Do Not Disturb
Wednesday, Sept. 10
Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET
"Upstairs/Downstairs" at a Manhattan hotel, hold the laughter.
Plenty of interesting guests come through Manhattan's chic The Inn, but the people staying at the hotel aren't nearly as interesting as the staff working there, including general manager Neal (Jerry O'Connell), human resources head Rhonda (Niecy Nash), reservations clerk Nicole (Molly Stanton) and housekeeping head Larry (Jesse Tyler Ferguson).
What They Got Right:
Many of the people involved in "Do Not Disturb" are capable of being funny, particularly Nash, Ferguson and even occasionally O'Connell...
What's Oh, So Wrong:
... But none of them are funny in the rough pilot that FOX sent critics before press tour. Every punchline plays on broad stereotypes or caricature and even the studio audience doesn't seem to be amused. To be fair, much of the pilot was reshot, so the hilarity may possibly ensue.
Recommended If ...:
You find "'Til Death" too subtle and prefer even more obvious targets for your sitcom-y punchlines.