The best drama of the fall television season might be seeing which of the new lot of shows is the first to be canceled.
Actually, there is some promise among the dramas, with familiar names Rob Lowe, Mark Harmon and David E. Kelley popping up in new projects. The comedies, while offering a few potential laughs, provide less appealing choices like Whoopi Goldberg's resurrection from the center square, another "Friends" rip-off and Mullets.
Here's a guide to the season's new shows to help you set your TiVo:
I'm With Her (Tues. 8:30 p.m.)
"I'm With Her," loosely based on its writer's real-life marriage to Brooke Shields, is a new comedy about an average guy who falls for a flashy movie star. It stars Teri Polo and Patrick Owen and gives a bit of hope to regular guys everywhere.
It's All Relative (Wed. 8:30 p.m.)
In "It's All Relative," a newly engaged couple must cope with family tensions -- his father is a bigoted bartender and she has two gay dads.
Karen Sisco (Wed. 10 p.m.)
"Karen Sisco" is a TV show based on a movie based on a book. Jennifer Lopez played the title character in "Out of Sight" (from Elmore Leonard's novel) and Carla Gugino takes over the role in the series about a tough U.S. Marshal on Miami's Gold Coast.
Threat Matrix (Thurs. 8 p.m.)
This new drama takes an inside look at issues of terrorism while centering around an elite Homeland Security task force. The time slot, against "Friends" and "Survivor," won't provide much security, however.
Married to the Kellys (Fri. 8:30 p.m.)
"Married to the Kellys" stretches the definition of TGIF. Breckin Meyer is a fish-out-of-water New Yorker who takes a "Road Trip" to Kansas City to be with his new wife and her typically (or stereotypically) Midwestern family.
Hope and Faith (Fri. 9 p.m.)
Fans of "Live with Regis and Kelly" can now start and end their Fridays with Kelly Ripa. The ex-soap star stars as an ex-soap star who moves in with her housewife sister and family in "Hope and Faith."
10-8 (Sun. 8 p.m.)
"10-8" is the latest from Aaron Spelling, pairing Danny Nucci as a Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff trainee and Ernie Hudson as his tough mentor.
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A guide to the fall season's new shows
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