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Guys with Kids: Big Hit? Quickly Cancelled?

NBC's Guys with Kids sitcomNBC has announced that their new Guys with Kids sitcom will preview on Wednesday, September 12th, and return on the 26th. Do you think that it will be a big hit, a moderate success, or quickly cancelled?

For those who haven’t seen any previews, Guys with Kids follows three thirty-something dads who are doing their best to hold on to their youth — while holding onto their new babies’ hands. Thankfully, Chris (Jesse Bradford of The West Wing), Nick (Zach Cregger from Friends with Benefits) and Gary (Anthony Anderson of Law & Order) have each other as friends to lean on.

Balancing work or staying at home, painfully married or happily divorced, they know that taking care of the little ones while maintaining a social life is a daily challenge. Someone once said it’s much easier to become a father than to actually be one. These three guys discover just how true that is. The new TV series also stars Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) and Tempestt Bledsoe (The Cosby Show).

The series is written and executive produced by Charlie Grandy, Jimmy Fallon, and Amy Ozols. Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz are also executive producers.

Once the other networks have their shows in place, Guys with Kids will be airing opposite ABC’s Suburgatory, CBS’ Survivor, FOX’s The X Factor, and The CW’s Arrow. NBC has ordered 13 episodes to start.

Here are some previews and interviews to give you a better feel for the show.

What do you think? Does Guys with Kids look appealing? Will you tune in, DVR the show, or skip it altogether?

 

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Matthew Coppola March 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

Name the number of shows out there promoting a black nuclear family… hmmm… should stay on for that reason alone, because African Americans are presented as intelligent and professional.

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Pete December 5, 2012 at 11:12 pm

KEPT THIS SHOW and CANCELLED ANIMAL PRACTICE????? IDIOTS!!!!

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Sharise June 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm

People, stop being negative. I was on the pilot audience of this show, it will be a hit. Very funny! Watch out and hang tight, quit being negative. Tired of reality shows, lets have some nice comedy family times.

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Wicked June 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Looks dumb, but coming from Jimmy Fallon what would you expect. Will be cancelled almost immediately.

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robycop3 June 23, 2012 at 7:48 am

Same ole, same ole…If i owned NBC, I believe I’d be replacing some suits in the front office for bringing such un-original, stale, un-funny “comedy” to my net.

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Nick June 23, 2012 at 5:26 am

This will be one of the first new shows of the season to be canceled. In my opinion, the only shows in more danger are ABC’s The Neighbors and CBS’s Made in Jersey. It’s an overused premise, in NBC’s Wed @ 8:30 death slot, and no big star power like that of recent successes such as Once Upon A Time, New Girl, Touch, Last Man Standing, Whitney, and Up All Night.

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Tha Critic June 21, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I am sick to death of this premise being done over and over again, where the men are obligated to be nothing more than immature fathers so the wives can appear to be smarter, always one black guy, poop jokes, spitting up, tasting baby food and hating it, babies throwing food, trying to get it on with the lady but the baby starts crying mumbo-jumbo.

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Craig June 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

This will be cancelled fast. We have a movie out and sitcoms on NBC and Fox that cover this. So NBC is going to give us the left over ideas on this new sitcom. I think people will ignore the show.

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Jim June 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

so essentially man up! with babies.

being this is a nbc show, i give it a 10% chance for success.

so the geniuses at nbc think that since up all night has a baby and that show made it to its 2nd season, having a show with 3 babies will be 3 times as successful.

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