It was a marriage made not in heaven, but in Hollywood. Three women. No man. The baby, State of Georgia, arrives Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. on ABC Family. It's a broad sitcom with a modicum of fun, written by big-time chick-lit author, and Philadelphian, Jennifer Weiner. She has sold 11 million books in 36 countries, but she has never made a TV show.
The girls are back in town, and the big premium-cable networks are happy to have them. True Blood, whose mind-reading Sookie Stackhouse finds herself forever in the midst of a crazy quilt of supernatural shenanigans, returns Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. On Monday, Showtime spins an hour of comedy, some moments funnier than others, with single-mom-turned-felon Nancy Botwin in Weeds and cancer patient Cathy Jamison in The Big C.
Jonathan Storm has watched television since he was 5 years old. He would wake up early, turn on the TV and watch the test patterns as he waited for The Modern Farmer to begin. Five years later, he began his news career as editor-in-chief of the mimeographed newspaper in Mr. Merrill's fifth-grade class.
He spent six years as a true journalist at the Rutland Herald (Vt.) and six more at the Detroit Free Press. He joined The Inquirer in 1982, working as an editor in various departments. In 1987, he edited the newspaper's special sections on the Constitution and a companion four-month series. The package won a national award from the Benjamin Franklin Foundation as best special Constitution coverage by a newspaper.
Seeing an opportunity to watch television for a living, he grabbed it and became The Inquirer's television critic in 1990. His reviews appear in the Daily Magazine.