The 2018-19 TV season has yet to yield a smash on par with, say, This Is Us
, but a number of freshman series — including NBC
’s The Conners
, Fox’s Last Man Standing and CBS
’ The Neighborhood
— have attained hit-adjacent status. Even a number of modestly-performing rookies — such as God Friended Me
(CBS), The Kids Are Alright
(ABC) and All American
(The CW) — have shown enough early promise to snag additional-episode orders.
Heck, even the outright duds (like Fox’s Rel) remain on the air — although the cancellation clock ticks louder with each passing week.