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Tonight's TV Highlights: New FOX Series 'Til Death' & 'Happy Hour'

September 7th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Brad Garrett stars in Til DeathThe comedy ‘Til Death (8 p.m ET/PT on FOX) is about middle-aged married couple Eddie (Brad Garrett) and Joy Stark (Joely Fisher) and their new next-door neighbors, young newlyweds Steph (Kat Foster) and Jeff Woodcock (Eddie Kaye Thomas). It’s a show about new marriage versus old marriage and keeping the romance alive.

Eddie is a cynical realist who considers himself an expert on most topics. A high school history teacher, he’s learned well the lessons of history and applies the basic principles to his marriage: all fights are about power, land and resources – and women love to kill fun. A veteran of the marriage wars, Eddie freely gives his advice to the younger, idealistic Jeff, who’s the new Vice Principal at Eddie’s school. Of course, Eddie’s little secret all along is that he loves Joy more than anything. And however brash and sardonic Joy herself appears, she loves Eddie right back.

In Happy Hour (8:30 p.m. ET/PT on FOX) in the space of one morning, Henry Beckman (John Sloan) gets dumped by his girlfriend Heather, learns he can no longer work for her uncle, and gets kicked out of their apartment. It’s in this vulnerable state that he meets his new roommate, a vain, flashy, loveable rogue named Larry Cone (Lex Medlin).

Under Larry’s tutelage, Henry begins to rebuild his life and goes to work for Larry’s childhood friend Amanda (Beth Lacke), a beautiful mess who’s unsuccessfully trying to emulate her perfect ideal of womanhood, Kelly Ripa. Will Henry manage to hold onto his traditional values and remain a hopeless romantic? Or will Larry indeed “build a better Brad”? Whatever happens on the way to “Happy Hour,” they will always have an excuse to order a round and raise a glass.