Stork drops a bomb

Friday, June 6, 2003

It's cute; it's hideous; it's back! It's "Baby Bob" (7 p.m., CBS), the sitcom you thought you'd forgotten. For the uninitiated, "Bob" appeared last year to scalding reviews and far better ratings than anyone expected. So, as if to torture us during the summer months, CBS will air a second season of this mind-numbing comedy about a 6-month-old who can not only talk, but tends to make jokes with the voice and attitude of a 45-year-old cab driver. It's amusing, until he starts cracking wise about breast-feeding. That's where it starts getting hideous.

No, I take that back. The baby talk in "Baby Bob" is only half as annoying as the inane banter between his parents (Adam Arkin and Joely Fisher) and his grandparents (Holland Taylor and Elliott Gould). In tonight's episode, Bob makes some shocking remarks during Grandpa's radio interview. Help yourself.

There's little argument about his record sales, which have been staggering. Since his debut in 1989, he has sold more than 105 million albums. He's the only solo artist to have four albums sell more than 10 million copies.

Tonight's other highlights

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Late night

Eddie Brill and Train appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno greets Martin Short and Michelle Branch on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).

Seth Green and John Mellencamp chat on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (11:35 p.m., NBC) ... Eva Mendes and The Buzzcocks appear on "The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (11:37 p.m., CBS).