Fall TV 2008: "Kath & Kim" Is "Failure to Launch" for Ladies
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Are adult children who act like kids hilarious? Only to millions! In "Kath & Kim" (NBC, October 9 at 9:30 pm), a rebound kid comes home after a trial separation from her loser husband to find life with Mom is not as fun as it used to be. Kim (Selma Blair) dumps her Best Buy-employed guy and expects she can lounge at home and let mom Kath (Molly Shannon) take care of her again... but she's mistaken.
We're not sure if we really liked this better as a Matthew McConaughey star vehicle, but "Kath & Kim" is actually a remake of a popular (and, we hear, saucy) Australian show set in Melbourne. The new version is shot in the San Fernando Valley but is set in an unspecified suburb of Florida--think "Golden Girls," but with women not old enough to know how tacky they are.
NBC's been chewing this one over since fall 2006, but we're hoping the zany antics of Molly Shannon can save it. Are we overly optimistic in this, the season of almost no pilots? Maybe.
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