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TV Preview: "The Sarah Silverman Program"

TV Preview: "The Sarah Silverman Program"


I'm firmly on the fence about Sarah Silverman, whose "Sarah Silverman Program" premieres Thursday at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central. Sometimes, she cracks me up, and other times her whole "shock everyone with my daring political incorrectness, then stare at them with wide, innocent eyes" schtick just makes me squirm. But I'm still curious to check out this show, in part because it co-stars Jay Johnston and Brian Posehn, whom I came to love back on "Mr. Show."

"The Sarah Silverman Program" is supposed to be TV that makes fun of TV, sending up the American sitcom with a jaunty theme song about poo, random melodramatic musical numbers, and wacky characters like the gay neighbors, the helpful cop, and the super-close sister (played by Silverman's real-life sister, Laura). It's a good idea, but I'm not sure if it will work or fall flat. What do you think? To see a couple of clips, read more

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