Time slot: 8 p.m. Premieres Sept. 17
Key cast: John Ritter ("Three's Company"), Katey Sagal ("Married ... With Children"), Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers
Behind the camera: Creator/executive producer Tracy Gamble ("The Golden Girls" and "Married ... With Children")
The gist: A sportswriter, who finds himself suddenly working at home, tries to connect with his teenage daughters, only to be continuously reminded that they are no longer daddy's little girls
Target audience: Parental units
Most like: ABC's "My Wife & Kids"
Major competition: Fox's "That '70s Show," NBC's "In-Laws," CBS' "Jag"
What it has: Two experienced lead actors
What it needs: A better time slot and to build on a fairly predictable theme

Title: "In-Laws"
Network: NBC
Time slot: 8 p.m. Premieres Sept. 24
Key cast: Dennis Farina ("Crime Story," "Out of Sight"), Jean Smart ("Designing Women") as the parents; Elon Gold, Bonnie Somerville as the newlyweds
Behind the camera: "Frasier's" Kelsey Grammer is executive producer.
The gist: A young woman and her new husband move into her parents' house so he can go to cooking school, and inevitable conflicts arise between him and his gruff father-in-law.
Target audience: Young or not-so-young adults who haven't left the nest, and the people who love them
Most like: Postnuptial "Meet the Parents" and echoes of "All in the Family"
Major competition: Fox's "That '70s Show," ABC's "8 Simple Rules ... "
What it has: Fine casting and a good pedigree
What it needs: A better time slot and to build on a fairly predictable premise