Back in the fall, when there were too many shows debuting for me to have the time, energy, or newspaper column inches to review, I did some triage and decided not to even bother with the likes of "Accidentally on Purpose." We're going through another busy stretch right now - and a particularly busy night tonight, with the debut of HBO's "The Pacific" and the return of ESPN's "30 for 30" - that I again had to skip over a show: Fox's "Sons of Tucson."
The short version: Tyler Labine (Sock from "Reaper") is a complete loser hired by three boys to pose as their father while the genuine article is in prison for white-collar crime. It's directed by Todd Holland from "Malcolm in the Middle," and one of the producers is Justin Berfeld, who played Malcolm's older brother Reese, and of course it has three unruly brothers, so the "Malcolm" comparisons are both inevitable and unflattering. The premise is creepy, the brothers not funny, and Labine not very well-used - unless you enjoy watching him crash into things over and over and over.