Picks and Pans Review: Our Critic on ... Spinoffs I'd Like to See
Concept: Heroes' mind-reading cop Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg) susses out ordinary crooks—it's super Law & Order!
Why I'd Watch: Grunberg is the most rumpled, empathetic soul of that mutant lot. And he even looks a little like Criminal Intent's Vincent D'Onofrio.
Concept: Shallow, sexy, pampered, mean: She's everything Ugly Betty ain't.
Why I'd Watch: One-note at first, Becki Newton's character has grown into a winningly ludicrous diva—she even sang a spectacularly bad version of Kelis's "Milkshake."
Concept: Or Nip? Dr. McNamara (Dylan Walsh) returns to Miami minus Dr. Troy.
Why I'd Watch: The show is already so ripely brazen—last week's hot tub scene? Yeesh!—splitting up these conjoined sickos might free them for even more perverse fun.
Concept: Why not spin off Practice? Dr. Bennett (Audra McDonald) sells her clinic and opens a maternity ward.
Why I'd Watch: McDonald is a potent actress and a great singer. If Shonda Rhimes buys her ABBA's catalog, you've got a hit.