Third-episode verdict: Breaking In

The CarusometerA Carusometer rating of 4

In the US: Wednesdays, 9.30/8.30c, Fox

Well, it’s still limping along, which is more than can be said for the just-cancelled The Paul Reiser Show, so let’s give this baby a third-episode verdict. As you may recall from the first episode review, this is a crime caper show crossed with The Office, in which Bret Harrison has to help Christian Slater run his security firm by breaking into things, all while avoiding office pranks and trying to woo his co-worker, Odette Annable née Yustman. 

Since the first episode, things have changed a little. Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor from Smallville) has become a member of the team, the show has basically become Bret Harrison’s previous, much better show The Loop in everything but name and workplace, and we’ve had a nifty guest appearance by Alyssa Milano as Christian Slater’s ex-wife. But this is a comedy in name only and the heist scenes are pretty poor. 

Slater is great, as is Rosenbaum, but they are the only two things going for this show. Avoid.

Carusometer rating: 4
Rob’s prediction: Cancelled before the end of the season