Despite poor reviews and critics labeling the show as a huge failure, NBC is bringing back Kath and Kim
to our small screens just to prove that show is still worth giving a try. With the comedy series given a full season order after just four episodes, viewers are expecting the series to redeem itself with the remaining episodes, especially after a rise in the ratings last November when the show pulled 5.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The show also maintained its My Name is Earl
lead-in and has averaged 6 million viewers and a 2.6/6 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Adapted from the Australian hit comedy series of the same name, Kath & Kim
revolves around an iconoclastic mother-daughter duo. Molly Shannon
stars as cheerful mother Kath, while Selma Blair
plays the role of her self-absorbed daughter Kim. They have a love-hate dysfunctional relationship, which gets even more complicated as Kim separates from her husband of six weeks, Craig, and decides to move back home, putting a damper on Kath's love life.
Tonight's episode, which is entitled “Florida,” follows Phil (John Michael Higgins
) as he takes it upon himself to save one of his own customers from an untimely death by introducing him to healthier lifestyle after one of Kath's (Molly Shannon) salon clients dies.
Meanwhile, Craig (Mikey Day
) goes on a shopping spree using the money expected from his dog's soon-to-be-born pedigree puppies. Kim (Selma Blair), on the other hand, doesn't have the guts to tell him that the puppies may be mutts and that he is spending money that he does not have.
So far, nine episodes of Kath & Kim
, leaving viewers with 13 left including tonight's installment.
Don't forget to catch Kath & Kim
every Thursday at 8:30pm on NBC.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of NBC)