NBC aired the pilot after the Olympics tonight. Way better than I thought it would be. Not a lot of laugh out loud moments, but it strikes exactly the right balance between the drama and the comedy. It knows when to laugh at these people's tragedies, and it knows when to take them seriously. The reveal of how Perry's character's wife died has all the elements of a comic set piece, but it's not funny because Perry plays it dramatically. There's a visceral element to his performance here that gives the show more weight than "Mr. Sunshine" and "Studio 60." If there's anything I'd like to see changed, I hope that we get more from John Cho as Perry's character's boss and Allison Miller as the assistant who's just as caustic and emotionally unavailable as he is.