With so many new shows bearing vague, one-word titles, we felt compelled to try an experiment: Would 30 random people in New York City be able to guess the premise of each show based on its name alone?

By Jodi Walker and Andrea Towers
Updated January 30, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST

Looking
HBO, Sundays, 10:30 p.m.
Official Description: “Three close friends living — and loving — in modern-day San Francisco.”
Percentage who (basically) got it right: 20
Best Incorrect Guess: “A mother and father are trying to find the child they gave up for adoption 16 years ago.”

Believe
NBC, March 10, 10 p.m.
Official Description: “Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future…since she was born, Bo has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control.””
Percentage who (basically) got it right: 15
Best Incorrect Guess: “Something about Cher.”

Rake
FOX, Thursdays, 9 p.m.
Official Description: “A bold new legal drama [that] follows the comedic and chaotic life of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Deane.””
Percentage who (basically) got it right: 0
Best Incorrect Guess: “That sounds like a drug or sex reference I don’t know about.”

Mixology
ABC, Feb. 26, 9:31 p.m.
Official Description: “One bar. One night. Ten single people. Welcome to Mix, a high-end bar in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District.””
Percentage who (basically) got it right: 50
Best Incorrect Guess: “Like, a DJ competition. And Pitbull is a judge.”

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