Sunday, Sep. 07, 2008

Kath and Kim

It's not just manufacturing that America's outsourcing. This fall's network premieres include Yankified remakes of the British series Life on Mars and Eleventh Hour, and this adaptation of an acerbic Australian sitcom. Kath (Molly Shannon) finds her fortysomething single's life disrupted when spoiled daughter Kim (Selma Blair) moves home after a busted-up marriage. Americanized imports The Office and Ugly Betty found a home, but can Kath's lustily crass comedy — the Aussie version plays like a mother-daughter Absolutely Fabulous — translate?