Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

Fall TV is officially in session! Which freshman shows will make the grade?

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Out with the old, in with the old? Despite a bevy of new show offerings with unique themes and dynamic characters, a significant number of this year's premieres are either reboots, adaptations, or sequels to TV and movies past. The question is: which of these new shows either make the grade or deserve detention?

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Join us as we delve into this season's hottest offerings by grading them in six important areas and ranking them in our comprehensive Fall TV Report Card. Then, be sure to check out our superlatives for the Fall TV freshman class. Like high school, there really is a place for everyone.

Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives
Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives
  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Most Likely to Succeed

    Supergirl (CBS): The net execs are doing a happy dance over snagging this DC Comics series, whose first look promo has 14 million YouTube hits and counting. Superhero shows never fail (unless you're Constantine). 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Class Clown

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW): All hail comedienne (and Zimbio Fresh Face!) Rachel Bloom and her hilarious acting/writing that made us fall in love with the quirky new series. 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Smartest

    The Muppets (ABC): Bringing back a globally-recognized classic with a contemporary spin, all while drumming up publicity with the split of Kermit and Piggy? Not smart...genius. 

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    Most Popular

    Scream Queens (FOX): An all-star cast (Hi, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande!) with Ryan Murphy in the driver's seat. People are already fanning out hardcore before the premiere.

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Most Dependable

    Wicked City (ABC): Ed Westwick was born to play a serial killer. If you're looking for a weekly drama that is equal parts sexy and mysterious, this show won't fail you. 

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    Most Likely to Get Kicked Out

    Truth Be Told (NBC): We didn't laugh once during the promo. Good luck? 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Best Dressed

    Minority Report (FOX): Following in the blockbuster's footsteps, it has all the makings of becoming a hit show. It's yours to eff up, FOX. 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Biggest Dreamer

    Heroes Reborn (NBC): Let's face it. Heroes season 1: awesome. Heroes seasons 2-4: terrible. It's going to be hard to convince viewers that the reboot is worth their time, energy, and DVR space. The promo is certainly promising though. 

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    Most Unforgettable

    Quantico (ABC): Priyanka Chopra is a standout. The series accuses the FBI agent-in-training of committing a domestic terrorist act that she (probably) has no role in. Needless to say, she's not happy about having to prove her innocence. This will be the show that everyone is talking about. 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Most Likely to Win an Emmy

    Limitless (CBS): It helps to have an Oscar-nominated actor backing the project, but the premise of Limitless screams "Look at me, Academy voters!" with a creative plot and sense of moral ambiguity that mirrors the 2011 movie. 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Biggest Overachiever

    Angel from Hell (CBS): Jane Lynch is funny. We get it. This role literally beats us over the head with that idea 20,000 times. And then Jane Lynch is not so funny anymore. 

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    Most Overdramatic

    Code Black (CBS): Nothing is ever going to come close to ER or Grey's Anatomy. The promo for Code Black tries to capitalize on the emotions we felt during those famous times of crisis or hopelessness, but falls severely short in making us feel like we need to give a damn about these characters. 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Loudest

    Blindspot (NBC): A tattooed, naked woman randomly ends up in a bag in the middle of Times Square. If that doesn't grab your attention, nothing will. 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Biggest Personality

    Grandfathered (FOX): John Stamos playing a hot grandpa. Enough said. 

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Most Creative

    The Grinder (FOX): Rob Lowe certainly outdid himself in the "we have never heard of a concept like this" department. But seriously, how does an actor-turned-wannabe-lawyer practice law without going to school or passing the bar? Guess we'll have to tune in to find out!

  • Zimbio's 2015 Fall TV Report Card and Superlatives

    Most Unassuming

    Life in Pieces (CBS): Unfortunately for this show, it has received very little social media love. That being said, Big Bang is its lead-in and the promo is hilarious. This could be the breakout hit that nobody is talking about.

I am the former TV Editor at Zimbio. I enjoy spicy tuna rolls, Pinot Noir, Beyonce, sloth gifs, volleyball, Adriana Lima and the beach. I also used to be a TV publicist. Follow me: Google
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