8:30-9PM · CBS · Debuts Sept. 24
CONCEPT Single dad cracks wise but is a good father.
THE SCOOP Divorced with two kids, Jay Mohr's Gary is dating. ''What's most fun to watch is the interaction between Gary and [ex-wife] Allison [Paula Marshall] and his new girlfriend [Jaime King],'' says exec producer Ric Swartzlander. ''It will be geared more to adults, but with kid elements.'' Mohr, meanwhile, was adamant about only one thing: that Gary date just one woman. ''If he's a player, it would be more difficult to like him,'' says Mohr. ''I'm big on monogamy.''
BOTTOM LINE We hope the show gets bigger on laughs. But comedy genius Jim Burrows is directing the series, so maybe things'll perk up.