TV Gal Runs the New Season Numbers
One Friend of a Friend: Andrea Anders on "The Class"
Three FOJW (Friends of
One Formerly Evil Mastermind: Ron Rifkin on
One (Four) King: Josh Cooke on "Big Day"
One (Beauty) Queen:
Two Jacks: Victor Garber on "Justice" and
One Enemy of Jack Bauer: Shoreh Aghdashaloo on "Smith"
Three Love Interests of Jack Bauer:
Two Sets of TV Siblings:
Five Movie Stars:
Six If-you-Didn't-Succeed-Last-Season-Try-Try-Again: Josh Cooke on "Big Day" (and "Four Kings" last season),
What by the numbers trends have you noticed this season? Email me and I'll include them in my column next week.
Serialized dramas are all the rage this season. You know how TV works, suddenly everything old is new again. That makes the new
New Season Cheat Sheet
Best: "The Nine" (Oct. 4)
Undecided: As I still anxiously await the pilot, it's got to be "Brothers & Sisters" (Sept. 24).
Best: "Smith" (Sept. 19).
Best: "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (Sept.18) You can believe the hype.
Worst: "Twenty Good Years" (Oct. 4) Because
Undecided: "30 Rock" (Oct. 11).
Best: "Justice" (Aug. 30)
Worst: "Happy Hour" (Sept. 7)
Best: "Runaway" (Sept. 25)
Quotes of the Week
"You want variety, hit Target." Michael to his fellow inmates after they complained about the clothes he gave them on "Prison Break." Thanks to Andy for the quote.
Where Have I Seen Them Before?
And Jasmine wanted me to remind everyone that Jeff Perry, the President's brother on "Prison Break," is also Meredith's estranged father Thatcher Grey on "Grey's Anatomy."
Highlights of the Week Ahead
All times listed are Eastern Time for Aug. 28 to Sept. 3
Kyle believes he's found his real parents and the secret to where he came from in the season finale of "Kyle XY" (Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC Family). You can catch up in an all day "Kyle XY" marathon that begins at 11 a.m.
Can you pick out the scene in this episode of
I can't wait for the two-hour debut of "Celebrity Duets" (Monday, FOX, 8 p.m.).
Tamara Taylor, last seen as Walt's mother in
That's all for today. Remember my deadline for this column is Friday that's why I didn't discuss the Emmys in this column. But I will be back next week to talk about the series premiere of "Standoff" and the new ABC Family movie "Relative Chaos" starring