The first new scripted drama of the fall season premieres tonight at 8, Fox's ambitious, formulaic, deeply disappointing "K-Ville."
It's a show that's got so much rich material to work with - specifically star Anthony Anderson and its location in New Orleans - that the producers seem to have thought producing an original script was superfluous.
I won't even bother with the plot: It's a cop show so old-fashioned it makes "Starsky and Hutch" look daring.
New Orleans, however, looks amazing. The city just oozes tension and character and drama. And then the show smothers it.
Fox should have taken a bag of money the size of Louisiana down to David Milch and gotten him to do this thing right. The amount of wasted potential here is breathtaking. Once this thing gets canceled, HBO should pay Fox $1 for it and start over from scratch. There's a dynamite story here dying to get out.