Primetime Show Reviews
season premiere by Suzanne
returns on TBS Sunday, July 25 at 10/9c
I don't know why I never saw this show before...it is really
good. It's like hanging out with a bunch of your best friends. And your
friends are funny and cute (but not like TV cute, like real-life cute).
PJ (Jordana Spiro) is the star and narrator of the show.
She hangs out with her mostly-male friends, and her college roommate. They live
in Chicago, date, and hang out a lot.
I'm not saying it's the funniest show ever, but what it lacks in
laugh-out-loud humor it makes up for in heart and real-feelings. It does have
its laugh-out-loud moments, though. I wish I had friends like this! Everyone
I got to see three episodes from this coming season. They were
very funny and entertaining. Make sure to tune in to see the show! I know I will
be...Have you ever seen the show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"? This show
is like the polar opposite of that one. That show can be funny, but the people
on it are all awful.
The first episode they sent me was about how they are trying to
find a new friend for their poker nights. The second was about how two of them
were trying to act more grown-up while the others went to a fancy new
restaurant. The third was about each of them keeping secrets. These
are not episodes that are easy to explain, but trust me, they are worth
The Boys Start Becoming Men on the Fourth Season of
TBS’s Acclaimed Original Series MY BOYS
It’s finally happening. The reality of being an adult is starting to sink in for the close-knit group of friends on TBS’s popular and acclaimed original series MY BOYS, which returns for its fourth season with back-to-back episodes Sunday, July 25, beginning at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). This fresh and wry comedy, which follows the lives of a Chicago sportswriter and her circle of mostly guy friends, features a sparkling ensemble cast headed by Jordana Spiro (JAG, Must Love Dogs). The show also stars Kyle Howard (Related, Orange County), Reid Scott (American Dreams), Michael Bunin (Scrubs), Jamie Kaler (The Family Stone) and Kellee Stewart (Guess Who?).
As the fourth season of MY BOYS opens, PJ (Spiro), her boyfriend, Bobby (Howard) and their friends are just coming to terms with the loss of one of their regular poker players, PJ’s brother, who got a new job and moved with his family to China. They’re also still trying to wrap their heads around the fact that former enemies Kenny (Bunin) and Stephanie (Stewart) are now a couple. These changes prompt some soul-searching for the two remaining single guys, as Mike (Kaler) works towards what could be a life-altering decision at the end of the season and Brendan (Scott) decides to start looking for a new place to live.
Money issues also come into play for the group, as PJ and Bobby get some sobering news about the true financial state of Bobby’s family. In addition, the poor economy is putting a dent in Kenny’s business, prompting Mike to consider other career opportunities. And while Stephanie prepares to start work on a second book, her first draws the attention of a Hollywood producer.
MY BOYS premiered on TBS in November 2006, quickly scoring high ratings and critical acclaim. It ended the year as ad-supported cable’s #1 original sitcom among key adult demos, households and viewers. Last year, the show’s third season averaged 1.5 million viewers and 1.1 adults 18-49. The season’s average delivery of adults 18-34 (784,000) marked an outstanding 11% increase over the prior season.
MY BOYS comes to TBS from Pariah and Two Out Rally Productions, Inc., in association with Sony Pictures Television. Creator Betsy Thomas (Run of the House), Jamie Tarses and Gavin Polone (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Gilmore Girls) serve as executive producers.
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TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s top-rated comedy network and is available in 100.1 million households. It serves as home to such original comedy series as My Boys, Neighbors from Hell, Are We There Yet? and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns; the late-night hit Lopez Tonight, starring George Lopez, and the upcoming late-night series starring Conan O’Brien; hot contemporary comedies like Family Guy and The Office; specials like Funniest Commercials of the Year; special events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.
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