NBC (Mon., Jan. 9, 9 p.m. ET)
Gerald McRaney (Delta Burke's real-life hubby) plays the title character, a former jock who once played defense for the New Orleans Saints and now practices it for a Crescent City law firm. He drives an old convertible that knocks and pings. He has a flamboyant secretary who wears a wardrobe that looks like Dr. Seuss designed it for Madonna
. In other words, this is one of those "colorful" TV movies.
At least, it wants to be. It's neither as spicy nor as steamy as it thinks. The plot, spurred by a wrongful-death suit brought by a billionaire's widow, is both uninvolving and knotty. The major problem, though, is that the starring role calls for a good deal more sustained flamboyance than McRaney can summon up. He is often outshone by a supporting cast that includes Daphne Ash-brook and Robert Loggia.