[Fall TV 2013 Preview] We Are Men on CBS

September 16, 2013  |  Fall TV 2013, Preview, TV

Earlier today the pilot episode of “We Are Men” was made available on the internet for those of us who can’t wait until the actual premiere date.  To tell you the truth, I was skeptical when I read the “About Show” bit and thought this would definitely be one of the first shows to get cancelled.  Unfortunately it did not disappoint, while watching the pilot I felt sad and relieved at the same time because this would mean one less show to watch.  But enough about me, let me give you a glimpse into the show.

We Are Men

Network: CBS

Premiere Airing: Mondays September 30

Starring: Kal Penn (House, How I Met Your Mother), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Christopher Smith (How I Met Your Mother, The Mindy Project), Jerry O’Connell (The Defenders, Crossing Jordan), and Rebecca Breeds (Home and Away).

About: This comedy tells the story of four recently single guys living in a short-term apartment complex which looks basically like heaven on earth.  Carter (Christopher Smith) was recently left at the altar by his bride to be and finds himself in this new place meeting three different guys each with a ditched by a woman story.  There is Frank Russo (Tony Shalhoub) a successful middle-aged clothing manufacturer with four divorces under his belt who thinks he’s a ladies man; Gil Bartis (Kal Penn) a small business owner who was caught having the worst affair ever; and Stuart Strickland (Jerry O’Connell) an OB/GYN who is going through a tough second divorce with his first wife acting as the divorce atorney.  Frank, Stuart, and Gil all take Carter under their ‘wing’ and try to teach him how to move on with his life and become a ladies man.

Thoughts: From the minute I saw it, it reminded me of another failed comedy starring Jerry O’Connell by the name of “Carpoolers” it followed a similar story of 3 guys trying to welcome a 4th into their lives and teach him how to survive married life, etc.  The series had “CANCELLATION” stamped all over it, it was weak, filled with cliches, and just won’t see it past the one digit episodes.  If it does manage to get a full series order it could be a miracle.  For now, I won’t be watching it, as it’s just too depressing to see O’Connell, Penn, and especially Shalhoub stoop to such levels.

Rating: [SKIP IT!]

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