Sweeps Begin, TV Shows End: What Was The Best?
TV sweeps begin tonight -- as if you can't tell by the local news promos popping up all over like dandelions -- marking the beginning of the end of the 06-07 TV season. And tonight, two fairly successful rookie series end their first season, "30 Rock" (9 p.m., Ch. 5) and "October Road" (10:01 p.m., Ch. 9).
All in all, I didn't think it was a bad TV season. We've seen some interesting new shows this year that deserve renewal.
So here's my question: What was the best new show for the 06-07 TV season? The ratings say "Heroes," but you might say something else. "Ugly Betty," "Brothers & Sisters," "The Class," "Rules of Engagement," "Jericho," "Shark," "Men In Trees,' the ill-fated "Studio 60," "The Black Donnellys" and even "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader ..... Which was your favorite new show and why? What was the best comedy?
If you had the power to renew first-year shows, which would come back in the fall? (Yes, you're allowed to mention shows long gone, like "Kidnapped.")
And which new show was the worst?