Starring: Mather Zickel, Dan Fogler, Christopher Moynihan, Teri Polo, Amanda Detmer, Henry Simmons, Jake Johnson
Created by Christopher Moynihan
Written by Christopher Moynihan, Directed by Beth McCarthy Miller
One of the last fall shows to premiere - ABC's Man Up! - is a new sitcom paired with Tim Allen's Last Man Standing in a sort-of "revenge of the man" hour. In this show, three friends - Will, Kenny, and Craig (Mather Zickel, Dan Fogler, and Christopher Moynihan) deal with the "challenges" of being a man in 2011 where they bow down to their wives and girlfriends and can't act like real men. Rounding out the cast is Will's wife Theresa (Teri Polo) and Kenny's ex Bridgette (Amanda Detmer).
BOTTOM LINE: Man Up! seems like an odd fit with the traditional (in many ways) Last Man Standing. ABC doesn't seem too committed to this show and it's easy to see why. It's not dreadful but there's nothing about this show that really makes me want to watch this again next week. It's a shame though, because it does have a good cast.