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The Morning After: Hourlong Marriage Ref? You Make the Call!

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EW’s Ken Tucker is not only a brilliant critic but a braver man than I am, and therefore he subjected himself to last night’s hourlong edition of The Marriage Ref. (Actually Ken liked the first airing of the show, but I won’t hold that against him.) He reports what I might have expected: that stretched out to an hour, Ref overstays its welcome, and the show would have worked better shorter. Maybe NBC will ultimately retool Ref, if it sticks around, as a half-hour, but for now the network has just exchanged one hourlong comedy/talk show (Jay Leno) for another at 10 p.m. Thursdays. Did any Tuned Inlanders watch it a second time? Can this Marriage Ref be saved?