The Post-Upfronts Questionnaire: Which New Shows and Network Strategies Look the Best?

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One of most fun parts of the Upfronts—scratch that THE most fun part of Upfronts—is seeing the trailers for the new series that are headed our way this fall and examining network schedules, then comparing your initial reactions to them with your friends'. I don't have any friends, but I do have some co-workers! Last week, after all five networks had released their trailers, I passed around a questionnaire to the writers and editors of TV.com to gauge their interest on the new fall shows based on the videos alone, and I also everyone to name which networks they think made the best and worst decisions. 

There's no science to this, it's just a sweeping poll to figure out what we're all interested in. But I also want to know what shows YOU think look good and what network moves YOU think are the best, so I've added polls to each category and fully expect you to answer them.

If you haven't watched the all the new-show trailers, check 'em out here:

ABC | CBS | The CW | FOX | NBC

And here's a look at next season's schedule for the major networks.


BEST LOOKING ABC SHOW

Tim: Mind Games
Jen: Mind Games
Cory: The Goldbergs
Noel: Lucky 7
Andy: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
MaryAnn: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Ryan: The Goldbergs


BEST LOOKING FOX SHOW

Tim: Almost Human
Jen: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Cory: Almost Human
Noel: Almost Human
Andy: Sleepy Hollow
MaryAnn: Almost Human
Ryan: Brooklyn Nine-Nine


BEST LOOKING NBC SHOW

Tim: The Michael J. Fox Show
Jen: The Michael J. Fox Show
Cory: The Michael J. Fox Show
Noel: The Michael J. Fox Show
Andy: The Michael J. Fox Show
MaryAnn: The Michael J. Fox Show
Ryan: The Michael J. Fox Show


BEST LOOKING CBS SHOW

Tim: Intelligence
Jen: The Crazy Ones
Cory: Intelligence
Noel: The Millers
Andy: The Millers
MaryAnn: Intelligence
Ryan: Intelligence


BEST LOOKING CW SHOW

Tim: The Tomorrow People
Jen: The Tomorrow People
Cory: The Originals
Noel: The Tomorrow People
Andy: The Originals
MaryAnn: The Tomorrow People
Ryan: The Originals


BEST LOOKING OVERALL SHOW

Tim: Almost Human
Jen: Mind Games
Cory: Almost Human
Noel: The Michael J. Fox Show
Andy: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
MaryAnn: Almost Human
Ryan: Brooklyn Nine-Nine


WORST LOOKING OVERALL SHOW

Tim: Dads
Jen: The Millers
Cory: Sleepy Hollow
Noel: Sleepy Hollow
Andy: Dads
MaryAnn: Dads
Ryan: The Millers


MOST DIFFICULT TIME SLOT, PERSONALLY (AS IN YOU CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT TO WATCH)

Tim: Tuesdays at 10pm! Person of Interest vs. Lucky 7 vs. Sons of Anarchy
Jen: Sundays! But mostly because of the cable bottleneck.
Cory: Tuesdays at 8pm! The Originals vs. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Noel: N/A
Andy: Tuesdays at 8pm! S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. The Originals vs. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
MaryAnn: Tuesdays at 9pm! Hunky Winchesters of Supernatural or quirky New Girl?
Ryan: Tuesdays at 8pm! Brooklyn Nine-Nine or Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


BEST NETWORK STRATEGY

Tim: Fox's limited-run event series (when they happen, that is)
Jen: Anyone who is doing limited-run series and shorter seasons.
Cory: CBS expanding its Thursday comedy block to two hours
Noel: Fox's effort for shorter seasons
Andy: NBC moving Parenthood to Thursdays at 10pm
MaryAnn: The CW's smart pairings and the push into genre shows
Ryan: ABC's all-new Tuesdays, with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the promising The Goldbergs


WORST NETWORK STRATEGY

Tim: ABC's all-new lineup against CBS's most-watched evening
Jen: ABC's all-new lineup against CBS's triple threat of NCIS, NCIS: LA, and POI
Cory: ABC putting Once Upon a Time in Wonderland in the poisonous Thursday 8pm timeslot
Noel: ABC's Tuesdays, but they didn't really have a choice
Andy: ABC thinking Revenge still belongs on Sundays
MaryAnn: NBC, everything!
Ryan: NBC following sing-song The Voice with serious thriller The Blacklist



Feel free to share your own answers in the comments!



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