This is my way of pushing the shows that I think aren't getting enough right now. Play along with me!
If you like Fox's House, M.D., you should like CBS's Shark.
Both shows have sourpuss roguish faulty lead characters that are glib and nearly always right in the end. The difference of course is instead of medicine, Shark deals in Law. Still, there's a lot to like from both of these programs and if you are a House fan, you should at least tune in to Shark once.
If you like ABC's Lost, you should like NBC's Heroes.
Just in case you haven't started watching this program, I thought I'd remind you. Heroes is the best new show of the season, and it's as intriguing as the first season of "Lost," back when we thought that was the coolest show. Now, Lost has lived up to its title, and is so mixed up, the writers needed to take 13 weeks off to try to make sense of it! Heroes provides the antidote for such nonsense. If you haven't yet, you must give it a try.
If you like NBC's Deal Or No Deal you should like ABC's Show Me The Money.
I'm assuming a lot, because for some reason, people actually like watching people open these suitcases. I would think that has all the appeal of going through airport security. But, if you are enjoying Howie and his models, why not check out William Shatner and his "Million Dollar Dancers." There's only half as many as on "Deal," but they are twice as active, constantly moving about when not standing on their balconies with their very big money prizes.
If you like ABC's Boston Legal you should like Fox's Justice.
Speaking of Shatner, law shows are not really that hot right now, but Justice has a new twist. You get to follow the case and after the verdict, you get to see what really happened. It's a brilliant device and I'm sure will make for some controversy at some point in the season, if a criminal gets off, or an innocent is sentenced. But you have the always brilliant Victor Garber sitting first chair and he's always watchable.
If you like NBC's Saturday Night Live you should like NBC's 30 Rock.
The last couple of episodes of SNL have been the funniest I've seen in about three years. One of those was hosted by 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin. Baldwin has really hit his stride as a comic actor. And Tina Fey's writing is, as always, hilarious. Plus it's only 30 minutes. It's a lot easier to fill a half hour with funny than 90 minutes. Don't bother with Studio 60. The SNL style spinoff show to see is this one.
Give 'em a try!