By The Associated Press
What were the most-buzzed-about shows at the recent TV critics’ press tour? Here’s the top 10, in order of (ummm) buzziness.
1. “American Horror Story” (FX) — This new show from “Glee’s” Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk had nice, creepy, opening credits, and critics were still feeling the Connie Britton love after “Friday Night Lights” (she co-stars here as Dylan McDermott’s wife).
2. “Suburgatory” (ABC) — With a title this ugly, the show’s gotta be good, right? Great cast — including Jeremy Sisto and Cheryl Hines — sold this package. (By the way, it’s about a divorced dad who moves his teenage daughter from the city to the ‘burbs.)
3. “Prime Suspect” (NBC) — This remake of the Helen Mirren classic stars Maria Bello, and is getting some respect.
4. “PanAm” (ABC) — Great-looking period piece; nostalgia sells.
5. “A Gifted Man” (CBS) — All the network’s dramas look solid, but casting here — Patrick Wilson as a coldhearted surgeon, Jennifer Ehle as his late ex-wife — is best of all.
6. “2 Broke Girls” (CBS) — Sizzling pilot with Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, from Michael Patrick King (“Sex and the City”) got a good reception.
7. “Terra Nova” (Fox) — Could go higher on this list, but critical reception to the dinosaur-era drama wasn’t wildly enthusiastic, which is not to say the tough crowd wasn’t awestruck by the technical demands here.
8. “Homeland” (Showtime) — Damian Lewis as a Marine POW who returns home; has “Manchurian Candidate” written all over it.
9. “Ringer” (CW) — Three words — Sarah. Michelle. Gellar.
10. “Grimm” (NBC) — Funky sci-fi drama based loosely on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales is the dark horse of the season. Could be a winner.