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Laurie Metcalf
TV Review: 'The McCarthys'

LOS ANGELES ( - Big and broad, CBS' "The McCarthys" tries to bask in the glory of a fractious, colorful nuclear family from Boston (here pronounced Baaahston), with the mild twist that one of the grown sons is gay. The scenario yields all the expected gags, and leaves an able cast -- including Tyler Ritter as the son and Laurie Metcalf as his mom -- struggling to make much of it. The Eye network has already managed to wring more life than anticipated out of the similarly boisterous "The Millers," but it will require the luck of the Irish to replicate that feat with this bunch. Of course, Ritter's Ronny came out to his kin a while back, but the...