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The 9 Most Exciting New Shows of the Upcoming Fall Season

The upfronts are all done, and the networks have showed us the goods: Over 40 new series — multi-camera sitcoms, single-camera sitcoms, cross-dressing sitcoms, women-fearing sitcoms, hip chick-starring sitcoms, procedural dramas, spiritual dramas, fairy-tale dramas, Mad Men–inspired dramas, etc. — are coming to your TV beginning in the fall. We've studied them all looking for the best of the bunch and picked out the nine we're most most excited about: lots of J.J. Abrams, lots of fast-talking twentysomethings, and, above all, Smash. Our picks for the most perversely awful shows of next season? Those will come tomorrow.