Sarah Michelle Gellar in CW's "Ringer" / Photo courtesy CW
You need another Real Housewives marathon like a bullet in the head. Branch out this fall and take in some of these new, promising programs.
> Unleashed by Garo. Garo Sparo, celebrity stylist, flexes his sartorial muscles to help the little people. Call it empowerment, call it a self-esteem boost—Sparo calls it “design therapy.” (Tuesdays on Sundance)
> Heart of Broadway. Featuring interviews with Judith Light, Terence McNally, and Denis O’Hare, the documentary goes behind the scenes of the 22-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for HIV and AIDS research. (Check listings on here! Online)
> 2 Broke Girls. Sex and the City writer Michael Patrick King updates his glamorous New York City shtick with this tragically hip, recession-conscious sitcom about two women (Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs) working in a chic vintage diner in Williamsburg. (Premieres September 19 on CBS)
> Renée. This contentious documentary follows the sensationalism and havoc that overtook the U.S. Tennis Association in the mid 1970s when Renée Richards, the sports world’s first and only transgender star, took center court on the women’s tour. (Airs October 4 on ESPN)