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Sons and Daughters coming in March

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 8th 2006 6:20PM

sons and daughtersThere may have been a time when the words "from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels" were enough to get me excited about a show, but not so much anymore. Michaels is serving as executive producer for the upcoming ABC comedy Sons and Daughters from NBC Universal and Michael's Broadway Video Television. The series is being called a "hybrid comedy" meaning they took normal comedy and crossbred it with a soybean plant. Wait, sorry, actually the show will combine both scripted and improvised elements. The series will center on Cameron, played by series co-creator Fred Goss, as he deals with his second marriage, extended family, and stepchildren.

Here's the thing. I really like the idea of this show, but based on the "isn't this going to be a wacky show?" promos and paint-by-number characters (the hot chick likes bad boys but not nerds, stepchildren don't like their stepparents, etc) I'm afraid this might be just another forgettable sitcom. The concept is admirable, but even with the new approach I have the sinking feeling I've been here before.

The series premieres March 7.

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So far the commercials for this show have been truly, dreadfully unfunny. I can't imagine anyone tuning in, if the best clips they've got to show us are more annoying than anything else.

February 10 2006 at 10:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Okay, so are you comparing this show to the greatness that was "Significant Others"? It also starred Fred Goss and was produced by Jordana Arkin, who is one of the producers of "Sons and Daughters." I think, much in the way "Twin Peaks" cleared the way for "Northern Exposure," perhaps "Significant Others" and "Arrested Development" cleared the way for "Sons and Daughters." Just sayin'...

February 08 2006 at 10:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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