We've been spouting a lot of positivity with our critics' picks video series this week, giving love to the Best New Dramas, Best New Comedies, Favorite Stars and Returning Shows We Love. But now it's time for real talk.
Our fifth and final video in the series is here: Worst New Show. No matter how great a TV season is, there are always some total duds. You know what we're talking about: those shows that make you roll your eyes and then change the channel. This year is no exception, and every network makes the cut.
From a comedy so offensive it's already getting flack from several advocate groups to another seemingly harmless sitcom that ends up being just as unpleasant because of a terrible creative judgment call, new comedies are obviously not all hitting the mark. But there are fatally flawed new dramas, too, including one show that several critics named their favorite. (We can't all agree -- that's the point!)
Watch the videos above to see our picks, and tell us: Were you excited to see any of these "worst" shows? Have you changed your mind now?
Critics Picks 2013-2014
- "Super Fun Night" premieres Wed., Oct. 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
- "Dads" premieres Tues., Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
- "We Are Men" premieres Mon., Sept. 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
- "Sean Saves the World" premieres Thurs., Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
- "Ironside" premieres Wed., Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
- "Welcome to the Family" premieres Thurs., Oct. 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
- "Reign" premieres Thurs., Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.
- "Back In the Game" premieres Wed., Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
- "Betrayal" premieres Sun., Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
A special thanks to all of the critics who shared their opinions, in order of appearance:
Tierney Bricker from E! Online; Jarett Wieselman from ETonline.com; Laura Prudom from HuffPost TV; Alan Sepinwall from HitFix; Damian Holbrook from TV Guide Magazine; Melanie McFarland from IMDb TV; Alyssa Rosenberg from ThinkProgress.org; yours truly; Todd VanDerWerff from The A.V. Club; James Poniewozik from Time Magazine; Sarah Rodman from The Boston Globe; Eric Goldman from IGN; Denise Martin from Vulture; Ellen Gray from the Philadelphia Daily News; Gail Pennington from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Meg Masters from TVLine; HuffPost TV's own Mo Ryan; Michael O'Connell from THR.com; and Dan Fienberg from HitFix.