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Retired at 35

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Cheeky sitcom offers jokes about sex and age.

TV TV Land Comedy 2011
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Packaged as a companion to TV Land's well-received Hot in Cleveland, RETIRED AT 35 shares a lot of the same qualities that make Cleveland work, including a live audience; a "throwback" feel; and a seasoned cast with proven comedic gifts whose median age skews a bit higher than the popular faces on other networks. Newcomer McClain is fine as a soul-searching 30-something, but it's Segal and Walter who really steal the show with priceless looks and zingy one-liners (She: "If you'd stop with the cigars, maybe you'd get some action." He: "Action implies enthusiasm and movement.").

Retired continues Cleveland's trend of bringing some great guest stars back to TV, including Shelley Long, who plays one of Alan's prospective dates, and Christine Ebersole, a respected Broadway actress who may or may not stick around as a long-term love interest. (And that's to say nothing of the joy Arrested Development fans will feel seeing Walter back in the mother-hen saddle.) Either way, it's like seeing old friends.

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