For the People is a curious Shondaland entry, and curious Shondaland entries don't generally fare well. There is something of a return to the early days of Grey's here though, but those days may be too far gone. Plus, it's largely laughable.
Roseanne was always a show that seemed to teeter on the edge of getting in its own way, but you didn't care because it was hilarious. The revival throws a lot more obstacles at itself, and it isn't as funny.
Deception is a show that won't necessarily grab you out of the gate, but if the overall writing and characters catch up to the spectacle it'll win over fans in droves.
Champions is a bizarrely average sit-com, both because it establishes an interesting premise and because it's from Mindy Kaling. It has its moments, but feels designed for an audience that is simply comfortable with it on in the background. It's hard not to expect more from Kaling.
Even stacking the deck won't always work, and there's far too little meat involved in The Post, and far too much effort at steering the zeitgeist. What should have been one of the year's best falls flat for a surprising lack of purpose.