Last day of the Fall TV Preview.
New Show of Note: Veronica Mars (UPN, 8pm Eastern) takes over Buffy's old time slot, and looks to be a winner. It stars Kristen Bell as a high school student who moonlights by helping out her dad, a private detective. It was created by Rob Thomas, who was also responsible for Cupid, one of the best one-season shows of the past decade. Let's hope that UPN shows some patience with this modern-day Nancy Drew.
Comics Connection: Well, there's Last Comic Standing (NBC, 8pm), but that's a different kind of comic. Or there's Father of the Pride (NBC, 9pm), which is animated but not really related to any comic book. Oh hell, I've got nothing for this. For six straight days I was able to come up with at least a tenuous comic connection, but Tuesday has me stumped.
Also: After a rocky season 4, Gilmore Girls (WB, 8pm) finished strong, and I'm looking forward to season 5 of one of the smartest written shows on tv. The evening ends with the guest-star-o-rama Law & Order: SVU (NBC, 10pm), which I'll continue to watch as long as Richard Belzer continues to play Detective Munch, the character he's played on at least four different shows over the past eleven years.