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Fall Preview: BACK TO YOU

September 18, 2007 by  


Premiere date: Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Airs: Wednesdays @ 8pm on Fox

In the ’90s, the local TV news scene in Pittsburgh was dominated by one team: CHUCK DARLING (Kelsey Grammer) and KELLY CARR (Patrica Heaton). They had that elusive quality all news teams need: chemistry… at least on-screen. Off-screen, Chuck was a bit of a self-centered womanizer, Kelly a bit of an uptight know-it-all. So when Chuck got the call to move up to a larger market, no tears were shed. But after an embarrassing on-air tirade ended up on the internet, Chuck found himself on the downswing career-wise.

So when he got the call to return to Pittsburgh, to reunite with Kelly and try to take the newscast back to No. 1, it was an offer he couldn’t refuse. Back in Pittsburgh, Chuck has a couple of new co-workers: RYAN CHURCH (Josh Gad), the overstressed news director and MONTANA DIAZ HERRERA (Ayda Field), the perky, sexy weather anchor. There are also familiar faces like MARSH McGINLEY (Fred Willard), the affable, endlessly inappropriate sports anchor, and GARY CREZYZEWSKI, pronounced Kre-shoov-ski (Ty Burrell), the perennially put-upon field reporter who always seems to get left out in the snow. But, mostly, there’s Kelly, now a single mom to 10-year-old GRACIE (Laura Marano). There was magic between them once. Can they find it again?

FRASIER and EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND were two of the most successful comedies of all time, but neither were ever appointment TV for me. Great in reruns, but it’s just not the type of comedy I make room for on my TiVo. So as you can imagine I wasn’t banging down the door to watch a pilot starring Kelsely Grammar and Patrica Heaton. But, I gotta tell ya…although BACK TO YOU might not make it my season pass, it’s definitely worth you checking out. The pilot had a lot of really funny moments that had me laughing out loud (which came as quite the surprise to moi). The supporting cast are all character actors who are a bit over the top in the pilot, but will probably settle down after the first few eps. An interesting (if not predictable) twist will bring some heart to this workplace comedy. The use of the laugh track was a bit distracting, but only because I don’t hear it much lately. I have a feel this show will be a big hit for the Raymond/Frasier demographic. If it weren’t for other shows on at the same time, I’d probably be watching BACK TO YOU. I’m interested to hear what you all think about it.

Back to You (Kelsey Grammer and Patrica Heaton) Kelsey Grammar (Chuck Darling) and Patricia Heaton (Kelly Carr) in BACK TO YOU Kelsey Grammar as Chuck Darling on BACK TO YOU Patricia Heaton as Kelly Carr on BACK TO YOU


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6 Responses to “Fall Preview: BACK TO YOU”

  1. Fall Preivew: BACK TO YOU — All This Nonsense on September 18th, 2007 2:12 pm

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  2. lucille 3 on September 18th, 2007 2:47 pm

    I don’t usually go for shows with laugh tracks but I’m going to give it a try because I live in Pittsburgh.

  3. Fall Preview: BACK TO YOU — All This Nonsense on September 18th, 2007 3:14 pm

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  4. Teach on September 18th, 2007 4:08 pm

    I have to admit, this show was a must-watch for me because I, too, live in Pittsburgh. But I’m glad to see that the early reviews are good and the previews look pretty darn funny. Plus, as a huge fan of Christopher Guest movies, I will watch anything Fred Willard does, because he always brings the funny.
    Go Steelers!

  5. What to Watch…Wednesday, September 19, 2007 » Give Me My Remote on September 19th, 2007 9:50 am

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  6. BrokenBrain on September 19th, 2007 8:35 pm

    Just watched it…I am sure this is next year’s Best Comedy. I didn’t laugh once, however; not even remotely funny.