The Mob Doctor (Mondays at 9PM)
The title is ridiculous (even the way they highlighted the "M" and "D" in the logo so you'd really know it was about a doctor), the plot seems familiar, and I was skeptical about "My Boys" star Jordana Spiro doing a drama ... and yet, it looks like it might work. It doesn't seem like must-see TV, but it's certainly well-produced and looks like it could be a fun new procedural type of show. Spiro is Grace Devlin, a doctor who has offered up her skills to the Chicago mob in order to save her brother from getting a pair of cement shoes. Also, Zach Gilford is in it, so I'll watch for that reason alone. This has to be better than "Off the Map," right?
The Following (Midseason)It's like "Prison Break" but with poetry instead of tattoos. Maybe? It's hard to tell, but James Purefoy is playing a serial killer who has escaped from jail and Kevin Bacon (who put him in prison in the first place) has to rejoin the FBI to find him. It's from producer Kevin Williamson and already looks better than "The Secret Circle." It's an intriguing concept and looks very well-done (and a good fit for Fox), but I'm not sure where it is going to go past the first season.Oh, and "Glee" is moving to Thursday nights and will focus not only on the kids in Ohio but also on the grads in New York ... so it has double the ways to suck on a night that's already packed with TV.
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