Youth must be misserved. Both of this season's rock-band dramas arc spluttering torch songs for teens. Like The Heights on Fox, this soapsudsy dud is about a struggling group with blue-collar roots. The exotic-looking, sick-sounding sextet (Lisa Butler, Paul Popowich, Christopher Lee Clements, Neve Campbell, Kelli Taylor and Karem Malicki-Sanchez) must muddle through quick-fizzle romance and overwrought melodrama while putting up with such trite parental exhortations as. "Would you quit wasting your time with this music crap? Dreams never put food on anyone's table."
If TV really wants a good music-related program, it might try hewing closer to reality. Last summer, Ione Skye, of the cast of ABC's Covington Cross, got hitched to Ad-Rock (Adam Horowitz) of the Beastie Boys, rap music's raucous palefaces. I Married a Beastie Boy—now that would make a great show. As for Catwalk: