The Fall TV Shows We're Worried About

New fall TV shows are almost here, and we can't wait. But if we're being completely truthful here, there are some new shows that worry us a lot—specifically the revivals of old TV shows and television adaptations of hit movies. Clearly the networks did not get the hint that trying to bring back old stories doesn't work after Bad Teacher totally flopped for CBS. But with Fuller House and Girl Meets World exciting nostalgia-obsessed audiences, the execs probably thought, 'Hey, let's revive everything and try to milk this for all we can.'


With Parks & Rec gone, we were all rooting for NBC to make a strong comeback this fall. But really, is bringing back Coach the best you can do? The new series picks up 18 years after the finale when Coach Hayden Fox, played by Craig T. Nelson, is called out of retirement. Realistically though, Coach retired for a reason. Shouldn't we just let him stay there? The only thing we're looking forward to are some cameos from some NFL stars ... because if The League taught us anything, it's that football players love guest appearances.


Limitless, the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper, is a pretty great movie. But, can—or should—it be turned into a weekly TV series? No, because you shouldn't mess with a good thing. This Bradley Cooper-produced CBS drama is pretty much a regurgitation of the film. It's the same premise with the same little clear pill (still called NZT-48), and a whole lot of people getting killed over the trafficking of the drug. The only difference is that Robert de Niro is nowhere to be found, and this time it's Greek's Jake McDorman taking all the pills.

Minority Report

Besides Limitless, you know what else was a great movie? Minority Report from 2002. It had all the elements a great film could ever want: Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise in his prime, and a great sci-fi concept, with a police force that stops crimes before they happen. Can it last as a series? We're not so sure. Spielberg's admitted he is excited about the new show, but it's hard to believe that considering how odd the series trailer is. This new team is one step behind crimes and just hoping they'll one day be able to stop them—you know, just like they did in the movie.

The Muppets

The Muppets movies don't even perform well in the theaters, so why ABC would want to now turn it into a primetime series for adults is a little mind-boggling. The network is currently trying to stir up some drama with a 'break up' between Kermit and Miss Piggy in hopes that people will tune in. But if we're being realistic, every Hollywood couple is splitting up right now, so Kermit and Miss Piggy are just another pair to add to the list. But seriously, what's next? Adding a new Sesame Street adult show to NBC's primetime lineup? Or maybe HBO will want to make Dora the Explorer into a 30-year-old trying to find her way in New York City?

Rush Hour

This show has the Bad Teacher complex written all over it. Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker don't seem to want anything to do with the series, which is probably because they know better than to mess with the original—CBS does not. The new show will star Tekken's John Foo as the rule-abiding, Hong Kong police officer, Detective Lee, and 21 Jump Street's Justin Hires as the African-American LAPD officer, Detective Carter. Carter and Lee will be up to their same old tricks and a weekly reminder that the world has run out of new ideas.

Code Black

To be completely fair, Code Black actually seems like a good show, despite the fact that it's based off the documentary, Code Black. If you want a show so intense that you think your heart might actually stop, look no further. According to the previews, there are more patients than resources in the emergency room, which means things could get so overwhelming that it might be too much for viewers to handle. But if we're being honest, this show is by far the best of the bunch.

Uncle Buck

If you want cheesy, you're in luck with Uncle Buck. The movie was funny in the '80s, but seeing a full grown man who needs to use a screwdriver to start his car in 2015 is just sad. ABC says the new Uncle Buck series is simply 'inspired' by the 1989 film. That being said, everything from the non-trusting mother figure to the classic closet catastrophe scene to the sassy young kid, the series seems pretty much like a carbon copy of the film...except now it's just not as funny.


Supergirl is one of the most highly anticipated shows coming up this fall. Glee's Melissa Benoist plays Supergirl, aka Kara Danvers, and not only stuns in the costume but also crushes it in the trailer. However, for fear of disappointment, we're not getting our hopes up too much for this show because chances are high the trailer contains the best parts from the whole series. If we had to rank Supergirl along with other shows in the DC Comics universe, it would land closer to the Gotham end of the spectrum than the uber-successful Arrow or The Flash series.

Blood & Oil

Blood & Oil made it on this list because it feels like it's Dallas's younger sister. The show is about an oiling town, millionaires, rivalries, and relationships. ABC is pushing this series really hard, which means it's either really good and they totally believe in it—or it's awful, but they spent a lot of money on production so they need it to succeed. Expect to see a lot of Chace Crawford's not-so-great fake accent, Don Johnson playing the tough guy, and Greek's Scott Michael Foster as the bad boy.