Because I didn't hate the pilot of "Hot in Cleveland," and because I have residual affection for both the style and several of the stars, I gave the second episode a shot... and I think we're now at "That's it for me!" status. This one was not only predictable, but contrived. Not even the power of Betty White in The Year of Betty White is enough to keep me around for a third episode.

Anybody else stick with it for the extra week? If so, what did you think?

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at