The one word that keeps going through my head as I replay the premiere episode of Single Parents on ABC. Despite a great cast of talent consisting of Leighton Meester and Brad Garrett, the jokes and one-liners simply did not take. I found the story line predictable, and the characters had forced chemistry amongst each other. I had such high hopes for this series, mainly because of the great cast, but the cast could not save the sinking ship of the first episode. I’m not looking forward to the second episode since the central plot isn’t going to change. Don’t recommend.