Airs: Tuesdays at 8/7c on FOX
Like Life in Pieces, most of the jokes in this episode I already saw in the trailer. Unlike Life in Pieces, there were more jokes to follow. John Stamos plays Jimmy, a 50-year old bachelor. If Uncle Jessie never met Becky in Full House and didn’t get married, this is whom he would turn out to be.
Jimmy runs a restaurant and is a carefree bachelor, until one day, a young man walks into his life and tells him he is Jimmy’s son (surprise!). Jimmy also has a grand-daughter (double-surprise!) Jimmy copes with this new information about as well as you’d expect him to.
Stamos plays the role well, and the co-stars are equally as entertaining. Grandfathered will be somewhat predictable, but funny nonetheless. It is good light-hearted entertainment.
WWYT Rating: 6.5
Nielsen Ratings: 1.5 FOX apparently has two settings. 1) Massive, Mega-Ratings via Empire; or 2) Something Around 1.5. Nearly every program they have has a rating around 1.5 – that will make it difficult to project what will be renewed and what won’t. It will probably come down to how much a show costs to make, numbers I don’t have access to. Chance of renewal 50% (unchanged from initial estimate).