Critics' Picks 2014: The Worst New Shows

Maggie Furlong
·Writer

There are a ton of new and returning TV shows to get excited about this season. These are not those shows. Yahoo TV polled 17 TV critics from around the country to get their picks for worst new shows, and their answers are brutally honest. We're not saying you should avoid these shows like the plague (but they are) ... just maybe watch and remember we told you so. Check out the video, above, to see the worst of the worst, then share your own fall TV predictions in the comments. We've already named the returning shows we're most excited for, and we'll be posting two more videos this week — Best New Comedy and Best New Drama — so stay tuned.

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

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

Here's the tune-in information for all the shows mentioned — if you're still curious:
Stalker premieres Wed., Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

Selfie premieres Tues., Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Bad Judge premieres Thurs., Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

Mulaney premieres Sun. Oct. 5 at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.

Galavant premieres in 2015 on ABC.

The Mysteries of Laura previews Wed., Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. and premieres Wed., Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

Manhattan Love Story premieres Tues., Sept. 30 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.

Graphic by Jayme Perry.
Graphic by Jayme Perry.

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