Let's Rank the Best and Worst New Comedies of the Fall 2014 TV Season

The influx of new comedies that appears on our TV screens each fall should be the equivalent of a clown car barreling into our living rooms, eliciting nonstop laughs. Unfortunately, the 2014 crop is more akin to a Ford Fiesta, filled with only one or two funny guys lost among corny uncles, grumpy cab drivers, and serial killers. It's a real cornucopia (Thanksgiving buzzword!) of quality, is what I'm saying.

But with all these choices comes the opportunity for some brave man, dare I say a demigod among mortals, to step up and definitively organize the new fall comedies from best to worst, while also assigning varying degrees of watchability. And in the absence of someone like that, my flabby, puny self will step in. I've been watching all nine of this fall's new network comedies plus one new cable comedy, and I've ranked them in order of excellence. Read the list below, agree with it because it is THE BEST, and then praise my judgment in the comments. OR, read the list below, disagree with it because it is entirely wrong, and let me know in the comments how you would rank 'em. Whichever you want. It is a free-ish country!

[Editor's Note: Here's how last year's comedies stacked up.]



THE GREAT

Last year, we were blessed with two comedies that were good enough to qualify as "great": Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs. But great new comedies are so 2013, and sadly, none of this year's newbies have achieved that level of quality. Damn you, comedy gods!



THE GOOD

1. Black-ish

ABC's new family comedy Black-ish came close to being the only new fall sitcom to earn a "great" rating, but recent episodes have knocked it down to being merely "good." In fact, its stock has dropped enough in recent weeks to threaten the show's hold on the top spot. But some of early episodes were so wonderful—particularly "Pilot," "The Nod," and "Crazy Mom"—that in the face of so much not-wonderful competition, it still sits atop this list. The success of a comedy is often dependent on its cast, and Black-ish has the best ensemble of all of this fall's laughers, with the always great (even on Dads With KidsAnthony Anderson as hypocritical keeping-it-real dad Andre Johnson leading the way. But Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson deserves some consideration come awards season, and all four of the kids are not only delightful, they seem like they've been doing this for years. Series creator Kenya Barris has a knack for looking at race the right way; he isn't afraid to put everything out in the open in order to make fun of it, and Black-ish knows that it's a family comedy first. That's the reason it works. 

STATUS: Picked up for a full season!


2. Selfie

You aren't as surprised as I am that Selfie ended up so high on the list. The first time I heard Eliza mutter the word "Instagram" (which was probably in the first three seconds of the pilot), I wanted to murder this show in front of its parents—that's how bad the first impression was (Kaitlin was more forgiving). But series creator Emily Kapnek developed her characters quickly, just as she did on the late Suburgatory, and suddenly Selfie's world began to expand. Even Eliza became... hmmm, likable isn't the word, so let's go with "interesting," thanks in large part to a self-aware and over-the-top performance by Karen Gillan; her "partnership" with Henry (John Cho) was one of the most compelling and curious pairings of the season. Meanwhile, Eliza and Henry's boss Sam (Homeland's David Harewood) turned out to be one of the funniest new characters of the fall, and the show impressed us by confidently developing his interracial relationship with his wife. But Selfie's most inspiring feat was that it vastly improved after its pilot, and that's the best indicator that a comedy has legs. Unfortunately, viewers didn't seem to think so. I blame Selfie's awful title and horrible, disgraceful theme song for its low ratings and quick cancellation. 

STATUS: Canceled.



THE WATCHABLE

3. Marry Me

This show, I tell ya! Marry Me was the toughest comedy to place because it kept inching its way up this list, spot by spot. The series' first three episodes were more like Meh-ry Meh, thanks to the looming threat of untapped potential from series creator David Caspe and the cast. But Episode 4, "Annicurser-Me," locked all the characters in a basement while flashbacks revealed that Annie and Jake's relationship wasn't cursed—it was just spoiled by their bumbling friends. That was followed by another winner in "Thank Me," leading me to believe that Marry Me has possibly found the key to unlocking the magic that lies within its Happy Endings pedigree. This show is trending up fast. The scary thing is that Ken Marino—the funniest person in the cast—is probably the show's weakest link. If he gets going, Marry Me could be great.  

STATUS: NBC ordered five extra episodes (so it almost has a full-season order).


4. A to Z

Guys, I don't know if the recent rom-sitcom trend is a thing that can actually work on television, because a series that's merely about being in a relationship can't go that far. But A to Z had a pair of likable leads and the indie success of (500) Days of Summer to siphon from, so it gave that barebones premise a shot. Unfortunately, the show is frequently cutesy to a nauseating fault, chronicling the adventures of new lovebirds Andrew (the A, played by Ben Feldman) and Zelda (the Z, played by Cristin "The Mother" Milioti) as they experience the ups and downs that befall every romantic relationship. The problem is that each episode features a down as its conflict and an up as its resolution, and who wants to watch an ongoing show about a doomed relationship& (we know it won't work out, given the narration in the opening sequence and the start-to-finish set-up). And then there's the weird workplace comedy element, which focuses on Andrew's boss and creates an imbalance. But the show's biggest crime is Andrew's BBF (bearded best friend) Stu, a horrible character and terrible human being whose spats with Zelda's pal Steph are still being mined for zero laughs. Also, how sad was that Ray Parker Jr. Halloween jam?

STATUS: Canceled (but finishing out its initial 13-episode order).


5. Cristela

Cristela is the true midway point of this list. It's not great or even what I'd call good, but it's entirely harmless and it knows what kind of show it wants to be. A Friday-night, multi-camera sitcom about a Mexican-American woman who's struggling to become a lawyer while her immigrant mother talks about life in the village probably isn't targeted at me (I don't want to be a lawyer), but I can see how other people might dig it. And Cristela's titular star, Cristela Alonzo, is a whirlwind full of charm and energy who rivals a game-show host on speed. Cristela is a competent throwback family comedy, and that's all it needs to be.

STATUS: Freshly picked up for a full season!


6. Benched

The lone cable entry on this list, Benched proves that not every cable series is better than its network counterparts. Benched should be good; it has Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe as its lead character, Nina, a lawyer who gets dumped by her boyfriend and then dumped by her corporate law firm, forcing her to take a job in the public defender's office. It also has... Oscar from The Office and Ted from Better off Ted? A courtroom setting and oddball criminals should combine to create insta-comedy, but Benched is portraying Nina as damaged goods due to her break-up while also portraying her as too good for her new job, and that makes her difficult to root for. Also, I'm a little concerned that Benched is still on while USA's far-superior Playing House is looking like it's canceled. Objection!

STATUS: No word from USA yet.



THE BAD

7. The McCarthys

The McCarthys is a show about a loud, tightknit, sports-obsessed Boston family with a gay son, and that's it. There's nothing horribly wrong with the show, but it exists firmly in the well-trodden, white-bread territory of all the dysfunctional family sitcoms that came before (oddly enough, it's somewhat reminiscent of a toned-down Married With Children). At times, it's genuinely funny, like when Laurie Metcalf's Marjorie recalled stealing money from her old, blind grandmother in the show's most recent episode. But there's no nuance to the characters, and at some point during each episode, all the ragging on each other morphs into saccharine speechifying about how they really love each other. Aww! I thought (and hoped) we'd see more of the gay son, Ronny, actually coaching basketball—and when we did, it was great—but for the most part, The McCarthys concentrates on the family sitting around ma and pa's living room, embodying their one-note personalities.

STATUS: There's no word from CBS yet, but The McCarthys' ratings are pretty bad, and I'm betting cancellation is nawt fah away (that's a Boston accent).


8. Manhattan Love Story

Manhattan Love Story had plenty of haters and then some, as many bemoaned the show's antiquated gender roles, blatant sexism, and icky facial hair. They weren't wrong, but I initially found myself defending the series. Its gimmick—viewers were privy to the main characters' internal monologues and thoughts, which were revealed via voiceover—had lots of potential, despite being very unpolished at the outset. Sadly, it turns out that audible thoughts are only funny when they're dark, knee-jerk observations, and most of Manhattan Love Story's Jake and Dana deepest secrets were ripped from the pages of Maxim and Cosmopolitan. If you want to see how internal monologuing is done, watch the incredibly hilarious British comedy Peep Show.

STATUS: First cancellation of the fall season.



THE HORRIBLE

9. Bad Judge

NBC must've given this show the greenlight based on talent alone, or maybe it lost a bet while it was drunk, because there's no other reason for Bad Judge making it to air. Kate Walsh was the star, and Anne Heche and Will Ferrell were on board as producers. The network couldn't possibly have read the initial script, which was such a mess that the pilot was reworked like crazy after it came out a jumbled mess. And even though the one that eventually aired was more focused, it still threw too many wacky sitcom premises against a Teflon wall, including some silly plot about Walsh's bad judge mentoring a foster kid whose parents she put away. The kid was never heard from again (as in he didn't appear in any more episodes; he's not dead, as far as I know). Bad Judge started rolling the cameras before it even knew what it was, and the result was downright awful.

STATUS: Canceled (but finishing out its initial 13-episode order).



TO BE BURNED IN A GARBAGE HEAP

10. Mulaney

Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch x infinity. Word on the street is that former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney is quite the stand-up comedian, so giving him his own show seemed like a natural next step, given his history with television (he's also regularly featured on Kroll Show). Unfortunately, that turned out to be the wrong decision. In fact, it was the worst decision. Mulaney can't take all the blame for this disaster, but he deserves the lion's share of it, especially since he's the cast member who acts most like he's on a sitcom... from the early 1980s. And despite borrowing from so many hammy sitcoms of yesteryear, Mulaney's writing and pacing makes the show feel like everyone involved the series has never seen a comedy in their lives. Unfunny, uncomfortable, and unfixable, Mulaney wins the season's worst new comedy award in a landslide.

STATUS: Fox trimmed Mulaney's episode order and halted production; then the show was demoted to an earlier time slot. It's as good as canceled


How would YOU rank this season's new comedies?


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Feb 22, 2015
Mulaney should be off of Fox because nobody loves that show. It's obvious that show is a complete rip-off of Seinfeld. Even though I didn't show complete interest in that series and I never got a chance to see it, I really hate Mulaney. I hope it gets cancelled because it really sucks, just like The Big Bang Theory.
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Mar 19, 2015
I'm so relieved that the show has been cancelled! Mulaney has been nothing but trouble since it's first airing. Sianera, one of the worst TV shows in this generation!!! But I still miss Selfie.
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Dec 16, 2014
Sorry for my English I am a Spanish native speaker from Argentina. I meant that they hide themselves fealings with work and social media. And that the show HAD NOT good advertising.
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Dec 16, 2014
I would LOOOOVE that Selfie continue, cos it is a romantic, interesting, intercultural, and beautiful to watch comedy. I like its music, I love Eliza, and Henry. They have good chemistry. I think it has not good advertising. I think people could feel empathy with these characters cos they both hide theirselves dealings with work and social media. I really hope and ask God that this continues. In three or four chapter I became a fan. I am watching Gotham, The Flash but they are not enough for me. I cannot understand that a romantic comedy is canceled and Two andva half men has 12 seasons. #saveSelfie #selfieseason2
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Dec 16, 2014
Selfie is one of two shows ranked as good and it has been cancelled? Unbelievable! I love this show! Yes the pilot wasn't that good but it showed what a shallow person Eliza had become because of her social media addiction. The show has grown so much since then and I am so bummed that it is not going to continue! Is there no way it can be saved?
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Dec 03, 2014
The Best:
1) You're the Worst
2) Everything else
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Dec 01, 2014
Selfie had a bad start. Didn't think much of the first episode but it was actually pretty funny when it got cancelled. The characters had developed well and Eliza had become quite a likable dickhead. Some of her digs at Henry's missus were pretty funny. The supporting characters had developed well too, especially the boss. He was hilarious. Ep 8 is on Hulu now and I really liked it. Shame it got canceled as it has just found its way. Wishful thinking that Hulu will pick up a second season but hoping!
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Nov 27, 2014
selfie's pilot was a problem, but it really did get better. it's too bad that john cho can't stay on the air for long...get this guy the right show!
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Nov 27, 2014
So Selfie is done done? There aren't anymore episodes left to air? Does anyone know?
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Nov 27, 2014
I'm really disappointed that there's even a show called Blackish on the schedule and am just as turned off by that as people have been about Selfie. This exact same premise (a black man worrying that his kids are becoming too "white) ran for a show several years ago called "The Hughleys" and it's been mined on several shows since so it's not an original angle. Add to the fact that Anthony Anderson is frequently used in the same way (remember the Anthony Anderson show) and it doesn't like enticing. Then again I can't judge until I watch it..

I think A-Z is a great show because it balances the coupledom with other elements, and your argument that the show is weak because each episode has ups and downs does not hold water. I mean, for one, that's called conflict and it's kind of an essential ingredient for any show and a lot of the ups and downs focus on problems in one of their lives and how they deal through it as a couple. Are you saying that the show is bad because of certainty about the ending, because it could have gone either way. I suspect after "Z", they'd get to the engagement. I do not like the romcom genre much at all but t was rather invested in this.

I agree with you about Selfie but I don't think it's cancelled. Emily Kapnek is shopping it elsewhere from what I hear.

Bad Judge I enjoyed for a while. If you have bad teacher, bad santa, and bad cop (which is essentially Brooklyn Nine Nine), why not Bad Judge? I enjoyed the premise a lot and hear the unaired pilot was a little more focused on the direction it wanted to go (I guess you heard through the grapevine differently? I heard that the unaired pilot really had something to it and that executive meddling dulled its sharper edges), but my problem with the show was that each weeek, the plots became repetitive, and I felt like the stock characters could have been more developed.

Mullaney's not awful. I mean, you're basing that on expectations. It's a mildly watchable show that admittedly is pretty flawed. I just sort of see it as a homage to 90's sitcoms. I think it might have actually been good in the 90's and it's problem is TV has evolved. I think by that same logic, Friends and Seinfeld might have also bombed today.
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Nov 26, 2014
I actually like Mulaney and The McCarthys. Maybe I have bad taste, but they make me laugh so I watch them.
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Nov 26, 2014
i loved selfie, and i enjoy benched, but yeah, this sitcom line-up is so so sad
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Nov 26, 2014
Wow, what a terrible line-up.
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Nov 26, 2014
I would say that Manhattan Love Story was dreadful but Bad Judge was at least enjoyable. I do happen to love Blackish. Selfie was actually getting better but too bad it was cancelled.
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Nov 26, 2014
I was enjoying the character progression in Selfie it seemed to be getting better (mostly) each week and John Cho made it so much better... It and A to Z were the only ones on the list I was following. Sigh...
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Nov 26, 2014
That sucks. Millions of people get burned every season.
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Nov 26, 2014
I don't know why you have Bad Judge so low, I started watching because of Kate Walsh and I thought it was pretty funny and had the makings to be way better if they got their act together a little bit! Definitely should have been given a better run. As for the others I haven't wanted to commit to anything until I knew it wasn't going to be cancelled..As such I will start watching Black-ish...lets hope its good!
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Nov 26, 2014
I really enjoy Black-ish and I like that a show about a non-white family has actually been successful on network tv. I wasn't a huge fan of the episode that just aired, but I think it's a bit harsh to say that the last few episodes have shown such a drop in quality that blackish is sliding down to merely "good" status.
I watched a couple of episodes of Marry Me and while I thought the pilot was good, I wasn't a huge fan of the humor of subsequent episodes. I'm willing to give it another try if I hear there's been significant improvement by the end of the season though.
Cristela was decent. I agree that its humor and setup are super-throwback, but it's a comfortingly broad comedy.
A to Z was a bit of a disappointment for me. After a strong pilot, the series devolved into whatever various inconsequential roadblocks the writers could throw at Andrew and Zelda and I think the show suffered for being about a relationship instead of just being a comedy about two people who happened to be in a relationship, following their lives and putting the boyfriend-girlfriend stuff on the back burner.
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Nov 26, 2014
Selfie's pilot was almost loathesome, but it got immediately better in the next couple episodes. Then it traversed "watchable" to "great!" back and forth until it left the air.

Manhattan Love Story, to me, was two reasonably good shows mashed into one bad show. The female lead and her story of moving to the big city, starting a new job where everyone hates her, trying to deal with relationships, all that could work. The guy and his family and their business making trophies, that could also work. Together, especially the two of them together, was just awful. Funny that I think the two leads are actually a couple in real life, but I think it was the writing that was screwed up, not them.

A to Z was a great duo in the leads, but everything around them was just a mess. The best friends on down the line were all terrible. I don't mind a romantic comedy, I actually quite like them, but when (nearly) the entire backup of the show is unwatchable and annoying, you've done your lead story a disservice.

Mulaney has a terrific cast in possibly the worst show of the year. But Dads was the same thing last year. Maybe Fox just thinks this is what people want, great people doing stupid humor.

I've watched bits of Black-ish, and it's fine. It certainly feels like it fits well with Modern Family now as opposed to Modern Family the first couple seasons. Which is still a pretty good show. The Goldbergs is definitely going up and up while The Middle is winding down on being a good show, so the night is riding mostly on its 8:30-9:30 hour.

Nothing else has gotten me to look, including, sadly, Marry Me and Benched, but maybe I should give them a shot.
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Nov 25, 2014
Good:Marry Me
Watchable: A to Z, Bad Judge, Benched
To be burned in a garbage heap: everything else
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Nov 25, 2014
Marry Me at times feels like a Happy Ending s spin off. I have to admit the side players on the show are the weakest link to me. I am trying to give it a chance though.

As for Blackish...the show has found its groove and rolling. .It's still has some weaknesses but I am enjoying it greatly,
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Nov 28, 2014
"As for Blackish...the show has found its groove and rolling. .It's still has some weaknesses but I am enjoying it greatly"

Thinking about this show, I found a direct correlation between Fishburne's appearance in an episode and my enjoyment of said episode. Pops needs to be more present!
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Nov 25, 2014
To be completely honest, I would put A-to-Z in the great and the McCarthys in the watchable, maybe even the good, haha. But all in all, I agree. I do think Mulaney has improved enough to be in the "bad" instead of the garbage heap, though.
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Nov 28, 2014
"I do think Mulaney has improved enough to be in the "bad" instead of the garbage heap, though."

This brings to mind a scene in Arrested development where the family is cheering like crazy because the company's rating has been upped to "don't buy".
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Nov 28, 2014
Pretty much, yeah, haha.
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Nov 25, 2014
Really? Jane the Virgin is GREAT, and I seriously find it tough to watch sitcoms.
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Nov 25, 2014
Jane the Virgin falls in that weird in-between category. It's more of an hour-long dramedy than flat out comedy. But I do agree that it's great.
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Nov 25, 2014
I am glad once again that I decided not to watch any of the new comedies this season.
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Nov 25, 2014
The list has confirmed why I don't watch comedies anymore. If that was suppose to be the best we're doomed.
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Nov 25, 2014
I agree pretty much with all of this. This is the weakest season for comedies. Benched is all right, but it needs someone to help Eliza Coupe out. It just can't all be her, no matter ow talented she is.

But even some of the better comedies from last season are starting o spiral. About a Boy was pretty decent last season and it isn't good this season.
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Nov 25, 2014
Yep, pretty much agree on this entire assessment.
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Nov 25, 2014
I haven't been watching any of these shows, but Jane the Virgin, though I guess not exactly a comedy, is comedic gold.
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Nov 25, 2014
I loved Selfie it's one of the only comedies I watch. They need to air the rest of the episodes. I belive I read there are 13 of them.
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Nov 25, 2014
The rest of the episodes are available on Hulu!
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Nov 25, 2014
I wanted to like Selfie but yesterday I deleted it from my recorded shows list (I'm a few weeks behind). Ditto for Bad Judge and A to Z, although Bad Judge was a decent show. I really like Cristela and am glad for the full season. Manhattan Love Story was growing on me and I feel it's so much better than anything else except Cristela. I only wish there was another Friends With Better Lives this season. That was the funniest comedy to turn up in several tv seasons.
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Nov 25, 2014
Gotta say the only show i'm truly going to miss is Selfie... It really got good, and the main actress really become somebody likable! Everything else, even the shows that remain on air can literally join Mulaney burning in the garbagbe... IMO, this is the worst season of television that i can remember
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Nov 25, 2014
Oddly enough, I think the McCarthys is pretty bad, yet it's the only new sit-com that makes me laugh....
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Nov 25, 2014
Black-ish and Benched are the only two shows on the list I'm still watching, and I want Benched to be better than it is. Oh, and Tim, you should know that Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is a he, not a she.
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Nov 25, 2014
I don't agree with you when it comes to Bad Judge and MLS, I liked them a lot. Too bad they were cancelled. But I agree when it comes to all the watchables and the goods.
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Nov 25, 2014
It's been a terrible year for new sitcoms. Five have already been cancelled, including one that this lists considers good.
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Nov 25, 2014
"Black-ish", " A-Z"and "Marry Me" are all good shows, with "Black-ish" being the best.

I stopped "Selfie" and "Manhattan Love Story" minutes into the pilot episodes; the rest i didn't even give a chance.
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Nov 25, 2014
MURDER! MURDER! MURDEEEEEEEEER!
THE KID IS DEAD!!!
She's a BAD Judge but she's a AWFUL person with issues. (and an overnight pop up rock garden!)
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Nov 25, 2014
I don't hate Benched... but I thought it was going to be a lot better than it actually is.

Honestly, I find that more disappointing than when a show I think will suck sucks.
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Nov 25, 2014
The only one I'm still watching is Cristela. It's rightly paired with Last Man Standing, which I don't watch. I watched a couple episodes of Selfie on demand and liked it. I game Mulaney a chance, but, yeah. It's got to go.
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Nov 25, 2014
Well, I'm not American but I think Bad Judge was hilarious at times, so I would rank it in "Watchable" at least.
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Nov 25, 2014
Do you mean New Comedies of the Fall 2014 TV Season so far? (We're not even halfway through "Fall 2014 TV season". That's why they call January/February "mid-season".) *pokes TV.com*

My ranking should be simple, since I really don't like the typically "ham it up" formula of US sitcoms:
Sitcoms: all of them.

However, I did make it through a few episodes of some of them, so there is an honorable mention ranking:
1. Black-ish - Kids actors are pro (not annoying!), Fishburne plays a great curmudgeon (has a lovable side!), new family situations and new perspectives on other ones is fresh and funny.
2. Cristela - Enjoyable. Interesting, talented cast, though I tuned out when discrimination against Mexican-Americans became the butt of too many jokes. (I don't find discrimination funny.)

Notables:
Analeigh Tipton (Manhattan Love Story) - She needs to be a lead in something good. (Viral?)
Harewood and Randolf (Selfie) - individually energized every scene they were in.
Cho and Gillan (Selfie) - Did Selfie accidentally make these two a "TV couple"?

Could have been great off-broadcast:
• Bad Judge: It could have been good if the judge was allowed to be bad. (?? "Let's make a character that everyone hates. But make her really likable so we don't alienate a large, general audience." ??)
• Selfie: A jumbled mix of too many bad aspects of good ideas, including: Pygmalion but not about the process of change, Eliza too unlikeably annoying instead of charmingly flawed, "Social Internet"-trendy but watered down so grandparents will get it.
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Nov 25, 2014
TV.com will do a separate Best and Worst of the mid-season. Then a best and worst of the summer. Unless a show airs in the next month they technically aren't a fall show. Generally speaking shows that air in the fall (start of the "TV season") are chosen to air then versus mid-season because networks think they'll be stronger. Shows that start airing in January (and aren't limited series events/runs) are the "we'll put this on TV if our other stuff fails" shows. On the whole it's not necessarily a fair ranking to put mid-season shows against fall shows. So often you'll hear "that's not bad for a summer show" or "for a mid-season replacement it's pretty good!" It's apples and oranges. It shouldn't be. Networks should create better structure and timing with shows airing. But alas, networks are archaic in their thinking.
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Nov 25, 2014
But alas, networks are archaic in their thinking.
Absolutely. I'm just poking fun (sort of) at the TV press that enables not only that kind of archaic thinking (i.e. a "Fall TV Season" spanning approximately late September to late May -- there is no Winter or Spring TV season as a result), but also the completely nonsensical terminology ("mid-season" is the last half of the "Fall TV Season"). :-)
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Nov 25, 2014
(can someone delete the comment under mine?, it is really annoying)

I think Selfie was far better than expected, I started it watching only because of Keran Gillan and prolonged for the story. Well.. bad luck
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Nov 25, 2014
I actually liked Selfie, it was great for explaining the world of social media to my grandparents with cute,corky humor.
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Nov 25, 2014
The categories on this list (esp. toward the bottom...) are funnier than most comedies... I tried Selfie and Manhattan Love Story... Not surprised they got cancelled... they certainly put me off looking at any other new comedy this season.
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Nov 25, 2014
I actually like Marry Me. Only one manbaby, which beats the curve by at least one. Cristela and Mulaney are right where they belong, but I'd put Portlandia with Mulaney, and that show seems to work for people.
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Nov 25, 2014
I've watched, Marry Me it's nice. ok show. Benched, watch anything with Eliza Coupe and finally Mulaney, it's not the prettiest and acting is ew, but last couple of of episodes have some funny moments.

Haven't given the others a chance.Watch pilots AtoZ it was cute and picked up om the middle of the episode and then Bad Judge.I don't know in the preview pic of it I thought Kate Walsh look hotter, but in the pilot was just meh.
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Nov 25, 2014
That is a sad, sad fall season. I'm only watching Black-ish and I'm less and less sure why I still am.

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Nov 25, 2014
"It's a real cornucopia (Thanksgiving buzzword!) of quality, is what I'm saying."

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
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Nov 26, 2014
Other than the sentence being entirely sarcastic, all words were used correctly.
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Nov 25, 2014
which one? cornucopia or buzzword? :)

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Nov 25, 2014
I gotta say all this Shows are pretty weak. The only good Comedy with quality airing right now is Brooklyn 9-9.
The Drama's are getting better and better and the comedies worse and worse. Why is that?
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Nov 25, 2014
Pretty good list though, and I know it's not a sit-com but as it is a very funny show I'd have placed Jane the Virgin in the GREAT category!
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Nov 25, 2014
Would Brooklyn Nine Nine not qualify for "great" last year? It's certainly as good as The fucking Goldbergs,
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Nov 26, 2014
I think they dropped the word Fucking out of The Goldbergs name. It tested rather poorly.
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Nov 25, 2014
Well, the show in its first season wasn't as good as it is now. If however I was to rank new comedies from the last 2 seasons, it would certainly be near the top (second to Rick & Morty) thanks to its strong second season.
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Nov 25, 2014
Hey, yeah, I forgot about Rick and Morty! How can Rick and Morty not be on the great list? Maybe it came out too recently. Without a doubt that show is comedy gold, though.
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Nov 27, 2014
Well it started airing last December so technically I'm not sure it's a fall show, and TV.com posted their rankings in November. Too bad becaused it deserved a spot on the "great" list, but it was a few weeks late.
The same goes for Silicon valley, it's another one of the best comedies right now but it aired from April to June so is not part of fall, mid- or summer season (is there such a thing as a TV spring season?)
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Nov 25, 2014
I watched at most a couple of episodes each. Initially I had some hopes for Manhattan but they didn't pan out and I'm not sorry to see it go. Marry Me has been a disappointment so far, maybe I'll get back to it.
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