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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TV Tonight: Hank & The Middle

Posted By on September 30, 2009, 3:20 PM

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Besides Eastwick (hot witches ... but that's all), the only other weak spot in ABC's Wednesday-night lineup debuts tonight: Hank, starring Kelsey Grammer. It's utterly unwatchable--and this is coming from a guy (perhaps the only guy) who actually saw The Beautiful Life (TBL, RIP). ---

Grammer plays a dethroned Wall Street CEO who's forced to scale back and move to small town; fish-out-of-water "hilarity ensues--you know, because there's a laugh track trying to convince you this shitcom is funny. Pure, exhausting desperation; avoid Hank at all costs.

More on par with Modern Family and Cougar Town (both of which opened big last week) is The Middle, starring Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn (Scrubs’ Janitor) as the Hecks, heads of a middle-class family living in Middle America--get it? Funny stuff with the promise of getting much better, and no damned laugh track to tell you so. 

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