UPN mixes divorce, comedy with 'All of Us'

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Is America ready for a divorce and child custody comedy? Produced and created by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, "All of Us" (7:30 p.m., UPN) takes a warts-and-all look at blended families. Robert (Duane Martin), a smooth-talking L.A. television personality, seems eager to sign his divorce papers so he can marry his new love, Tia (Elise Neal). But faced with the finality of the situation, and the difficulty of explaining his new living arrangement to his 5-year-old son, Bobby Jr., Robert develops cold feet.

Since this is a sitcom, Robert does manage to negotiate a peace of sorts between Tia and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Neese (Lisa Raye), in less than 22 minutes. But "All of Us" deserves credit for facing up to some of the difficulties and confusion of divorce. The comedy also features some better-than-average writing.

Tonight's other highlights

Late night

Kate Hudson appears on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno welcomes Drew Barrymore on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC).

Michael Caine and Jason Biggs are booked on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (11:35 p.m., NBC).