● New Girl (9 p.m., Fox) I count myself among the apparently few male TV critics who are completely immune to the so-called “adorable” doe-eyed indie girl charms of Zooey Deschanel. And boy, has she pulled the bangs over everyone’s eyes with this atrociously cutesy sitcom. Playing a part meant for someone about a decade younger, Deschanel is the recently jilted Jess, who answers a Craigslist roommate ad and moves in with three dudes. Zooey promptly infects their world with her zany, kooky-girl misadventures and mournful screenings of “Dirty Dancing.”
Worse still, she sings. “Did you just make up a theme song for yourself?” one of her new roommates asks. Yes, she did; plug your ears.
● Unforgettable (10 p.m., CBS) Poppy Montgomery plays CBS’s latest specially-abled sleuth, Carrie, who has acute powers of memory. Not only can she remember what day of the week a specific date was years ago, she also remembers everything that happened. Such skills made her a top homicide detective, but she couldn’t solve the one tragedy in her life her memory has completely blocked — her sister’s murder. When her upstairs neighbor is killed, Carrie’s old lover and boss (“Nip/Tuck’s” Dylan Walsh) convinces her to get back in the game. You’ll vaguely remember several shows that went pretty much like this one.
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