Hits and misses of the freshman TV season so far this year

“Nashville” on ABC
The drama centered in the home of country music has quickly become the critical darling of the fall, and it has garnered a good audience to date.
The ensemble cast, which includes Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, has an awesome chemistry among them all, which makes for a fascinating show.
Each week brings intense drama, sexy love triangles and plenty of new country music. It’s not too late to check into “Nashville,” airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. CST on ABC.
“The New Normal” on NBC
In this hilarious new comedy, co-created by “Glee” and “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy, the laughs and good times are easy to come by.
With its share of serious and heart-touching moments too, the series is quickly becoming a hit. The cast, which includes Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha and Ellen Barkin, is a genius mixture of character personalities that make this show seem realistic. I also have to give props to NeNe Leakes for making a name for herself on the show as the hilarious Rocky. Leakes has outgrown ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and is headed for bigger things. “The New Normal” airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. CST on NBC.
“Malibu Country” on ABC
Reba McEntire returns to television in this new sitcom about a woman divorcing her cheating husband, living by a dingbat neighbor and raising her kids.
Sound familiar? If it reminds you of her first show, “Reba,” then you thought right. However, there are quite a few differences between the two. In “Malibu Country,” Reba moves away from her home in Nashville and her cheating husband to the beaches of Malibu, Calif. She moves to a house her husband had kept secret from her, and she begins to try to restart her music career. Along for the ride are her two kids and her mom, played by the amazing Lily Tomlin. Sara Rue stars as the ditzy neighbor next door. The show is funny, and one-liners are a common occurrence, which I can appreciate. It has the comfortable feeling of “Reba,” but when you really get down to it this show has a heart of its own. “Malibu Country” airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. CST on ABC.
“Last Resort” and “666 Park Avenue” on ABC
Both of these shows were doomed from the beginning.
Bad writing, horrible story lines and sub-par acting all contributed to the downfall of these shows. Neither was a hit with audiences, and they both bored me. I stopped watching after only the first episode of each, and apparently I wasn’t the only one. Not even 10 episodes into both shows, they were both simultaneously cancelled. I would have much rather seen “GCB” renewed from last year to replace either of these shows. Both shows will air their remaining episodes they have shot. “Last Resort” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. CST on ABC, and “666 Park Avenue” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. CST on ABC.
“Guy With Kids” on NBC
Fun, fresh and quick-witted are things not associated with this show.
I had high hopes for it, but it just never got off the ground. I was glad to see the return of Tempestt Bledsoe to TV, who famously played Vanessa Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” but I could only find myself wondering when Cliff and Clair were going to visit. The series has not been cancelled yet, but it’s not looking good. “Guys With Kids” airs Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. CST on NBC.
Everything on The CW
After “One Tree Hill” finished its run on The CW, I figured I would be completely done with the network.
And I was right. There is not one show I feel is worth the time or pain to watch. If you need help falling asleep, catch any show this network has to offer.  Boring.