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TV review: ‘How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)’

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It’s a great show, but lord, is that title a mouthful or what?

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How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)
Three stars
Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m., ABC

At this point in the TV season, many new network shows are leftovers being burned off quickly and quietly. The pilot for the ABC sitcom How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), with its mix of family togetherness and slightly off-kilter humor, offers enough promise that it would be nice to see it stick around for a while, though. The always appealing Sarah Chalke stars as a newly divorced mom who moves back in with her very free-spirited parents (Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett) and tries to get her life back on track. Although there are some overly predictable and sentimental moments, the characters are enjoyable to watch and the jokes are often clever, and the show has the potential to be an excellent fit for ABC’s Wednesday-night sitcom lineup, provided it sticks around long enough.

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