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NBC reunites a doctor and his family in their new sitcom Nathan vs. Nature

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 15th 2009 8:08PM
Troy DunnSomebody over at NBC must watch WE's The Locator. That's a reality show where Troy Dunn helps real people find family members they've either lost or been lost from. From reality to comedy, NBC just gave a big green light to Nathan vs. Nature, a new sitcom about a 35-year old guy who reconnects with the family that gave him up for adoption. He's a successful heart surgeon. His siblings, who weren't given up for adoption, aren't nearly as successful. Hijinks ensue. Culture clash on a sitcom ... unheard of!?

There's been no casting announced yet, nor any more specifics about Nathan/Griffin's real family. I'm hoping for the Clampetts before they headed for Beverly ... Hills, that is. It's time television re-embraced its poking fun at country people roots. They poke fun at New Yorkers and Los Angelinos and big city folk all the time. Why not rednecks? They make such great targets. Or just make it the Hickeys and this can be the unofficial spin-off of My Name Is Earl.

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I find it difficult to understand how adoption is a funny premise for a sitcom. Also the real family is the family one is raised in.

July 16 2009 at 1:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A family from one of those "back to the 1800's" communes, where everyone wears long skirts and churns their own butter. or an Amish family from a strict Order, somewhere up in the hills. Don't they pick on rednecks enough?

July 16 2009 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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