March 7th, 2012
02:34 PM ET
After Fox canceled "Breaking In" last May, entertainment president Kevin Reilly almost immediately started talking about how maybe the show would come back. Fast forward 10 months, and an unlikely second season of the Christian Slater comedy is here!
Tuesday night's premiere introduced Megan Mullally into the mix (sort of a deja vu on how she replaced Jane Lynch in the second season of "Party Down").
Mullally's already brought her special brand of scene-stealing to "Breaking In," and it's basically the same show, minus a few cast members from last year (we'll miss you, Michael Rosenbaum!) and what seems to be more of a focus on the office than the client of the week for Contra Security.
The core trio of Cameron, Melanie (Odette Annable, pulling double duty with "House") and Cash were suspicious of Mullally's new receptionist, Veronica. They thought Oz must be preparing to sell the company.
When it turns out they're right, and Veronica may be their new boss, it's too late for Cash's exercise ball prank: "I rigged her damn hippity-hop!"
The three of them didn't exactly take to the idea, and when Cameron hacked into Veronica's computer, they found themselves potentially out of a job. So this time, the group had to break into the company that was going to buy the firm to prove they were worth buying.
So, they saved their job, but were stuck with Veronica as the boss. It will be interesting to see how Oz reacts to having to answer to someone, but more than anything else, I'm looking for episodes spotlighting Cash. He's still our beloved geek (things like the "Tron" arcade game still permeate the show), and this week's references included "Transformers" and "Harry Potter." Let's hope he gets the chance to shine again soon.
In short, now that we've established Veronica as being in charge, let's get back to (more or less) the show we remember from last year.
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