Back to You is another example of the fresh and unique comedies that Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd bring to television. While there has been shows about newstations before, the duo always manages to establish a fine group of characters to separate their show from the rest.
Kelsey Grammer rose to popularity on Cheers, and then its spinoff Frasier, but he is still able to garner laughs now in his third show. His sarcastic style of humor worked perfectly in this episode.
The flashbacks brought the rating down for me. They just seemed forced, and it looked like very little thought was put into them. Fred Willard was not very funny in this episode, which is very rare for the actor.
One of the problems with the show is that viewers are tired of Patricia Heaton at this point. After nearly a decade on Everybody Loves Raymond, her yelling and insulting of her male counterparts just isn't original or funny anymore. Nearly everything that could be done has been done. While her admirer in this episode was funny, that really was not because of her.
Back to You is still ahead of a lot of the shows on TV, and will remain that way if Kelsey Grammer continues to deliver the laughs, but this episode seemed like it was a filler in order to complete the network's order.