Looking for good TV? Fox is really hitting it out of the park this season. Between the ever-increasing popularity of Empire (which got renewed after its second episode) and the coming end of the first season of Gotham (which was renewed at the same time as Empire), there's plenty of good to enjoy there. But there's one more show which is kind of flying under the radar.

Newcomer Backstrom features the detective for which the show is named after, Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson, The Office) as a washed-up detective in the Portland, Oregon Police Department, but who is also totally brilliant. He solves his crimes by putting himself in the shoes of the people he's working with. He pries open their psyches and picks them apart piece by piece to find crucial answers. Alongside him are Detective Nicole Gravely (Genevieve Angelson, House of Lies), Detective John Almond (Dennis Haysbert, 24, Major League and Allstate commercials), forensics expert Peter Niedermayer (Kristoffer Polaha, Life Unexpected) and Officer Frank Moto (Page Kennedy, Blue Mountain State and Vine fame), almost all of whom find Detective Backstrom completely intolerable.

The show is an excellent blend of funny and serious, between Rainn Wilson's opening scene in the second episode where he's smoking a cigar defiantly in front of the scene of an arson, and when he gets shot in the first episode. I feel that some of the small talk is a little forced, and some of the characters are kind of unnecessary, but nevertheless, it's still a great show for what it's worth.

If you've got some time and aren't into NBC's The Blacklist (which this show competes with; they're in the same time slot), take a chance on this one. Thursday nights at 9 after American Idol.