The Best and Worst Credit Sequences of the 2011 TV Season: Tuesday Shows

Day 3 of our week-long look at the new opening sequences of the fall season includes three shows in which men find themselves under the cruel, oppressive whimsy of women. But sadly, none of them feature a stiletto heel being driven into a man's crotch. If I were the producer of one of these shows, that's what I'd go with. If you're going to start a gender war, you may as well drop a nuke, right?



Last Man Standing

A pair of men's shoes falls into a pile of women's shoes, to the sound of adult contemporary music. Lame? Yes. But does it nail the show? Yes. And why spend so much time on a title sequence that will only take time away from the comedy stylings of Tim Allen? This is adequately satisfactory. Grade: C+



Man Up

The people who made this opening obviously didn't give a f**k. This sequence tells us absolutely nothing except the show's f**king title. Grade: F



New Girl

Goshdarn right if you have a show starring Zooey Deschanel, you're going to put her front and center in the opening credits. What works about this sequence is that it shows the three dudes literally stuck in her goofy fantasy world. It's as if they're trying to clean up her weirdness and live with it at the same time, which sums up the series as well as any 22-second intro can. New Girl fans must eat this up, while the rest of us blast speedmetal into our ears at max volume to get the sugary song out of our heads. Side note: Do you also get the idea that this is exactly how Zooey wakes up each morning? Winking and singing a song? Ease into your adorkability, girl! Not all of us are made out of rainbows and ducklings. Grade: A



The Nine Lives of Chloe King

This one loses points for poor time management. Almost half the sequence is devoted to telling us the show is set in San Francisco, when it really should be focusing on showing us that Chloe is a frickin' cat-person! Where's the catnip mouse and the litter box? Grade: C



Ringer

This is bare bones even for The CW. When a show's real title sequence gets its butt kicked by fan-made ones, it's impossible to give it a good grade. Cool music, though. Grade: D+


Whoa whoa whoa! A FAN made this? Grade: A


Which new Tuesday-night credit sequence do you like best?


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» The Best and Worst Credit Sequences of the 2011 TV Season: Sunday Shows
» The Best and Worst Credit Sequences of the 2011 TV Season: Monday Shows

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Jan 05, 2012
Describing the second title sequence for "Ringer" as "fan made" is disingenuous at best (and instead quite possibly incompetently unresearched). The notes on the video make it clear it was a professional proposal submitted to the producers as part of the development of the series.
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Jan 04, 2012
https://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/tnlock go to that website and sign to bring back the nine lives of chloe king plz and ty
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Dec 21, 2011
New Girl is the best thing that happened to television in a long time!! Freakin' love the show!!
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Dec 15, 2011
Most shows these days, unfortunately, don't put too much effort into having an awesome opening credits scene, and most of these are horrible... although that fanmade Ringer one is amazing. I do like Last Man Standing and New Girl though.
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Nov 28, 2011
you have missed the awesome opening of blue mountain state

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJIOh0U6p2w
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Nov 25, 2011
They're all terrible. But a special "effed-up" award should go to New Girl. The worst opening credits i've seen within the last 2 or 3 years...
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Nov 24, 2011
wow the fan-made opening for Ringer was awesome !!
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Nov 24, 2011
The fan made Ringer sequence is perfect. Somebody hire that person!
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Nov 24, 2011
Hate the opening credits of New Girl! It's really annoying ! And like you said that music stays in my mind forever after i hear it.
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Nov 24, 2011
If the CW were smart they would find that fan and pay to use that opening sequence. It kicked ass.
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Nov 24, 2011
what about a contest to create better credits for the fall shows of 2011?
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Nov 24, 2011
You guys forgot "Unforgettable" Ironic, huh?
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Nov 24, 2011
the best are the new girl and the fanmade ringer openings. Everything else was bad and lazy.
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Nov 24, 2011
New Girls is annoying up to point where the guys look fed up and walk off!



The Nine Lives Of Chloe King was awful. Why do they play them terrible songs over the credits with some teeniebopper "singing" lyrics that are incomprehensible?
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Nov 23, 2011
Why is everyone so in love with New Girl. I saw the first twp episodes and they were okay! I might catch up ... but its not like I'm going to go out of my way to watch them!
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Nov 23, 2011
Who's that girl???
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Nov 23, 2011
wow the fan made ringer credits rocks!
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Nov 23, 2011
If only The nine lives of Chloe King was still on tv .... which its not because ABC family cancelled it
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Nov 23, 2011
For me, it's a three way tie between Nine Lives of Chloe King, New Girl, and the very impressive fan-made Ringer credits.
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Nov 23, 2011
No pretty little liars? boo
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Nov 23, 2011
This is about new shows in the 2011 TV season. PLL is A not on this fall and B around for a year.
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Nov 23, 2011
I literally haven't seen even a single episode of one of these shows, but my guess is New Girl is the best.
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Nov 23, 2011
I only watch the hilarious New Girl out of all the shows on tuesday.



1. New Girl (You can get lost in those big blue eyes! Zooey singing is one of the best things ever! The video and song effectively portrays what the show is going to be)

2. Ringer (Fan made. They need to consider this! The fanmade trailer is awesome!)

3. The Nine Lives of Chloe King (Surprisingly good)

4. Last Man Standing (Does what it has to)

5. Ringer (opening is blah)

6. Man Up (Horrible)
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Nov 23, 2011
I like 'New Girl's opening - but I'm still waiting until it's in syndication before I actually watch it.
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Nov 23, 2011
New Girl, is too dorky for me, Ringer's is weird
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Nov 23, 2011
I like Ringer theme one it's not overdone and totally fits the tone of the show
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Nov 23, 2011
Hawaii 5-0 is the BEST of all of them, no matter what day it is!!!!!
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Nov 23, 2011
I love the New Girl one for an official opening sequence; but the fan made one for Ringer was wonderful. I think they should just use that one from now on!
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Nov 23, 2011
simply horrible!!!!!
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Nov 23, 2011
Nine Lives is suspiciously similar to the Covert Affairs intro.
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Nov 23, 2011
I know this is only for the "new opening sequences of the fall season", but as long as we are talking about tuesday, i just gotta say: i LOVE the Melissa and Joey opening sequence.

New Girl's opening is pretty cute.
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Nov 23, 2011
1. New Girl (A+ for Zooey singing beautifully in her own opening credits)

2. Fan Made Ringer (This was amazing! They should seriously make this the actual opening)

3. The Nine Lives of Chloe King (I like the song choice and production value - take note Terra Nova)

4. Last Man Standing (simple but fitting)

5. Ringer (I've already forgotten this opening)

6. Man Up (no words)



Old shows:

1. Sons of Anarchy

. . . . That's it.
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Nov 23, 2011
My eyes are like this now --> O___O
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Nov 23, 2011
Also I really like Parenthood's opening credits the song choice really fits well with the show!
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Nov 23, 2011
I'm quite angry that The Nine Lives of Chloe King got canceled. I don't see why you would add it here, seeing as it had aired in the Summer (and was canceled)



I really like New Girl's opining theme.
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Nov 23, 2011
I love New Girl's title sequence! I thought I was the only one so good to know I'm not alone
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Nov 23, 2011
NEW GIRL IS THE BEST, NO JOKE!!!
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Nov 23, 2011
makes me want to puke!
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Nov 23, 2011
The New Girl title sequence is the best! The show has definitely grown on me, and it's the only thing I look forward to on Tuesdays.



What is with that Chloe King show? I've never even heard of it before...
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Nov 23, 2011
I love the New Girl title sequence and the show is awesome
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Nov 23, 2011
Ringer - the fan made version. Its cool. Also New Girl. I'm not a fan of the show but the opening is funny and represent the show.
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Nov 23, 2011
I seriously love the New Girl sequence (and the show itself), but they seem to switch it out for the old one sometimes. Not sure why, maybe it's a runtime thing? Either way, this one is pretty great, especially that awkward moment at the very end.
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Nov 23, 2011
SON'S OF ANARCHY
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Nov 23, 2011
Oh yeah! Surprised they didn't have it on here, didn't know there were other shows on Tuesday besides this one. ;-)
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Nov 23, 2011
"week-long look at the NEW opening sequences of the fall"
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Nov 23, 2011
I kinda felt like sucker punching you bc I imagined you saying it in a snarky DUH dumbass way. But my bad.... thanks though?
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Nov 23, 2011
I'm just yanking your chain, we cool boo!
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Nov 23, 2011
It wasn't the intention, but reading it now it does look pretty snarky and kind of douchey. I apologize.
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Nov 23, 2011
They changed the new girl opening sequence last week so it's no longer this one, personally i preferred the old one
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Nov 23, 2011
The one for New Girl is very appropriate for the show. Short and sweet.
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Nov 23, 2011
The Opening title that was made by a fan for Ringer is one of the best opening titles I have seen Whoa!!!!! The one made by the production company at the CW looks like it was made for a show in the 80's.
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Nov 23, 2011
I'm surprised you included The Nine Lives of Chloe King since that's been long gone. I'm indifferent to the themes for Last Man Standing and Man Up! because the actual shows aren't very good in the first place. New Girl's is appropriately annoying while I've always liked Ringer's the best. The music fits perfectly, and yeah, that fan-made video is awesome.
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Nov 23, 2011
1. Fan made Ringer

2. New Girl

3. The Nine Lives of Chloe King

4. Ringer

5. Last Man Standing

6. Man Up! (as much as I like em short, this took absolutely no effort to make)
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Nov 23, 2011
Yeah, the fan made one for Ringer is a lot better. The New Girl's is just perfect for the show. Agreed with the others.
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Nov 23, 2011
I agree with the assessment of the Fan-made "Ringer" credits. That is fantastic.
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Nov 23, 2011
NCIS has a good opening sequence but scenes do flash by a bit fast.

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Nov 23, 2011
That fan-made Ringer opening definitely needs to become the real thing! Alas, the only show I watch on Tuesday is Ringer, so I really can't give an informed opinion on any of the others.
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Nov 23, 2011
hasn't "the 9 lives of Chloe King" been cancelled?????
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Nov 23, 2011
yes, along with State of Georgia
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Nov 23, 2011
thanx Kevin! such a shame, I quite liked it!
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Nov 23, 2011
New Girl is awesome, the opening is awesomely appropriate! Ringers opening is good, though the fan made one is even better!
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