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Parents' Guide to

The Paul Reiser Show

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sitcom star's comeback falls flat; plus bleeped swearing.

TV NBC Comedy 2011
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It's painful when a sitcom isn't funny, particularly when the star is a likeable comic actor who charmed audiences in the past opposite Helen Hunt in the long-running and relatable relationship comedy Mad About You. But that's the unfortunate reality of The Paul Reiser Show, an unintentionally sober comeback that succeeds only in setting Reiser further back.

Whether it's due to the random casting of actors who have no apparent chemistry with their leading man or lead-balloon writing that often fails to inspire even a chortle, The Paul Reiser Show just isn't working. And, sadly, that same description might soon apply to Reiser himself.

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