Dumont Network: Harsh Words (crime drama). The hit Dumont drama that pairs a by-the-book cop with a cold but beautiful forensic etymologist. Tonight: When Dr. Skeat is called in to investigate a serial killer who leaves taunting notes in Yinzer dialect, she is forced to confront her own repressed memories of her third-grade English teacher.

Wolf Broadcasting Corporation: Optimized (crime drama). A new fall drama that pairs a by-the-book cop with a business-school graduate hired to reorganize the department. Tonight: Buddy wants to stop a serial killer terrorizing Uptown, but Staines insists that writing parking tickets is more cost-effective.

Northern Broadcasting System: Giggles and Sins (crime drama). The hit drama that pairs a by-the-book cop with an architectural-historian clown, now revived on NBS. Tonight: When two billionaire executives are found drowned in their cornflakes within hours of each other, Bozar suspects a cereal killer may be on the loose.

Red Network: Blue and Gray (crime drama). The new Red Network drama that pairs a by-the-book cop with a serial killer. Tonight: When Krantz runs out of leads, Gray goes after the city’s biggest jaywalking syndicate his own way.

Metromedia: Midtown Beat (crime drama). The hit Metromedia drama that pairs a by-the-book cop with a public-relations expert. Tonight: When several popular soap-opera stars are murdered, Lucas struggles to come up with a catchy nickname for the killer.


  1. Martin the Mess says:

    Nice to see Bozar still getting work. If real life had as many serial killers as prime-time cop shows depict, there’d be no one left alive to watch those shows.

  2. Greybeard says:

    Do cereal killers produce more frosted flakes or toasted O’s? If the programmers spooned in some romantic bytes would the mixed metaphors get soggy if they milked it for all it was worth or does that go against the grain?

  3. Greybeard says:

    I’m also wondering if a crazy cereal killer had a romantic interest so we’d be bowled over by the spooning, would she call him her honey nut?

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