Three Sisters

NBC, Tuesdays, 9:30 p.m. E.T.

Most days, this critic is happy to be a man. But he wished he could switch genders for half an hour so as to be truly, properly insulted by this bogus female-bonding sitcom about a set of cookie-cutter sibs: a bitter careerist (Vicki Lewis), a pretty ditz (A.J. Langer) and a maternal yuppie (Katherine LaNasa). The Chekovian title and the creators' resumes (Roseanne, Murphy Brown) can't hide the cliches as the show daringly reveals that women obsess over carbs and tangle with clueless guys. Be it from Mars or Venus, let's hope that Sisters is not long for Earth.

--J.P.

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