Picks and Pans Review: Arli$$
HBO (Wed., Aug. 14, 10 p.m. ET)
Robert Wuhl, superb in Bull Durham, Batman and Cobb, wrote, produced and starred in this new sitcom about an opportunistic sports agent. A pallid imitation of The Larry Sanders Show, the series works best when its real-life guests are funny (Bob Costas, Hannah Storm, Jerry Jones) and worst when the guests turn out to be stiffs (Shaquille O’Neal). Wuhl is a very appealing performer, and the premise of the show is great. But the scripts need work.