The sitcom surrounds the story of three men with children: one divorcee, one stay at home dad and one working father. Their wives were the exact opposite of them: perfectionist, workaholic and stay at home mom. The only two people I knew from the cast are Jesse Bradford, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Anthony Anderson, but I never know the first two had comic experience. While it does have an easy-going tone of things, the acting felt over exaggerated to the point that the character doesn't become charming, but rather irksome. They were given a limited personality to work with, and it's not just the subtle kind or the quirky kind of personality, but something that was always appearing and never changing. I'm sure the actors are all likable in their other projects, but this was one that I wouldn't go on board with.
I don't think the show found its demographic target either. Are they targeting fathers, who are undergoing the same experiences? Or people who are fans of Jimmy Fallon and would like to see his project? People who are at home on that particular night and just want to watch something else besides what the other networks are offering? I'm sure if a Venn Diagram of the ideal target of this show will be made, I won't see an intersecting point...or maybe there would be, but scattered tiny ones.
I think the show would have worked, or at least made it past one season if there was better writing, a direction to be taken and concrete focus. For instance, I think if Jimmy Fallon was one of the fathers, it would work, considering he already has a background in acting, and is a comedian, so it wouldn't be hard for him. Another would be if he not only created the show, but wrote them as well. Instead of focusing on the marital life, focus on the joys and woes of fatherhood and parenthood in general, instead of scheming and doing other things. Maybe those things could be side plots. Or just have one dad have a toddler and the other dads could be more experience and help new dad along the pathways of being a father, inadvertently screwing up themselves. Have a clear demographic target.