Eyes with Tim Daly has been a clever show with no formula from the get go. The first time I accidentally watched it (meaning, I was in bed and it was on), I got hooked. Nothing about the show is predictable and the good guys have secrets. What is ABC thinking? Seinfeld and Cheers didn’t get off to a strong start and it took a lot more than five episodes for them to get running.
ABC has not announced whether or not it plans to run the remaining episodes. 13 are in the can. I turned on to watch it last Wednesday and saw Primetime Live come on instead. I couldn’t imagine why “Fallen Idol” would deserve to pre-empt the show. But now we know why. A shame. Tim Daly’s character provides a refreshing change. He’s smooth. He’s funny. He’s got kinks in his armor.