CBS (Thursdays, 10 p.m. ET)
You've got to like a show like this spunky new serial that hits the ground sprinting. As we are introduced to the two main characters, sisters played by Connie Sellecca (Hotel) and Megan Porter Follows (Anne of Avonlea), each is threatening to kill a different man. Okay, they're probably only blowing off steam, but these are clearly not women to be trifled with. And before the pilot was over, there was a murder with no end of likely suspects. Other helpful additives include corruption, cuckoldry and a hunky ex-con (played by Matt Salinger, son of author J.D. Salinger).
Second Chances isn't as saucy or subversive as Picket Fences, and the show's scope is a little narrow. But it is impertinent and eventful. And it has an appealing ensemble which includes Ronny Cox, Ray Wise, Michelle Phillips, Jennifer Lopez
and Justin Lazard.