This could easily have been a cloying sit-no-com.
Originally, in a pilot version reporters saw last summer, Maya Rudolph played an over-the-top p.r. titan -- and it didn't work.
In the revamp, she's an Oprah-type TV guru. And it really works.
The makeover has helped morph the series from unwatchable and unfunny into a witty sitcom about people who are desperate not to turn into TV sitcom parents.
It still has its flaws. The whole idea of lawyer-husband Chris becoming a stay-at-home dad just so that mom Reagan can continue working is ridiculous.
Has no one ever heard of nannies in their world?
Buy the premise, buy the package.