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Review: 'About a Boy,' 'Growing Up Fisher' are sadly dysfunctional

Review: 'About a Boy,' 'Growing Up Fisher' are sadly dysfunctional

NBC is using the final days of the Winter Olympics to debut two family comedies, neither of which live up to their moderately high concepts. "About a Boy," which premieres Saturday before moving to Tuesdays, is based on the 2002 film of the same name starring Hugh Grant, which was based on the 1998 book of the same name by Nick Hornby. And there's the problem right there: A set-up and narrative diluted by overuse, time and the inevitable salt-water saturation that occurs whenever a story moves out of coolly clever British fingers into the softer nest of American hands. BEST TV OF 2013: Lloyd | McNamara In this case, those hands belong to the talented Jason...