CBS (Mondays, 8:30 p.m. ET)
Jason Alexander's second post-Seinfeld series is based on the writings of Washington Post columnist and ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser. But it could easily have been inspired by such sitcoms as Everybody Loves Raymond and 8 Simple Rules (when it had John Ritter). You know, the ones with journalists who spend an awful lot of time at home.
Tony Kleinman (Alexander) recently shifted from sportswriting to a humor column that draws on his life with wife Dana (Wendy Makkena from Oliver Beene) and teen kids Megan (Daniella Monet) and Mickey (Will Rothhaar). He also cohosts a raucous sports talk show with ex-jock Bernie (Malcolm-Jamal Warner). There's some comic potential in Tony's TV work, but the Sept. 20 opener and the second episode feature strident conflict between Tony, bellowing like Ralph Kramden, and a snotty Megan. Dad should quit writing his column at the kitchen table and get out of the house whenever possible.