We are now about a month into the season, so it's time to do something most pundits shy away from - namely, looking back on how my predictions are playing out.
Here's a list of all the new broadcast shows that have been canceled. and what we said about them in our Fall TV Preview report.
Charlie's Angels (ABC) - As much as we wanted to like the pilot, we just couldn't. It's not just that it may seem cheesy to today's audience, but none of the Angels had any charisma. Prediction right on.
How to be a Gentleman (CBS) - Pilot was pleasant enough. Should do about the same as virtually any comedy CBS chooses to follow The Big Bang Theory. Could be hurt by FOX's X Factor. Prediction pretty close.
Free Agents (NBC) - This may be the worst comedy pilot we've seen in the past 25 years. The writing was bad and the cast had no chemistry. So bad, it makes the canceled Outsourced seem like brilliant comedy. Prediction right on.
Here's what we said about some shows that might be in trouble.
A Gifted Man (CBS) - In this very weak time period CBS is placing its weakest show. Can it beat Chuck? Maybe. Would that make it a success? No. Prediction right on.
Prime Suspect (NBC) -Maria Bello has charisma, the supporting cast has potential, and the show looks like a winner. NBC needs to heavily promote this one. Prediction may have missed.
Here are the shows that are currently successful, and what we said about them before the season began.
Suburgatory (ABC) - Sandwiched between The Middle and Modern Family, this one has potential. The pilot was good. Its fate rests largely on whether it can build on its lead-in audience. Prediction right on.
Most of the remaining new series are not yet clear hits or misses. FOX's Terra Nova, CBS's Person of Interest, and ABC's Revenge look promising. We were high on all three, with some caveats based mostly on questions concerning how the shows would be executed from week to week.