Picks and Pans Review: Cuts

updated 03/07/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/07/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

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An impractical business plan is the basis for this mundane spinoff. Kevin Barnes (Marques Houston), the brother of Flex Alexander's One on One character, comanages a hair salon with Tiffany Sherwood (Shannon Elizabeth), spoiled daughter of the mogul (Corbin Bernsen) who bought the place from the Barnes family. Tiffany wants it to be a day spa for gals; Kevin envisions more of a sports bar for guys. So they try to blend their disparate concepts in one shop, while Tiffany zings Kevin for being short and he points out that she's sexy but not too savvy.

The writing needs flavor, and the two principals are low on comic chemistry. But Edward "Grapevine" Fordham shows flair as beefy barber Ace.

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