Kevin James

Congratulations, it's a girl - and a classier UPN

In a TV universe of overweight, idiot, beer-swilling dads and rude, oversexed, young single men, the arrival tonight of Kevin Hill (Taye Diggs) in a new UPN drama of the same name is indeed a blessed event.

Hill is a high-powered entertainment attorney and ladies' man who, when his cousin unexpectedly dies, suddenly finds himself caring for an infant girl. Diggs' smooth and winning performance reinvigorates the well-worn premise, while his physical grace adds a welcome dimension to the ham-fisted, knucklehead portrayals of masculinity that dominate prime-time TV (Think Kevin James as Doug Heffernan in The King of Queens).

Tonight's pilot (9 p.m. WUTB, Channel 24) is all...