Fall TV Freshman Report Card: Here Are 20 Ways to Improve 11 New Shows

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Back after a one-year hiatus, TVLine’s Fall TV Freshman Report Card is here to take stock of what’s working… and what needs work… on nearly a dozen new broadcast shows. So, how is this year’s freshman class performing?

Even though two newcomers (The CW’s 4400 and ABC’s Queens) have only aired a pair of episodes or fewer, first impressions are a very big deal, and even the strongest dramas and comedies have room for improvement.

To that end, the TVLine staff has come up some 20 suggestions for how 11 of the fall’s new arrivals can work out their distinct kinks, while also recognizing what these shows have been doing well during their first few weeks on the air.

What cue does NCIS: Hawai’i need to take from its predecessors? How can The Big Leap avoid unforced stumbles? How can Ghosts scare up even more laughs? Which of the La Brea characters tend to pull momentum into a veritable sinkhole? Does CSI: Vegas suffer from an identity crisis?

Does the Hidden Temple need to “age up” its obstacles? What tweaks might extend Queens‘ reign? Which of Joe’s lives is simply too Ordinary? Is Our Kind of People too party hearty?

Scroll through the list below to review all of our suggested improvements for many (though not all!) of this fall’s new broadcast shows, then hit the comments with your own recommendations!

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