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The Captain will hit CBS midseason

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 7th 2007 4:22PM

jeffrey tamborI think the phrase "hit or miss" is appropriate when it comes to television and Jeffrey Tambor. He's been involved with some truly great series (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development), and some not-so-great series (Twenty Good Years).

Now, Tambor is heading back to the small screen to star in The Captain, which was recently approved for a six-episode, midseason run on CBS. Tambor stars as a retired writer whose apartment building is soon occupied by a younger writer, played by Fran Kranz. The series also stars Raquel Welch, Al Madrigal, Valerie Azlynn and Joanna Garcia.

John Hamburg wrote the pilot and will also direct. His credits include the screenplays for Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, not to mention directing episodes of Undeclared and Stella. I'm more impressed with his directing credits, personally (I never thought the Meet movies were that great). Still, the man has enough comedy cred to make me want to check out this new series at least once.

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June 08 2007 at 8:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Please, I beg of you, NO LAUGH TRACK this time! That absolutely killed "Twenty Good Years." Halfway through the first episode, that obnoxious laugh track chased me (and the rest of the potential viewers) away for good.

June 07 2007 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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