Ben and Kate
FOX, Tuesdays 8:30/7:30 Central
Sep 25, 2012
This brother-sister combination is your biggest dream and worst nightmare. Both Kate and Ben are a disaster, but in completely different ways. Kate (Dakota Johnson) is an ahead-of-time mom who is too much in her own head, to quote her, managing a bar and trying to raise her awesome daughter Maddie (Maggie Elizabeth Jones). Ben (Nat Faxon) is an exaggerated man-child who bursts forth with the most outrageous, nutty things that sound alright coming from him. And are Ben's teeth real or are they made special for the show? Really hope it's the latter.
Although they couldn't be more at odds, these siblings put each other first, even if they don't plan to. Rounding out this odd bunch are their best friends. Tommy (Echo Kellum) is in love with Kate and very vocal about it. BJ (Lucy Punch) is easily the most hilarious of the cast. With her Barbie-doll looks and shallow yet intuitive attitude that is made all the more funny by her overstated British accent; a female Russell Brand, if you will, but far less annoying. As long as this brother-sister couple doesn't veer too far into incestuous territory, Ben and Kate could work out great. (www.fox.com/ben-and-kate)
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