Picks and Pans Review: Twins

updated 11/07/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/07/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST


WB (Fridays, 8:30 p.m. ET)


Putting Melanie Griffith into a sitcom is like packing a cute little overnight bag for SpongeBob SquarePants and sending him to South Park. You aren't predicting an extended stay—the sensibilities are just too different. Griffith, as a former model married to a lingerie manufacturer, floats in and out of the company office, smiling with loopy mystery, while just about everyone else is firing off the tiny blowdarts that are the standard of half-hour comedy. Get out of the way, Mel! The show is flat, although Mark Linn-Baker, as the husband, has a precise, exquisite talent for flustered nervousness. As the twins inheriting the business, gorgeous Molly Stanton takes after her spacey mother, and Sara Gilbert has inherited her father's business mind. They should cash in their 401k's.

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