Here’s another couple of new shows currently airing in the States:

The Cleveland Show: while Family Guy and American Dad conduct business as usual, Family Guys’s weakest character, Cleveland, has moved away from Spooner Street to star in his very own show. Predictably it’s appalling. It’s also an inevitability – you know you’re going to watch it, it’s just a matter of when.

FlashForward: Channel 5 made a huge song and dance about this new sci-fi drama, but something about all the hype never quite seemed right. Perhaps it was the involvement of John Cho (Harold of Harold and Kumar, and  one of the MILF guys from American Pie); it was hard to imagine that he could play a convincing FBI agent. Pretty much all the other cast members are Brits, which I suppose is why Channel 5 liked it so much. The only way it manages to get people to come back week after week is by using the cunning old ploy of ending every episode on a cliffhanger.

White Collar: not awful. A con man assists the agent who’s been chasing him in exchange for his freedom. Ish. It’s kinda fun, but a little too polished to be gripping.

Coming soon – the verdict on NCIS Los Angeles.