Can Kath & Kim Survive America?

Molly Shannon and Selma Blair are reprising the roles of Kath & Kim, Australia’s top sitcom that’s NBC imported to, once again, attempt to save its reputation as must-see comedy TV. But based on the American version’s early showing, even the Aussies are nervous the show is gonna bomb. Are we looking at the next round of Coupling, the British sitcom NBC tried, and failed, to get off the ground in the U.S.? Or might Shannon and Blair actually have the potential to carry this witty comedy — with a huge gay followed — through to at least a full season before Jeff Zucker yanks it?