Change the channel now: TV shows bring recession to living room


If TV is supposed to be an escape from your worries, then the upcoming TV season isn't going to help many Americans dealing with the recession.

While not all TV shows are about leaving your worries behind, some new shows are diving into the recession by showing how the big guy is brought low and the little guy struggles as the economy falters.

Here are some of the shows. I'll leave it to you if these tales are worth your time.

"Hank" on ABC features Kelsey Grammer in a comedy as Hank Pryor, a titan of industry who suddenly finds himself out of work, almost out of money and around a wife and kids for whom he's never made much time. He's confident he's on the road back to greatness.

With the great Grammer heading this family comedy, it has a chance. Here's a clip: