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Fox's 'Dads,' weathering criticism, is finishing first season

Fox's 'Dads,' weathering criticism, is finishing first season

On Fox's Stage 20 in Century City, tension was building during a rehearsal of the television network's freshman comedy "Dads."

The disharmony had nothing to do with the cloud that has hung over "Dads" since even before its launch last September when it was savaged by a plethora of national TV critics and bloggers who declared the Seth MacFarlane series humorless, not to mention misogynistic and racist.

Instead, this brewing conflict was internal and of a comic nature. David (Peter Riegert), one of the politically incorrect titular fathers, and Edna (Tonita Castro), his rotund Mexican housekeeper who speaks in broken English, were fighting over the remote...

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