Last Resort (ABC)
Thursdays at 8/7c
The Good News: Andre Braugher leads a solid cast and the writers (including The Shield's Shawn Ryan) know how to play Braugher's strengths (aka intense, stirring monologues). Speaking of the writers, ABC just asked them for two more scripts, which, while far from a full-season order, is a promising sign, perhaps brought on by the show's recent uptick in the ratings to 7.3 million viewers and 1.7 in the demo.
The Bad News: Despite slightly improving upon Charlie's Angels' performance (6.2 million viewers, 1.4 in the demo) in the same (heavily competitive) timeslot last year, Last Resort is still a distant second behind CBS' comedies ( the most recent airing averaged 14.5 million viewers and 4.3 in the demo). And while strong DVR numbers are keeping this show from sinking, the storytelling since the pilot has been uneven at best.