- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)37
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
The next must-see?
What: A computer geek learns too much for his own good when he accidentally downloads the government's most sensitive secrets straight into his brain.
When: Mondays at 7 p.m.
Who: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster.
Why: An ordinary guy who has heroism forced upon him can be fun (and exciting) to watch -- especially when a sexy blond spy takes part in the forcing.
How: Chuck Bartowski (Levi) is a pocket-protector-sporting tech-support guy who's happily employed at a discount department store. Then he opens up a mysterious e-mail. "There's something wrong with me," he worries when the download finally concludes hours later. "I'm remembering things I shouldn't know!" Soon after that, he's thrust into cloak-and-dagger hijinks alongside a pair of government agents (Baldwin and the dishy Strahovski). Their challenge is to safeguard Chuck and what he knows (there's no way to back up the data he's packing) while they persuade him to assist them in their perilous secret-agent tasks. Created by Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.") and McG ("Charlie's Angels"), "Chuck" has a breathless pace and a flashy, comic-violence style, all of which keeps Chuck's head spinning. The viewer's, too. Whether future stories can keep up the pace remains to be seen. Here's hoping there are no bugs in the program.
What: Epic, sprawling drama about a Cuban-American family and its 170,000 acres of sugar cane in South Florida.
When: Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Who: Jimmy Smits, Hector Elizondo, Nestor Carbonell, Rita Moreno, Polly Walker, Paola Turbay, Eddie Matos, Michael Trevino, Lina Esco.
Why: To explore the age-old question: Sugar or rum?
How: Here's a series that has it all. Glamour, money, fierce cultural pride. Big business and sinister rivals. Lavish production values. A large, impressive cast headed up by the always-watchable Smits as the boss of the family empire. And a family at odds with itself. Yes, "Cane" has it all -- and it's all undermined by a byzantine premise that asks the audience to really care about the sugar-cane game. Should the Duque family's crop be sold for sugar or rum? Or maybe even ethanol: "Sugar is the new oil," declares Alex Vegas (Smits), the Duques' adopted son who butts heads with resentful brother Frank Duque (Carbonell). And on it goes. Despite its high ambitions and rich veneer, "Cane" plods along like an Agricultural Subcommittee meeting.
What: A brand extension of hospital hit "Grey's Anatomy," with surgeon Addison Montgomery leaving rainy Seattle for sunny L.A.
When: Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Who: Kate Walsh, Amy Brenneman, Tim Daly, Taye Diggs, Audra McDonald, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland, Chris Lowell.
Why: With millions of viewers watching the original, why not treat them to a second weekly hour of this piffle?
How: "Private Practice," freed from the necessary green of TV-Seattle, enjoys a refreshing full palette of colors. Otherwise, the spectrum is no broader than on "Grey's." Dr. Montgomery may think she's making a big change, but as she joins the team of practitioners at thriving Oceanside Wellness Center, she picks up pretty much where she left things up the coast. The well-practiced formula prescribes bickering, tear-jerking, romancing and, of course, saving lives. Even the new faces of "Practice" are comfortably familiar: great-looking faces like Brenneman ("Judging Amy"), Diggs ("Day Break," "Kevin Hill"), and Daly ("The Nine," "Eyes"). "Practice" hardly makes perfect, but it sticks to standard protocols as a "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff.
What: A noble vampire devotes himself to defending humanity against those evil vampires.
When: Fridays at 8 p.m.
Who: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon.
Why: To explore what it's like to be humane, even when you're not human.
How: Mick St. John (O'Loughlin) is a handsome, forever-young L.A. private eye who's doing what he can to right vampire wrongs. Meanwhile on this supernatural drama (which was unavailable for review), Mick wrestles with romantic longings: He's gaga over Beth Turner (Myles), a beautiful mortal. But he worries that if she knew his dark secrets, she might find him to be bloody appalling.