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ALCATRAZ

(Fox, premieres Jan. 16 @ 8 p.m.).

Violence and criminal themes: Not for kids younger than 12.

I cannot wait to see more of this show. It’s one of those twisty-turny-don’t-know-what’s-coming shows that I hope will gain momentum and stay on the air for at least five years (and I say this after having watched only the pilot). Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia and Sam Neill come together to investigate the shocking reappearance of Alcatraz’s most notorious prisoners — 50 years after they vanished (and they haven’t aged a day). It’s a great mix of veteran actors (including Robert Forster, who knows more than he’s saying) and crew (producer Robert Hull worked on 24 and Gossip Girl), a mysterious story (where did the prisoners go and why are they back?), and great settings (including Alcatraz itself).