We aren't dreading 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Flash Forward' and 'Melrose Place,' but...
ABC's 'The Forgotten'
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC
From What We've Seen: We get why ABC would want to be in the Jerry Bruckheimer business, but what's the use if you're just getting the reheated leftovers of "Cold Case"? If this were a CBS show and it were airing on any number of nights at 10 p.m., we'd think it was a likely hit. But it's distinctly off-brand for ABC, a chilly procedural without anything resembling a promotable lead, though we've loved Reiko Aylesworth and Bob Stephenson and Rochelle Aytes and especially Michelle Borth on other shows. The idea that these people are all amateur detectives is interesting, especially if the show ends up as more of a character study of these gumshoes, but as a gristly victim-of-the-week drama, it seems like a dreadful match with "Dancing with the Stars" and nothing like anything else on the network's schedule. But that stuff is mostly ABC's problem. My problem is if the show is as boring as it appears to be be. Maybe the fault is just in the clip reel ABC cut together for the upfronts? As it stands, based on the clips we've seen, the show has basically been... um... "forgotten."