The tired aspects of the series don't rival the best in British crime drama, perhaps explaining why it's reaching U.S. shores on an unlikely network.
"Bunheads" represents the best bet yet for ABC Family to broaden its appeal and creative credibility.
Produced by his friend Jerry Weintraub -- the subject of his own livelier HBO documentary -- "41" is a dutifully admiring tribute to George H.W. Bush, told almost entirely in his own words
TNT's take on the classic primetime serial is exactly as it should be: Texas-sized, frothy and unwilling to settle for a double-cross when a triple can be executed.
For a show with a pop undercurrent that proclaims itself "sizzling," "Heights" is pretty tepid and lacks a hit song's most basic element: A catchy hook.
A clear attempt at an action-romance Western, the resulting pic is more like "Fifty Shades of Dust."
"Comedy Bang! Bang!"and "Bunk" forge a compatible hour, just one highly narrow in its appeal and more intent on snark than laughs, delivering relatively little bang for the comedy buck.
After "True Blood's" extended dead-end detours involving faeries and witches, the HBO drama's fifth season finds it back on the true (if not righteous, thank goodness) path.
The amiable diversion from north of the border wins no points for originality, but boasts a winning lead in Erica Durance.
Not unexpectedly, the cheeky idea behind "The Choice" -- Fox's thumb-in-the-eye, sound- and lookalike knockoff of a certain NBC musical competition -- is ultimately more enticing than the execution.
Part CBS' "Jesse Stone" movies, part Marlboro Man ad, "Longmire" is an odd throwback of a series -- a highly conventional cop drama/modern-day Western, without much in the way of wit or risk.