10 New Fall Shows That Will Be Cancelled By Christmas

by Corey Chapman @chapmanrunner

Code Black, Wednesday, 10pm, CBS

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Based on a documentary, Code Black is a medical drama set in the most notorious ER in the nation, where the staff works with limited time and resources to save lives. Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey and Luis Guzman star.

I will never learn. There is a rule in television show predicting and its NEVER DOUBT CBS THEY ALWAYS WIN. This will probably be a hit. It will probably win multiple Emmys and revitalize the medical drama series for years to come. It should be a slam dunk to return next season. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut, even though you know you will probably be wrong.

GONE BY: National Shower With A Friend Day (February 5th)


People Are Talking, Friday, 8:30pm, NBC

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar stars in this comedy about two couples who are best friends and neighbors. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything from sex and race to the fact that the new babysitter might be a porn star, Meaghan Rath, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb also star.

What people are talking about this show? Read that synopsis and try to convince me that anyone other than Franklin & Bash fans will watch it.

GONE BY: National Pick a Pathologic Pal Day (December 10th)


Angel From Hell, Thursday, 9:30, CBS

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Glee’s Jane Lynch stars as Amy, who claims to be the guardian angel of Allison(Maggie Lawson) life. Together, the duo forms an unlikely friendship — even though Allison can’t decide if Amy is actually just crazy. Kyle Bornheimer and Kevin Pollak also star.

Jane Lynch is a very funny and talented actress. She deserves to be awarded MVP on practically every show she has turned up on. The reason she works well is that she shows up in supporting roles, knocks it out of the park, and is done. She hasn’t been the lead in any movie or television show since she broke into the business 25 years ago. Coincidence? I dont know.It is CBS but its also up against the second half of Scandal and The Blacklist. This one might get lost in purgatory.

GONE BY: National Do a Grouch a Favor Day (February 16th)


Limitless, Tuesday, 10pm, CBS


Based on the 2011 film of the same name, this drama stars Jake McDorman as Brian Sinclair, who, after discovering the power of the mysterious drug NZT, is coerced into using his new abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio also star.

Limitless was a moderate hit in theaters way back in the spring of 2011 and I know Bradley Cooper is an executive producer. He is even listed as a recurring character, but does anyone think he is going to be on the show for more than two episodes? The man is a movie star! He doesnt have time for CBS dramas! My guess is that the same people who thought Thor and The Hulk were going to end up on Agents of Shield every other week are going to tune in and be disappointed. The the success of show show will hinge on its star, McDorman. He might not be mainstream enough to create an early buzz.

GONE BY: National Pack Your Lunch Day (March 10)


Life in Pieces, Thursday, 8:30pm, CBS


Written by Better Off Ted’s Justin Adler this comedy explores one family through the separate stories of its different family members. Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski and Betsy Brandt make up the ensemble cast.

This feels like a watered down, poor mans Parenthood. (Actually, this show shouldn’t be on the list but I like round numbers and wanted to ax 10. Sorry, Mr. Streisand!)

GONE BY: National Empanada Day (April 8th)

Make sure you return next week for 10 Shows Guaranteed to Get a Second Season, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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