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TV Tonight: The Millers, The McCarthys

Posted By on July 4, 2015, 11:55 AM

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What’s new on the tube tonight:

The Millers (CBS) Series Burn-Off: Talk about "unceremonious." Dumped on Saturdays, on the 4th of July? Damn. Canceled family sitcom The Millers (starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and J.B. Smoove) deserves a better send-off than this; there are far worse CBS comedies with far less-capable casts (The Odd Couple comes to mind ... and now my brain hurts), but at least Arnett's time is now freed up for more of Netflix's BoJack Horseman—we all win there. Ultimately, The Millers wasted funny people on aggressively unfunny writing, much like CBS mainstay Mike & Molly (Melissa McCarthy, hilarious; Billy Gardell, hysterical; the show, unwatchable) and, insult to injury, it's being lowered into the TV grave alongside ...

The McCarthys (CBS) Series Burn-Off: The worst CBS sitcom ever? Tough call, but I'm still going to have to go with The Odd Couple reboot—even if you've never seen it, you've probably heard Matthew Perry shouting his lines, wherever you happen to be. As for The McCarthys, its loudmouthed Irish Bah-ston clan with one odd-out kinda-gay son was too bland to be considered truly terrible, and there was no frittered star-power (Laurie Metcalf? Joey McIntyre? What is this, TBS?). But, while this is blowing out its remaining episodes, the final six installments of The Michael J. Fox Show—a legitimately funny series canceled by NBC last year—have never aired in the U.S. For shame, 'Merica.

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