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The 5 Least-Promising Network Midseason Shows

Jenna Elfman, Katherine Heigl, puking time travelers and a talking dog

From Campaign US: Though it can feel like a consolation prize, a midseason premiere date can actually work to a series’ advantage. Unlike the beginning of the season, there is no single week in which everything debuts, giving curious viewers more time to seek out good new shows.

Unfortunately, none of these are good shows.

Yes, after highlighting my picks last week for the five upcoming network series with the best chance to succeed, here is my list of midseason stinkers. Watch or avoid at your own risk, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. For the list, click here

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Written by Marc Berman

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). 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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  • renamoretti1

    Kudos Marc for daring to call them like you see them.

    On Katherine Heigl, the public repeatedly says she’s no star, but she keeps getting shows… Why?

    • There is no way this show will work. And, thank you, Renamoretti.