Snap Judgements: 2012-2013
FOX TV Schedule
So without further ado, please find the 2012 FOX Fall Schedule below. Bold denotes a new show and their accompanying trailer/snap judgement can be found after the grid.
|MONDAY||BONES||THE MOB DOCTOR|
|TUESDAY||RAISING HOPE||BEN AND KATE||THE NEW GIRL||THE MINDY PROJECT|
|WEDNESDAY||THE X FACTOR|
|THURSDAY||THE X-FACTOR (RESULTS)||GLEE|
|SUNDAY||THE SIMPSONS||BOB'S BURGERS||FAMILY GUY||AMERICAN DAD|
THE MOB DOCTOR (Mondays at 9pm)
Judging from the title would any of you like to guess what this Jordana Spiro-led drama is about? No, not an MD who only fixes people injured in flash mobs, but rather a woman indebted to the mob must moonlight as a, well, mob doctor. Overall Anticipation Meter: Nah, thanks
BEN AND KATE (Tuesdays at 8:30pm)
The only new FOX show that doesn't begin a 'The' features a dependent brother-sister duo after Ben moves in with this sis to help her take care of her child. The comedy feels slightly forced and not super fresh. Best part of the trailer: the usually funny Lucy Punch. Overall Anticipation Meter: Eh
THE MINDY PROJECT (Tuesdays at 9:30pm)
The Office's loss is FOX's gain as Mindy Kaling stars in this wonderfully cast comedy about a young doctor navigating both her personal and professional lives. Kind of a bland premise, but looks fairly funny and boasting such talent as Chris Messina and Anna Camp. The pilot even has Bill Hader and Ed Helms guest starring. Who knows which of her other famous friends she might call on for November sweeps? Overall Anticipation Meter: Very!
THE GOODWIN GAMES (Midseason)
Scott Foley (Felicity, upcoming season of True Blood) and Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) return to TV in this surprisingly funny look at what happens when 3 estranged siblings (and one other dude) must participate in a series of competitions to win their deceased father's millions. Feels similar to Arrested Development in tone. Overall Anticipation Meter: Very!
THE FOLLOWING (Midseason)
Kevin Reilly considers this show from exec producer Kevin Williamson following Kevin Bacon tracking down an escaped serial killer (James Purefoy) 'the next 24.' Might be a slight exaggeration, but the killer cast (hehe) also including Natalie Zea, Shawn Ashmore, and special guest star, Maggie Grace, means this show deserves a look. Copy Cat Complaint: Honestly, looks very reminiscent to a season or two of Dexter. Overall Anticipation Meter: Moderate
What do you think of all the new FOX shows? Which are you most looking forward to watching?