Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Eva 10/15/05
Out Of Practice Monday's 9:30 Eastern Time 8:30 Central Time
Out of Practice revolves around a family of doctors who seem to have more
problems then their patients. Henry Winker plays Stewart Barnes, and
Chaining plays his ex-wife, Lydia Barnes. Stewart Barnes is dating his
younger assistant, Crystal, played by Jennifer Tilly. Crystal is a patient
Stewart's son, Oliver, who is a plastic surgeon.
Oliver (Ty Burble) is a very competitive man, who is only interested in dating the most beautiful women
Oliver's sister Regina (Paula Marshall) is also a very competitive ER
and she and Oliver often make bets on things like who can jog to their
favorite restaurant in the fastest time.
Ben Barnes (Christopher Groham)
recently divorced couples' therapist whom the family doesn't consider a
The show is clearly meant to showcase the younger actors, but as expected
Henry Winkler and Stockard Channing steal the show because Stewart and
Barnes' constant bickering is fun to watch. The weakness in the show is
stories involving the Barnes siblings aren't as interesting to watch and
If you are as happy to see Henry Winker back on television
as I am, then you should definitely watch the show because the chemistry
him and Stockard Channing is wonderful. The show should do well just
it's on CBS's unbeatable Monday night line-up, but if CBS decides to move it
a different day, it should fade into television history, unless the writing
improves for the younger cast.
From 1 to 5, I give this show a 3.
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