TBS’s Men at Work: Hit In The Making?
TBS has started limited promotions for a new comedy that’ll be airing just in time for graduation. Men at Work has a nice little buzz right about now, a testosterone-driven show about a group of guys – co-workers because for the record we’re tired of being portrayed as slackers on TV – and their way of dealing with life, work, and relationships.
As if showing men who actually work decent jobs on regular TV shows isn’t rare enough, the premise of this show has even more of a punch. Milo (played by Danny Masterson), the guy at the center of this story, has just been dumped and his three colleagues/best friends (played by Adam Busch, Michael Cassidy, and James Lesure) are trying to help him get back in the game.
Pretty unique approach, although one has to wonder how long the story arc will include such a thing. Surely there are too many fish in the sea for him to be single and hopeless forever, right? Anyway, it’s good to see creativity, energy, and masculinity on TV again, as the medium is largely saturated with uninspired reality shows, competitions, and multiple daytime talk show hosts who want to be the next Oprah.
If the trailer is any indication, this will be a show worth watching for some fairly clever writing, a modern setting/situation, and a guy’s perspective. Men at Work will debut May 24 on TBS at 10 PM Eastern time. Will you be watching?