April 8, 2001 |
When is a television show like a Utica coat rack? Or a Mission-style plant stand? Answer: When that show is NBC's "Ed," a modestly successful new drama and, more important, the first television series based on a boutique chain of home furnishings. Call it Restoration Hardware TV. On paper, "Ed" is about a New York lawyer who moves back to his Ohio hometown (it's called Stuckeyville) and takes over the local bowling alley, converting it into a bowling alley/law office (it's called Stuckey Bowl).