04/08/1996 at 01:00 AM EDT
Fox (Wednesdays, 9 p.m. ET)
This new hour-long series is generously indebted to the movie Interview with a Vampire
, from the opening shot of the Golden Gate Bridge to the profile of chief bloodsucker Mark Frankel, who has the same nose as Tom Cruise
. Even so, Kindred
, about gang warfare among wealthy West Coast clans of the un-dead, is fun, swanky nonsense. As surely as fang marks indicate a vampire, that description should tell you the show comes from the gold-plated crypt of Aaron Spelling.