Much to my surprise, Trophy Wife (Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch.4) turned out to be one of my favorite pilots of the fall season. And pretty much completely not the show I thought it would be.
That's because the title is supposed to be ironic.
Yes, this is about a twentysomething party girl, Kate (Malin Ackerman), who marries a much-older man, Pete (Bradley Whitford). But Kate is no dumb blonde, and "Trophy Wife" is a family comedy about a 21st-century family.
It's probably the best match for "Modern Family" that ABC has come up with, and it makes absolutely no sense that it's airing on Tuesdays and not Wednesdays.<