Well, here's a surprise. The guys behind the first "Hangover" movie have come up with a half-hour sitcom titled "Mixology" about 10 people who meet and, potentially, fall in love in a bar - and it's funny and charming.
Who would've guessed?
For its first season, "Mixology" (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) takes a "How I Met Your Mother" last-season approach and, quite frankly, does it better. At least for the first couple of episodes. Everything that happens in these 13 episodes takes place in one night.
With the addition of some really good flashbacks, that is.
Creators/executive producers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore set the pattern tonight with a story that centers on Tom (Blake Lee), a really likable guy who, we learn in a flashback, has just been dumped by his fiancee. His buddies Cal (Craig Frank) and Bruce (Andrew Santino) take him to a bar and encourage him to put himself out there.