The zany and slightly troubled members of a family try to make it through life as comedy ensues. In the center of the mess is Cameron, who is happily married to second wife Liz, with three ... See full summary »
Three estranged siblings are brought together once again at their father's funeral. His last will states that they must bond as a family via games thought up by their late father or they won't inherit the $23 million he has left them.
The comedy follows Jefferson (Rosenmeyer), a ski-bum temp worker, whose singular joy comes from an annual excursion to the slopes with fellow slacker Curtis (Ewing). But when Jefferson ... See full summary »
Copywriter Conrad Bloom is a "nice guy" in New York City whose life is filled with interesting women: His mother, his sister, an ex-girlfriend, his lady boss and a female co-worker. This ... See full summary »
Hot blonde girl Maggie Grace is speeding along the highway in a red convertible with the top down wearing a short blue dress with spaghetti straps, caressing the steering wheel with ... See full summary »
"Oliver Beene" was one of the very, VERY rare family sitcoms that was actually funny, and often hilarious. Well-acted, well-written, and almost entirely anachronism-free. Plus, Andrew Lawrence had to be the cutest thing to appear on TV since George Clooney.
Although Fox's animated programming is mainly daring, high-quality product, they don't support live action sitcoms the same way -- if they did, "Oliver Beene" and "Get a Life" would have run a lot longer.
Rupert Murdoch must have handed down a memo to the effect that Fox's non-cartoon comedies must be all-junk-all-the-time, in order to reach that huge demographic comprised of those who find tired sex jokes ("The War at Home," et. al) and/or people incessantly screaming at one another ("Malcolm in the Middle") to be hilarious.
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