Seven signs that what you’re about to watch will be mind-numbingly bad

1.  If advertisements for what you’re about to watch begin with the phrase, “From the creators of Bones.”

2.  If the plot summary of what you’re about to watch begins with the phrase, “A tough dancer from the wrong side of the tracks.”

3.  If it’s about a horse.

4.  If Nicolas Cage is in the cast, related to anyone in the cast or has done another film with anyone in the cast.

5.  If it’s a television show and it once came on at 9:30 on Tuesday night but now comes on at 8:00 on Friday night.

6.  If the letters W, N, B, and A appear in that order anywhere in the title.

7.  If it’s on CBS.