Bob Thompson joined Boston Public Radio Monday to review the week in television.

"I'm doing my best, worst, and what to watch all based on network broadcast televisions shows, because of course this past week was the opening week of the fall season. I know that sounds quaint and I know it sounds very Colonial Williamsburg, but it's still meaningful," said Thompson. "Network TV still generates some of the most profitable stuff that will end up on streaming."

Of the 13 new shows that debuted this week, Thompson's best of the week went to "Bob Hearts Abishola," on CBS.

The show follows main character Bob, who runs his family's compression sock manufacturing company in Detroit, and finds himself smitten with Abishola, a hospital nurse treating him after he survives a heart attack.

"I think this is the first time there's ever been a show whose main character owns a compression sock factory," said Thompson.

The show is created by Chuck Lorre, of "Big Bang Theory" fame.

"I don't think the show's going to last as long as 'The Big Bang Theory' did, but I found it actually quite charming," said Thompson.

Bob Thompson is a founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture and a trustee professor of television and popular culture at Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.