Picks and Pans Main: TV
SUNDAY, NOV. 11
TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
9 P.M. | HBO
Wrapup for the sex-soaked yet somber drama about couples in counseling. (It's renewed.) Jane Alexander has a great, shattering scene.
MONDAY, NOV. 12
9:32 P.M. | ABC
Amnesiac Samantha (Christina Applegate) bonds with her dad (Kevin Dunn). One of the fall's few deserved hits—an Oliver Sacks case as sitcom.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13
8 P.M. | FOX
A high-school class digs up a time capsule 20 years later and finds that it holds the corpse of a geeky student no one really liked. Unpopularity is the worst.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
10 P.M. | BRAVO
Tim Gunn is back, treading around a new season of design hopefuls with hushed velvet calm: His temperament must be one of the few constants in the fashion world. The overall professional quality of the contestants continues to rise, but the most endearing personality in the premiere is Elisa, who got her start dressing marionettes. Imagine Pinocchio in couture! (For more Runway buzz, turn the page.)
SATURDAY, NOV. 17
MORE OF ME
9 P.M. | LIFETIME
Strange comic fantasy with Molly Shannon as a harried working mom who splits into multiple versions to better manage her life. She's funniest vamping it up to seduce her husband (Steven Weber).
HOW ARE WHOOPI AND SHERRI ON THE VIEW?
Blood-pressure readings must be down at The View: After Rosie O'Donnell's emotionally roiled tenure, this season's new cohosts seem to want nothing more than to hang on to a nice gig and keep viewers happy. It's like two Fords after one Nixon. Whoopi Goldberg is so mellow she can seem drowsy, but she throws out droll bits that are close to acting—I liked her impersonation of her cat—and she was the one lady who showed any sense when a spider crawled on the table. She scooped it up with an index card and handed it to the crew. Sherri Shepherd makes endless jokes about her top-heavy cleavage, but her delivery—and great, unforced laugh—is much lighter than her material.