Let’s face it, 2013-14 is so last season. Literally, Michael Storey writes in Tuesday's Style section. The networks have moved on, looking ahead to September, when every new TV show will be a smash hit and every returning favorite will enjoy its best season ever.
(In reality, only about 20 percent of new series live to see a second season. Some even implode and vanish after a few episodes.)
Nonetheless, the five broadcast networks have now unveiled their new fall lineups, cried crocodile tears over old shows they “really, really loved” but never saw “traction,” and gotten all giggly over the shiny new freshmen (all 45 of them) waiting in the wings.