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The Return of Jezebel James

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sibling rivalry sitcom is best for older teens.

TV Fox Comedy 2008
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It's kind of odd to see Posey in something with a laugh track that isn't meant to be ironic, but fans of her big-screen work on should give her first stab at headlining a TV sitcom a fighting chance. Posey's talent for delivering dialogue gets her through more than one so-so joke, and her interplay with Ambrose is particularly fun to watch. The scenes that feature just the two of them are a definite highlight.

That said, the show suffers from a few improbable plot points -- like the fact that Sarah essentially decides to have a baby in the span of a two-and-a-half minute commercial break without fully realizing that it will change her life forever. But once the action gets going, Jezebel James (in case you were wondering, the show's title refers to Coco's mischievous imaginary childhood friend, Jezebel James, who once ate three months' worth of Sarah's birth control pills, among other pranks) is a fun way to spend 30 minutes, with memorable supporting characters and a unique storyline that has real potential.

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