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|April 16, 2021|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The new TV season is really not underway yet. But Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says it is already making one thing clear. Fat is in.
That, he explains, will be obvious later this month when CBS throws political correctness to the winds with a pair of rookie sitcoms.
"Mike and Molly" and "Bleep! My Dad Says" will both display lead characters who are not just pleasantly plump; they are simply fat and there is no attempt to hide that fact.
"Mike and Molly" stars Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy as a policeman and a teacher who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous session.
"Bleep!" spotlights one time "Star Trek" star Bill Shatner as a retired Navy doctor with an Archie Bunker complex, and Sokolsky says he wonders what would happen today if he tried to make the good ship Enterprise airborne.
Episode Date: September 3, 2010