The premise of the series is that Andi's life goes from routine to roller coaster overnight as she navigates growing up.
It's funny. The cast is winning, particularly Lee. And, while it's aimed at kids and tweens, it tackles some serious issues. And this is a show that parents can watch with their kids — and actually be interested in the show.
Here's hoping "Andi Mack" returns to Utah for Season 2 … and beyond.
• On Saturday, it's the premiere of "The Son" (10 p.m., AMC). Pierce Brosnan stars in this promising new Western series that's sort of "Dallas" set several decades earlier.
Brosnan plays Eli McCullough who — we learn in flashbacks — was kidnapped by Comanches when he was a teenager in 1849. In the show's present — 1915 — Eli is the patriarch of an cattle-ranching empire in Texas, and he's looking to expand into oil. And he's put his family on the path to a major conflict with his Mexican neighbors.
This could be fun.
On Friday tonight, three reality shows premiere.
• "The Toy Box" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) is pretty much "Shark Tank" with kids as the sharks, evaluating people's toy inventions. ABC is hoping we'll be entranced by cute kids, but the show just isn't that good.
• "First Dates" (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is a rather dumb-sounding idea that works. Cameras follows several first dates in the same restaurant at the same time, and it's surprisingly engaging.
• "You the Jury" (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13) looks like a cheesy daytime show misplaced in prime time. Fox News' Jeanine Pirro hosts as high-profile attorneys argue real-life civil cases — the first is a wrongful death suit and the defendant is suspected of killing a woman. And then viewers vote on a verdict. It's lame exploitation.
Friday on TV ...
• NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz
• "MacGyver" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Mac poses as a psychopath to save a tech analyst targeted for murder.