A few days ago, Patrick, Tyrell, Matt and myself shared our Top 5 picks for returning shows. Today, we reveal our top choices for brand new shows. At this time, the networks are optimistic and hopeful that their new offerings resonate with viewers. In the end, more than half, including the ones on our list, probably won’t survive come May 2013. Hopefully, our respective Top 5 choices are a few of the lucky ones that make it. Check out our recommendations below.

Donovan’s Top 5 New Shows

Revolution (NBC)

Premieres: Monday, Sept 17th at 10/9c

Getting emotionally invested in a high concept drama is really tough sometimes. Just as the show finds its groove, the network cancels it due to low ratings. Television viewing is fickle these days and people have a hard time committing to a new series. That said, I really hope people give this show about a dystopian post-apocalyptic world a shot. It’s from J.J. Abrams after all. Imagine if all the power ran out. Personally, I would die. I practically convulse when I don’t get a signal or my iPhone dies.

Elementary (CBS)

Premieres: Tuesday, Sept 25h at 10/9c

I’d watch anything Lucy Liu stars in. I even gave her poor man’s Sex and The City knockoff, Cashmere Mafia, a chance. Even without Liu playing a female Dr. Watson, I’d sample this show since it stars Jonny Lee Miller as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. After all, he was the first Mr. Angelina Jolie. Plus he starred in Hackers, which I loved.

Nashville (ABC)

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct 10th at 10/9c

At first impression, this show didn’t interest me as all. As much as I love Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere gives me gas. But as the early reviews started rolling in, I began to come around. It’s been cited as the one to watch this Fall. Every publication can’t be wrong, right? Hell, if Britton signed on, it must be half decent. She has a pretty good track record with Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story.

Arrow (The CW)

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct 10th at 8/7c

I’m not ashamed to admit it. Stephen Amell is the reason I’m primarily tuning in. After all, he was a Man Crush of mine last year. Even if the show is remotely half decent, I’ll stick with it. Since the show is filmed here in Vancouver, I’m making it my mission to meet him before the show wraps. You can bet on it.

Neighbors (ABC)

Premieres: Wednesday, Sept 26 at 8:30/7:30c

You’re probably thinking WTF. Out of all the new comedies, this is the one I choose?!?! I would’ve picked The New Normal, but since it’s already premiered, I thought I’d highlight another sitcom. The Mindy Kaling Project and Partners were also in the running. In the end, Neighbors could be the surprise of the season. You never know, it could be the modern day 3rd Rock From The Sun or Mork & Mindy. A comedy set in a gated community where the aliens are named after famous athletes and the men get pregnant. Sounds hilarious to me.

Honorable Mentions: 666 Park Avenue (ABC), Chicago Fire (NBC) and Made In Jersey (CBS) are also ones I’m going to check out.

Patrick’s Top 5 New Shows

The Mindy Project (FOX)

Premieres: Thursday, Sept 25th at 9:30/8:30c

This show looks so funny! It is co-produced by Mindy Kaling who also serves as the show’s lead, and you obviously recognize her from The Office. An interesting fact is that she is a writer on the The Office and actually wrote some of their funniest episodes. Her character in this show is inspired by her mother and is about a single physician (played by Kaling) with a unique persona as she tries to navigate her way through her personal and professional life. I laughed quite a bit at the trailer.

Major Crimes (TNT)

Premieres: Monday, Aug 13th

Although I didn’t watch The Closer which this is a spinoff of, I am a huge fan of Mary McDonnell (she played the president in Battlestar Galactica) and I’ll watch it just for her. It’s a police drama/mystery show which I definitely always enjoy as well. Glad to see McDonnell taking the lead on this one!

666 Park Avenue

Premieres: Sunday, Sept 30th at 10/9c

This is a show unlike any other in terms of the storyline, but it reminds me of a mixture of the sexy rich people drama of and Gossip Girl and Revenge combined with the magic of Once Upon A Time (minus the fairy tale aspect). Given some of the actors and the trend towards drama and magic (although not necessarily together), I think this show looks promising. Because it’s so specific and involved in terms of storyline, it has to kick off with a bang if is to survive the season.

Last Resort (ABC)

Premieres: Thursday, Sept 27th at 8/7c

This show looks so intense! The premise of the show is the crew of a U.S. Navy submarine is abandoned by their own country and declared an enemy of the state when the captain defies a direct order to launch a nuclear attack… to destroy the entire country of Pakistan. In doing so, they become the enemy and must fight for their lives and seek refuge. It looks like it could potentially have the intensity that 24 had!

Nashville (ABC)

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct 10th at 10/9c

Based on the name, I didn’t think I’d be into a show about country music, but it’s so much more. Feisty cat fights, backstabbing, and everything else involved with being in the limelight and climbing your way to the top. A bitchy, devious, and newly popular country singer played by Hayden Panettiere poses as a huge problem for the already established star, Rayna James played by Connie Britton. Definitely going to give this one a shot too!

Matt’s Top 5 New Shows

The Mob Doctor (Fox)

Premieres: Monday, Sept 17th at 9/8c

This one looks really cool. A thoracic surgeon who has lifelong ties to the South Chicago mob. I can only imagine the drama.

Revolution (NBC)

Premieres: Monday, Sept 17th at 10/9c

As a HUGE fan of the show LOST, anything with J.J. Abrams name on it gets me excited. This show is set in a post-apocalyptic future where there is no electricity. Sounds pretty cool right?

666 Park Avenue (ABC)

Premieres: Sunday, Sept 30th at 10/9c

Lost’s Terry O’Quinn stars in this supernatural drama about an innocent Midwestern couple who get hired as managers of an Upper East Side apartment owned by O’Quinn. The catch: the residents have all made deals with the devil to have their deepest desires fulfilled.

Elementary (CBS)

Premieres: Tuesday, Sept 25h at 10/9c

The Sherlock Holmes train continues with a modern take on the story. I think the most exciting part about this version that this show’s “Watson” is played by a female, the fabulous Lucy Liu. Can’t wait.

Partners (CBS)

Premieres: Monday, Sept 24th at 8:30/7:30c

This show, created by the creators of Will & Grace gives us another pair of gay/straight best friends, but in this one their both men (Louis is gay, Joe is straight). Their close friendship is strained when Joe proposes to his girlfriend. I’m interested to see if this show has the staying power that Will & Grace did.

Tyrell’s Top 5 New Shows

Arrow (The CW)

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct 10th at 8/7c

It’s not like I watched “Supernatural” on a regular basis but it was definitely TV’s signature superhero staple. I grew up watching “Louis & Clark” and loved when “The Cape” hit the airwaves. So now, I’m kind of excited to see what the CW has up it’s sleeve with “Arrow.” First off, I can’t complain one tiny bit about Stephen Amell being their choice to play Arrow. His body is absolutely flawless. I’m not a super big comic book nerd but I’m looking forward to checking out this show to see what it has to offer. I personally think it’s a one-season pony but let’s hope that it has the staying power.

666 Park Avenue (ABC)

Premieres: Sunday, Sept 30th at 10/9c

To be honest, this show is totally more up Patrick’s alley but I guess after living together for a while now, our television tastes have spilled over into each others. This show seems one-part “Lost”, one-part “Revenge” with a sprinkle of the weird movie, “The Resident” staring Hilary Swank. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry about it. The one thing that is drawing me into the show is its slew of great actors. Vanessa Williams, Terry O’Quinn, Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable all star in this sexual charged dramatic thriller. Unfortunately once again, probably a one-season pony.

Revolution (NBC)

Premieres: Monday, Sept 17th at 10/9c

The show is technically being genred as sci-fi but that would be a little bit of a stretch considering that technology is sparse in this series. The show follows the idea that electricity has been completely shut off in the world and the earth has slowly moved back to the ways long before the industrial revolution. However, one woman’s life changes when her father is suddenly murdered by a militia who claims her father had something to do with the blackout. At a first glance, this show looks terrible but I’m hoping it’ll fill the sci-fi void that “Terra Nova” left behind for me. I still can’t believe that show got cancelled. I seem to have a habit of liking shows that have loyal but small fan bases. I feel like this may be one of those shows.

The New Normal (NBC)

Premieres: Tuesday, Sept 11th at 9:30/8:30c

There is no doubt about it that this show is fueled with controversy. Thanks 1 Million Moms. I watched the pilot episode courtesy of NBC and legitimately liked it. To be fair, the pilot was a little slow and filled with information but I’m sure the rest of the series will pick up the pieces as most do. Justin Bartha is great in the series and I absolutely LOVE Nene Leakes. I just hope that NBC doesn’t cave to the controversy and allows the show to at least run a full season unlike “The Playboy Club.”

Nashville (ABC)

Premieres: Wednesday, Oct 10th at 10/9c

Love love love the idea of seeing Hayden Panettiere back on television. Joined by “American Horror Story’s” Connie Britton and the sexy Eric Close, a show that seems a little CMT should find its success with the mainstream, middle American crowd. The story line seems a little Faith Hill vs. Taylor Swift in my opinion which I kind of love. The idea is that a big named country star (like Faith Hill) is loosing her captive audience to a young and upcoming star (like Taylor Swift). To save her career, her label advises her to open for the newer artist. When she refuses, all hell breaks loose. Will the older country star open for the younger country star to save her career and the life she is providing for her family? I’m sure the music will be fabulous and the cat fights will be thick. Meow! If “Glee” can last 4 seasons, “Nashville” can too, right?