Truly original pilots are tough to find this season, with the schedule stocked with yet more sexy doctors, sexy lawyers, a sexy nurse or two, plus brooding cops (who are sexy and/or Canadian). A few sitcoms intrigue—like NBC’s Community—and there’s a networkwide search for the elusive family comedy, with Modern Family perhaps the strongest contender.
The Jay Leno Show
Leno at ten? It’s so crazy, it just might work!
I love the movie; I like Ron Howard, Peter Krause, and Maura Tierney. But oy with the corny clichés in the trailer.
Musical, only witty! Freaks and Geeks, but singing! Absolute crack for drama geeks.
A grim family sitcom with ex-Giant Michael Strahan tooth-gap jokes, and a trapped-looking CCH Pounder.
The Good Wife
It’s nice to see Julianna Margulies—and the scorned-political-wife plot is timely.
Accidentally on Purpose
A Knocked Up ripoff with cougar gags, plus Jenna Elfman mugging ferociously.
Flash Forward and Modern Family
A Lost-ish thriller and a smart, documentary-paced sitcom with fresh rhythms.
Sorry, Courteney Cox: If I never hear that “Rrowr!” sound again, I’ll die a happy woman.