THE MUPPETS (ABC, pictured): The fact that the pilot isn’t even finished yet is immaterial. Kermit, Miss Piggy et al are back, and The Big Bang Theory‘s Bill Prady is pulling their strings. I’m all in.
LIMITLESS (CBS): You give me an engrossing, suspenseful pilot, throw in a star-making role for the underrated Jake McDorman, and then you add Jennifer Carpenter as, essentially, her Dexter alter ego Debra Morgan? Addicted!
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX): It’s wrong in all the right ways.
TRUTH BE TOLD (NBC): … this show is a terrible waste of talent, not to mention my time.
MATT WEBB MITOVICH SAYS…
QUANTICO (ABC, pictured): Priyanka Chopra is about to happen Stateside, in a big way. So ignore the latest, super-soapy promos and reserve your front row seat now. Plus, the twists!
THE GRINDER (FOX): Funny, at the TCA press tour people were in two camps: #TeamGrinder or #TeamGrandfathered. In the duel between Fox’s freshman Tuesday comedies, Rob Lowe’s endearingly smug TV star easily trumps John Stamos’ preening restaurateur. The meta of it all is too fun to pass up.
ANGEL FROM HELL (CBS): Charming Psych alum Maggie Lawson deserves this hit, Jane Lynch is in razor-sharp, Season 1-Sue Sylvester form and Kyle Bornheimer perhaps has never had a better role.
LIFE IN PIECES (CBS): Because one, better Modern Family absolutely suffices.
KIM ROOTS SAYS…
CODE BLACK (CBS, pictured): I mean, have you seen the trailer? Marcia Gay Harden drills a hole in someone’s skull while walking another doc through a C-section over the phone. She’s a baller, and we need the premiere to happen, STAT.
BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (NBC): Because if anyone is going to singlehandedly revive the American TV variety show, it’s NPH.
QUANTICO (ABC): There’s a whole lot of pretty — and what looks like a decent mystery — packed into this new FBI-trainee drama. Plus, I’m a sucker for G-men and G-women in glowingly lit training montages.
DR. KEN (ABC): A sitcom full of tired fat/race/clueless dad jokes is no prescription for greatness, especially for such a beloved Community member.
VLADA GELMAN SAYS…
GRANDFATHERED (FOX, pictured): The warmly funny sitcom has John Stamos, a cute baby and Paget Brewster flexing her comedy muscles. What’s not to like?
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (THE CW): The zany, left-field gamble for the netlet is utterly unique, hilarious and full of earworm-inducing musical numbers.
CODE BLACK (CBS): Missing the serious medical drama of ER? Love ABC’s docudramas Hopkins, Boston Med, etc.? This could be the show we’ve been waiting for to fill that spot.
BLOOD & OIL (ABC): The main characters move to the booming North Dakota to open a laundromat. A laundromat. (Spoiler alert: They already have laundromats there.)
ANDY SWIFT SAYS…
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX, pictured): Arguably the Ryan Murphy-est show of all time, this is the perfect consolation prize for those still disappointed that Horror Story: Coven never got its own spinoff.
SUPERGIRL (CBS): Melissa Benoist may be the only one donning a costume, but between Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Laura Benanti and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, this show should really be called Supergirl(s).
THE MUPPETS (ABC): At last, a behind-the-scenes look at America's felt-y friends in which serial-dater Kermit is revealed to be the true pig.
ANGEL FROM HELL (CBS): Four words to describe this one? “Jane Lynch deserves better.”
REBECCA IANNUCCI SAYS…
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (THE CW, pictured): Watch out, Gina Rodriguez — The CW may have found another dazzling leading lady in Rachel Bloom, who shines in this colorful, fun musical-comedy.
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX): Come for the star-studded cast — including the Scream Queen, Jamie Lee Curtis — but stay for the biting humor and thoroughly entertaining plot twists.
GRANDFATHERED (FOX): It’s John Stamos with a baby. What other reason do you need?
CODE BLACK (CBS): No one can say the Eye Network doesn’t know its audience, but not even the 18-49 demographic needs another medical drama.