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Which of the New Fall Shows Are ‘Basically Dead Already’?

Nov 5, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A new report rounds up the freshman series airing on broadcast TV, identifying those shows that appear to have little chance of surviving beyond their initial 13-episode orders.

Writing in The Washington Post, Emily Yahr singles out NBC’s “Truth Be Told” and “The Player” as essentially doomed, along with ABC’s “Blood & Oil.”

Fox’s “Minority Report” falls into the category of “probably not” going to make it, and ABC’s “Wicked City” also isn’t given much of a chance — although, with “Wicked City” having just premiered Oct. 27, it’s listed as “too soon to tell.”

At the other end of the spectrum, the new series that appear to have the best chances of survival include NBC’s “Blindspot,” ABC’s “Quantico” and “Dr. Ken,” and CBS’s “Limitless,” “Life in Pieces” and “Supergirl.”

Fox’s “Rosewood” and “The Grinder” seem reasonably secure at this point, with “Grandfathered” perhaps “slightly less so.” ABC’s “The Muppets” is also somewhere in the middle, along with CBS’s “Code Black.”

We encourage readers to click on the link at the top of this story to read Yahr’s full analysis.

truth be told“Truth Be Told” (NBC)

One Comment

  1. I am only asking because it bothers me a bit (not because of the show itself because, frankly, it is not a good show), but you keep using the wrong photo for the cast of “Truth Be Told”. Missing easy details like that just makes me question or wonder how accurate your other information in all posts, especially truly important or useful (at least to me) information, might actually be. Thanks.

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