News Nuggets: Which new fall TV show will be canceled first?

James Hibberd offers a new poll asking which new fall television show is most likely to be canceled first. He says that eventuality is a “special kind of shame” because the rejection from the public and critics “was swift and overwhelming.” His bet is on “Utopia,” because Fox has already called it “a year-long social experiment.” Others on his probable list include “Selfie” (ABC), “Manhattan Love Story” (ABC), and “Red Band Society” (Fox). Others in the poll include “Bad Judge” (NBC), “The Mysteries of Laura” (NBC), “Mulaney” (Fox), “Stalker” (CBS), and “State of Affairs” (NBC). Entertainment Weekly

Joyce Eng declares that NBC’s new romantic comedy “A to Z” will be one of your favorites. In fact, she says it will fill the “How I Met Your Mother“-sized hole in your heart now that it’s gone. Calling it “charming,” it stars Cristin Milioti and Ben Feldman as a polar-opposite couple during their courtship phase. TV Guide

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Andy Greenwald wonders if “Homeland” will be able to outrun its recent troubled past when the show returns for a fourth season this Sunday night. He refers to the third season as a “catastrophe” but calls the premiere “a decent enough reboot” with “considerably more striking vistas” from South Africa. The Showtime program won Emmys as Best Drama series and for stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in 2011. Grantland

Steve Pond reports that PBS and CBS dominated the News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Tuesday night. PBS took home 11 awards with four for “Frontline.” CBS won 10 Emmys including five victories for the long-running “60 Minutes.” The Oscar-nominated documentary “The Invisible War” won twice. A full list of winners is also provided for all categories. The Wrap

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Old school is back on the top of the U.S. album charts. This week’s leader is Tony Bennett (along with Lady Gaga) with the standards record “Cheek to Cheek.” He follows last week’s frontrunner Barbra Streisand with “Partners,” which missed out on repeating by a mere 3,000 albums. In the second spot on this week’s charts is country star Kenny Chesney with “The Big Revival.” Variety

This year’s New York Comedy Festival will feature panel discussions from “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” and “Broad City” (with producer Amy Poehler and moderator Seth Rogen). Audiences will also see performances by Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad“), Pete Holmes, and many stand-up comedians. The 11th annual event will be held November 5-9. Hollywood Reporter

The long-delayed stage musical of “Dr. Zhivago” is now slated to begin previews March 27 on Broadway. Based on the epic novel by Boris Pasternak, it revolves around a romance set during the final days of Czarist Russia of World War I. Casting is not complete, but Tony-winning director Des McAnuff will helm from a book by Michael Weller and compositions by Lucy Simon, Michael Korie, and Amy Powers. Playbill

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