Fall TV Pilot Review: We Are Men

Fall TV Pilot Review: We Are Men

WE ARE MEN

Airs: Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS

Premise: Boys will be boys.  In this case, the boys are a bunch of divorced guys (including Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O'Connell, and Kal Penn).

Behind the Scenes: This is Shalhoub's first return to television after eight successful seasons on USA's Monk, which ended its run in 2009.  After working in The White House, Penn dipped his toe into sitcom territory with a bit part on How I Met Your Mother last season.

The Good: Shalhoub knows his way around a one-liner, and could do this role in his sleep.

The Bad: He's also a smart enough actor to know when he's in a stinker.  And folks, this is a stinker.  Just because the guys are divorced doesn't make them any more interesting or less obnoxious.  The comedy is flat, Jerry O'Connell always takes his shirt off, and the fourth guy, Chris Smith, lacks any discernible comedic chops.  All the female characters are portrayed as objects of lust and/or shrill harpies - not exactly a flattering representation.  Heck, even the title of the show is terrible and screams flop.

Stick Around for Next Week?: No way.  The real question should be: will it even be on the schedule next week?

Grade: D

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