Television characters aren't real people, but you wouldn't know it by the way these folks jump off the screen. They are TV's 10 best characters of the moment.
The upfronts are complete, the season finales have aired and it's time to settle in for the comparatively breezy summer season, when "Hidden Palms" suddenly becomes must-see TV.
So, you dig big ideas like prison breaks, magnetic islands and 24-hour terror plots? The networks dig people like you, because they're launching roughly 4,815,162,342 high-concept dramas this fall. Plus, if you're not "Lost" yet, it's never too late.
...WEDNESDAY: TELEVISION Notable premieres NBC will launch two anticipated new series in the next seven days. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," from Aaron Sorkin of "West Wing" fame, starts at 9 p.m. Monday. "Kidnapped" will attempt to rival...
Columnist John Hansen hopes viewers will consider giving their remote vote to "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Friday Night Lights" (above) and "Help Me Help You."
Comedy may be slumping, but it's not dead yet. In 2006, "The Office," "Help Me Help You" and "Family Guy" - not to mention "Arrested Development," which Fox canceled last winter - proved the genre can still do good work when it avoids laugh tracks and trusts viewers to recognize smart humor.
...Undeclared" (2001-02, Fox) 7. "The Lone Gunmen" (2001, Fox) 8. "Night Stalker" (2005, ABC) 9. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006-07, NBC) 10. "life as we know it" (2004-05, ABC)
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