TV Review: Best-laid plans of CBS and men go awry for Matt LeBlanc, okay for Joel McHale

CBS still knows how to make comedy that thrives on conflict. Case in point: When The Eye presented its new sitcom The Great Indoors at this summer’s Television Critics Association Press Tour, it managed to stir the type of Gen Xers-versus-milliennials clash that Joel McHale now finds himself in every Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. (7:30 Central). When executive producer Mike Gibbons described the show’s supporting characters as “millennials in an overly PC, coddled work environment,” the TV press’ representatives from multiple demographics responded in kind. Some millennials balked. Some Gen Xers nodded in recognition. And surely someone who’s around the same age as Stephen Fry—who plays Roland, the daffy founder of the adventure magazine at the center of The Great Indoors—wondered if it was too early for a stiff belt of something brown.

His unfortunate choice of words aside, Gibbons has …

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