5) The Man-Child
See: We Are Men, About A Boy, The Millers, The Crazy Ones, Dads
There’s nothing better than a fully grown male who behaves like a child. Many of the male adult leads in this year’s pilot season are either bro-ing out as singletons, dodging responsibility or having to live with their parents again.
Best of the Bunch: David Walton as Will in About A Boy. The best and biggest laughs in the pilot come from David Walton’s attempts to woo a single mom in the first five minutes. Walton has been simmering for a while in supporting roles in other sitcoms (most notably as Jess’s hot boyfriend last season in New Girl). He’s definitely a sitcom star. Time will tell if About A Boy is his ticket to the top of the primetime heap, but he’s definitely going to get there eventually.
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