Fall TV scorecard: What’s hot and what’s not
CNN News Wire | 10/18/2013, 3 p.m.
“Mom” (Fox) — All the elements are there. The comedy stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, the mind behind hits such as “Two and a Half Men.” So why is it not working? Still, CBS has ordered a full season.
“Ironside”(NBC) — The reboot of this classic series with Blair Underwood starring as a paraplegic was called the “worst new drama” by one critic. Viewers seem to agree. NBC recently decided to cancel the show.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox) This one feels very “Parks and Recreation.” It’s a critical darling, but ratings have not been overwhelming. We are rooting for you, Andy Samberg.
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” (ABC) — This one has us a little worried. The big budget fairytale series occupies the Thursday 8 p.m. slot, which puts it opposite CBS’ popular “The Big Bang Theory” and NBC’s fan favorite “Parks and Recreation.” That time slot could spell doom.
“Super Fun Night” (ABC) — It should have been a surefire hit, coming after “Modern Family.” And while lots of viewers tried it out initially, declining ratings in week two indicate they weren’t too impressed. No bueno for star and creator Rebel Wilson.
“The Tomorrow People” (CW) — The paranormal series is hanging on ... for now.
“Trophy Wife” (ABC) — Critics seem to love it, but ratings have not been overwhelming. ABC has said the show recently pulled in 1.3 million more viewers than Fox’s “The Mindy Project” (2.8 million), and the network has ordered more scripts. That’s good, as it probably needs more time.
“Dads” (Fox) — This live-action Seth MacFarlane comedy has been called racist and sexist, but the controversy has not stopped the network from ordering more scripts.
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