The plot: The family attends Hal?s family picnic where Hal tries to avoid his new boss, with whom there?s not-so-good history; Lois clashes with a feuding couple (played by Susan Sarandon and Jane Kaczmarek's real-life hubby Bradley Whitford; and Malcolm runs into an old crush. / How many watched: 21.4 million / Touchdown or fumble: Touchdown for "Malcolm." Viewership for the Fox comedy shot up 70% from its season average. For the post-Super Bowl slot? Let?s just say that the year prior drew more than 45 million to the Season 2 premiere of "Survivor."
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