Does no one have an original idea in TV land anymore? Judging from tonight's latest batch of mid-season offerings, it hardly appears so. Programmers have either gone to England for inspiration, rarely improving on the source material, or back to the drawing board of tried-and-true formats like the courtroom drama, resulting in an unhappy epidemic of deja view viewing.
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The best of tonight's premieres is Syfy's remake of Being Human (9/8c), and even it is a pale imitation of the provocative British original. Given the relatively limited reach of BBC America...
The American adaptation of this provocative teen drama from across the pond makes its highly anticipated U.S. debut, and while the series, known for its frank depictions of teen sex and substance abuse, has been toned down for American audiences, the racy — and occasionally raunchy — premiere tells us that it will no doubt continually push the boundaries of basic cable. — Karen Kelty
Read on for previews of Being Human, Piers Morgan Tonight, Harry's Law, House, Heavy and NBA Basketball.