Here is my Fall Preview for Tuesday: a night that sees networks do more tweaking than major overhauls. Many of the networks are trying a similar approach but with different shows but there's a few that could have a real hard time here. It's also the night with the most new shows.
Past Tuesday Previews: 2013 2012 2011 2010
8:30 MANHATTAN LOVE STORY
9:00 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2nd season)
8:00 NCIS (12th season)
9:00 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
10:00 Person of Interest (4th season)
8:00 The Voice (7th edition)
9:00 MARRY ME
9:30 About a Boy (2nd season)
10:00 Chicago Fire (3rd season)
9:00 New Girl (4th season)
9:30 The Mindy Project (3rd season)
New Tuesday Show Survival Chances
Selfie (ABC) - Poor. Some minimal critical attention is going to be enough to make this show work. The title alone is a turnoff for many and asking it to lead-off the night is next to impossible for a show with a narrow audience.
Manhattan Love Story (ABC) - Very Poor. Every year there's one show that seems to have absolutely no buzz - think shows like How to Be a Gentlemen, Free Agents, and Lucky 7. All those shows were gone before November and I think this one will be too.
Forever (ABC) - Poor. I don't see anything in this show that's going to keep it from being the next bomb in a cursed timeslot for ABC. It may last longer than the 8pm comedies, but it's not going to be a hit.
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) - Good. The best bet for a successful show thanks to its built-in audience. Unless the quality is noticeably bad, I think NCIS fans will eat this up - especially with Scott Bakula likely appealing to Mark Harmon fans.
Marry Me (NBC) - Fair. I could see this going either way. On one hand, it has The Voice as a lead-in and is breezy and light hearted. On the other hand, airing this early on might mean it has to air without The Voice and will get exposed as a purely lead-in dependent show like Go On was.
Utopia (FOX) - Very Poor. I think it's obvious from the ratings already that this will be toast. I don't see any scenario where things improve for this show.