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Ranking Fox's New Fall Series From Best to Worst, Based On Their Trailer Previews

By Dustin Rowles | TV Reviews | May 13, 2013 | Comments ()

2. Us and Them

The "Gavin and Stacey" remake, with Alexis Bledel and Jason Ritter (and Michael Ian Black), has a Hall & Oates song playing over the trailer, so I cannot remain objective. I'm sorry. It's my kryptonite. Ritter's "panic dancing" pushed me over the edge. I want the entire series run in my eyeball immediately.

3. Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Crane wakes up in contemporary America! There's a certain Blast to the Past element, plus decapitations, plus something that Dracula over on NBC sorely misses: A sense of humor. It's cheeky. I like.

4. The J.J. Abrams sci-fi cop procedural, set in a future where humans partner with androids, looks promising, in part because of the cool visuals and a great cast that includes Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as a batsh*t robot. There's certainly potential, but the procedural element is a bit of a turn off.

5. Brookyn Nine Nine

It's weird seeing a Michael Schur sitcom that's NOT documentary style, and I wish I liked the preview more. Andre Braugher is fantastic (and it's nice seeing him in a comedic role), but Andy Samberg already feels like a detriment to the series. It's a sitcom, and sitcom pilots are typically mediocre, so I will certainly give it a lot of leeway to get its legs, based simply on the talent involved. But I'm not loving the preview.


6. Enlisted

Should've just called it "Stripes: The Sitcom." It looks like what it is: A military sitcom scheduled for Friday nights. The cast is not without talent and charisma, but I don't see this series making it to January despite some decent gags.

7. Dads

The live-action Seth MacFarlane sitcom, with Giovani Ribisi and Seth Green, contains a laugh track, and unfortunately, nothing to laugh at. I'm out.

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