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Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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(Courtesy photo) Rebel Wilson, Liza Lapira and Lauren Ash star in the new ABC sitcom “Super Fun Night.”
Review: 'Super Fun Night' is super bad

ABC's Super Fun Night isn't super. It isn't fun.

Much of it does take place a night, however.

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A little bit of Rebel Wilson ("Bridesmaids," "Pitch Perfect") goes a long way. And there's a whole lot of her in "SFN" (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4).

If you like her a whole lot, you might like this show. But you're REALLY got to be a huge fan.

She stars as Kimmie Boubier, the chubby girl at a big law firm. (Her weight is a major plot point, so this is not me pointing fingers.)

Kimmie and her friends Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and Marika (Lauren Ash) hang out on Friday nights, but they have a habit of staying in and avoiding the world. But Kimmie decides it's time to change all that so they go out and horror, not hilarity, ensudes.

Kimmie is awkward, uncomfortable and has a tendency to disrobe in a way that's supposed to draw laughs from the fact that the chubby girl has lost her skirt or her blouse or whatever.

Again, this is Wilson's sense of humor. (She's also an executive producer.) Again, this is supposed to be funny.

It's not. It's uncomfortable and awkward. More squirm-inducing than laugh-provoking.

Apparently, somebody at ABC finally realized that the pilot episode is terrible, so that's not what they're showing tonight. But the substitute episode is only marginally better.

And then there's the whole accent thing. Wilson is Australian, and she attempts an American accent in "Super Fun Night." She's not good at doing an American accent. It's one more terrible mistake in a pretty terrible show.

Not super. Not fun. Not worth watching.



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