Two new shows premiere tonight. The Leftovers, a drama about life after two percent of the world's population suddenly disappears, debuts on HBO. It's a prestige series from Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta, who wrote the book on which it's based. In its favor: a fresh premise and a lead-in from the still strong, which premiered to a 2.2 adults 18-49 last week. Working against it: the generally positive reviews for the show describe it as bleak, which is usually not a characteristic of hit programs. The premiere of Silicon Valley HBO's other Sunday at 10PM freshman, garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
On the opposite end of the TV drama spectrum, Reckless premieres on CBS. It's a show about sexy lawyers that isn't pretending to be more than the television equivalent of a beach book., which earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating for each of its episodes this week, seems like a compatible lead-in and Rising Star proved to be a less than formidable competitor last week. However, CBS has put more effort into promoting its other summer dramas Under the Dome and Extant. CBS's in season Sunday legal series, The , has critical acclaim and a passionate fanbase, but low ratings, with its May finale earning a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.
So how do you think each show will fare tonight?