All in the Family

‘COMMANDER IN CHIEF,' ‘PRISON BREAK' & ‘EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS'

In an era that has made a catchphrase of the term “family values,” it’s no surprise that a few new TV hits capitalize shamelessly on the theme of kinship. ABC’s schmaltzy woman-president drama Commander in Chief may have practically nothing in common with Fox’s thriller Prison Break, or UPN’s hilarious sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, but all three shows give new meaning to the maxim that home is where the heart is.

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Celia Wren is Commonweal’s media and stage critic.