And what’s the deal with FOX’s “Mulaney”?

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Mulaney
FOX
Premieres: Oct. 5
Airs: Sundays at 9:30pm ET/PT
Who’s In It? John Mulaney, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, Elliott Gould

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What’s It All About? John (Mulaney) is an upstart comedian who for now must work his way up in the business by being a lackey for wealthy, impulsive game-show host Lou Cannon (Short). There’s also female friend Jane (Pedrad), black friend Motif (Smith), wisecracking bearded best friend Andre (Pearlman) and wacky neighbor Oscar (Gould). Short is wasted here, as Lou says unfunny stuff that is immediately followed by an unfunny joke about Lou being unfunny. Worse, Mulaney shamelessly tries to be Seinfeld in ways that no trying-to-be-Seinfeld show has tried before. Mulaney succeeds only at being a Show About Nothing Worth Watching.
Mulaney
Photo: © 2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Joe Viles/FOX

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