First Watch: We Are Men – “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Before I had a chance to get to it, We Are Men became the second new series to be canceled (first blood was Lucky 7). The short lived series centered around a young bachelor, who had been left at the alter, and his three new divorcée friends surviving their break-ups.

Despite the great cast of veterans — Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell, and Tony Shalhoub — the charm relied too heavily on the acting power, and not enough on interesting characters or witty dialog. Couple those flaws with some unmotivated physical comedy, and you have a recipe for cancellation stew. The show did not survive to release it’s third episode, the milestone I had set to let it impress me. Once again, it seems I have much more mercy than studio execs.

While CBS has yanked the freshman comedy, it seems to have left a spot for Mike & Molly, a sitcom beginning its fourth season ahead of schedule. While I can’t personally vouch for Mike & Molly, check out my review of Mom for a look at another CBS sitcom with some potential.

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