"Ben and Kate" (FOX)
Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.
Why we're intrigued: "Raising Hope" is one of TV's under-the-radar gems and "Ben and Kate" looks like a thematically and tonally well-suited companion. Professional scene-stealer (and Oscar winner) Nat Faxon is poised for a well-deserved shot at leading man status and Dakota Johnson looking like a good find. Plus, Lucy Punch is always funny and Maggie Jones looks like the rare sitcom kid who's adorable and amusing without being cloying.
Why we're cautious: Everybody speaks VERY highly of creator Dana Fox, but until something fulfills that deafening buzz, we have no choice but to approach her as the writer of "The Wedding Date," "What Happens in Vegas" and "Couples Retreat." That's cause for caution.