There are almost 30 new shows about to burst upon the scene, and I can't get excited about any of them. What looks best to me is Harry's Law (Jan. 17), but only because Kathy Bates is always watchable.

As for the rest...well, there's The Borgias on Showtime, with Jeremy Irons, a costume drama NOT made by the BBC. And a cop show called The Chicago Code (Feb. 7) from Shawn Ryan, the guy who did The Shield. Those might be worth a look.

[This message has been edited by Lorna (edited 01-07-2011).]