Only one of th­ese shows should sur­vive

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - GRAND OPENING ENTERTAINMENT - By Brad Oswald

TO­DAY’S TV col­umn fea­tures two very dif­fer­ent sto­ries of sur­vival — the first, set in the present, deals mostly with the guilt as­so­ci­ated with be­ing the lucky one who es­caped a tragic out­come; the sec­ond, set in fic­tional bor­der­strad­dling past, spec­u­lates on what the Wild West might have been if fewer men had sur­vived long enough to make a muddy, bloody mess of it. Sur­vivor’s Re­morse, which pre­mières Satur­day on Su­per Chan­nel (check list­ings for time), is a con­tem­po­rary com­edy that ex­am­ines the pit­falls and per­sonal strug­gles that follow the ar­rival of sud­den and sub­stan­tial wealth. Sur­vivor’s Re­morse, which was pro­duced for U.S. cable’s Starz net­work, fol­lows the story of Cam Cal­loway (Jessie T. Usher), a 22-year-old bas­ket­ball phe­nom who rose from the mean streets of Bos­ton, scrapped his way into the pro­fes­sional ranks as an un­drafted free agent, and has be­come a su­per­star who has signed a nine-fig­ure con­tract with the team in At­lanta. And now that he’s made it, Cam is be­gin­ning to re­al­ize that all those miles and all that money can’t com­pletely dis­tance him from the peo­ple and prob­lems that were part of his life in Bean­town. Help­ing him nav­i­gate this del­i­cate tran­si­tion from no­body to hoops roy­alty are cousin/agent Reg­gie (RonReaco Lee), sis­ter Mary Charles “M-Chuck” (Erica Ash), rough-talk­ing mom Cassie (Tichina Arnold), re­li­able but ac­quis­i­tive un­cle Julius (Mike Epps) and Missy (Tey­onah Par­ris), Reg­gie’s de­cid­edly sta­tus-con­scious wife. The se­ries première finds Cam jet­ting to At­lanta for a big con­tract sign­ing, fer­ry­ing the team owner’s pri­vate jet to L.A. for the ESPY Awards, and then tak­ing a se­cret trip back to the ’hood to deal with a disgruntled for­mer

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