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Fall TV First Impression: Me, Myself & I

The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including the maiden space voyage of Fox’s Orville, NBC’s look at Brave heroes and ABC’s Ten Days with Kyra Sedgwick. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.

Next up on our list….

THE SHOW | Me, Myself & I (Mondays at 9:30/8:30c, premiering Sept. 25)

THE COMPETITION | NBC’s The Voice, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Fox’s The Gifted (new) and The CW’s Valor (new)

RELATED Read Our First Impressions of ABC’s Ten Days in the Valley, CBS’ S.W.A.T., The CW’s Dynasty, NBC’s The Brave and More

THE CAST | Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), John Larroquette (Night Court), Jack Dylan Grazer, Jaleel White (Family Matters), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Kelen Coleman (Big Little Lies), Christopher Paul Richards (Billions), Brian Unger (It’s Always Sunny) and others

THE SET-UP | Grazer, Moynihan and Larroquette play wannabe inventor Alex Riley as a 14-year-old in the year 1991, at age 40 in present day and at age 65 in 2042.

RELATED Fall TV Poll: Which New Shows Are YOU Most Looking Forward To?

THE FIRST IMPRESSION | Toggling as it does between eras, the stickiest wicket for Me, Myself & I — other than the central character’s apparent late-in-life growth spurt! — is that you may very well prefer one “Alex” over the others, especially since the teen version lives a sweet, Wonder Years-like existence, while Moynihan’s is frustratingly and sadly hapless.

Among the supporting players, Richards brings a fun, “1980s-movie best friend/devil-on-shoulder” energy as teen Alex’s stepbrother, while it’s White’s job to help today’s Alex avoid dire levels of patheticism. The 2042 cast seems comparatively quaint, though we’d frankly be fine watching Larroquette and Lawrence (as “the one that got away”) simply bounce off one another.

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THE TVLINE BOTTOM LINE | Unless The Gifted opens huge and assuming Valor is a non-issue, Me, Myself & I should get off to a decent start leading out of Kevin Can Wait aka last season’s highest-rated/most-watched new comedy. The test will come in November when Big Bang Theory moves from Monday’s lead-off spot back to Thursdays and Me, Myself & I leads out of fellow iffy freshman 9JKL.

Watch the trailer for Me, Myself & I, then vote in our poll below.

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10 Comments
  1. Dee says:

    The three actors pictured above don’t look like they could be even distantly related, much less the same character. If I can’t buy that conceit, I can’t buy the show. This will fail.

  2. Gena says:

    I’ll at least give it a look since I really liked Bobby on SNL (R.I.P. Ass Dan), but yeah, I’m kinda iffy on the premise. :\

  3. V.J. says:

    I have a huge aversion to comedys in general and I´m meh about the premise but I´ll watch anything with John Larroquette in it, so I´ll probably going to check it out….

  4. Alyssa says:

    I think the first look video sold it well, made me intrigued enough to see at least the first 2 episodes (can’t ever seem to judge by solely the pilot).

  5. maltru says:

    I have been very excited for this show. I think it looks good. I will love it. it will be cancelled.

  6. Ram510 says:

    Very much looking forward to this one!