TV reviews: 'Free Agents' and 'Up All Night' on NBC

Changing circumstances in midlife are the setups for these realistic, relationship-oriented new sitcoms.

NBC, which has long made Thursday the bunker for its comedy, moves into Wednesday this week with a pair of solidly constructed new sitcoms, "Free Agents" and "Up All Night," about grown-ups in moments of midlife transition. Compared with the metafictions and mockumentaries and postmodern ironies that have come to characterize the Thursday night comedies, they are more reality-based, more particularly concerned with relationships and maturity and, in a less than sentimental way, matters of the heart. Read More...


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