MULANEY PREMIERE: ‘Mediocre at best’ but ‘deserves a shot’

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By David Kramer

When I first got word of John Mulaney getting his own sitcom, I was thrilled. He is one of my favorite stand-up comedians, and his writing on “Saturday Night Live” (he co-created Bill Hader’s character Stefon) promised a series that at least deserves a shot.

It was a long road for “Mulaney” to even get that shot. The pilot was initially turned down by NBC, and it had to be re-worked (including a cast change that left talented comedian Griffin Newman out of the equation) to get picked up by FOX.

The cast of “Mulaney,” photo courtesy http://www.hulu.com

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