Fox is using Sunday's Emmy awards to dive headfirst into the Fall TV season. Technically, I suppose things kicked off with Friday's premiere of "Nashville," but tonight the heat is really on with the start of the season's first new scripted drama and the return of a fan favorite.
"Prison Break" kicks things off at 8 p.m., and I know a lot of Buzz readers are ready for it. I always thought of "Prison Break" as a show with a premise that could last only one season — two at most — so I'm amazed to see it headed into its third installment, seemingly stronger than ever. This season finds the guys needing to break out again, this time because they're trapped in a notorious Panamanian prison, and I'm curious to find out how they squirm out of their predicament this time.
Tonight also brings the premiere of "K-Ville," a show I'm finding myself rooting for despite being somewhat disappointed by the pilot. The show is filmed in New Orleans, and its cast and crew have been exploring the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina both on screen and in their daily lives. The physical and psychological effects of disaster lie at the heart of "K-Ville," and no doubt there's a lot of emotional territory to be mined there. But the pilot wrapped up stories too quickly for my taste and fell victim to a hearty dose of cop-show cliches. A bright spot, though, was Anthony Anderson's performance as disillusioned cop Martin Boulet, which earned the show at least a few more weeks on my viewing schedule.
To watch a clip from tonight's episode of "Prison Break" and a trailer for "K-Ville," just
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