Review | 2 Broke Girls

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Air Date: Monday 9/19

Us Rating: ***

Of fall's many new girlcoms, this scrappy entry from Sex and the City czar Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings is the funniest. In the opener, over-it Brooklyn waitress Max (Kat Dennings) is irked when her new diner coworker turns out to be privileged, now penniless, Caroline (Beth Behrs). In quick and endearing order, though, the opposites bond, become roomies and vow to improve their lot. The banter has a nice edge (though some blechy sex jokes go too far), and the stars' chemistry lends authenticity to this grudging friendship. (CBS, 9:30 P.M.)