Fox takes a gamble this year only premiering three new shows:  two comedies and a drama.  Fox’s Sunday night animation block keeps the network strong, but unfortunately it fails to compete on other nights.  It survives, but there are no staples.  Will this be Fox’s year?
 

The Mindy Project
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30 p.m.

Logline: An OB/GYN rom-com enthusiast is unlucky in love.

Who’s Involved? Mindy Kaling (The Office)

Will I Watch? Mindy Kaling is one of the most talented female comedians around right now.  If we can give Whitney Cummings a chance, we can give this a chance too.  And if Mindy is involved, I have no doubt that what sounds like a bad Lifetime pitch will be a tongue-and-cheek satire.

Will It Last?  Though the lead-in isn’t strong, Tuesday is not a well-known night for comedy.  The NCIS competition is steep, but they are two entirely different audiences.
 

Ben and Kate
Premiere Date: Tuesday, September 25 at 8:30 p.m.

Logline: A man moves in with his sister, a single-mom, to help raise her daughter.

Who’s Involved? Star Nat Faxon wrote The Descendents and was created by Dana Fox who wrote What Happens in Vegas and Couples Retreat.

Will I Watch? There is nothing compelling me to watch this show.  I’ve heard this storyline a million times and there’s no star power to get me to turn on my television.

Will It Last?  Following New Girl will give this show a chance, but the lack of star power doesn’t give this show a good chance of lasting past a couple episodes.
 

Mob Doctor
Premiere Date: Monday September 17 at 9 p.m.

Logline: A high-powered surgeon with lifelong ties to the mob.

Who’s Involved? Stars Jordana Spiro (My Boys) and from producer Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva)

Will I Watch? Just the fact that this comes from the same mind as the man responsible for the atrocity that is Drop Dead Diva will make me protest this show on principle.

Will It Last?  Up against Dancing With The Stars gives this show an uphill battle from the beginning.  Is it special enough?  Is anything?
 

Fall TV Preview Series
September 4: New ABC Shows
September 5: New Fox Shows
September 6: New CBS Shows
September 7: New NBC Shows
September 8: New CW Shows