LOS ANGELES -- The Lifetime cable channel goes only one-for-three in tonight's debut of three new shows aimed at women.
But its one success, "Veronica Clare," which airs at 10 tonight, could be a culturally important one. Ms. Clare (Laura Robinson) is a private detective, which plugs her right into a boom of women writing and starring in mystery fiction.
In tonight's stylish premiere, she has to protect her Aunt Clara against mobsters. The show has a contemporary sensibility with plenty of retro-classic-P.I. atmosphere.