If you followed the coverage of this spring’s TV upfronts, then you probably have a pretty good idea of which shows critics find promising. But just in case you’ve lost track of what you’re supposed to be anticipating, the Critics’ Choice Television Awards have revealed the honorees for the year’s Most Exciting New Series, a category that’s limited to shows premiering after June 1st. And the winners are… Fox’s The Mindy Project and The Following, HBO’s The Newsroom, ABC’s Nashville, and USA’s Political Animals. Of course, as Deadline points out, this is far from a guarantee of success: Only half of the shows recognized last year have been renewed for a second season. Even so, we’ll co-sign the critics’ excitement about The Newsroom, Nashville, and Mindy Kaling’s show and cross our fingers that this is a good omen.
Written by Judy Berman