The War Next Door

USA, Sunday, 9 p.m. E.T.; Manhattan, AZ, USA, Sunday, 9:30 p.m. E.T.

Bad, weird sitcoms are more interesting than bad, generic ones. But they're still bad. The creators of the brilliant '90s Nickelodeon children's show The Adventures of Pete and Pete have brought their cartoonish, jump-cut surrealism to The War Next Door. The clever premise has a CIA agent turned car salesman followed to the suburbs by his evil, supergenius archenemy. It turns out, though, that the same team also wrote Snow Day, and unfortunately this show veers toward their more recent work, with flat jokes and obvious dialogue. At its best it's a dumb adult show that really wants to be a...

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