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As scripted summer replacements go, the forecast for NBC's "Camp" would best be described as cloudy, with a chance of "Meatballs." Filmed in Australia, the summer-camp dramedy is filled with all the requisite clichÃ©s, yet the premiere stumbles onto some promising moments in its dual-generation plots involving the kids and camp owner/director, played by "Six Feet Under's" Rachel Griffiths. The second hour, however, is a tiresome mess, and the characters aren't consistently strong enough to make this show much more than a summer fling, distinguished more by its financing model than its been-around-the-lake situations.
July 8, 2013