What’s on TV?
Pretty much the same programming one would expect at this time of year. A few new fall shows are gone (“Cavemen,” “Viva Laughlin”). A few old favorites are coming back to fill the gaps (“According to Jim,” “Law & Order”).
TV viewers won’t see the full affect of the striking Writers Guild of America for a few months yet. Networks have mid-season replacements ready to roll when the current shows run out of original episodes.
Among those to look forward to are “Eli Stone,” a legal drama that begins Jan. 31 on ABC; “Lipstick Jungle,” a new dramedy starring Brooke Shields that premieres Feb. 7 on NBC; and “New Amsterdam,” a drama about an immortal New York detective that debuts on Fox Feb. 22.
But May sweeps may look a little different unless the strike is resolved soon. By then, new pickings will be slim. Except in the genres of game shows and reality television.
–Penny Soldan, TV Editor