Happy Hanukkah to all, may Hanukkah be generous to everyone this season.
Not a lot going on this week, but there have been a few annoucements of note. Kristin Chenoweth, one of TV's most watchable actresses, won't be unemployed for long once "Pushing Daisies" ends in January. She's signed on to star in David E. Kelley's quirky new legal drama "Legally Mad," about a father-daughter lawyer team, for NBC. This is a tough dilemma for me: I love Chenoweth and hate David E. Kelley. When is one of his shows not a quirky legal drama?
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HBO announced a couple of series for next fall that have apparently been picked up. "Cocaine Cowboys," from Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay, follows the early days of drug dealers in Miami. Meredith Stein of "Cold Case" will produce. As much as I hate Michael Bay (and really, it's quite a lot), Bruckheimer has had a magic touch with TV, with "Cold Case," the various "CSIs," the new "Eleventh Hour" and "The Amazing Race" among his hits.
HBO also announced it will pick up "Hung," with Thomas Jane as a well-endowed high school gym teacher who decides to use his physical talent to make some extra money. HBO has been pretty hit and miss of late, but both series should be worth at least a look.
Meanwhile, Fox is working on a project with screenwriter Michael Dougherty ("X2," "Superman Returns") about a quartet of women who turn into werewolves called "Bitches." (Seriously, I'm not making this up.) It's being described as "Sex & The City" meets werewolves. (I'm trying so hard not to make a joke here).
Who said TV is out of good ideas?
MONDAY'S ONLY BETS: I was wrong. This week is the fall finale for "Prison Break" (Fox, 9 p.m.), if anyone still cares. It's the only new drama episode tonight.
Also new is "Momma's Boys," (NBC, 9 p.m.), which marks both the decline of NBC, the state of television, and civilization in general. Seriously, if anyone walks up to me and says, "Hey, TV Guy, I'm really enjoying Momma's Boys," I'm liable to punch you in the face. Just be warned.