Here's the tune-in information for all the shows mentioned:

The Affair premieres Sun., Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

Madam Secretary premieres Sun., Sept. 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on CBS.

Red Band Society airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

Jane the Virgin premieres Mon., Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

The Flash premieres Tues., Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Gotham premieres Mon., Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

And a special thanks to all the critics for sharing their picks, in order of appearance:
Yours truly from Yahoo TV; Jarett Wieselman of BuzzFeed; Todd VanDerWerff from Vox.com; Sarah Rodman of The Boston Globe; Alyssa Rosenberg of Washington Post; Michael O'Connell of The Hollywood Reporter; Gail Pennington from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Tierney Bricker from E! Online; Ellen Gray of the Philadelphia Daily News; Dan Fienberg of HitFix; Melanie McFarland from IMDb TV; Eric Deggans of NPR; Eric Goldman of IGN TV; Maureen Ryan of The Huffington Post; Sandra Gonzalez from Mashable; Damian Holbrook from TV Guide Magazine; and Andy Swift of TVLine.com.

Fall TV Catch-Up Guides:
The Big Bang Theory
Sleepy Hollow
The Mindy Project

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Graphic by Jayme Perry