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Fall TV Preview: 5 Must-Avoid Shows

What's hot in new TV shows coming soon? What's not? What are the trends? News TV Critic Alan Pergament has the answers.

5 Must See Pilots

“Angel From Hell” (CBS): Jane Lynch (“Glee”) is wasted as an angel who fakes having cancer in a terrible show that also wastes the post-“Big Bang Theory” time slot.

“Code Black” (CBS): There are more clones of “ER” out there than there are clones in “Orphan Black.” What is Marcia Gay Harden doing in the latest attempt to find a medical show hit? CBS is heavily promoting the series loaded with the usual clichéd suspects going through the medical residency at a hospital where people go “to get one last miracle.” If people find this interesting, it will be a miracle.

“Rosewood” (Fox): Love the attractive cast (Morris Chestnut and Jaina Lee Ortiz) and wanted to love this show set in picturesque Miami about a clever, supremely confident, high-tech medical examiner whose life is threatened by the holes in his head and is teamed with a smart female detective from New York City. And I would have loved it – if we were still in the 1980s.

“Dr. Ken” (ABC): A doctor who has Donald Trump’s way with insults. He calls his patients fat and refuses to apologize for anything. This series starring Ken Jeong insults a viewer’s intelligence more than Trump’s presidential candidacy.

“The Real O’Neals” (ABC): ABC’s attempt to clone “The Goldbergs” by replacing a Jewish family of misfits with an Irish family of less lovable misfits who keep secrets.


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