VIDEO: "Sam I Am" Trailer (ABC)
Does having a big sitcom star lead the cast and "Dancing with the Stars" provide a lead-in guarantee success in the Nielsens? Not at all. Just ask Ted Danson about his failed fall 2006 sitcom "Help Me Help You." Now the network tries again with Christina Applegate of FOX's legendary "Married with Children" playing titular character in "Sam I Am."
Barry Watson and Jean Smart star along Applegate in this half-hour comedy (airs on ABC Mondays at 9:30 p.m. this fall) that begins with a terrible accident that leaves Samantha "Sam" Newly in a coma for eight days.
When Sam wakes up she has no recollection of any past experiences, memories or events. Faced with amnesia, Sam must start over. To her dismay she discovers that she wasn't a particularly honest, good-hearted or loving person.
In fact she was self-involved, narcissistic and devoid of real relationships - essentially a bitch. Sam must now struggle with her desire to be good and her temptation to be...not so good. Finding the line between good and evil is never easy.