CBS has the right to use only lower-case letters in this new show's title, but it really should be changed to stars on the rebound.
Rob Lowe flopped last season in NBC's The Lyon's Den, as did Joe Pantoliano in CBS's The Handler. So here they are together in a series that looks like a shotgun marriage of disparate genres.
Lowe plays Billy Grant, a handsome, unconventional doctor who could be on any medical show from ER to Nip/Tuck but instead serves as house physician at a hotel-casino run by Tommy Danko (Pantoliano). Tommy walks and talks lickety-split, trying to prove he can handle more crises than the guys on NBC's Las Vegas. In the premiere, Billy ticked off Tommy by telling him that a star singer was too ill to perform in the casino's showroom. In the Oct. 1 episode, Tommy promotes a big fight and Billy tries to stop it because one of the boxers has a health problem. Next thing you know, the boss will blow his stack when the doc declares that poker chips cause cancer. The pace is fast, but the show is wholly artificial.