Every year, the major television networks offer up a spate of new comedies varying wildly in quality. Some end up being overwhelmingly filthy (and quickly canceled) and some are wonderfully quirky (yet still canceled) Our team picked their favorite options that we think are truly funny and here to stay for years to come!
Premiering on ABC on Tuesday, September 30 at 9/8 c
Based loosely off of My Fair Lady, this comedy features a self-obsessed social media queen who learns that being “friended” doesn’t actually mean that you have any friends. She seeks out her own Mr HIggins to help her become a better person worthy of her large following. The show’s interesting twist of examining how shallow many social media practices are, is a welcome perspective.
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Premiering on NBC on Thursday, October 2 at 9:30/8:30 c
The trailer alone is one of the best romantic comedies of the year. The show is a chronicle of Andres and Zelda’s kismet love from a chance meeting years ago to meeting their assumed happy ending. After seeing each other from afar at a concert, the two meet again and sparks fly while working at an Internet dating company. Plus, the cast is full of veterans from shows such as 30 Rock and Drop Dead Diva.
Premiering on FOX on Sunday, Oct 5th at 9:30/8:30 c
This show blends stand-up comedy and traditional sitcom in a way reminiscent of Seinfeld. In addition to Emmy Award winning comedian John Mulaney, the show boasts comedic powerhouses Martin Short and Elliot Gould. The show should continue the trend of successful comedic offerings from FOX that includes The Mindy Project and Golden Globe winner Brooklyn Nine-Nine.