NEW YORK (AP) — Too often, Rebel Wilson flashes a huge, embarrassed grin that eerily recalls another portly comedian, the late John Candy.
That's off-putting enough, coming from the character she plays on her new ABC sitcom, "Super Fun Night": an over-eager young woman entering the social whirl.
Worse, Wilson has burdened Kimmie Boubier with constant tiresome references to her less-than-perfect physique. Wilson doesn't put Kimmie's high spirits center stage, but instead her girth.
Enough is enough, and then some.
"Super Fun Night" (which premieres Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EDT) centers on Kimmie, an unaccountably successful New York lawyer who after work exists in a sort of bubble with two gal pals, wispy Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and mannish Marika (Lauren Ash), none of whom have gone out socially, they note, since joining forces for Prom Night 13 years before.
Instead, they convene at one of their apartments ritually each Friday for a private, themed date with themselves.
But now Kimmie is moving up in her law firm. She decides it's time to break out of her social cocoon and take her two friends along for the ride as she lives life and chases romance.