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TV Junkie: All Over Holly

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Count Holly Hunter among the middle-aged big screen queens making a move towards cable with the new TNT offering 'Saving Grace' which premieres tonight at 10:00 p.m.

Holly plays a narcissistic Oklahoma City detective who likes getting drunk (a lot) and laid (a lot) while going after the bad guys. In the incessant preview you see that she runs down a pedestrian some fateful night [uh, hmmm, how many Oklahoma City detectives can afford a Porsche?] and she makes a call out to God (who answers).

The premise of the series stikes me as TNT's take on FX's 'Rescue Me' w/Denis Leary except that Holly Hunter can actually act. Because she can act and because, it's Holly Hunter for effssake, you know she's going to bust some balls in trying to make this thing work and that alone makes it worth watching. Supposedly the script-writing is very good but let's see if they can make a long-term watchable series out of God answering the call of drunk cop without getting all 'Touched By An Angel' on us.