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Here come the stinkers: What will fail on TV this fall

This week the focus is on the biggest potential losers

From Campaign US: After pinpointing the new series I think will succeed last week, I now shift my focus to those I would not get too used to. Once again, my benchmarks include the network, time period, competition, lead-in, critical acclaim, social-media potential and the quality of the show itself. And my picks – or pans, in this case – follow my recent two weeks at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, where no one will exactly tell you his show stinks.

That is my job.

Since choosing the first series cancellation of the season is always an interesting task, let me begin with my pick: the reboot of classic 1973 theatrical “The Exorcist” on Fox. For more at Campaign US, click here

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I agree with your pics, Marc, although I am going to try out a couple of the ones you list…American Housewife mostly because I love the actress, same with Man with a Plan. I think I will probably even try McGyver since that is from my era of television.