By Oliver Jones Emily Strohm Janine Rubenstein
August 26, 2013 12:00 PM

>A&E’s latest attempt to succeed where sitcoms fail (remember Guys with Kids? Me neither), the amiable Modern Dads (Wednesdays, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) follows the exploits of four laid-back Austin, Texas, pops. The stakes couldn’t be much lower (will Rick pull off a princess party?) but that’s fine. Watching these guys bro down during snack time is pleasingly diverting, if not thrilling enough to inspire future playdates. []