Fall TV Preview 2014: The Good, the Bad & the Gotham

From 'Batman: The Wonder Years' to the 'fun-cedural' genre and Katherine Heigl superspy, this may be the craziest season yet

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Fox Thurs., 9 p.m.

And the Jennifer Aniston Memorial Award for best performance by a Nineties haircut goes to Gracepoint's David Tennant, who obviously tells his stylist, "Just give me the early Duchovny, extra stubble." Tennant, revered by Doctor Who fans, stars in this atmospheric 10-episode remake of the cult BBC mystery Broadchurch. It says something about the state of network TV that one of the most promising newcomers is a straight-up cover version.

Tennant reprises his role from the original, playing a troubled detective investigating a child murder in a seaside town. (Has Northern California ever looked more English?) Anna Gunn, fresh from Breaking Bad, plays his flustered partner like a mix of Skyler and Scully. But Tennant sets the tone here with his weary sense of despair.

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