Wednesday 9 p.m., UPN
Just call Jake Foley, played by Christopher Gorham, the Six Billion Dollar Spiderman. Jake is an IT guy at the National Security Agency. Jake always dreamed of being a spy, and finally gets his chance after
being infected by nanites. Molecularly sized, intelligent machines, the nanites give Jake superhuman and computer powers. The show looks like a lot of fun with the right combination of comedy, action and super-spy class.
Thursday 8 p.m., ABC
The ads for this show bill "Threat Matrix" as the first thing the President reads each morning. It's a report, made by a top-secret task force of Homeland Security agents who track and target terrorists. This show tries to do for Homeland Security what the Agency did for the CIA. A show about terrorism while the War on Terror still seems to hit a bit too close to home.
Sunday 9 p.m., WB
The people responsible for taking Superman back to Smallville
do the same for Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan
. Tarzan, played by former Calvin Klein model (read: he looks good shirtless) Travis Fimmel, is captured by his uncle Richard Clayton and brought back to New York City. This is an intelligent Tarzan, too - no more "Me Tarzan, you Jane." Stage actress Sarah Wayne Callies plays Jane, who is now a very logical, analytical cop. The tension of the show is the battle between reason and emotion. Jane thinks with her head, and Tarzan thinks with his heart: drama and passion ensue.
All About the Andersons
Friday 9:30 p.m., WB
Anthony Anderson (Barbershop, Kangaroo Jack) stars in this mostly autobiographical show about a struggling actor and single dad who moves
back in with his parents. The show draws influence from Good Times, All in the Family and The Jeffersons, and John Amos plays Anthony's tough-love father. The comedic experience of the two main actors solidifies the relationship between father and son. That is the real heart of this show.
Joan of Arcadia
Friday 8 p.m., CBS
As the title would suggest, this series deals with a girl named Joan who talks to God. This time around, Joan is a teenager played by Amber Tamblyn. God appears to Joan in the pilot as a hot guy and
she starts wondering if she's crazy. Joan gets these visits from God in various human forms and He gives her assignments. Feels like a new Touched by an Angel
, but a lot less preachy and more focused on the human side of spirituality.
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