It’s the most wonderful time of year. That magical time when we put aside our mild disappointment in our bible’s penchant for occasionally making us feel like we’ve subscribed to Twilight Weekly, in order to play our all-time favorite guessing game: Predict what TV show will grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s annual Fall TV Preview.
But before we get to the game, a few fun facts if we may. As you may-or-may-not recall from previous years, theTVaddict.com’s non-existent crack research staff has done a little digging and come to the conclusion that EW’s Fall TV Preview issue traditionally falls into one of two categories: Either highlighting one of the fall’s most buzzed about new shows (see covers for JOEY, PRIVATE PRACTICE and Jennifer Love Hewitt all-but-forgotten bomb TIME OF MY LIFE) or rewards the previous season’s ‘it’ show such as GOSSIP GIRL, DAWSON’S CREEK or LOST. Something else to consider before making your prediction — much like Sports Illustrated’s highly publicized cover jinx — gracing the cover of the Fall TV Preview issue may not be all that it’s cracked up to be. Just ask the creators of JOEY, MISS MATCH and TITANS how their shows are doing.
Which of course bring us to this September’s Sophie’s choice. Will EW go for the controversy (GREY’S ANATOMY)? Critical acclaim (GLEE)? Or camp factor (MELROSE PLACE)? Choose wisely in the comments below.
Our choice for this Fall’s EW Cover Boy, complete with obligatory mock-up!