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Review: 'The Millers' isn't classy, but it is funny

Published October 3, 2013 11:54 am
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If you're looking for high-brow humor, look somewhere other than The Millers (Thursday, 7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch.2). If you're a big fan of fart jokes, this is the show for you.And ... don't be surprised if this show turns into a hit.I have great faith in creator/writer/executive Greg Garcia, but "The Millers" is less like his shows "Raising Hope" and "My Name Is Earl" and more like "Yes, Dear," the 2000-2006 CBS sitcom.Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") stars as Nathan Miller, a TV news reporter who has recently gotten divorced but hasn't told his bickering parents, Carol (Margo Martindale) and Tom (Beau Bridges). When they find out, Tom announces he, too, wants to be happy and leaves his controlling wife.How controlling? Carol yells at Tom because, according to her, he pleasures himself wrong.So Carol moves in with Nathan; Tom moves in with Nathan's sister, Debbie (Jayma Mays, "Glee") and her family, and loud, funny, bickering begins anew.You're not going to grow any new brain cells watching "The Millers." The premiere episode does lean rather heavily on those fart jokes.But they're pretty funny fart jokes.And "The Millers" is a pretty funny show that looks like a winner.






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