By Ken Tucker
Updated September 30, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Me and the Boys

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  • TV Show

A small triumph of personality over quality, me and the boys (ABC, Tuesdays, 8:30-9 p.m.) introduces much of America to the charismatic stand-up comedian Steve Harvey, here playing the widowed father of three boys. As situation comedies go, Me and the Boys is utterly banal-the boys are impish rascals, the dad is long-suffering-but Harvey brings a warmth and some shrewdly funny line- readings to his part that make the show fun to watch anyway. So far, none of the three boys — Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Wayne Collins, and Benjamin LeVert — has established himself as a distinctive personality. But credit is due to the wonderful actress Madge Sinclair, who brings a tartness to her role as Harvey’s mother-in-law that is nowhere to be found in the saccharine scripts. B-

Me and the Boys

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  • TV Show
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