"No Tomorrow" (The CW): Tori Anderson looks to follow in the footsteps of Gina Rodriguez and Rachel Bloom as the network's latest quirky, funny leading lady, playing an uptight woman who's swept off her feet by a guy who may be crazy or may be right about the world ending in 8 months. The CW's dramedies have become just as important a part of the network's slate as its ever-expanding superhero adaptations, and this one looks like a fitting new addition.
"Pitch" (Fox): A story so timely it's written right in the trailer ("A true story on the verge of happening"), this drama about the first female Major League Baseball pitcher is ripe with possibility for emotion and drama.
"Designated Survivor" (ABC): It's one of those crazy-yet-true real life scenarios that seems primed for a TV series. Kiefer Sutherland as a Cabinet secretary who doesn't immediately know exactly how to kick ass and handle a situation? Intriguing and the story possibilities are endless.
"Star" (Fox): Lee Daniels might have another musical soap opera hit on his hands, this time from the perspective of struggling musicians rather than hip hop moguls. Queen Latifah and Lenny Kravitz give "Star" some star power, but it will be up to the three newcomers to really deliver.
"Training Day" (CBS): Antoine Fuqua returns to one of his most iconic works, by turning the tables on the "rogue cop mentors young protege" story for the modern age.
"Son of Zorn" (Fox): Leave it to Phil Lord and Chris Miller to come up with an animation-live action hybrid that feels truly original, with their signature subversive humor intact.
"Downward Dog" (ABC): Allison Tolman was a breakout star of FX's "Fargo," and she gets a scene-stealing co-star in this surprisingly touching and earnest (but still funny) look at the relationship between a dog and his best friend.
"Making History" (Fox): Time travel is a hot topic for this season's slew of new shows, and "Making History" is one of three, along with NBC's "Timeless" and ABC's "Time After Time." But Lord & Miller's comedic approach seems to rise above the others' more serious take on the subject matter.