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Raising Dad

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    (October 5, 2001-May 10, 2002)
    Aired on WB
    Bob Saget as Matt Stewart
    Kat Dennings as Sarah Stewart
    Brie Larson as Emily Stewart
    Meagan Good as Katie
    Andy Kindler as Mr. Travers
    Jerry Adler as Sam Stewart
    Premise: A widower tries to raise his two daughters with the help of his live-in father

Why Raising Dad might be annoying:

    It gave us Brie Larson.
    Its premise was much too similar to Saget's previous family sitcom.
    It lacked the same wholesome whimsy of its predecessor.
    Reviews are hard to come by, but it scored a one star rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus reading: 'Raising Dad wastes a talented cast with its vanilla sitcom beats and overly sentimental mood.'
    It was cancelled after one season - marking a trend of Full House stars having difficulty moving and starring in their own shows ('Seinfeld curse' anyone?)

Why Raising Dad might not be annoying:

    It avoided making Matt a Danny Tanner clone - making him much edgier and more laid back.
    It was initially strong in ratings as a lead-out for audience favorite Reba.
    It showcased the underused talents of Jerry Adler of Sopranos and Mad About You fame.
    It had Meagan Good - fresh off of Cousin Skeeter's end - at her hottest.
    Saget successfully moved on from its cancellation to be the voice of narrator Ted for How I Met Your Mother (which has way more issues than Raising Dad ever did, but we won't go there).
    Kat Dennings and Brie Larson would later be reunited as members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (although they wouldn't appear in the same film).

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