In USA Network's newest summer series, U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) oversees federal witnesses relocated to New Mexico. As a fan of Out of Sight, Karen Sisco, and series star McCormack, I thought I'd like In Plain Sight. The show is billed as an action-comedy, but while the supporting cast is funny, Marshal Shannon is a hard-driving, sour character not helped by a superfluous, bored-sounding voice-over.
The pilot episode takes place on Mary's birthday, with her dysfunctional family planning to surprise her, and she warns her partner she'll be in a bad mood all day. If much of her attitude carries over to tomorrow night's episode, I may not stay tuned for long.