Thursday TV

Kath & Kim

AIRS: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, NBC, Channel 36. Debuts Oct. 9.

IT'S ABOUT: A modern, 40ish mom has a complicated relationship with her self-absorbed daughter, who moves back home after her six-week-old marriage dissolves.

STARRING: Molly Shannon, Selma Blair, John Michael Higgins, Mikey Day.

WASHBURN'S TAKE: Unpreviewed.

Life On Mars

AIRS: 10 p.m. Thursdays, ABC, Channel 9. Debuts Oct. 9.

IT'S ABOUT: New York detective gets bonked by passing car, wakes up in 1973 in the same job. Well, not exactly the same – some of his methods aren't particularly well received by his new colleagues.

STARRING: Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy, Lisa Bonet.

WASHBURN'S TAKE: Unpreviewed. But it's based on a successful British series and has an impressive cast.

Eleventh Hour

AIRS: 10 p.m. Thursdays, CBS, Channel 3. Debuts Oct. 9.

IT'S ABOUT: This Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series smacks a bit of the “The X Files,” as a government agent investigates scientific oddities.

STARRING: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton.

WASHBURN'S TAKE: Unpreviewed.