Good GAWD! It's pretty bad this year. Look at this stunningly original lineup! Cop/detective shows: Breakout Kings, True Blue, The Killing, The Odds, Hawaii Five-0, Ridealong, 187 Detroit, NCIS: Los Angeles Doctor shows: Off the Map, Body of Evidence Spy shows: Undercovers, Covert Affairs Lawyer shows: Matadors, The Whole Truth School/teen drama: Generation Y Workplace Sitcoms: Strange Brew, The Strip, untitled sitcom about computer crackers Family- and Friend-based Sitcoms: Nevermind Nirvana, Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid, Happy Endings (they really going with that name?), Mr. Sunshine, Awkward Situations for Men, True Love, untitled Adam Carolla show Sci Fi: Walking Dead, and that alien invasion show with Spielberg And that ever elusive hard-to-categorize segment: Cutthroat -a dramedy about an ambitious single mother who finds running her own international drug cartel is perfect training for navigating the cutthroat world of Beverly Hills high society Midland - soap set against the backdrop of an oil business that centers on a polygamist living a double life Luck - a provocative look at the world of horse racing and gambling told through a diverse group of characters surrounding a racetrack Lights Out - an aging former heavyweight boxing champion struggles to support his wife, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and three daughters after his fighting days are over Boardwalk Empire - chronicles the early 20th century origins of Atlantic City and revolves around Nucky Johnson, who runs a liquor-distribution ring, and Jimmy Darmody, his ruthless flunky Considering the volume of new shows, there are very few that sound interesting to me. The two sf/f shows so far get an automatic tryout. Cutthroat and Boardwalk Empire both sound possible. Midland sounds too much like it's covering Big Love territory. I like Covert Affairs for the cast. I know pilot pickup season always has a tsunami of crap and very few gems, but it seems like it's worse than ever this year.