January 9, 2011 in Features

‘Lights Out’ enters TV ring

 

Don’t miss

“Lights Out” (Tuesday, 10 p.m., FX) – With “The Fighter” generating Oscar buzz, this gritty new drama about a former heavyweight boxing champion (Holt McCallany) might draw some extra attention.

McCallany plays Patrick “Lights” Leary, a brawler who lost his title in a brutal and controversial bout. Five years later, he’s retired and struggling to find his identity and support his family.

The series also stars Catherine McCormack, Pablo Schreiber and Stacy Keach.

Tonight’s best bets

• “Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m., Fox) is an animated series about a fast-food joint situated next to a crematorium. Now try to imagine what kind of sick rumor brings out the health inspector.

• “The Cape” (9 p.m., NBC) brings a new dark knight to prime time. Meet Vince Faraday (David Lyons), a cop who reinvents himself as a cape-wearing superhero determined to beat down the bad guys.

• An old friend, Matt LeBlanc, returns to prime time in “Episodes” (9:30 p.m., Showtime). It follows the travails of a British screen writing team (Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig) who are horrified when their award-laden show gets dumbed down for American TV.


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