If it mostly steers clear of old-line sitcom shtick, the reason may be its creator, Victor Fresco. His credits include the short-lived but admirably oddball comedies "Better off Ted" and "Andy Richter Controls the Universe." It's a track record that suggests "Sean" could evolve beyond silly, and squarely into smart.
And keep Max a scene-stealer.
EDITOR'S NOTE — Frazier Moore is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier .