From 'Ringer' to 'Revenge' to 'Person of Interest,' what other new shows made the cut?
Next gallery »HitFix's Predictions for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
« Previous galleryCharlie Sheen Roast: best moments, lines from last night's taping
No. 4 Worst - 'Last Man Standing'
"Last Man Standing" (ABC)
Airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. [Premieres October 11.]
If you're looking for my pick for Most Popular New Sitcom of 1994, ABC's "Last Man Standing" would get my vote. This Tim Allen sitcom's core conceit -- A middle-aged Man's Man lives with his wife and three daughters and is constantly confused by women and the way they think -- wouldn't have been fresh even then, but the main character's perplexity with the madness of the modern world -- the Internet, "Glee" and the sorry state of modern masculinity all flummox him -- might have felt fresher. Seeing ABC resort to sitcoms this broad after the success of "Modern Family" (and the variable critical and audience appreciation for shows like "The Middle" and "Cougar Town" and "Happy Endings") only amplifies the disappointment. I'd prefer to remember Kaitlyn Dever for "Justified" or "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Nancy Travis for "So I Married An Axe Murderer" and Hector Elizondo for... anything.
Photo Credit: ABC