And now, the bottom ten of the Top Twenty!
20. Up All Night (NBC) – This was my most anticipated show of the fall season, mostly because Will Arnett is awesome. I’m a bit of a hard sell on baby-themed humor. I don’t automatically think babies are adorable and/or hilarious. Sure, it’s cool if you like your infant, but I don’t need to hear about how it made a face. Luckily, despite the initial advertising, this didn’t turn out to be a baby show. Arnett and Christina Applegate are great as new parents, without being solely defined by that parenthood. And I’m personally thrilled to see Will play a character who’s not a clueless rich d-bag. Sure, he owns that role, but it’s good to stretch. And after some initial floundering, Maya Rudolph’s character has come together – it’s a strong cast in a funny show, and I’m glad it seems to have found an audience.