Samantha Who? (ABC)
Premiered October 15 at 9:30pm
What a clever concept for a comedy series. And even more impressive is its fantastic execution. Christina Applegate is a wonderful and very much likeable lead. She is more than ably supported by fun, excellently detestable characters played by the likes of Jean Smart and Jennifer Esposito. I could see this show lasting a long time, and from this promising start, I think it very likely could. The sharp, witty writing and the terrific cast work together well to create a great new show.
How will it work as a series? How quickly will she regain her memory? While forging a new life for herself, Samantha should be able to keep the show intriguing enough for a good long time.
How long will it last? ABC is desperate for a successful new comedy, and I think that they will be more than ready to renew this one, especially given the impressive ratings.
Pilot grade: B+