Welcome to the live chat, everyone. I'm Features digital producer Randy Salas. We'll get started shortly.
OK, let's get started. Say hi, Neal.
Hey, everyone. Eager and ready to take your questions.
It looks from the poll as if everyone is pumped for Agents of SHIELD. What do you think of the show?
The pilot for "SHIELD" was outstanding. But can the show sustain the look at wit? If it's just guys chasing mutant of the week, I'll get bored quickly
I liked the first ep. of Sleepy Hollow, but yeah, I don't know if there's enough to sustain a series. It shocks me as well how cowardly networks are. I think they should maybe leave dramas to cable -- unless they're willing to really go for it.
Am reminded how "NYPD BLue" was going to change the formula of network TV. Didn't happen.
Telling that, for the second year in a row, no dramas on network TV were nominated for best show.
"Hostages" has a ridiculous premise, but I liked the first episode. Dylan McDermott is always fun to watch. Ratings were kind of lousy.
The one thing I do like about "Hostages" is that it's being billed as a limited run, which means CBS is unlikely to pull the rug under us and cancel it before it's conclusion.
I was underwhelmed by Williams' "The Crazy Ones," but if you like to see Robin riffing in a G-rated setting, you'll get what you want. The premise of antics at an ad agency doesn't wow me unless Don Draper saunters in.
Neal, what show do you think will be the first show to get the ax, and after how many episodes?
Best candidate to be canceled first is "Lucky 7," which debuted Tuesday to the lowest ratings for a premiere in ABC history.
Odd thing about "Lucky 7" is that it debuted the same night at "SHIELD," which offered ABC some of its best numbers in four years.
I give "Lucky 7" one more week.
I liked Brooklyn 9-9 and disagree with you on supporting players. It felt like a real ensemble to me. But, yeah, if it turns into the Andy Sandberg schtick show, it'll get annoying soon.
Any post Emmy thoughts about the quality of the awards broadcast? It had 4 million more viewers than last year – and that was against Sunday Night Football, Dexter finale and Breaking Bad!
So-so on EMmy broadcast. The idea of picking five people to pay special tribute to caused a deserved firestorm. Having no clips from shows was a big mistake. One too many musical numbers. The surprise winners were the highlights of the show
Did anyone catch Tina Fey's "wardrobe malfunction" when she accepted award for best writing? I missed it, but they were talking about it on morning TV today.
"The Black List" is one of the most promising new shows, thanks almost solely to James Spader playing, well, James Spader. Fear: That it's just going to be him hunting down bad guy of the week.
“Breaking Bad” is getting all the attention right now, but what about “Dexter”? What did you think of Sunday’s finale?
The "Dexter" finale was absolutely ridiculous, as was most of the whole season. How unfortunate that this once brilliant show stayed on too long and seemed to have lost its way. In a perfect world, it would have said goodbye after the John LIthgow season. Nothing they could do after that could compare.
Have you reconsidered your opinions of any new shows – good or bad – after seeing more episodes?
After watching two more episodes of "The Michael J. Fox Show," I'm not as convinced that it's going to be a big hit.
Looking back a year, were there any new shows last fall you thought were dogs that turned out to be pretty good?
As for shows that turned out better than I expected? Nothing is really coming to mind. People tell me that "Grimm" turned out to be a good show, but I gave up on it early.
"The Mindy Project" got much better in the second half of the season..
Here's a favorite topic: Do you watch any reality shows?
Fun trivia: John Lithgow was originally cast as Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs." The offer was reneged once they were able to get Anthony Hopkins.
I have an aversion to most "reality" TV because almost all of it is staged in one way or another. True reality, like Michael Apted's great "Up" series can be fascinating.