TV review: 'Whitney's' comic timing gains steam

The new Whitney Cummings sitcom on NBC about an oddball circle of friends reels you in, one slapstick laugh at a time.

Whitney Cummings, the stand-up comic, is having a big fall season as a creator of two new situation comedies — CBS' "2 Broke Girls" (a female odd-couple series co-created with Michael Patrick King, which premiered Monday) and her own "Whitney," which premieres Thursday on NBC. Both are multi-camera comedies, of the old-school "Seinfeld" sort — a form that, in a field lately dominated by single-camera comedies of the "30 Rock" sort, seems both familiar and new again, as younger voices make it their own. As if to underscore that point, Cummings announces over the opening title, "'Whitney' is taped in front of a live studio audience — you heard me.",0,4971503.story


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