Gotham has won over critics.
As a new slate of shows prepares to launch this week, the Television Critics Association has selected the most promising series of the fall season in its second annual poll.
Fox’s buzzy crime drama, which details the origins of Batman ally Commissioner James Gordon, was named the most promising new show of the upcoming season, followed by The CW’s quirky dramedy Jane the Virgin and Showtime’s provocative drama The Affair.
Gotham also, unsurprisingly, topped the drama category. The Affair landed in second place, edging out How to Get Away With Murder , ABC’s sexy new legal thriller starring Viola Davis, by one vote.
In the comedy race, ABC’s coming-of-age family sitcom Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne topped Jane the Virgin and NBC’s modern dating farce A to Z.
In a landslide, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez, recently featured as THR‘s “Next Big Thing,” was voted potential new breakout star, with over four times as many votes as runners-up Grant Gustin, of The CW’s latest superhero venture The Flash, and Gotham villain Robin Lord Taylor.
“If the 2014 fall survey results are any indication, we’re in for an exciting new season of television,” said TCA president Scott D. Pierce. “This year featured a surprising number of close races, with the high quality of both programming and performers giving our voters a tough time as they made their picks. From superheroes and murder mysteries, to out-of-the-box comedies and gritty dramas, this is one of the most eclectic seasons in recent memory.”