Summer is upon us, as are new Summer Comedies
, but we're already looking ahead to fall and wondering: what new network comedies may pop up to amuse us?
We watched the trailers (you can watch them below) for four half-hour comedies that will hit your cable box in September--$#*! My Dad Says, Mike and Molly, Outsourced
and Better Together
--and gave our snap judgment on whether each will be a "Don't Miss" or a "Definitely Skip" show.Here's our take. What do you think?
$#*! My Dad Says (CBS): The Gist:
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William Shatner is a (hilariously) rude, homophobic curmudgeon of a dad who discovers that being rude, homophobic and curmudgeonly is driving away his grown children.
The funniest part of the trailer is the part where the announcer literally says "Bleep!" instead of the present tense form of "Shat." The Shat himself disappoints, failing to "boldly go" anywhere near as outrageous as the trailer makes him out to be. When it was announced, creating a successful sit-com from a Twitter account that gets its humor from out-of-context, expletive-laden insults seemed impossible; this trailer proves it may very well be. Verdict: Skip.
(And read the real Twitter account instead!)
Mike and Molly (CBS):The Gist:
Cop Mike Biggs (Billy Gardell) and teacher Molly Flynn (Melissa McCarthy) meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, and "a whole lotta love" ensues. Food and fat jokes abound!Snap Judgment:
Your verdict on the relative value of Two and a Half Men
should be a decent indicator of whether you'll be entertained or eye-rolling during this sugary, safe sit-com. Been there, done that... but
: the two highly likable main actors manage to somehow make their predictable dialogue and over-abundant food jokes (like this one:) easier to swallow. Verdict: Not quite "Don't Miss," not quite "Skip."