ABC’s legal drama The Fix has a tempting provenance and plot: created by, inter alia, O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, it’s about Maya Travis, a Los Angeles ADA who resigns on failing to secure the conviction for murder of a famous sports personality. Sorry, actor. Eight years later the actor is under suspicion in connection with yet another death, and Maya returns to lead the investigation. Even more temptingly Maya is played by Robin Tunney, who will forever be Unpopcult royalty as a result of her years as Lisbon in The Mentalist. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje – Mr Eko – is Sevvy Johnson, the unlucky actor whose girlfriends keep dying on him.
Sounds good. Unfortunately, the critics weren’t particularly impressed, and the American viewers didn’t turn up, which means that this first 10-episode season is also the last. With Madam Secretary, H50, and Magnum returning in December, I’m not sure I’ll have the time to spare. If I do watch, of course, it’ll be for Lisbon (Thursday 28 November, 9pm, Fox UK).