Continuing my Fall Preview, I will now look at Wednesdays which has several new shows that seem to fit like a glove with the current programming on their respective networks. That doesn't mean they'll all be successful but three of the four networks definitely have a theme to their nights.
Past Wednesday Previews: 2013 2012 2011 2010
8:00 The Middle (6th season)
8:30 The Goldbergs (2nd season)
9:00 Modern Family (6th season)
10:00 Nashville (3rd season)
8:00 Survivor (29th edition)
9:00 Criminal Minds (10th season)
8:00 THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (16th season)
10:00 Chicago PD (2nd season)
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (13th edition)
9:00 RED BAND SOCIETY
New Wednesday Show Survival Chances
Black-ish (ABC) - Good. Some of the shows that I think have the best chances this fall are compatible shows in timeslots where they should succeed. Black-ish is one of those shows and I see it succeeding.
Stalker (CBS) - Fair. I'm reasonably high on this show but I'm not sure if the creepy factor will be a turn off or maybe it will be creepy early on and lose its buzz. That's why I'm just a bit skeptical.
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) - Poor. I don't see this show working in a difficult 8pm slot. It's likely to skew ancient and NBC has a lot on the bench. I'd be surprised if this one makes it past the initial 13 episode order.
Red Band Society (FOX) - Fair. As I said before, FOX may very well be patient with this one because they don't have much else and the acclaim is already there, but it has to at least show some signs of promise in a very difficult timeslot.