Fall TV Report Card: 24 Ways to Improve 14 New Shows

The Fall TV season is now in full swing and racing towards November sweeps. As such, it’s time to take stock of the “freshman class” and deliver a progress report on each show’s strengths and weaknesses.

What could Kiefer Sutherland’s Designated Survivor do to lock in our vote? How could Michael Weatherly’s Bull better win over this jury? How could the future look brighter for timey-wimey Timeless and Frequency? Is it too late for Conviction to make a case for a second chance? In what ways is even This Is Us coming up short?

In the photo gallery at right, the TVLine staff sizes up the first episodes of 14 freshman shows, denoting what’s working… and what, frankly, needs work. See what we have to say and then share your own “report card” for the new fare you have been sampling.