By Tom Gliatto Monica Rizzo Marisa Laudadio
October 03, 2011 12:00 PM

>The British Prime Suspect, with its dense stories and Helen Mirren as a weathered inspector, was one of the best cop shows ever. NBC’s version (airing Thursdays) is simpler: your basic New York City precinct drama with a gritty crunch. Maria Bello, as Det. Jane Timoney, fights a male-dominated squad for her share of cases. I don’t know why Bello wears fedoras— she looks as if she planned to interrogate Justin Timberlake— but her sour, tough intelligence is right on the money. []

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