TELEVISION: JOY FROM A WELL-STOCKED CLOSET

Ronnie Chase, owner of the lingerie house Veronica's Closet, tells millions of women how to feel sexy. Yet her response to a question about the last time she had sex is, "When did that Ferris Bueller movie come out?" Ronnie is the latest in one of TV's perennial fall lines: the expert at work who can't control life at home (cf. Newhart, Home Improvement). With writer-producers Marta Kauffman and David Crane (Friends) polishing the assembly-line gags until they're hand-tooled, and with Kirstie Alley in fine form, Veronica's Closet deserves to last as long as Bob's and Tim's sitcoms.

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