Family sitcom, with laugh track
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Melinda McGraw
The concept: Grammer tries TV again as a workaholic Wall Street exec who loses his job and moves his family to the Virginia boondocks. Can the CEO get to know his wife and kids? Can the recession teach him a lesson about love?
Our take: After “Fraiser’’ and “Back to You,’’ Grammer plays the fussy big mouth again. Yawn. And it’s hard to see McGraw, so vile and vulnerable as Bobbie Barrett on “Mad Men,’’ in this piffle. It’s “Newhart,’’ and old hat.
Alternate name: “Back to Frasier’’
Grade: C- (Sept. 30)Pictured: Kelsey Grammar at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, promoting "Hank."