Picks and Pans Review: Our Critic on ... Spinoffs I'd Like to See
Grey's Anatomy offshoot Private Practice is one of the fall's few freshman successes. Why stop there? Some spinoffs I'd glom on to ...
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.
On Newsstands Now
- Amy Robach: 'I'm Lucky to Be Alive'
- Paul Walker: Inside His Tragic Death
- Julia Roberts: Choosing Family Over Hollywood
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine