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TV Tonight: Samantha Who?

Samantha Who? has the distinction of being the only show on TV this fall with a name change imposed by Dr. Seuss. But I'm actually glad for the change, because the new name does a better job than the original Sam I Am at conveying the show's central idea: What would happen if you woke up and had no idea who you were or how you became that way?

The show's main character, Samantha Newly (Christina Applegate), finds herself in just that situation after a car crash that erased her longterm memory. Thanks to her friends and family, she begins piecing together bits of her history — and she discovers that she's actually been a pretty terrible person. Other than the fact that "Newly" is a bit overly precious a name for someone who's starting life anew, I thought the pilot was pretty OK, mostly thanks to Applegate's appealing personality and strong comic timing. The plot lines and supporting characters will have to be more interesting if it's going to earn a longtime spot on my watch list — and I can't see how the premise can last for longer than a season — but I'll check it out a few more times at least.

To watch a couple of clips from tonight's episode, which airs between Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor, just

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kgardo kgardo 8 years
Okay...if you all see the green dress above....if anyone knows who it is by...please let me know....Thank you....
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I'm with you Buzz... I don't see how this can last more than 1 season... But I'll definitely be DVRing it tonight!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I definately want to check this out :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Hope this catches on; Christina Applegate is quite good, but she may not be strong enough to carry the show on her own.
Orangecrush43 Orangecrush43 8 years
Love Christina she is so pretty ,Smart & funny
Jinx Jinx 8 years
I like Christina too. But Mondays is already booked. What to do. What to do.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
I think this has great potential, Christina makes a sweet comedic actress- gotta love The Sweetest Thing
rlveronica rlveronica 8 years
I wanna see this tonight! :)
yyam084 yyam084 8 years
i remember her from friends, she was really dumb hopes same character cause i was laughing so much in her character in friends...
moonbebe moonbebe 8 years
I'm really looking forward to this show! The previews look hilarious. Can't wait. :)
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 8 years
I totally forgot this was premiering tonight! I really wanna watch it, I'm a fan of Christina's wit
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