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Scott Cohen

Tennis star better on court than 'Street' TVPreview

Tennis star Serena Williams has a featured role tonight in Street Time, the hard-edged and high-caliber Showtime cable drama about the world of ex-cons and their parole officers. With only one minor acting credit on her television resume, it is not surprising that the 23-year-old athlete has a hard time holding her own in the company of such talented and experienced performers as Erika Alexander, Scott Cohen and Rob Morrow.

But, in the end, she's no worse than former Republican Sen. Fred Thompson was in his first few appearances as the district attorney on NBC's Law & Order. Some might consider that faint praise, indeed, but I am trying to be nice.

Perhaps, the most...