Allison Janney

Light on laughs, TV Land comedy 'Nobodies' offers up familiar show-biz premise

Light on laughs, TV Land comedy 'Nobodies' offers up familiar show-biz premise

“Nobodies,” which premieres Wednesday on TV Land, is a comedy about being less successful than the friends you started out with.

Like a lot of contemporary series that have to do with the entertainment business — or with sports, which is also the entertainment business — it features characters playing versions of themselves. It is a stratagem grown so common that one can foresee a day when no one will bother to think up original characters at all anymore or write about anything but show business.

Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras play Hugh, Larry and Rachel, who — like Davidson, Dorf and Ramras — once were members of the Los Angeles improv troupe the Groundlings, ...

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