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Fall TV Critics Roundtable: Worst New Show (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 24th 2011 12:00PM
Welcome to Part 3 of our critics roundtable debate, all about the worst new shows of the upcoming 2011-2012 TV season. Yes, up until now these debates been a lot of sparkles and rainbows tied up in hope, but not this one -- the claws are out.

Here's a little backstory: during the recent Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, I gathered a group of my fellow critics and turned on the cameras while we talked all about the best and worst of fall TV.

Fall TV Critics Roundtable: Best New Comedy

I've split our chat into five insightful videos, and we'll be posting a new one here on AOL TV everyday this week -- best new comedy, best new drama and worst new show (watch all three below), then star we're happiest to see on TV (Thursday) and returning show we're most excited for (Friday) -- so keep checking back for more.

Right now, join me and HitFix.com's Alan Sepinwall, Melanie McFarland from IMDb TV, Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine and AOL TV's own Mo Ryan to get our brutally honest take on today's topic: Worst new show.

Tell us: Based on premise, previews and critical buzz (or lack thereof), which new shows will you not be watching?

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These darn critics should keep their stupid mouths shut!!! They stop some good shows before they even have a chance because they think they are always right. Then shows people don't like get to stay on the air because the critics like them even though few people watch them.
Then there is the age old truth. Shows like "Cheers" and "Friends" started off slow and were almost canceled. We all know how that turned out!
And lastly, what the heck is wrong with the networks. They cancel shows if they are not immediate hits. They can't all be hits you morons! It is just not numerically possible. And hate to repeat myself but do you think they are happy the stuck with "Friends" etc now?
Thank goodness for DVR's. I record shows now and unless they are considered immediate hits or something I am particularly interested in, I just save them until I see they are renewed. If they are not going to support their own shows, why should I?

September 02 2011 at 6:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Laura Lolo

So basically these snooty critics sitting high up on their horses, have seen the shows they've blacklisted already?

August 31 2011 at 8:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bet those working on these shows really like it when they get picked for worst shows for the season that has not started. Sometimes, the phrase of even bad press is good press, but this is not one of those times.

August 25 2011 at 12:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well, Fridays are fast becoming broadcast's genre night, so hopefully Grimm can at least do as well as (if not better) than Fringe and Supernatural. It is at least the most interesting and different of NBC's fall dramas.

August 24 2011 at 10:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dexter Morgan

Fox TV is down to a GLEE, m and out....on my TV........might check out Terra Nova...but i hate the sci fy genre.... so TN will be on a very short leash ( i'd say , from commercial to commercial)......

The rest of the line is a "WON'T BE THERE !!! "

August 24 2011 at 3:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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