‘Gotham’ Named Fall’s Most Promising Show by Television Critics Association

The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” and Showtime’s “The Affair” come in second and third

The Television Critics Association compiled its list of fall’s most promising shows and “Gotham” nabbed several top spots.

The Fox show took top honors in the Most Promising New Show and Most Promising New Drama categories. The crime drama deals with then-Detective James Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie) pre-Batman days and also stars Jada Pinkett Smith as a crime lord and Donal Logue as Gordon’s partner Harvey Bullock.

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As TheWrap previously reported, series creator Bruno Heller already revealed his upcoming DC Comics adaptation will be dark and disturbing. “Violence, when you show it, should be disturbing,” he said.

The TCA named Gina Rodriquez of The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” most likely to become a breakout star. The adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela also took second place in the Most Promising New Show category, with Showtime’s “The Affair” (starring Maura Tierney) coming in third.

ABC’s “Black-ish,” a coming-of-age family sitcom starring Anthony Anderson, was voted the season’s Most Promising New Comedy.

“If the 2014 Fall survey results are any indication, we’re in for an exciting new season of television,” said TCA president and Salt Lake Tribune critic Scott D. Pierce. “This year featured a surprising number of close races, with the high-quality of both programming and performers giving our voters a tough time as they made their picks. From superheroes and murder mysteries, to out-of-the-box comedies and gritty dramas, this is one of the most eclectic seasons in recent memory, and I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.”

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The TCA is comprised over 220 professional TV critics and journalists from the United States and Canada. Here’s the organization’s full list of Fall picks:

Most Promising New Show of the Fall:
1. “Gotham” (FOX)
2. “Jane the Virgin” (The CW)
3. “The Affair” (Showtime)

Most Promising New Comedy on TV this Fall:
1. “Black-ish” (ABC)
2. “Jane the Virgin” (The CW)
3. “A to Z” (NBC)

Most Promising New Drama on TV this Fall:
1. “Gotham” (FOX)
2. “The Affair” (Showtime)
3. “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)

Who do you see as a Potential New Breakout Star?
1. Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin,” The CW)
2. Grant Gustin (“The Flash,” The CW)
3. Robin Lord Taylor (“Gotham,” FOX)

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