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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TV Tonight: Sirens, the funny show with a stoopid name, returns

Posted By on January 27, 2015, 2:42 PM

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Sirens (USA)
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What’s new on the tube tonight:

Sirens (USA) Season Premiere: The bad news is, USA just canceled promising comedy series Benched because, surprise, no one watched it in the dead of December. The good news is the network did pick up second seasons of other promising comedies Playing House and Sirens, granting me another chance to explain that, while Sirens is a stoopid name for a show, it's still funny stuff. Even though it's exec-produced by Denis Leary, Sirens (it's about Chicago EMTs, who, of course, have sirens on their ambulances—still a lame title) plays more like a cousin to Brooklyn Nine-Nine than Leary's black-humored Rescue Me, but suffers a bit from the same self-conscious restraint that runs through all USA originals: It's almost there—go weirder or dirtier (or both) already, Sirens.

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