Image Credit: Mario Perez/CBS; Patrick Ecclesine/FoxThe new fall show that has viewers most psyched? CBS’ Hawaii Five-O reboot (starring Alex O’Loughlin, pictured left). Yep, gripe all you want about the endless recycling of ideas in Hollywood — but a survey by consumer analysis company NewMediaMetrics (as reported in Advertising Age) finds that viewers are more “emotionally attached” to the updated tropical cop show than any of the season’s other new offerings, thus proving the up side to a recognizable franchise. Rounding out the top 5: CBS’ $#*! My Dad Says (another familiar name, this one from Justin Halpern’s popular Twitter feed), Fox’s Running Wilde (from Arrested Development‘s producers, starring Will Arnett and Keri Russell), Fox’s Raising Hope (sorry, I’m not sure why people are attached to this one … maybe they’re excited about My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia making another show? Martha Plimpton being on TV regularly? Either is a decent argument.), and CBS’ Mike and Molly (a comedy from Two and a Half Men‘s Chuck Lorre about a couple that meets at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting). In case you’re wondering how well this measure predicts future success, the top 5 from last year were: NCIS: Los Angeles, The Cleveland Show, Accidentally on Purpose, The Good Wife, and FlashForward. Hey, three-and-a-half out of five isn’t bad.
So let’s do our own — probably far less scientific, but hopefully more satisfying — survey right here on PopWatch! Tell us which shows you’re anticipating most. May we humbly suggest Lone Star (starring James Wolk, pictured right), UnderCovers, Nikita, or maybe No Ordinary Family?