To me, I see it as a mix of getting the right writers and the right casting for a show. Frasier worked both because of its casting and its writing, and it was a zinger, and it shows why just getting a big name isn't enough as his two other shows afterwards had failed. I feel this is exactly what happened with Fox's show; it got saddled with uninspired writing and a cast that I feel doesn't really work. And I think that given the chance, it could work with new writers. An idea would be to give the teenage son something new to do instead of the webdesign job he has now, like maybe as a roving reporter for a competing news firm which would show that there's more than one generation of family in the same business.