CBS, Sunday, 9 ET/PT
On screen as in real life, there's a point where you're trying so hard to be sexy that you push past sultry to desperate — and that's where things land on Reckless, which wastes a novel Charleston location on a novelty-free script. Anna Wood and Cam Gigandet have charm, if not sparks, as the show's dueling lawyers, but most everything around them is amateurish at best.
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PBS, Sunday, 10:30 ET/PT (times may vary)
Any actor who's ever been done in by atrocious material, take heart: It can happen to the best. Witness the great Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, prancing and hissing their way through this embarrassingly old-school, thuddingly theatrical sitcom as longtime companions who hurl insults at each other when they're not ogling the young straight man who lives upstairs. The kind of Are You Being Served comedy that Ricky Gervais dismantled so devastatingly in Extras, Vicious is an affront to gay men, the elderly, sitcom lovers and fans of McKellen and Jacobi alike — and proof that some British shows are best left on their side of the ocean.
CBS, Sunday, 10 ET/PT
It's a big weekend for lineup shifts. Showtime brings its Sunday series to a close, while CBS reopens this memory-based procedural starring Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh and Jane Curtin — who, all by herself, provides a decent reason to watch.