Stanley Tucci celebrates Thanksgiving early

On November 14, to be exact. That’s the date that CBS will unveil Katonah native Stanley Tucci’s new medical drama “3 Lbs.” at 10 p.m. Seem kind of early for a mid-season replacement? Well, tough luck for Ray Liotta, whose “Smith” got killed faster than you can say “The Book of Daniel.” Ray, don’t you know that medical dramas are ratings gold?!

Stanley TucciOn the new show, Tucci (who now lives in North Salem) plays a brilliant but unpredictable brain surgeon opposite rising star Mark Feuerstein. The series title comes from the average weight of a human brain. Judging by the 30-second promo clip of “3 Lbs.” — which was about as interesting as watching the paint on ER dry — the CBS marketing crews’ noggins can’t be much more than 2 Lbs., tops.

No. 1 CBS’ NEW SCHEDULE [USA Today]

“CBS MAY NOT WAIT ON ‘3 LBS'” [Zap2It]

Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.