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ABC

Comedy

The Muppets, September 22, 2015, Tuesdays at 8

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I love the Muppets so I will most likely DVR and either love it OR forget about it and have to delete it to make space for other things.

Melissa: WYNN DUFFY!!!! I hope I remember to DVR this, it looks like it will smartly parody a lot of things, which is needed in prime time.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: This is either going to be a family hit, it’s paired with Fresh Off the Boat on Tuesdays or tank because it couldn’t find an audience.

Melissa: I worry about the audience too–kids won’t get all these jokes and I sure as shit have never seen Fresh Off the Boat.

Dr. Ken, October 2, 2015, Fridays at 8:30

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: While I applaud ABC’s continued emphasis on diversity this show looks terrible and you would have to pay me to watch.

Melissa: A little Ken Jeong goes a long way–he should not be the star of the show. Props for casting Dave Foley.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: It’s paired with Last Man Standing which I am shocked is still standing so Dr. Ken will probably be on for ten years.

Melissa: I have not heard of Last Man Standing and many of these jokes gave me major eyeroll but I am always wrong.

Drama

Blood & Oil, September 27, 2015, Sundays at 9

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I watch enough soaps (Nashville and Empire), I don’t need this one about oil. Also did we need Don Johnson back on TV? DOUBLE ALSO this show is the reason I cried while watching Chasing Life last Monday. This show is dead to me.

Melissa: I miss you so much, Chase Crawford. However, Dallas was already rebooted AND there’s a show called Bloodline, so this existence of this puzzles me.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: Very fucking high. In fact I think this piece of trash might be the first cancelled.

Melissa: I couldn’t finish the trailer. I will guess it lasts longer than it has any right to.

Quantico, September 27, 2015, Sundays at 10

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This is a possibility. It’s like a mysterious Grey’s Anatomy. I also love a sweaty Dougray Scott –okay I like to make fun of a sweaty Dougray Scott and it looks like he is being replaced by Josh Hopkins so enjoy his sweatiness in the preview people.

Melissa: Quantico: where I would stop for a Wendy’s frosty after going to a show in DC in college. I actually don’t watch anything Sundays except HBO (one day I will catch up on The Good Wife), and Priyanaka Chopra is very appealing, so I might add this.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I can see this lasting forever OR tanking around mid-season.

Melissa: I feel attached to this show so it will probably bomb, though it would be great to have a show with a leading WOC on Sundays.

Wicked City, October 27, 2015, Tuesdays at 10


Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: After True Detective 2 I’m done with crime anthologies unless they are Fargo (I will never be done with Fargo).

Melissa: Is ABC hiring everyone from Gossip Girl? I’m into the L.A./glam rock aspect of this show so I will probably watch it.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: This is an anthology series so I expect them to show every fucking episode unless the ratings are really bad.

Melissa: More importantly: chances it will make Ed Westwick the star he deserves to be? I HOPE 100%.

Midseason

The Catch, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This is from Shonda Rhimes so I am intrigued but alas I’m going to pass. If I’m going to watch fluff it’s going to be that NBC show about the tattooed woman who can kick-ass.

Melissa: Like all Rhimes’ shows, I will probably get obsessed with the first seven episodes then something in episode 8 will annoy the crap out of me and I’ll quit cold turkey.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: Unless this gets terrible ratings it will be on forever. I would imagine this will replace Grey’s when it finally is put to pasture as the third show on ABC’s Shonda Thursday. However, the showrunner was replaced because of creative differences so that could spell doom.

Melissa: I don’t know how this story will last more than one season, it could be Revenge part 2.

The Family, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This looks creepy and I find Joan Allen unsettling so it’s a no for me but good for #7 having a new job (he has a baby on the way).

Melissa: I have zero interest in this beyond caring about the careers of Zach Gilford and Alison Pill.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: That show with Ryan Phillipe was renewed so you know, this could be on for the foreseeable future.

Melissa: I feel like it will be on forever and because it has such a generic name I will never remember which show it is when EW posts about it.

The Real O’Neals, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: Where oh where is Stan’s beard? As for this show if I were to partake a family comedy it would be this thanks to the awesomeness that is Martha Plimpton.

Melissa: YAY weird family comedy ala Suburgatory.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: Probably high because I like it and family sitcoms I like on ABC get cancelled –RIP Trophy Wife.

Melissa: I am the kiss of death and I will be obsessed with it and it will be cancelled and I will cry.

Of Kings and Prophets, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: What the fuck is Ray Winstone doing in this AND why is it both ultra religious and also hyper violent/sexy? This is a NO FUCKING WAY. Though I think Melissa and I should live blog the premiere.

Melissa: I will absolutely live blog this with you, though I will not be able to watch more than one episode. I am getting more excited for Quantico by the minute.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: If this makes it to air I will be highly surprised, as this has “midseason show that never airs” written all over it.

Melissa: It also seems like a summer show to me. If it premieres in the fall, I give it three episodes max.

Uncle Buck, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: Both this and The Real O’Neals are vastly better than Dr. Ken. Mike Epps is a treasure.

Melissa: Is this based on the movie? Why can’t anyone come up with original ideas? They even make the big pancakes! HOWEVER, I LOVE the cast and I laughed a lot.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: Again I have a shit record about judging the success of family sitcoms on ABC.

Melissa: I kind of think this will be the butt of jokes in the media, which will cause it to fail and I will be the only person sad about it.

CBS

Comedy

Life in Pieces, September 21, 2015, Mondays at 8:30 and then Thursdays at 8:30 (after October 29th)

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: [Editorial Note: This video works even though it looks like it doesn’t. CBS has a terrible youtube page though it’s better than NBC which doesn’t seem to understand technology.] This show seems very white with the exception of Jordan Peele (who is not on the show). I also HATE Zoe Lister Jones who is her usual over-acting self here. Her line readings about her vagina make this a definite no even though I love Colin Hanks, Diane Wiest, and Don from Newsroom.

Melissa: Why isn’t Jordan Peele a regular cast member? He is the best part of the trailer. I would watch this if it wasn’t so white and similar to shows I’ve already seen. RUN, COLIN HANKS.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I’m not sure how this is going to pair with the Big Bang Theory, I bet CBS throws a ton of money at it to make it the NEXT Modern Family.

Melissa: It does not seem to match the audience of TBBT, CBS is full of morons and this will last for seven seasons.

Angel From Hell, November 5, 2015, Thursdays at 9:30

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This made me laugh quite a bit. Jane Lynch should be in a TV show with Mike Birbiglia, Mike Epps, Jordan Peele, and Colin Hanks in which they work someplace awesome –I am a huge fan of the workplace comedy.

Melissa: Kyle Bornheimer! I enjoy him too. I laughed a lot but I felt bad about it.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: If this was premiering in September I would guess it had high probability of being the first cancelled.

Melissa: Too weird of a concept (a woman and her guardian angel) to succeed.

Drama

Limitless, September 22, 2015, Tuesdays at 10

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I hate that I am so going to watch at least the first episode of this. Here’s the thing I love/hate shows like this. I watched half of the first season of The Blacklist and I watched all of Scorpion, they are dumb, quite often badly acted (except for you John Doggit) and oddly comforting. I have a feeling though I will stop watching this but continue to watch the NBC show with the tattooed girl and dude from Strike Back (I can not ever remember the name)

Melissa: I will never watch this unless I am at Katie’s house and she is marathoning it.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: If this were on NBC I would say high but this is on CBS so I expect it to live forever.

Melissa: I can honestly say I do not care and I will never think about this show again.

Code Black, September 30, 2015, Wednesdays at 10

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: It’s like E.R. had a baby with Grey’s Anatomy and somehow Luis Guzman and Marcia Gay Harden are the adoptive parents. I will probably try this BUT I would rather Netflix acquire the rights to E.R.

Melissa: If there’s one thing I hate it’s medical dramas. a SEVEN MINUTE trailer? Too long, CBS.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: Since I kind of think I might legitimately like this and it’s not a crime procedural, if the ratings are low CBS is cutting this first.

Melissa: Network TV will not support something like this.

Supergirl, October 26, 2015

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I love you Calista Flockhart but you looked like you wanted to throw-up when you were giving that “girl” speech. Also if you employ both Laura Benanti and Jeremy Jordan and don’t have them singing every time they open there mouth you are wasting talent.

Melissa: I don’t think Melissa Benoist is the best choice, but this is automatically getting added to the DVR for its lady superhero ways, Calista Flockhart in bitch mode, and cute Jimmy Olsen.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: DC is pumping a ton of money into this so I think it’s around till at least midseason unless it really tanks.

Melissa: I don’t think this is going anywhere, and it could be the premiere superhero show on network TV.

Midseason

CBS has two midseason shows both hour long dramas, one is a spin-off of Criminal Minds (I had no idea this was still on the air), Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and the other is a remake of the movie Rush Hour. Neither had previews at the time of posting for which I’m happy as neither show sounds appealing.

 

The CW

Comedy

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, October 12, 2015

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I am either going to love this or hate it but I’m definitely going to try it out –it’s a musical for goodness sake.

Melissa: I liked this preview so much and I will absolutely give it a chance due to my undying love for the CW and musicals.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I can never tell on The CW, I think I pegged Reign to be cancelled after one episode and that show is in like season 34.

Melissa: I don’t think this will have a big audience unless it actually uses pop songs ala Glee.

Drama

Midseason

Containment, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: This show looks gross and not at all fun.

Melissa: Another trailer I stopped after one minute.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I find it highly likely this gets cancelled after two episodes.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, TBA

Chances we are going to watch it

Katie: I am not a fan of DC comics. I have wanted to watch Arrow on Netflix for about two years but can’t actually make myself do it, so I’m thinking this is a no for me.

Melissa: The comic book shows on the CW just seem cheesy to me.

Chances it will get cancelled

Katie: I find it very unlikely this will get cancelled on the CW.

Melissa: Yeah, I am certain this will be on at least as long as Vampire Diaries.