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Terrorists, assassins, superheroes, zombies, lizard-gnomes, filthy rich oil moguls and hapless marketing executives — the fall TV lineup has them all! Don’t let anyone give you the impression that you’re in for the same old game of cops and lawyers this year. Sure, there are tons of shoot’em-ups and legal dramas on the horizon, too, but if you cast aside new spins on the same old formulas (Lawyers … in Las Vegas! Detectives … who used to be neurosurgeons!), you’ll find a wealth of odd entertainments in store for you, from a mysterious prep school policed by hideous reptiles (Cartoon Network’s “Tower Prep”) to the real zombified housewives of Atlanta (“The Walking Dead”).
Will any of these comedies and dramas be worth watching over the long haul? We’ll put our money on the shows on this list with a grade A or better. The rest, we’ll leave to the fickle whims of fate, merciless network executives, fatigued TV writers and huddled masses of viewers yearning to watch “Glee.”
Heather Havrilesky is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, The Awl and Bookforum, and is the author of the memoir "Disaster Preparedness." You can also follow her on Twitter at @hhavrilesky.More Heather Havrilesky.
“In life many people have two faces. You think you know someone, but they are not always what they seem. You can’t always trust people. My hero would be someone who is trustworthy, honest and always has their heart in the right place.” Ateya Grade 9 @ Mirman Hayati School (Herat, Afghanistan)
“I pray every night before I go to bed for a hero or an angel capable of helping defenseless children and bringing them happiness. I reach up into the sky hoping to touch a spirit who can make my wish come true.” Fatimah Grade 9 @ Majoba Hervey (Herat, Afghanistan)