'Unsupervised'? Try unfunny

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:00 AM Written by 

unsuper1FX has had a lot of success with its past comedy series -- "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The League" and "Archer" -- and even though they're outrageous, there are some smarts to them, particularly the satire in "Archer."unsupervised

Alas, there's no sophisticated humor in FX's "Unsupervised" (10:30 p.m. Thursday), which plays like a less witty "Beavis and Butt-head."

The show follows two high school losers, Gary (voice of Justin Long, "Ed"), right, and Joe (David Hornsby, "How to be a Gentleman"), left.

Joe compares everything to hell, as in, "old as hell." Gary is a neat freak who keeps his family's home clean.

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In the premiere, the boys realize they need to grow up and skip making a giant lightning rod if they ever have any hope of "porkin'" some girls.

"Unsupervised" is largely about the guys and their quest for sex. Well, sex with anyone but goody-goody friend Megan (Kristen Bell, "Veronica Mars").

Their sex obsession could be funny if "Unsupervised" had something fresh to say on the subject. But it doesn't.

Although "Unsupervised" is the product of exeuctive producers Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby, the series also counts the "Sunny" guys and the "Archer" braintrust among its executives producers. You have to wonder: Did these FX comedy veterans leave the "Unsupervised" team, well, unsupervised?

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