There's really only one show on television this week, and it's the one with the natty suits and the crazy monsters. Tonight sees the debut of The Middleman, ABC Family's fun and inventive show about superheroes who save the world from aliens and stone warriors. Okay, so there's also new Doctor Who, Charlie Jade, and some cool animated shows. Plus documentaries about mega-volcanoes and the space program. Okay okay.
The biggest development of the week, without any doubt, is tonight's debut of The Middleman on ABC Family at 8 PM. It's the most anticipated superpowered show since Heroes. (Weirdly enough, it doesn't feature a webcam girl who sees her evil alter ego in the mirror — how did this ever get greenlit?) Instead, it's all about a straight-edge crime-fighter who drinks milk and battles outlandish foes including Chinese Terracotta warriors and Mexican luchadores. And his sidekick Wendy, who's an art student and office temp who becomes his equal in the saving-the-world biz. We couldn't possibly be more excited about this show, especially after watching some of its wacky Public Service Announcements. Here's a trailer: