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The Job

Moral Rating: Avoid
Primary Audience: Teen to Adult
Genre: Comedy
Length: 30 min.


    Starring: Denis Leary, Karyn Parsons, Wendy Makkena, Bill Nunn, Lenny Clarke, Diane Farr, Adam Ferrara, John Ortiz, Julian Acosta, Keith David | Produced by: DreamWorks Television & Touchstone Television

Show Synopsis: (from the producer) "The Job" (a single-camera comedy series) is shot entirely on location in New York, Denis Leary stars as Mike McNeil, a decorated New York City detective whose toughest assignment is himself. His unconventional approach to fighting crime makes him a great cop, but takes a toll on his personal life.

Viewer Comments   

Avoid—I watched this one time on Comedy Central (CourtTV would make more sense). It was the bathroom episode, where the guy gets trapped in a bathroom by a paranoid perp with two guns and no knowledge of the English language. It was pretty good, I thought, until the cop got a call from his wife…then one from his girlfriend, thus making the main character a practicing adulterer. That made me suddenly feel no sympathy for him. If it wasn't for that, I'd possibly watch it. Still, it is the only episode I've seen, so who knows what other bad stuff is in the show?
   —Reed, age 18

"…profanity and vulgarity, excessive comic violence and unabashed sexual misconduct…Homosexual humor and pokes at Hispanics…"
   —Steven Isaac, "Plugged In", Focus on the Family