It seems like John Lithgow's style doesn't mesh that well with Jeffrey Tambor's. Or at least they haven't figured out how to make their styles click together. At any rate, it's a pilot, and about 90% of pilots are total crap. I'm sure with those two behind it, only REALLY dismal ratings will get the plug pulled prematurely, and with luck, they'll make it work.
"You just had a glue OD, and those are pretty regular in my life. So here's another lesson: don't huff too much glue, or your night sucks."