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Fall TV Preview: The TV Bloggers' Cheat Sheet

Fall TV Preview: The TV Bloggers' Cheat Sheet

As we move into the heart of the fall TV season, my friends at The TV Addict and TapeWorthy asked a group of great TV bloggers to rank which of the fall shows were must-sees and which looked like must-skips. The result: This cheat sheet with a baker's dozen opinions on each of the pilots.

BuzzSugar, DaemonsTV, Give Me My Remote, Glowy Box, Mikey Likes TV, Scooter McGavin, Silly Pipe Dreams, Seat42f, TapeWorthy, The TV Addict, TiFaux and Tube Talk rated each of the shows. We were unanimous in our love for "Pushing Daisies," while "Bionic Woman" and "The Big Bang Theory" were a bit more divisive. To check out the full chart, just

Our key:

1 — Don’t waste your time unless you find "According to Jim" funny
2 — Not great but at least doesn’t offend me.
3 — Fun to watch if nothing else is on.
4 — Has potential. Worth a second look.
5 — Set your TiVo to Season’s Pass!
N/A — Haven’t watched yet.

For more on what I thought of the pilots, check out this roundup. Or, you can jump directly to my five to skip, five toss-ups and five to watch.

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boffthewall boffthewall 9 years
Thanks so much for making this chart!!
secretlyironic secretlyironic 9 years
Sounds like some reviewers have been a little too generous. I'd give "Private Practice," "Gossip Girl," "Big Shots," and "Carpoolers" no better than a 3, and really probably just a 2. I mean, if it's not really good, why bother switching the TV on? (Also, you forgot my blog -- )
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
looks like pushing daisies is going to be watched by a lot of people and therefore even more because the tv bloggers all seem to like it. why did they bother with the ones that hardly watched any of the new shows? i think aliens in america will be great! i watched the first episode and loved it.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Hey Allytta — we stuck to network shows only, because there was enough to handle just with those!
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i would give back to you a 1. you forgot tell me you love me.
SEAT42F SEAT42F 9 years
The bottom line is there is SOOO much new TV that is fantastic so I am glad the guys put this chart together. However, just wanted all of those who check in here to know there was a tiny typo from my score sheet. I gave Big Shots a 3 not a 5. Also, I would have graded a few of the 5's at 4.5 but it wasn't an option. I have always thought when in doubt round up. Happy Fall TV Watching!!!!!!
shafiii shafiii 9 years
I am so loving this chart right now.
nancita nancita 9 years
This is awesome! Also, "Don’t waste your time unless you find "According to Jim" funny" is a great way to get the point across.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Pushing Daisies is the one I'm most looking forward to also.
Pammy Pammy 9 years
What a great way to choose what to watch! Thanks! :)
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Thanks, Buzz! With so many choices, I need guides like this to help me decide what to watch, what to record, and what to avoid.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I want to see "Pushing Daisies" & "Reaper"
kidsleepy kidsleepy 9 years
i like the idea of this chart but it's poorly executed- the colors for #1 and #4 are very similar and makes it hard to read as a whole. maybe if #1 was blue, #2 green, #3 yellow, #4 orange, #5 red, and n/a gray. that we could get like a "hot or not" rating just by looking at it.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Some varied results, but the ones I really want to see mostly had fives!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
oh wow thanks alot for this buzz, with so many new shows coming out i can't keep up.
hellosunshine hellosunshine 9 years
love the chart. thanks! I am most looking foward to Pushing Daisies. Seems completely orginal. Hopefully it lives up to the hype. For some reason Reaper hasn't caught my eye. But i'll try watching it since it seems to be getting great reviews.
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