Family Tools

If ABC thinks Family Tools is a hopeful replacement for their beloved [amazon_link id=”B004M3M5F4″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Home Improvement[/amazon_link] franchise, they’re in for a big surprise.

Based on the British show White Man Van, the story follows Jack Shea (Kyle Bornheimer, Bachelorette), a hapless optimistic guy who’s kicked out of seminary school and returns home to take over the family fix-it business while his dad (J. K. Simmons, Will Pope on The Closer) recovers from a heart attack. Everyone wants Jack to fail, even his dad, but Jack is determined to make it work. There’s a firecracker-loving nephew in there as comic relief, but he does nothing to relieve the comedy.

Even with a well known cast that includes Simmons, Leah Remini ([amazon_link id=”B005D0OHA6″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The King of Queens[/amazon_link]) and a cameo by Adam Arkin, the show should be put out of its misery well before it starts. Even with the likeable Bornheimer, the show is neither funny nor amusing. I didn’t laugh once. Slated as a midseason replacement, one can only hope the show never sees the light of day.

Look for Family Tools to premiere in 2013.



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