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The Stars of 'Breaking In' Preview Their Quirky New Comedy (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 4th 2011 12:00PM
Christian Slater is giving this TV thing another go, but he's not playing a 'CSI'-style crime-solver or a split-personality secret agent -- this one's a comedy. A workplace comedy, actually, just not at a workplace you've ever seen before.

'Breaking In' (premieres Wednesday, April 6, 9:30PM ET on Fox) pits Slater as the boss of a ragtag group of crafty kids whose work at Contra Security allows them to stretch the limits of the law to prove that they're the ultimate in security companies. They essentially break into places, steal things and wreak all kinds of havoc, all to prove that they can, and then they get paid for it when the victims become their clients.

'Breaking In'
I caught up with the team, including Slater, who plays quirky boss Oz; Melanie, the tough, sexy chick (Odette Yustman -- now Odette Annable since she married 'Brothers & Sisters' star Dave Annable); Cash, the tech guru (Alphonso McAuley); and new recruit Cameron (Bret Harrison), who's the butt of most of the office pranks.

Besides tricky office politics and a severe learning curve to join the team, what else sidelines Harrison's Cameron? Melanie's unbelievable hotness, obviously. (Seriously -- look at this woman. And she's smart to boot!) With Slater's mysterious Oz running the show though, everyday at work is a surprise.

One surprise Slater teased that we'd love to have happen? His wish to have old pal and 'Heathers' co-star Winona Ryder come guest star on the show as his ex-wife. Winona, are you listening?

So what do you think? Intrigued? Looking for a new comedy to watch? Take to the comments to tell us if you'll be tuning in.

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I am so sick of them not giving slater time to make the ratings I thought he plays oz perfectly that this is more fitting to his own personal quirks, I thought the forgotten had potential to last also like cold case but the executives jump to cancel to fast because they would rather have a bunch of crappy reality shows then something special in slater,maybe he should try taking over for sheen in 2 and a 1/2 men after this series.

May 12 2011 at 12:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I liked it. Better than more of those {gag me} reality shows.

April 07 2011 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Watched it... poorly written, poor character development, poor choice of a 30 minute slot for a show's premiere with 40% of time allocated to commercials... BIG THUMBS DOWN... Bye Bye Christian...

April 07 2011 at 1:52 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

I thought it was a good show, funny too, had me laughing out loud a quite a few times.

April 06 2011 at 11:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kara Frias

THIS IS A BAD LEVERAGE RIP OFF!!!! How does Fox not see that..... My prediction, Cancelled after 3 episodes.

April 05 2011 at 2:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Brings to mind "Sneakers" (Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Universal Studios 1992), doesn't it?

April 04 2011 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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