CBS' The Class gets a gentleman's C. A few nice moments within, and I'll give it a second chance - maybe over time it could be a sleeper as it finds its footing - but I don't have a lot of confidence it'll be a worthwhile half-hour.
What did they do to Jason Ritter? That's rhetorical, since they clearly emasculated him.
Some of the characters look interesting; some of them just make you cringe. You can tell who they are.
Lizzy Caplan, who has a Freaks and Geeks pedigree from playing recurring character Sara, could break out, but I hope she gets some worthy storylines.
Joey may have failed for multiple reasons, but at least one of them was the nondescript Andrea Anders, who resurfaces here.
My favorite character from the pilot: Duncan (Jon Bernthal), who manages to find a third dimension as the guy still living with his mom.
Lastly - and I surely don't mean to offend - but Lina (Heather Goldenhersh) speaks as if she is deaf and/or has a speech impediment. I don't think she's scripted that way, though it would be way more interesting if she were - the likelihood is that she's just quirky. But is anyone else struck dumb by her delivery?
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Make sure to read Mark Donahue's Western Homes for a great recap of Monday's programming. Because of Monday's Dodger game and other plans this week, I probably won't see Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip for a few days.