Question: I saw Men in Trees this week, and I thought it was a great show. Please tell me that it did well in the ratings!

Answer:

It was the most-watched program on Friday night, so that's something. The real test comes this Friday when it faces NBC and CBS' original lineups. Creatively, I thought the second episode was a major disappointment, particularly compared to the pilot, which, as you know, I loved. So much of it felt painfully contrived, and Anne Heche's Marin Frisk who, despite her world collapsing around her, still had a strong sense of self in the premiere suddenly morphed into Susan Mayer's blonde twin. If Jenny Bicks is reading this, please bring back the Marin Frisk from the pilot, and quick!