Those who say there is a dearth of good TV sitcoms do not watch TBS. After shows like The Bill Engvall Show and My Boys the network now features Are We There Yet? This situation comedy is based on the Ice Cube, Nia Long movie. The sitcom is better. Are We There Yet? airs back-to-back episodes Wednesdays at 10 and 10:30 p.m.
Are We There Yet? is the story of Nick Persons, his new bride Suzanne Kingston, and her teenage daughter and son. The kids. Lindsey and Kevin, are present but not always front and center. The parents are not your typical TV-stupid mom and dad.This makes for a fun relationship sitcom adults can enjoy.
Keesha Sharp plays Suzanne s best friend and assistant. Stand-up comic Christian Finnegan and Ice Cube sometimes show up as Kevin s pals.Christian Finnegan - Au Contraire! DVD version
The storylines for Are We There Yet? are better than or superior to your usual situation comedy fare. I particularly liked how the show played out the story of Lindsey s beau being gay; the other storyline in that episode had to do with a missing package.
Other episodes feature a sell your gold party, Nick and Suzanne not getting along with another couple (Look for Wayne Brady) and trying to get the kids in a private school; and the parents giving Lindsey driving lessons -the two scenes with the parking valet are very funny.
The first March 2nd 2011 episode with the scenes at Kevin s school is not that good. The 10:30 episode where Suzanne takes pole-dancing lessons is fun.
It is hard to fathom why Are We There Yet? airs (on Wednesdays) at 10 and 10:30 p.m. There is nothing adult audience or language in the show. Oh well.
The sitcom s TBS websites features episodes and other goodies like a texting game.