Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood Fan
Jason Bateman wasn't even on every episode so I don't think Rick was feeling irritated by him. There was no doubt that Rick was the star. Jason though was extremely talented and his scenes on SS were great. I always enjoyed watching him. When NBC cast him in It's Your Move, I followed. It was a good show. I don't know why it never caught on.
The show had received criticism that Bateman's character was too much of a negative role model, and as a result, his schemes were almost completely removed from the show, and the show became just your average sitcom. Apparently the retooling made it too similar to other sitcoms airing at the time.