I’ve looked at I don’t know how many new shows this season, and the few of them that don’t suck have not-sucked in fairly predictable, derivative ways. Watching all this bad TV really does tire a person out, so instead of actually trying to say anything interesting (or even uninteresting) about Related and Hot Properties, I’m going to mail it in and just link to a Slate article in which Dana Stevens lays things out pretty clearly.

The Formula:
Hot Properties = Sex and the City + Designing Women

The Formula:
Related = Sex and the City + Sisters

To tell the truth, Related was actually pretty watchable, although it’s helped by the fact that my standards have been steadily eroded by crap like Killer Instinct and Love, Inc. Whether it’s actually good or not, though, it’s in the worst possible time slot (Wednesday, 9:00 PM EST, against Lost and Veronica Mars), there’s little chance I’ll ever see it again. Hot Properties is just lame, a collection of discount jokes with a too-loud laugh track. You can find something better to do with your time.