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Timing Isn't Everything: TV's Best Mid-Season Replacements

Several new shows have debuted this spring. Do they have a chance?

Conventional wisdom says that the best network shows debut at the beginning of the regular TV season in the fall. Only the leftovers get thrown in to replace the fall failures at mid-season. But is this the case? Maybe it is, for most shows, but the 30 shows on this list indicate that sometimes true greatness only comes at mid-season.
By Laurel Brown
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