Advertisements Tommy, a new CBS procedural starring Edie Falco, premiered last night, Thursday Feb 6. Per the CBS web site... Edie Falco stars in Tommy as a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female chief of police for Los Angeles. A true blue New Yorker, Abigail "Tommy" Thomas uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to keep social, political, and national security issues from hindering effective law enforcement in the Southland. Equal parts political, procedural, and family drama, Tommy comes from Paul Attanasio, the creator of Bull and Homicide: Life on the Street. So what did everyone think? It sounds like a hundred other CBS procedurals, but with Edie Falco, I'll try it. Surround her with strong writers and a decent cast, and she is fantastic. She can take over your screen (Nurse Jackie!). But I'm not sure this falls into those categories. The writing is more cliche than fresh, and the cast matches the writing. Her castmates in the past have always felt organic, like they belong where they are in her life, right from the first episode. This felt more like check boxes: Hard-nosed assistant who's survived 42 previous administrations, and knows every skeleton: Check. Daughter who hates her: Check. Mayor with hidden agendas: Check Bodyguard who's hot, street-savvy and ethnic: Check Speech Writer who tells it like it is: Check (why does she have a speech writer?) I guess what I'm saying is, it's a typical CBS procedural . It wasn't bad, I had just hoped for something better, fresher, different, for Falco's immense talents. Maybe it will develop. I'll give it a couple more.