What New Shows Are Most Likely to Succeed This Fall?

by | August 22, 2013 at 8:24 PM | The Crazy Ones, TV News

Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar in "The Crazy Ones" (Photo: CBS)


For TV fans who can’t wait to see how the new fall season plays out, brand-strategy and content-alignment company NewMediaMetrics is offering a glimpse of the future.

In its 2013 LEAP TV Study, the company measured consumers’ emotional attachment (EA) to the concepts behind upcoming broadcast and cable programming to determine the most — and least — likely shows to succeed, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Their projects are reliable, in fact, for the past seven years, NMM has had an 80 percent accuracy rating when making these predictions.

So what new show has the best chance to succeed? Survey says… CBS’s upcoming comedy “The Crazy Ones” with Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar hit the top of the list as the most likely to succeed for another season out of 250 shows that were reviewed.

On the down side, ABC’s lottery drama “Lucky 7” is looking at an uphill climb and was determined to be the show least likely to make it through the season.

Here are the shows ranked most likely to succeed and fail…

Most likely to succeed fall shows:
The Crazy Ones (CBS)
The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC)
Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
Ironside (NBC)
Hostages (CBS)
Almost Human (Fox)
The Blacklist (NBC)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC)
Reign (CW)

Least likely to succeed fall shows:
Lucky 7 (ABC)
Enlisted (Fox)
The Millers (CBS)
Dads (Fox)
We Are Men (CBS)
Sean Saves the World (NBC)
The Originals (CW)
Back in the Game (ABC)
Trophy Wife (ABC)
Super Fun Night (ABC)