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Every fall television networks do the equivalent of throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks by premiering dozens of new shows, hoping at least one of them is a hit that will make them millions in ad revenue. These are four of the most heavily promoted new shows of the fall—and our take on whether or not they live up to their hype.
For a musical about Hell, "What the Hell?!" is strikingly uplifting. It's a world where Satan (Brad A. Latilla-Campbell '16) is a socially isolated failure, and where the most gruesome scene is an attack with hockey sticks. Despite using political messages as a source of humor—much was made of Hell's ill-advised decision to "go corporate," and the Greedy Pig demon lord kept workers at Walmart non-unionized—the show did not moralize to the audience.