The Network Shows This Fall That Might Actually Not Be Terrible

05/13/2013 11:30 AM |

A family watching an old television

I’m the last sucker I know who still gives network TV series a shot, who spends hungover Saturdays in bed watching Last Resort marathons on Hulu. Granted, there’s usually not the quality you get from cable on broadcast television, but the networks still, almost accidentally, turn out interesting shows every once in a while. (The River was terrific! You probably never even heard of it!) I know it’s early to be thinking about fall, but this weekend the major networks announced their new shows for the fall, and a handful stick out as promising. Here’s what you should keep an eye out for, because, heck, they just might be good.

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  • My hopes for S.H.I.E.L.D. would be considerably higher if they could have gotten their shit together and at least fucking centered everyone on the crest thing in the background of their press photo. Terrible.

  • I believe that’s Seth Green in MacFarlane’s show, not Seth Rogen, which I think downgrades the show from “awesome!/oh well” a la Faris on CBS from just the normal “whew, I watch too much TV anyway.”

  • ah, too many Seths. I’d rather see Seth Green in Joss Whedon’s show. You could add him to that photo to make it symmetrical.

  • Yes! I don’t know if it’s just a Marvel in-house thing or if Whedon is trying to shake things up but I’m a little surprised by the lack of Unfamous Whedon Alumni recruited for the SHIELD show, at least so far. I would’ve figured at least a third of the cast of Much Ado About Nothing would follow Clark Gregg back to that set. Hopefully he’ll at least get Carlos Jacott in there at some point.