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Christina Applegate and Will Arnett play new parents in the NBC show "Up All Night." (Trae Patton/NBC)
Christina Applegate and Will Arnett play new parents in the NBC show "Up All Night." (Trae Patton/NBC)

It's fall, and new TV shows are in the air. Tonight NBC unveils its parenting comedy, "Up All Night," starring Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph.

Boston Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert says that it has potential; he also likes ABC's "Suburgatory," CBS's "2 Broke Girls" and Fox's "New Girl."

But when it comes to more serious fare, Gilbert says that the broadcast networks have pretty much given up trying to produce dramas with depth.

He says that for the new season, cable is the place to be: Showtime's "Homeland", AMC's "Hell On Wheels" and "Boss" on Starz are all shows he's picking to watch.

Guest:

  • Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe and Boston.com TV critic

This segment aired on September 14, 2011.

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