Though I found him horribly annoying when he first joined "The Daily Show," I eventually warmed up to Rob Corddry and his awkward, mildly pitiful brand of humor. That said, I don't know if Corddry has what it takes to helm his own sitcom, but he'll get a chance to prove himself tonight at 9:30 p.m. when "The Winner" debuts on Fox.
It's got good people behind it — "Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane is the executive producer — and the premise sounds promising: Corddry plays a 32-year-old virgin living through a delayed adolescence. But there are a few things I find troubling, including the fact that the flashback-based series is, for no real reason, set in 1994 and looks like it's trying very hard to be edgy.
To watch a clip from the first episode,
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