Fall TV Scorecard 2016
As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to say goodbye to our Fall TV Scorecard, which ranks new and returning shows by Tomatometer, with a final update. Like a good drama, we’re leaving this season on a twist: Donald Glover’s freshman series Atlanta has finished the season at the highest position, while film legend Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes landed at the bottom of the Scorecard. Even though our TV Scorecard is taking a break until January, have a look at the most recent additions, tune in, and be sure to give us your audience score after you watch.
This week’s additions: The Walking Dead, Man With a Plan, Rectify, The Great Indoors, The Living and the Dead, Good Girls Revolt, Pure Genius, People of Earth.
Adjusted Score: 20.479%
Critics Consensus: Woody Allen's filmmaking skills prove a poor fit for the small screen in Crisis in Six Scenes, a talk-heavy, unfunny, and overall disengaged production buried below numerous superior offerings.
Woody Allen wrote, directed and appears in this six-episode comedy series.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 21.853%
Critics Consensus: While Hayley Atwell proves a strong and likable lead, her charisma alone cannot elevate Conviction from its worn and familiar trappings.
A woman heads an agency that attempts to reverse cases where innocent people were jailed for crimes.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 13.777%
An in-depth examination of the still-unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty pageant winner JonBenet Ramsey, who was killed in her family's... [More]
Adjusted Score: 22.018%
Critics Consensus: Man with a Plan's flawed, unimaginative writing fails to properly showcase the charm of its unfortunately underperforming lead.
A contractor becomes a stay-at-home dad after his wife goes back to work.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 22.879%
Critics Consensus: Michael Weatherly's performance is top-notch, but not enough to save a show that relies too heavily on a well-worn series of legal show tropes and an off-putting premise.
In Season 1 of this drama, a renowned psychologist heads a prolific trial consulting service in this drama series based... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26.6%
Critics Consensus: Pure Genius is weighed down by stereotypical doctor drama trappings, suffocating its chances of bringing anything compelling and entertaining to the genre.
The medical drama "Pure Genius" follows the inner life of Bunker Hill, a private hospital where a team of doctors... [More]
Adjusted Score: 23.227%
Critics Consensus: Implausible and populated with unlikable characters, Notorious forsakes dramatic credibility in favor of flash and fluff.
This drama series centers on the symbiotic relationship between charismatic defense attorney Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata) and powerhouse TV producer... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26.505%
Critics Consensus: Despite using spare parts from countless successful TV procedurals, the new MacGyver fails to cobble together a compelling show.
In Season 1 of this action/adventure series, a resourceful former special forces operative is recruited into a clandestine organization to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 26.322%
Critics Consensus: Falling Water attempts complexity and intrigue but churns out an unimaginative concept lacking a redeemable payoff.
Three seemingly ordinary people – trend-spotter Tess (Lizzie Brochere), NYPD detective Taka (Will Yun Lee), and security expert Burton (David... [More]
Adjusted Score: 29.018%
Critics Consensus: Kevin James proves a likable, funny lead, but Kevin Can Wait relies too heavily on predictable, unfunny jokes and a series of lackluster subplots to stand out from the crowd.
In Series 1 of "Kevin Can Wait," recently retired Kevin Gable tries to settle into life away from the police... [More]
Adjusted Score: 35.07%
Critics Consensus: StartUp is a LetDown.
An FBI agent targets the son of a financial swindler who hides his father's money by investing it in a... [More]
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