Which new fall series have you buzzing?

This just in: America* is buzzing about ABC’s forthcoming sitcom Cavemen, based on a series of Geico commercials. While I find this information borderline unbelievable, a poll of 3,100 people ages 13-64 says otherwise; Cavemen ranked No. 1 among buzzed-about new series, followed by NBC’s Bionic Woman, CBS’ Kid Nation, and ABC’s Pushing Daisies.

Perhaps more importantly, though, the poll, conducted by TV Dailies, also asked folks which new shows they would definitely watch this fall. The top four (in order) were Bionic Woman, Cavemen, Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares, and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Private Practice, followed by a seven-way tie for fifth among CBS’ Cane, Kid Nation, and The Big Bang Theory; Fox’s Next Great American Band and K-Ville; The CW’s Reaper; and NBC’s Journeyman.

The bad news here is that apparently, America is not yet feeling the love for NBC’s delightful spy dramedy Chuck. I watched a screener of the pilot episode last week, and fell for it with the kind of enthusiasm and fervor that means it’s most likely marked for cancellation before Thanksgiving. (See: Smith, Threshold, Aliens in the Family.) Perhaps the following YouTube clip will begin to turn the tide? How can you not root for a show with a leading lady named Yvonne Strzechowski (who happens to be terrific)?

Also not on the buzz list: Fox’s The Return of Jezebel James. I have to say, the combination of Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose in a sitcom from Amy Sherman-Palladino sure sounded promising. But after catching the preview below, I’m having serious doubts. I mean, when your trump card is a sneezing bulldog, it might be time for a rewrite.

Are you buzzing about the same series in the TV Dailies poll? Or are there other members of the freshman that are more likely to score a spot on your DVR schedule come September?

* Not including any person I’ve spoken to this summer.


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  • furry_tom

    RE: America is buzzing about ABC’s forthcoming sitcom Cavemen
    Are you sure they’re just not talking about how awful it looks?

  • Izzy

    I watched the “Cavemen” pilot and it was the worst thing I ever saw. I know they are reworking it but I doubt even the best actors and writers can make that series be a hit. I personally think that it ranks high in polls because people are curious about it (mostly because they want to see for themselves if it is THAT bad).
    I’m rooting for “Pushing Daisies” the most. “Chuck” should really be fun too.

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    Caveman looks beyond retarded, Moonlight is rip off of Forever Knight, but Chuck looks promising.

  • eliz.s.

    I’m w/furry_tom; I think all the buzz “Cavemen” is getting is b/c people think it can’t be anything but awful. I was looking forward to the Parker Posey show, but from reviews I’ve read, it doesn’t look to be worthy of adding to my DVR. So for now, “Pushing Daisies” is my most-looked-forward-to show.


  • Stacey

    Am I not watching NBC enough? I haven’t seen any commercials at all for Chuck. If I had, I would be buzzing about it, as I am all about the spy shows. (*sniff* Alias *sniff*) I am planning on watching Bionic Woman and Journeyman. I also agree with everyone else who believes that the buzz for Cavemen is solely to watch a train wreck air on live television.

  • tvfan

    i’m most looking forward to “Dirty Sexy Money” on ABC with Peter Krause (Nate from Six Feet Under).
    As for existing shows, I’m counting the days until season 2 of Friday Night Lights – the best show on network tv – everyone must watch!

  • Dominique L.

    Amy Sherman-Palladino hates the Jezebel James trailer and TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello promises it doesn’t do the show justice, so I’m not worried.

  • mark in nyc

    The Bionic Woman looks great.
    If anyone ws looking forward to see Flash Gordon…too bad for them…that show sucked hard. It was like a bad 80’s rendition of The Bad Acting/writing/directing school

  • Jenn

    I’m excited for “Chuck” and the “Heroes” mini-series later in the year.

  • Nat X

    As a former Atlantan, I am totally going to watch Cavemen, mostly because it’s supposed to take place in the ATL. That’s funny in itself. I can’t wait for New Amsterdam and Moonlight, which DO look like Forever Knight (or Angel) rip-offs, but hopefully will be more original. And I’ll watch Kid Nation, although the concept is creepy.

  • Carli

    What am I most looking forward to…Katee Sackhoff on my screen more than one night a week! So I guess my answer is Bionic Woman ;)

  • Tamara

    I’m buzzing about Moonlight, but only because of Jason Dohring. Chuck looks good, but hard to imagine as a series.

  • Stacey

    @Mark in nyc: Dear God, did Flash Gordon suck… I can’t believe I actually watched the whole thing. That’s one I can remove from the DVR schedule.

  • ThePieMakers

    Obviously it’s all about PUSHING DAISIES! Lee Pace is a god and this show has the perfect amount of quirky drama mixed with rom-com that its certain to be a cult (and hopefully mass market) hit!

  • dala

    dirty sexy money and gossip girl!!

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