Fall TV's New Shows: Hits and Misses, Surprises and Disappointments
Make sure there's plenty of room on your DVR: Fall TV has officially arrived, with dozens of new TV shows premiering over the next few weeks.
But which of these freshman series are worth your valuable couch time? Let Yahoo TV be your guide: We've screened all of this season's pilots and separated the worthy from the worthless.
In fact, we've divided the fall TV offerings into four categories: Hits (surefire winners), Misses (out-and-out stinkers), Surprises (shows we liked more than we thought we would), and Disappointments (shows we were excited for that didn't live up to our expectations). Read on to get a sneak peek at the highs and lows of the fall TV season.
Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on Fox; premieres Sept. 17
With all the cop dramas on TV, it's nice to see a show bring a little humor to the station house. "Nine-Nine" assembles a comedy dream team in creators Michael Schur and Dan Goor ("Parks and Recreation") and star Andy Samberg ("SNL"), who plays a goofy Brooklyn detective who takes a frat-house approach to his job. He gets whipped into shape, though, when a hard-nosed new captain (Andre Braugher) takes charge. We always love seeing Braugher on our TVs, and he displays surprising comic chops in his tangles with Samberg. A promising supporting cast (highlighted by Terry Crews and Chelsea Peretti) and "The Office"-style hijinks put "Nine-Nine" at the top of our most-wanted list.
Get a sneak peek:
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC; premieres Sept. 24
You've assumed it was going to be awesome, right? Well then, breathe a sigh of relief, because indeed it is. With brothers Whedon (Joss and Jed, along with Jed's wife Maurissa Tancharoen) behind the series, this first Marvel foray into live-action TV is, well, action-packed, full of great Whedon-y dialogue (they even poke fun at the organization's name), and features the return of Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who was killed off in "The Avengers." So, what is the org in this "Avengers" spinoff? A group of smart, but not super-powered, heroes who help thwart the evildoing of Marvel universe baddies. In other words, TV land may be safe from uber-villains, but not from wise-cracking, tech-savvy geeks. Thank goodness.