Kath and Kim (tv program)
Change the networks want to believe in

At last the election is over! Now, viewers can go back to really important TV fare, such as "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Lipstick Jungle." Don't laugh. That's what the networks are praying for. Conventional wisdom has it that the fall TV season was undermined by the huge and unprecedented interest in the historic presidential campaign between President-elect Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. People spent much of their free time watching political news on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC -- and given the importance of the issues now confronting the nation, it was tough to blame them. But now, this line of thinking goes, these politics-besotted folk will suddenly bolt...