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A Guide to Fall TV

We help you know the difference between the new shows worth watching and the duds.

This article is from Issue 59: Sep/Oct 2012

It's a sad truth that not every show on TV can live up to Modern Family or Mad Men. Each fall, a bunch of new pilots are thrust onto the airwaves, and you’re faced with the overwhelming task of picking the shows worth your time from the duds. (Is it too soon to bring up last season’s Whitney?) Luckily, we spent hours screening the new show pilots so you don’t have to. Here is a guide to the most notable entries of the 2012-2013 season, split into three categories. Happy viewing!