29 November 2012 8:59 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

ABC’s country-music drama Nashville was supposed to be the giant new hit. Mindy Kaling’s Fox comedy The Mindy Project was expected to make a perfect successful companion for New Girl. And didn’t we all think NBC’s Chicago Fire would be extinguished by now?

Man makes plans; fall laughs.

Here’s seven hits and misses from the start of the 2012-13 season:

Winner: NBC

Who would have guessed the magic formula for rescuing NBC was “karaoke + apocalypse”? Thanks to The Voice and Revolution, along with trusty mainstay Sunday Night Football, NBC shot to first place this fall »

- James Hibberd

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