FALL 2018 TV SURVEY: 40 MOST ANTICIPATED NEW SHOWS
We asked TV fans, “Which new fall TV shows are you most looking forward to?” See which series our survey respondents chose, ranked by popularity, below. (Respondents were allowed a single choice.)
The winner at nearly 12 percent was actually the write-in vote led overwhelmingly by several variations on “don’t know any of these” and “none of these,” though some legit new series like Titans and A Discovery of Witches made the write-in list. (For all of you who wrote in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the Amazon political thriller, which debuted in August, topped our Spring-Summer survey’s new series category.)
The No. 1 series took the top spot with 8.4 percent of the vote, while second place got 6.7 percent, third and fourth place were separated by a hairsbreadth of a percent and both rounded to 6.4 percent, and fifth place got 5.7 percent.
Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.
Adjusted Score: 85.614%
Critics Consensus: Despite a few tonal growing pains, Titans does justice to its source material and truly shines when its titular ensemble finally assembles.
A new group of superheroes emerge from the DC Universe.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.4%
Critics Consensus: Star Wars: Resistance's streamlined story sets the stage for exciting adventures -- and seems poised to explore a canvas stocked with immediately relatable characters and plenty of potential.
An animated prequel to "The Force Awakens," about young pilot Kazuda "Kaz" Xiono, who's recruited by the Resistance for a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 78.948%
As Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the secrets of the ancient manuscript, their relationship develops, and... [More]
Adjusted Score: -0.169%
The sun isn't setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Academy Award® Winners... [More]
Adjusted Score: 50.589%
A look at football in Liberty City, Fla., a crime-ridden community that produces NFL stars.... [More]
Adjusted Score: -0.277%
DI Helen Weeks grapples with pregnancy as she undertakes a very personal abduction case.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 44.349%
Critics Consensus: Rel has a talented star supported by a solid ensemble, but none of it's enough to disguise an ordinary sitcom that hits a series of generic beats.
A Chicago man tries to rebuild his life after getting divorced from his wife, who was having an affair with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.939%
Critics Consensus: All American's ambitious attempts to tackle class struggles and classroom drama largely play thanks to its winning cast -- an auspicious start to a promising new series.
Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.951%
Critics Consensus: Forever is a gently harrowing and mirthful dive into the ennui of matrimony, elevated by Maya Rudolph's dazzling turn of not-so-quiet desperation.
Married couple June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) live a comfortable but predictable life in suburban Riverside, California. For... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84.4%
A caseworker at a facility that treats soldiers returning from war interacts with veteran who is eager to return to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 63.349%
Critics Consensus: Happy Together's premise won't win may points for originality, but the show still earns laughs thanks to a winning trio of central performances.
A thirtysomething couple, tired of their mundane lives, begin to feel younger and cooler when an emerging pop star, who... [More]
Adjusted Score: 67.647%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Young Patty McCormack received an Oscar nomination for her performance as a murderous child in this chilling dramatic horror classic.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 29.18%
Critics Consensus: Despite its promising pedigree, I Feel Bad simply isn't very funny.
Emet is the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter. OK, she's not perfect. In fact, she's just figuring it... [More]
Adjusted Score: 20.265%
Critics Consensus: While the show's likable cast has potential, poor attempts at cultural commentary and weak characterizations leave The Neighborhood stuck in a creative dead end.
A Midwest man moves his family to a tough L.A. neighborhood where his friendliness doesn't sit well with everyone.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75.884%
Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elven assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76.975%
Critics Consensus: Fans of Jim Carrey's slapstick may be disappointed, but other viewers may find a surprisingly poignant examination of life and grief in Kidding.
A children's TV icon deals with his imploding family life.... [More]
Adjusted Score: -0.169%
For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide.... [More]
Follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81.349%
Critics Consensus: The Kids are Alright is a surprisingly poignant, thoughtful show with a classic sitcom feel.
In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys who live out their days with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86.071%
Critics Consensus: Maniac enthralls with its dazzling visuals, adventurous narrative, and striking performances from both Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac
tells the stories... [More]
Adjusted Score: -0.084%
Celebrity kids are paired with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which will be judged by a panel... [More]
Adjusted Score: 73.265%
Critics Consensus: While the jokes can be a little juvenile, Single Parents earns brownie points for a likable cast and a funny focus on parental struggles.
This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old... [More]
Adjusted Score: -0.084%
Four superhero brothers battle absurd monsters with new weapons and new powers as they discover a hidden city beneath New... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.794%
Critics Consensus: The Conners offers the comforts of its source show, but more focus on the family's ever-evolving dynamics adds a welcome layer of working-class empathy without losing any of the laughs.
The Conner clan copes with life in Lanford in a way they never have before.... [More]
"The Alec Baldwin Show" gives viewers a front-row seat to in-depth, intimate and candid one-on-one conversations as Baldwin, a prolific... [More]
Adjusted Score: 36.192%
Critics Consensus: Overcrowded, overwrought, and overly familiar, New Amsterdam plays more like an exquisite corpse of pre-existing shows than a breakthrough for the genre -- though that may be enough for medical drama devotees.
Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max... [More]
Adjusted Score: 61.108%
Critics Consensus: A sincere and thoughtful handling of spiritual themes helps God Friended Me overcome -- and even benefit from -- its earnest approach to a potentially off-putting premise.
An atheist's life is transformed when God friends him on Facebook.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 59.782%
Critics Consensus: Manifest's attempts to balance supernatural mystery and melodrama largely work thanks to its well-chosen cast -- though it could use a few more distinguishing characteristics.
When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet... [More]
Adjusted Score: 68.024%
Critics Consensus: Charmed's updates are as fun as they are surprisingly feminist -- and with a sharper focus, it could conjure up an even stronger show than the one that came before it.
"Stronger together." That's what Marisol tells her daughters, firebrand social justice warrior Melanie "Mel" Vera, and her sister, fun-loving Maggie,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 51.384%
Critics Consensus: Matthew Weiner's return to television is as handsomely made as it is ambitious and sprawling -- unfortunately, it's also fatally indulgent, asking for the utmost patience from audiences without a compelling incentive.
The Romanoffs is created, written, directed, and executive produced by nine-time Emmy
winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), featuring eight separate stories... [More]
Adjusted Score: 47.361%
Critics Consensus: Despite a decent ensemble and a few intriguing elements, A MillIon Little Things breaks under the weight of its own emotionally lofty ambitions.
They say friendship isn't one big thing, it's a million little things; and that's true for a group of friends... [More]
Adjusted Score: 62.771%
Critics Consensus: Dick Wolf's new series sports a compelling cast and adrenaline-spiking spectacle, although some viewers may find this retread of the mega-producer's previous procedural formulas overly familiar.
These first-class agents, including Special Agent Maggie Bell and her partner, Special Agent Omar Adom 'OA' Zidan, bring all their... [More]
Adjusted Score: 71.782%
Critics Consensus: Mayans M.C. is a thrilling drama with compelling characters, but it struggles to find its pace and the Tellers are hard to forget.
Mayans M.C. is a drama series from Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, and is the next chapter in the "Sons... [More]
Adjusted Score: 70.686%
Critics Consensus: Nathan Fillion's reliably likable presence makes The Rookie worth tuning in, even if the show around him isn't particularly memorable.
Starting over isn't easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 55.686%
Critics Consensus: The rebooted Magnum P.I. may not be quite distinctive enough to hold up to comparisons with its source material, but a charismatic star, slickly staged action, and a handful of modern twists hint at greater potential.
A modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.024%
Critics Consensus: Bewitchingly beautiful and wickedly macabre, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina casts an intoxicating spell and provides a perfect showcase for Kiernan Shipka's magical talents.
This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature -- half-witch, half-mortal -- while standing against the evil forces... [More]
Adjusted Score: 46.614%
Critics Consensus: Bloated and boring, The Purge kills its own fleetingly fun premise and proves that not all stories work better on the small screen.
Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, THE PURGE revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including... [More]
* Write-in vote tie